March 14, 2019

Presents

If you want to give someone a gift, you might want to consider these recommended cleaning tools:

Dyson V10 Absolute Cordless Vacuum

Though the price is a lot to pay for a vacuum, the V10’s powerful and thorough cleaning capabilities make every dollar worth it. The battery only runs when you push on the trigger and it lasts for up to 60 minutes, letting you clean your whole apartment more efficiently than ever before. It comes with two cleaner heads (one for hardwood floors and one for carpet) and four additional tools so you can reach every inch of any surface.


iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum

If you absolutely hate cleaning, let a robot vacuum do the work for you. While you’re outside of the house, it can make use of all that empty time to clean your home and even automatically return to its docking station to recharge. It senses where there are concentrated areas of dirt and moves around your furniture so you won’t return home to find it jammed in a corner.

The app lets you schedule cleaning sessions anywhere, while Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility integrate it seamlessly into your smart home set up.


Clorox Wipes

You’ll see these bleach-free wipes in nearly everyone’s cleaning cabinet because they’re thick and durable, kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, and come in three fresh scents. They dispense easily out of the canister and dry quickly, plus they’re safe on hard and nonporous surfaces like finished hardwood, sealed granite, and stainless steel.

Due to news of the novel coronavirus, Clorox Wipes are currently sold out at major online retailers, including Target, Walmart, Home Depot, and Lowe’s. Items fulfilled by Amazon have also sold out, and prices for Clorox Wipes fulfilled by third-party sellers have gone up significantly — the highest price as of publishing time for this item is $144 for a 12-pack of 35-count canisters. We are monitoring restocks and will update this post accordingly.


OXO Microfiber Hand Duster

This soft, fluffy duster captures all the dust settling on your shelves and countertops in one fell swoop. Flexible and lightweight, it’s comfortable and easy to maneuver around tight, tricky spaces. Its reusable head is machine washable, though it’s best if you simply handwash it in cold water.

If you need something to reach tall surfaces, OXO’s 3-in-1 Extendable Duster is also highly rated. It extends to 8 feet, collapses to 3 feet, and comes with three interchangeable brush heads.


Evriholder Pet Hair Removal Broom with Squeegee

Whether you’re dealing with thick pet hair or a slippery spill, this dual-use broom can handle it. The 100% natural rubber attracts hair and debris “like a magnet” from hardwood, linoleum, and traditionally difficult surfaces like carpet and rugs. Then use the built-in squeegee edge if you need to wipe off liquids from windows, showers, tile, and hardwood. It can extend out to 5 feet.


O-Cedar Spin Mop and Bucket Floor Cleaning System

This well-designed system allows for hands-free wringing. The bucket has a special spinner, activated by a foot pedal, that spins your mop and keeps water splashes contained.

The mop head itself rotates 360 degrees and is shaped like a triangle to better clean the corners of your home. Microfiber is equally effective on hardwood floors and tiles, like the ones in your kitchen, when used wet or dry.


Mrs. Meyer’s Everyday Cleaner

Natural cleaning brand Mrs. Meyer’s makes this plant-based multi-surface cleaner that cleans as well as traditional chemical-laden ones but doesn’t leave any harsh odors behind. Instead, after it’s removed dirt from your countertops and surfaces, it has a sweet, pleasant, and flowery honeysuckle scent. Other nice scents from the brand include Basil, Lavender, and Lemon Verbena.


Topist Angry Mama Microwave Oven Cleaner

Rather than stick your head in your microwave and hack away for half an hour at the food crud that has been in there since 200 heating sessions ago, use this accessory to loosen it up first.

Add vinegar, water, and lemon juice to the fill lines on the body and microwave the Angry Mama for 5 to 7 minutes, after which any stains will be loose enough to wipe down quickly. It should cut down your cleaning time in half and make your microwave usable again in time for dinner.


Easy-Off Oven Cleaner

People rarely ever wipe up their oven messes immediately, but they come to regret it weeks later when the baked-on spills and grease don’t budge. Make your oven look brand new again with this affordable, fume-free cleaner, which works on ovens, oven doors, broilers, broiler pans, and stainless-steel surfaces to clean up those tough messes. Spray it and leave it on for at least 5 minutes and up to 40 minutes, then wipe down with a cloth or paper towel.


Green Gobbler Liquid Clog Remover

Living in a house involves the constant battle of unclogging pipes and drains. If you’re not fishing out bits of food from the sink, you’re probably unraveling a never-ending string of hair from the shower drain.

Green Gobbler’s clog remover clears your drains by liquifying everything in its path — grease, hair, scum, food, and more. It comes in a dual-chambered bottle and you use one chamber for sinks and tubs and both chambers for toilets.

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