After a long winter at home, there’s no better time to give your hardest-working spaces a deep clean. If you dread spring cleaning every year, don’t fret: we’ve gathered up 20+ must-haves — from eco-friendly soaps to tech-savvy vacuums — that might actually make you enjoy tidying up. Scroll down!
Canadian eco-sustainable company The Bare Home’s cleaning products are all about creating a healthier home and planet. This all-purpose cleaner is scented with essential oils and the refill box helps reduce waste.
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Lemon Tea Tree All-Purpose Cleaner & 3 L Refill Kit, $52,
Reusable wool dryer balls — handmade in Nepal — are nature’s fabric softener. Bonus: they’re hypoallergenic and reduce drying time.
Natural Wood Drying Balls, $10,
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This innovative dishcloth by Nature Bee is completely compostable and absorbs up to 15 times their weight (so long, paper towels!). Clean them in the dishwasher, washing machine or pot of boiling water.
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Medium Dishcloth in Wildflower, $10,
Don’t cry over spilled milk — this hardworking mop absorbs dirt from hard surfaces while simultaneously killing 99 per cent of bacteria. The durable microfiber mop head is machine washable for easy cleanup.
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Libman Spin Mop & Bucket, $40,
This 3-in-1 vacuum by Miele will change the way you clean your home! It weights under eight pounds, so it’s easy to carry around, and the rechargeable battery means it won’t get tangled up in its own chord. Plus, it comes with a variety of attachements for all of your cleaning needs.
Triflex HX1 Pro Vacuum, $1,050,
This hand sanitizer from Coquitlam, British Columbia-based AG Hair is cruelty-free and vegan, plus it also kills 99.9 per cent of germs and smells divine, thanks to the calming and moisturizing aloe vera.
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12 oz. Hands Free Clean Hand Sanitizer Gel, $10
LG’s latest innovation — the WashTower — takes the guesswork out of cleaning, thanks to the built-in sensors that tailor each cycle to your clothes’ fabric and weight. The machine is also super sleek and modern (perfect for an Instagram-worthy laundry room)!
Made from ostrich feathers, this duster will pick up dust in one sweep. The small leather loop makes it easy to hang in your broom closet or laundry room.
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Wayclean Ostrich Feather Duster by Casabella, $10,
Eco-friendly, cruelty-free Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Lavender detergent smells like a dream and has enough product for up to 64 loads.
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Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Lavender 1.8 L Laundry Detergent, $22,
This zero-waste dish soap works just as hard as the ones that come in the bottle, but it’s better for the environment! It’s also fragrance-free for those who are sensitive to scents.
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Dish Washing Block by No Tox Life, $15,
Scented with relaxing ginger and green tea essential oils, this linen water makes laundry day smell that much better. Just spritz it directly in your washing machine or onto clothing and bedding right as they come out of the dryer.
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Scented Linen Water, $15,
Spring cleaning also includes improving air quality in your home. This purifier, heater, cooler and fan from Dyson removes pollutants and disperses purified hot or cool air — and it looks good, too.
Pure Hot + Cool in White/Silver, $800,
Cleaning water bottles, reusable straws and teapot spouts can be tricky, but these wire cleaning brushes — with stiff bristles and a soft cotton tip — get into every nook and cranny. A kitchen must-have!
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Cleaning Brushes, $30/set of 5,
Instead of throwing out your kitchen scraps in the organic bin (or worse, the trash), place it in Vitamix’s FoodCycler, which will turn them into a nutrient-rich fertilizer for your garden. Welcome to the future!
FoodCycler FC-50, $500,
Think of this as a heavy-duty lint roller: it seamlessly glides over larger surfaces, like rugs, carpets and upholstery.
Carpet Cleaner, $9,
Trade your foam and plastic sponges for these biodegradable versions made from the loofah plant. Disinfect by soaking them in vinegar or boiling water. You can also use them in the shower with your favorite body wash!
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Eco Dish Sponges, $9/set of 3,
Need a place to store all of your cleaning essentials? This collapsable bamboo storage unit from Homesense is a budget-friendly and stylish organizer that can easily be moved to any spot in the house.
Products: Collapsable Bamboo Storage Unit, $80, at Homesense
Take the work out of cleaning your floors with Shark’s latest and greatest robot: a vacuum and mop in one! Connect it to your phone via the Shark app, so you can turn it on even when you’re not home.
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Shark AI Robot Vacmop Pro, $700,
This luxurious hand soap (made in Vancouver) smells like a walk through a coastal forest with wild black spruce and giant kelp. The vitamin-packed blend of organic ingredients keep the skin moisturized and squeaky clean!
Source: Kōv Skincare
Hand Wash, $29,
Looking to invest in a bigger cleaning upgrade? Moen’s faucets with Power Clean Technology have 50 per cent more spray power (while also containing splash and minimizing mess), so you’ll spend lest time scrubbing away after dinner.
Faucets with Power Clean Technology, price available upon request,
Handmade in Sweden by Iris Hantverk, this brush with stiff tampico bristle makes scrubbing away food debris a breeze. The beautiful craftsmanship makes it too beautiful to stash away in a drawer.
Pan Brush by Iris Hantverk, $32,
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