Cleaning Hacks

10 Genius Cleaning Tools To Help You Clean Your Place in Half the Time

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Now that spring has officially sprung, your mind is likely whirring with all the possibilities of the season of rebirth. While we’re all for updating our wardrobes and planning warm-weather trips, we also like to keep it classic with a little spring cleaning. As much as we adore a tidy space, though, we’re not trying to forego the season’s beautiful weather to spend hours indoors scrubbing on our hands and knees. And we’d bet you aren’t, either. That’s why we went ahead and scoured the web for the best cleaning tools that will help you clean your place in half the time. You're welcome!

Cleaning tools that'll save you major time and energy

good grips
OXO Good Grips Kitchen Appliance Cleaning Set — $11.00

People tend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen—even those who don’t love to cook. Whether you’re someone who solely uses their coffee pot or someone who likes to whip up entire eight-course meals, there’s a very good chance that the appliances in your home could use a little sprucing. Rather than taking them apart and soaking them, consider buying the OXO Good Grips Kitchen Appliance Cleaning Set. This 2-piece brush set, which includes a scraper and classic brush, is designed to easily reach all the nooks and crannies of common household items, like coffee machines, blenders, mixers, and more for a deep, detailed clean.

casabella mop kit
Casabella Infuse Hard Floor Spray Mop Kit — $30.00

If you’re looking for a more eco-conscious way to mop your floors (and don’t want to deal with the pain that is a traditional mop), look no further: Casabella’s mop kit comes with a reusable cloth that attaches to the bottom of the mop and a small bottle of cleaning solution concentrate (that smells like fresh lemongrass). What’s cool about this mop is that you can just press the spring handle and it sprays the cleaning solution in front of you (so you don’t have to walk around with a spray bottle). It’s way more earth-friendly than a Swiffer, and much easier to use than a mop. Our senior commerce editor loves this $30 buy, saying that it’s a total game-changer (“it, no joke, cut my cleaning time in half because it’s so convenient!”).

dyson
Dyson V11 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum — $650.00

Take the guesswork out of cleaning your floors by outfitting your home with a Dyson V11 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum. The innovative vacuum is designed to automatically adjust between floors so that it can easily and effectively lift dirt, debris, and pet hair—whether it’s moving over carpet, hardwood, tile, or linoleum. The vacuum comes with a wall-mounted charging dock and a variety of attachments, including a crevice tool and upholstery tool. In that way, this stick vacuum can also be used as a compact handheld vacuum, so you can use it to detail your car, too.

microfiber mitt
Simplehuman Microfiber Mitt — $5.00

If you have stainless steel appliances in your home, you likely know how easily they can get covered in fingerprints and smears. With the Simplehuman Microfiber Mitt, however, that will be a worry of the past. Simply dampen the mit and buff out your stainless steel appliances to make them sparkle like new.

scrub daddy
Scrub Daddy Scratch Free Sponge — $4.00

The best part about Scrub Daddy sponges is how versatile they are. If you use them with cold water, they’re firm and work well to remove stubborn stains and built-up gunk. If you use them with warm water, however, they soften for deep, scratch-free cleaning. And they’re not just for the kitchen! They work well in showers, tubs, on car wheels, and more.

irobot
iRobot Roomba 690 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum — $485.00

As convenient as the Dyson V11 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum is, we totally understand that some people simply don’t have the time or energy to maneuver a vacuum—but they still want tidy floors (especially when you have kids or pets, or both, and the mess is literally non-stop). If that sounds relatable, you’ll benefit from equipping your home with an iRobot Roomba 690 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum. Outfitted with sensors, the robot vacuum, which is designed to run for up to 90 minutes at a time, is able to maneuver around floors without falling over edges or bumping endlessly into furniture. If it does make contact, however, it simply reroutes to achieve the deepest clean possible.

full circle
Grout & Tile Brush — $8.00

If your bathroom is looking rough, it’s time to make cleaning it a lot less of a hassle. That’s where the Full Circle Grout and Tile Brush comes into play. The handheld curved brush makes scrubbing tile less of a pain thanks to its ergonomic shape which is easy to maneuver. Plus, it’s made of eco-friendly materials, so it’s a sustainable cleaning option, too.

pet hair
Lilly Pet Hair Carpet & Rug Detailer — $35.00

Do your pets shed like crazy? And, if so, do you find it nearly impossible to lift up their pet hair? The Lilly Pet Hair Carpet & Rug Detailer will be a godsend. The extra-long detailer features two rubber blades to grasp embedded pet hair and effectively remove it for cleaner carpets in seconds.

brush up sink brush
Joseph Joseph Brush-Up In-Sink Brush — $8.00

Tired of how long it takes to gently but effectively wash wine and champagne glasses? This suction cup in-sink brush will speed up the process. All you have to do is slide the glass onto the brush, twist it a few times, rinse it out, et voila!

deep clean brush set
OXO Good Grips Deep Clean Brush Set — $9.00

Last but not least, another OXO brush set for good measure. This deep-cleaning set is designed for getting into grout, shower door cracks, and more. It’s a great option for anyone looking to detail their bathroom or kitchen, as it will ensure that no inch goes left unseen, whether it’s beneath a faucet or underneath a stovetop eye.

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