From a steam mop to a squeegee, these are the clever tools cleaning experts swear by.
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1. Skoy Cloth
Trade in your paper towels for the Skoy Cloth —it gives you a streak-free wipedown on any surface. It’s 100% biodegradable and printed with soy ink, and best of all, you can just throw it in the dishwasher to clean it. —Christine Dimmick, founder and CEO of the Good Home Company
To buy: $7 for 4; amazon.com.
2. HAAN SI-40 Swivel Head Floor Steamer
3. Bioshield Floor Milk
Bioshield Floor Milk is gentle and works wonders for sprucing up old, worn floors—not just wood, but all kinds of surfaces like tile and linoleum, too. I recommend using it once or month or so as an upkeep product. Instead of leaving a dulling film like many chemical floor polishes, it cleans and provides a natural dirt and water resistant barrier. Your floors will shine and you'll have less scrubbing to do in the long run! —Jacqueline Janus, Owner of Two Chicks and a Broom
To buy: from $19; greenbuildingsupply.com.
4. Casabella Microfiber Blind Glove
I’m a huge fan of Casabella’s Microfiber blind glove which picks up dirt and dust quickly and easily. To remove stains in a toilet, I always use a handled pumice stone called the Pumie Toilet Bowl Ring Remover. —Leslie Reichert, Cleaning Expert and Author of The Joy of Green Cleaning
To buy: $7; amazon.com.
5. Better Life Stain and Odor Eliminator
Better Life Stain and Odor Eliminatoris my go-to product for removing carpet stains. Just clean up any excess mess, then spray directly onto the area and blot with a damp towel. —Donna Smallin Kuper, Certified Housecleaning Technician, Author, and Blogger at Unclutter.com
To buy: $7; cleanhappens.com.
6. Unger Microfiber Window Combi: 2-in-1 Professional Squeegee and Window Scrubber