Your home will spring to life with help from these tools.
1. NATURAL LATEX CLEANING GLOVES
A good glove makes cleaning easy-breezy, especially when it’s a cheery lime green color, soft to the touch inside, and slip-resistant on the outside. You’ll want a pair at the sink, where the cuff will keep your digits dry, and in each cleaning caddy in the house. $13;
2. LINT-FREE CLEANING CLOTHS
Spot-clean stains from upholstery and smudges from glass with these lint-free cloths that leave no fibers behind—unlike sponges, washcloths, or paper towels. $20;
3. ANGRY MAMA MICROWAVE CLEANER
Let this little lady pop her top, because it helps get your crusty microwave clean. Fill with water and vinegar, microwave, and wipe. Try adding a squirt of lemon juice for a fresh scent. $10;
4. 18-INCH LAMBSWOOL DUSTER
Lanolin in lamb’s wool naturally attracts dust particles away from your window blinds and bookshelf trinkets, and a long handle on this duster gives greater reach. To periodically clean the duster, twirl the handle between your hands, or hand-wash using duster shampoo. $10; woolshop.com
5. DYSON V7 ANIMAL VACUUM
Vanquish ground-in dirt and debris from pets and kids with a vacuum that can convert from a long stick for carpets to a short handheld tool for crevices in car interiors. Accessories include a docking station for recharging, plus crevice, combination, and mini motorized tools. $400;
6. LIBMAN SPIRALSWEEP BROOM
Make a clean sweep of any room with an innovative push broom that uses spinning brushes to pull dirt in—even from edges of baseboards—and has a catch to hold and dump whatever rubbish it may find.
7. HOOVER SMARTWASH+ AUTOMATIC CARPET CLEANER
As you push and pull Hoover’s machine, it senses whether it needs to dispense carpetcleaning solution or suck it up. It also mixes the solution as you go, so no measuring is needed.
8. O-CEDAR PROMIST MAX MICROFIBER SPRAY MOP
Powered by hand (not batteries), this eco-friendly microfiber mop helps clean longer without much fuss— thanks to a mop head that flips over to reveal a clean side and a mop pad that can last up to
100 washes. Use your own solution in the refillable bottle.