Whether you like to break it up over the course of a few weekends, or go marathon-style and get the job done all in one day, spring-cleaning the entire home is an enormous undertaking. Check out the 31 top cleaning products and tools you'll need in your artillery to have your home sparkling!
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Purell's recent expansion into cleaning products is nothing short of noteworthy. In fact, its new Multi Surface Disinfectant Spray recently won the consumer-voted 2018 Product of the Year award in the home cleaning category! The alcohol-based multi-surface solution is one of the very few on the market that thoroughly disinfects without the use of harsh chemicals, while being safe to use directly on food prep areas (including on cutting boards), as well as on kids' and pets' toys. It kills some of the most harmful bacteria and germs like e.coli, salmonella, and norovirus in just 30 seconds, giving you total peace of mind when deep-cleaning every room of the house. This product has even earned the Design for the Environment certification from the EPA for its low impact on the environment.
While it's not recommended for use on wood or unsealed granite surfaces, it sanitizes virtually any other hard or soft surface in the home. We're thinking that it's time to kick those other chemical-laden surface cleaners to the curb.
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Giving the windows a good wipe-down is on everyone's spring-cleaning checklist, so grab this top-rated bottle and get to it! Without leaving a single streak, Invisible Glass also makes smudged mirrors shine, it cleans up the inside of your car windows, and it restores fingerprint-laden stainless steel appliances to their original luster.
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The kitchen and bathroom can both be pretty scary in an unkempt state — that's why you might want to suit up before heading in there. This dual foot-long set of flexible latex gloves has a flocked cotton lining for a more comfortable feel, and the contrasting colors let you relegate each pair to a separate section of the house, and ne'er the two shall meet again. Spray them with hot water to clean, hang them to dry, and they'll be ready to use over and over again.
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This dish soap from Method's new Urban Metallics line not only smells dreamy, but it also makes doing the dishes by hand almost enjoyable! The pump mechanism of the bottle is a brilliant design feature, and the dish soap itself is a cruelty-free solution that can also work as a gentle cleanser for the inside of your fridge.
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If your sink is equipped with a garbage disposal, you know that it doesn't take much for it to start getting smelly. Periodically flush away food odors with Lemi Shine's citric-extract-powered disposal cleaner. Free of formaldehyde and animal byproducts, these eco-friendly pods foam up as they work their way through your disposal, releasing a pleasant citrusy scent.
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For buffing out the hard-water marks on stainless steel refrigerators or porcelain sinks, Bar Keepers Friend is a great cleaner to keep around. Not only can you refresh the surfaces and fixtures in your kitchen and bathroom, but it also does wonders in restoring the sheen to your cookware and knife sets — just make sure you give them a good wash afterwards!
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There are a few DIY solutions that work for cleaning the inside of your oven, but to get the job done quickly, go with this heavy-duty cleaner that wipes away the grease and crumbs that are baked onto the inside.
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This versatile cleaning pad can be used in place of a sponge for cleaning dishes or the inside of a refrigerator, but it can also scrub pots, pans, and grease-covered appliances without fear of scratching them up.
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To spiff up a greasy surface, sometimes you need a little elbow grease to get the job done. This ceramic cooktop cleaning kit from Cerama Bryte comes with a bottle of cleanser, grease remover, and cleaning pads and a spade to smoothly dislodge the crusty foodstuffs from your stovetop without doing any damage to the surface.
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The Looeegee squeegee is a toilet wand that's engineered to be far more easy to use than your average bristly brush. The ribbed silicone brush-head is ergonomically designed to better reach around the edges of the bowl, and the nonporous material is also nonstick, so gunk doesn't adhere to the brush. Its rustproof stainless steel handle is long-lasting and easy to clean as well.
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Hopefully, scrubbing down the toilet is already part of your weekly cleaning regimen, but either way, grab this angled bottle of Lysol, aim it all around the bowl and into the crevices, then let it sit for a moment to loosen some of the grime. Then, scrub with a brush and flush afterwards. This particular solution is ideal for households that are transitioning away from using harsh cleaners, as this one contains disinfecting hydrogen peroxide in place of potent bleach.
