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In my world, spring cleaning falls firmly into the category of “very unenjoyable, yet very necessary” chores.
There are lots of little cleaning tasks I inevitably put off all year—like vacuuming under the couch and dusting ceiling fans—that I force myself to do come spring. That way, when it’s finally nice enough to open the windows and let in the spring breeze, my apartment doesn’t turn into a dust storm.
If like me, you casually dread deep-cleaning your home, you’re in luck. There’s a lot of cool new technology to help you out! Whether you need to spot clean the carpet or collect dust bunnies from under the furniture, the following high-tech cleaning gadgets will make your spring cleaning tasks that much easier.
1. Our favorite affordable smart robot vacuum
You won’t regret purchasing this robot vacuum.
Reviewed.com / Jonathan Chan
If you don’t have a robot vacuum yet, I don’t know what you’re waiting for. These gadgets are so incredibly helpful when it comes to keeping your house tidy. Seriously, all you have to do is schedule them to vacuum when you’re at work, and you’ll come home to a clean house. It’s like magic!
The Eufy RoboVac 11c is one of our favorite robot vacuums—it took the title of Best Value in our editor’s tests—and the Pet Edition offers even better suction power that’s perfect for cleaning up all that extra fur during shedding season. You really can’t go wrong with this affordable cleaning gadget.
2. Adorable dust bunny busters
How cute are these electric dust balls?
These fuzzy little balls look like some kind of toy, but they’re going to be your new best friend when it comes to cleaning. The LOHOME Automatic Rolling Ball Electric Cleaners come with machine-washable microfiber covers, and they’re designed to roll around your floor picking up dust and dirt.
Many reviewers say they originally bought the ball as a toy for their pets but were impressed at how well the product cleans! It can even fit under furniture, so you don’t have to worry about moving the couch for a deep clean.
3. Your own personal robot window cleaner
Clean your windows without lifting a finger!
Does anyone actually like cleaning windows? I’m willing to bet not, which is why I was so excited to discover the Alfawise Magnetic Window Cleaner Robot. This magical gadget uses microfiber pads to scrub your windows, and reviewers say it really does work! The only thing you have to do is move it from window to window as it finishes each pane.
4. The handiest drill attachment ever
These brushes attach to your handheld power drill.
Do you have a handheld power drill? If so, you need the Drill Brush Bathroom Surfaces Cleaning Kit—it will make deep-cleaning your bathroom a breeze! Just screw one of the brush attachments into your drill, then prepare to be amazed at how easy it is to remove built-up dirt and soap scum from your shower, sink, toilet, and more.
5. A smart multipurpose air purifier
Let this gadget remove allergens and clean the air in your home.
Sure, you can clean all the surfaces in your home, but is there a way to clean the air? Yup, there is—with the GermGuardian WiFi Smart 4-in-1 Air Purifier! This app-controlled gadget will help to provide allergy relief, fight germs, reduce odors, and monitor indoor air quality, keeping your home clean and happy!
6. A robotic mop to scrub the floor
You’ll never want to mop by hand again.
Mopping is another thankless chore that’s best left to the robots, if you ask me. The iRobot Braava 380t Robot Mop can scrub your tile, hardwood, and laminate floors with its damp mop mode, so go ahead and toss out your mop bucket. The robot even uses a special back-and-forth motion to get tough grime off the floor.
7. A water-powered brush for outside jobs
Tackle tough outside jobs with this water-powered brush.
Need to scrub the deck? Or clean off your family’s bikes? Then you need Brush Hero! This cool tool is similar to the Drillbrush, except you attach it to the hose. The water will spin the brush head, giving you powerful scrubbing action that’s perfect for a variety of outdoor cleaning jobs.
8. A robotic helper to scrub your grill
Get your grill ready for summer—without any scrubbing.
Be honest: Did you properly clean your grill before you put it away for the winter? If the answer is no, then you’ll love the Grillbot. This automatic grill cleaner will save you time and energy by scrubbing every inch of your grill in one easy cleaning cycle. Run it once, and you’ll be ready for all those summer barbecues.
9. A professional-grade carpet cleaner that’s actually affordable
Get those tough stains out of your carpet.
Whether you have kids, pets, or just a messy spouse, chances are your carpets have seen better days. You don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get your carpets looking like new, though, thanks to the Bissell SpotClean Professional Portable Carpet Cleaner. This surprisingly affordable gadget gets rave reviews from users, who say it tackles even the toughest pet stains with ease.
10. A sanitizing wand for awkward items
Sanitize items with a wave of this wand.
How exactly are you supposed to clean a TV remote or computer keyboard? Or your favorite trinkets?
Instead of awkwardly trying to sanitize them with a wipe, just zap all the bacteria with the Verilux CleanWave Portable Sanitizing Travel Wand. The wand uses UV-C technology to kill germs and bacteria—we can see it coming in handy during flu season, too!
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