The Best Spring Cleaning Products & Tools

Mr. Clean magic erasers, extended duster being used on chandelier, Command cord holder on red mixer, clear cracker jars with clear labels.
Having the right tools on hand makes all the difference in your spring cleaning.

With spring cleaning on the horizon, I’ve had spring cleaning products and supplies on my mind lately. When I think about the various cleaning tasks I want to address come springtime, I also consider which cleaning products and tools I might need to accomplish those tasks.

They say a workman is only as good as his tools, and I think that’s equally applicable to cleaning tools. If you’d rather have your spring cleaning be quick and easy instead of requiring hours of backbreaking labor, having the right equipment on hand can make all the difference!

To help you set yourself up for spring cleaning success, I’m sharing some of my “spring cleaning must haves” in this post. These are the cleaning and organizing products I use to make spring cleaning easier, and I feel confident they’ll do the same for you. (Though these cleaning supplies will be equally useful for everyday cleaning and chores, too!)

(One last thing: don’t miss my free printable spring cleaning checklist, or my best cleaning tips for every room in the house!)

26 Spring Cleaning Essentials: The Best Cleaning Products & Tools

A corded vacuum cleaner, ideal for spring cleaning, on a turquoise background.

1. Shark DuoClean Rocket Corded Ultra-Light Vacuum Cleaner

This is my everyday vacuum, and it does a great job with both light cleanup and more thorough jobs. To me, it offers the best of both worlds between cordless and corded vacuums — it’s lightweight, easy to maneuver, and offers plenty of suction. It’s amazing how quickly I can clean my floors, carpet, and upholstery when I’m jamming to my spring cleaning playlist and using this lightweight vacuum cleaner!

Woman holding Magic Erasers.
I always have plenty of these cleaning gems on hand.

2. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

I could write a whole post about my love for Magic Erasers (and I actually did!) They’re my go-to tool for erasing scuff marks, stubborn residue, and grime that needs a bit of elbow grease. I like to cut them into smaller pieces (usually four) so they last longer. Once you start using them, you’ll realize why the word “magic” is right in the name — you won’t believe how many uses you’ll find for Magic Erasers!

Amber plastic spray bottle with cleaning solution and cleaning recipe label.

3. Plastic Spray Bottles

Lightweight spray bottles are perfect for homemade cleaning solutions. These spray bottles are made of protective, amber-colored PET plastic (a type that’s safe to use with solutions containing essential oils), making them a must-have for any arsenal of homemade cleaning products.

If you like these bottles, be sure to check out my cleaning recipe spray bottle labels too. Each label bears the name, recipe, and instructions for one of my favorite homemade cleaners, so you’ll never have to track down the recipe when it’s time to make another batch.

woman cleaning a bathroom mirror with a white microfiber towel
Once you go microfiber, you’ll never go back. ;-)

4. Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

It’s pretty incredible how much you can accomplish with a damp microfiber cloth. You can dust, wipe down surfaces, soak up spills, disinfect, and so much more! Microfiber cloths are my go-to for dusting and cleaning, with or without the use of cleaning solutions or dish soap. These long-lasting, hard-working cloths get the job done, and they’re fairly inexpensive, too!

A super slider under a leg of a heavy table on cream rug.
Check out this furniture moving hack in action in the video at the bottom of the post!

5. Super Sliders

Some of the best cleaning supplies aren’t cleaning solutions or tools at all, and that includes furniture sliders. Furniture sliders are my best hack for cleaning under, behind, and around heavy furniture! Put one under each leg of your bulkiest furniture items, and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to move those pieces around as you clean!

See these furniture sliders in action in the video at the bottom of this post!

Bright red duster on an extension pole being used to dust a chandelier
How did we live without these brilliant cleaning helpers?

6. OXO Good Grips Extendable Duster

There may not be a way to make dusting fun, but you can at least make it easier with an extendable duster! This handy tool pivots any which way to dust under couches, above ceiling fans, and anywhere else dust might gather. When you’re done, you can just toss the microfiber cover in the wash! This has become one of my very favorite spring cleaning tools.

Command hooks being used to wind up a mixer cord and hang a measuring spoon on a large jar.

7. Command Hooks

Command hooks are one of our favorite products here at OGT. They make it easy to get organized (which I often do while I’m working on spring cleaning projects), and you can remove them without having to fill any holes. I use them to conceal messy cords and cables, too, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to useful applications for Command hooks.

Interior of a refrigerator with clear plastic bins being used to organize foods.

