SQUEAKY CLEAN

Your home will spring to life with help from these tools.

Do It Yourself - - Before + After - WORDS LIND­SEY M. ROBERTS

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;

full­cir­cle­home.com

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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;

the­laun­dress.com

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;

con­tain­er­store.com

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;

dyson.com

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.

$20; home­de­pot.com

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.

$229; home­de­pot.com

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.

$20; ama­zon.com

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