The tried and tested cleaning tools and gadgets to make even the messiest of homes sparkle.
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While many of us are thrilled by the idea of a squeaky clean home, it can take a huge deal of willpower to actually do the scrubbing, wiping and polishing required.
Luckily for those among us who are at the messy end of the spectrum, there are some incredibly useful (and dare we say, fun) cleaning tools and gadgets out there that will make the process a great deal easier.
From smiley-faced sponges that have become Tik Tok famous to the squeegee 3,000 people rave about, you’re guaranteed to find something that will make your home sparkle.
Keep scrolling to see a roundup of the very best cleaning tools and gadgets, or jump straight to a specific category below if you’re looking for something to help you clean a particular room in your home.
BEST CLEANING TOOLS FOR YOUR KITCHEN
With hundreds of five-star ratings on Amazon and countless reviews describing it as the “best sponge ever”, it’s safe to say you need to try the uniquely named Scrub Daddy.
If there’s one thing you need in your kitchen – apart from a sponge of course – it’s a multipurpose cleaning agent. These ones from Koala Eco are super popular as they offer a natural alternative to common cleaning products filled with chemicals.
We’re all for women expressing – not bottling up – their anger, so this nifty gadget is a winner in our eyes. What looks like a furious woman blowing steam out of her head is actually a genius microwave cleaner.
How does one learn to clean a drain properly? It’s certainly one of those tasks that gets ignored because it’s so difficult to tackle but now we have a brilliant solution. Get your hands on this Drain Dropper. As the name suggests, drop it down your drain and the powerful enzymes will work their magic to break down food and dirt – leaving you with a clean drain that doesn’t smell. Voila.
Who knew a simple squeegee could get almost 3,000 five-star ratings on Amazon? The idea behind it is very basic, but extremely helpful. Use this nifty gadget to wipe your dirty dishes clean from leftover food before you give it a proper wash.
Who wouldn’t want a cute little cow to clean up after them? This cordless cleaning gadget is designed to act as a mini vacuum and pick up dust, dirt and crumbs. It’s so convenient and can be used pretty much anywhere around your home, especially your kitchen countertop.
It might look delicate and pretty but this silicone brush has the power to clean even the toughest of stains without scraping your best pots and pans. The petals of the flower act like bristles but won’t scratch any of your dishes. Simply unscrew the top of the flower, fill it up with dishwashing liquid and scrub with ease.
EDITOR’S PICKS: BEST CLEANING TOOLS AND GADGETS
If you’re looking for a magic product to solve all your cleaning routine problems, we recommend getting your hands on the Chux Magic Eraser.
One five-star reviewer on Amazon said it “cleans areas that I had given up on … will never be without this product in the house again”.
As the name suggests, this cleaning tool is a thick eraser-style sponge. It lasts longer than traditional sponges and works with just water – there’s no need to use any sort of cleaning agent, which ends up saving you cash in the long run.
The Magic Eraser promises to get rid of built-up dirt and grime that’s been layered over and over again on any sort of surface in your home.
We all know vacuuming isn’t the easiest of jobs to do around the home – especially if you’re cleaning the entire house. Allow us to introduce you to a robot vacuum cleaner.
That’s right, a robot is going to travel all over your home and vacuum dirt, crumbs, dust and other debris messing up your space.
This model from iRobot is a fan-favourite and it’s been described by five-star reviewers as being a “little champion” and “worth every cent”.
Another cleaning product that only needs water, the Shark Steam Mop uses the power of steam to cut through dirt and grime. No chemicals need to be used, meaning there’s no residue left behind.
The appliance itself is super lightweight and easy to manoeuvre around your home. The swivel head means you can get into every nook and cranny. We also love the handy addition of the large water tank, so you don’t have to stop halfway through cleaning to refill the water.
The Power Scrubber Cleaning Kit offers 31 different attachment pieces, so you can use the one tool to clean every part of your home.
Just some of the head attachments you’ll score include power scrub brushes, scouring pads, nylon bristles and so much more – so no corner of your space is out of bounds.
The handy addition of the extended reach attachments are especially helpful if you’re cleaning areas that are usually hard to reach.
Yes, your next favourite cleaning tool is some slime. While this may sound like a joke, this universal cleaning gel from Amazon is designed to pick up dust from those hard-to-clean areas around your home and is incredibly effective. Think your computer keyboard, TV remote and airconditioning vents. As long as there’s no water present, this slime is going to stick and get rid of the dust for you.
It’s also reusable so you can use it over and over again until the colour of the gel turns dark – that means it’s time to throw it away.
If you’re looking for a powerful cleaning tool that’s going to do all the hard work for you, give the Deluxe Spin Clean Scrubber a go. It offers a 300 RPM motor and a brush head that spins, ensuring all stains and debris is removed from burnt stove tops, car tyres and more.
The Deluxe Spin Clean Scrubber also comes with a built-in rechargeable battery, an extension pole, a flat brush and a corner brush.
BEST CLEANING TOOLS FOR YOUR LAUNDRY
Say goodbye to stubborn stains with the Sard Wonder Stick. Yes, we’re talking about the red wine stain on your favourite white shirt or the beetroot stain on your favourite dress.
It works as a pre-treat for those stubborn stains, so you can use it up to seven days before you actually wash the item. We also love that it’s suitable for cold and hot washes, so you can use it on any piece of clothing and any spin cycle.
BEST CLEANING TOOLS FOR YOUR BATHROOM
With over 7,000 five-star reviews on Amazon and an average rating of 4.5 out of 5, this Rubbermaid scrubber could quite possibly be the best tool in your bathroom cleaning arsenal.
Great for filth on grout, tiles, showers and bathtubs, the oscillating head promises to scrub 60 times per second, so you don’t have to exhaust any manual labour in getting your bathroom sparkling.
It also offers pulse and continuous scrubbing settings for ease of use and convenience.
BEST CLEANING TOOLS FOR YOUR BEDROOM
Another annoying cleaning job? Getting rid of dreaded dust on blinds. Introducing this uniquely designed blind duster – simply run it through your blinds and watch the dust disappear, no fiddling required. It can clean the tops and bottoms of two blinds simultaneously, plus the microfibre cloth sleeves can be washed so you can use it again and again.
A great alternative to wiping away dust with a microfibre cloth is adding to cart a duster like this. It’s perfect for those more delicate areas, where you want to simply dust and nothing more. Perfect to use in between those times where you deep-clean the space, this delicate duster can be used daily. It’s light, soft, fluffy and easy to use.
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