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We picked Bissell as one of our favorite bagless vacuums, because not only is it an eco-friendly model, but its lightweight build makes it less of a struggle to maneuver around the home. It'll deftly vacuum your carpets and floors, and the detachable TurboBrush tool allows you to get between your couch and chair cushions.
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Robotic vacuums aren't anything new, but the folks behind the Eufy RoboVac 11 found a way to fine-tune the existing technology into a simple, set-it-and-forget (and fun to use!) tool. It's equipped with a powerful suction and three brushes that thoroughly vacuum carpets and flooring, and it also has sensors that make sure it avoids ledges and solid furniture. Plus, it runs at a very low hum, so you can even run it at night without fear of bothering sleeping pets or your partner!
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For people who want to spot-clean their carpets, couch cushions, and car seats so that they look and smell just like new, this portable cleaning machine from Bissell saves you the hassle and expense of hiring a professional to do the job. Using the brush attachment, it power-washes and then sucks up the suds in one powerful swoop.
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There are shortcut products out there, but real mopping makes a big difference in the look of your floors. This top-rated kit makes the job as painless as possible, including a short-fiber mop and bucket with lever-activated wringing.
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As far as store-bought wood-floor cleaners go, Bona's is a fan-favorite. Reviewers love that it imparts a rich wood-conditioning gleam without leaving any slick residue, making floor clean-up incredibly easy.
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When was the last time you dusted your walls? Or your ceiling fan? We're guessing they're due for a much-needed swipe. This starter kit from Swiffer lets you extend the disposable fluffy-fiber brush up to 3 feet to get at your baseboards, skylights, and other hard-to-reach places. Give a quick once-over to neglected places like your headboard, lampshades, lightbulbs, and under all of your furniture pieces and bed. Even hearty houseplants or indoor trees can use a little dusting every once in a while!
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OxiClean is another multiuse item with a little more firepower behind it. Just as adept at scrubbing dirty shower tiles as it is dissolving unsightly messes from your living room carpet, you can additionally use it in your spring cleaning to lift any stains off of your mattress, once you've stripped off all of the bed linens.
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The household uses for WD-40 spray lubricant are so extensive, we won't bother to list them all. Here are three big ones: It silences squeaky doors, lifts away stubborn price stickers from new purchases, and removes lipstick stains from any material except silk.
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Pure castile soap is another must-have for the DIY-ers out there. Not only is it totally safe to shower with, but it's a super-effective home cleaning agent as well. When used in combination with other ingredients, it can be used to make anything from your stovetop to your dishes to your shower sparkle.
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A versatile little brush with a variety of uses, it serves in the kitchen as a great scrubber for the sink, and also for brushing up your small tabletop appliances when they start looking a little gunky.
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The master of multiple uses, white vinegar can be used in a myriad of home cleaning solutions. Use it to help unclog a sink drain, get gunk off of a showerhead, or even as a food-safe way of cleaning the inside of a microwave or fridge.
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Anyone making the switch to DIY cleaning products needs to keep this handy set of essential oils on hand. They not only add a lovely, fresh scent to your solutions, but these oils actually impart their own germ-fighting properties, making them perfect to use on different surfaces and areas of the home.
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Gently wipe down computer monitors, TV screens, or other electronic devices around the home with these microfiber cleaning towels, which leave your screens completely pristine and dust-free.
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Is the shower riddled with stubborn grout gunk? You could nuke it with some potent bathroom cleaners... but if you have some hydrogen peroxide spray on hand, just aim it at the affected area and then scrub it away with a scrub brush or old toothbrush once you let it settle for a couple of seconds.
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Spring cleaning means laundering that mega-load of things that don't get washed regularly. Strip the bed until it's just a bare mattress on your bedframe (and take this opportunity to zap stains or flip it if you so choose). Wash the bedskirt, sheets, pillowcases, duvet cover, and possibly the curtains too — if you think they need cleaning beyond a shake out the window. This economy-sized bottle of Tide can tackle around 72 loads, which is certainly more than you'll be needing, but it'll be good to have on hand for future laundry loads.
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The comforter, bed pillows, and coverless throw pillows around the house may need to be washed in separate cycles, but you want to make sure that none of them lose their plushiness. Throw in these durable wool dryer balls to keep each load fluffy and static-free.