8. mDesign Fridge Bins

Fridge bins are perfect for corralling food items together and reducing fridge-related chaos. You can slide them out to easily reach the stuff in the back, rather than having to reach way back in the fridge. They’re easy to clean, and can even help prevent fridge odors by keeping food spills, crumbs, and other messes contained.

Large glass cracker jars filled with baking supplies with clear labels.
Decanting ingredients into glass jars is one of my favorite ways to organize and beautify my home.

9. Anchor Hocking Glass Cracker Jars

We make the most of our limited kitchen storage space at our studio by storing our bulk ingredients in plain sight. These glass storage jars have a clean and classic look, and the vinyl labels we added make it easy to identify what’s inside.

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10. Simple Houseware Can Rack Organizer

Keeping my pantry organized makes things a lot easier at dinnertime. With this can organizer, I can see exactly what I have on hand and what I’m running low on. It would be great for a food storage closet, too.

A variety of spices stored on a 3-tiered spice shelf.

11. Copco 3-Tier Spice Organizer

As embarrassing as it is to admit, but I currently have three different bottles of paprika in my pantry, because my spices used to be disorganized enough that I kept thinking I didn’t have any when I needed it. Luckily, this simple spice organizer has made a big difference, and now I have no trouble finding what I’m looking for.

Large black trash bags and canvas work gloves on green grass.

12. Lawn & Leaf Garbage Bags

If you typically include your yard in your spring cleaning efforts (or if you have a lot of junk around the house you need to get rid of), don’t forget to put heavy-duty trash bags on your shopping list! These ones are extra sturdy, extra large, and perfect for gathering leaves and other yard debris.

13. Work Gloves

A good pair of work gloves can spare your hands from the sores and blisters that often come along with a hard day of cleaning, organizing, and yard work. This pair will last for years to come and you’ll glad to have them around when you need them!

A scrubbing sponge being used on a chair and on a sink.

14. Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponges

You can’t beat this classic design when it comes to kitchen sponges, which are essential spring cleaning supplies in my eyes. They’re gentle on dishes and tough on messes, and they’re more economical (and eco-friendly) than relying entirely on paper towels.

A long blue and white spinning scrub brush on white tile floor.
Works great and make spring cleaning a little more fun. :-)

15. SZFIXEZ Spin Scrubber

I originally heard about the Spin Scrubber from a reader, who said she used it with my soap scum-busting tub and shower cleaner to great effect. I’m so glad I gave it a try for myself — this automatic scrubber makes every corner of my shower sparkle, and it’s just plain fun to use!

Cloth storage cubes: red cube in small brown shelf unit and brown cube in white shelf

16. ClosetMaid Fabric Bins

I use these super versatile bins in almost every closet in my house and studio! They’re great for holding bedding and out-of-season clothing. I also use them to control chaos on the floor of my kitchen pantry.

A hand-held caddy full of cleaning supplies.

17. Rubbermaid Deluxe Carry Caddy

Speaking of spring cleaning must haves, a caddy like this is a must for cleaning your home efficiently. Instead of running around gathering cleaning supplies and stain removers, you can keep them with you as you move from room to room. (Alternatively, you could use it to corral crafting supplies and other project supplies.)

Cleaning solution being poured out of a measuring cup into a bright blue bucket.

18. Rubbermaid Roughneck Utility Bucket

A good, sturdy bucket comes in handy for so many different jobs! I use mine for mopping the floor, soaking stained clothing, washing the car, and even as an impromptu ice bucket for cold drinks! I simply could not live without one.

Bissel floor steamer on wooden floor.
Once you try a steam mop you’ll wonder how you lived without it.

19. BISSELL Power Fresh Steam Mop

My sister recommended this steam mop to me years ago, and I soon fell in love with this steamer too! It produces plenty of steam and is both easy to operate and surprisingly durable. It cleans and disinfects hard floors (from vinyl to tile and grout) with the power of steam alone, meaning there’s no need to use bleach or other harsh chemicals.

Inserting a refill into a Swiffer Wet Jet mop.

20. Swiffer WetJet Spray Mop

The Swiffer WetJet and other spray mops offer a quick and easy way to keep hard floors clean or to handle jobs like spills and splatters. (Don’t want to keep buying their branded floor cleaner solutions? You can make your own inexpensive WetJet refills.)

Ryobi electric pressure washer.
Warning: using a pressure washer can be highly addicting!

21. Electric Pressure Washer

Owning your own pressure washer is more affordable than ever, and once you realize how useful they are, you’ll wonder why you didn’t get one sooner! There are lots of things I used to take to the car wash to clean, like outdoor furniture and floor mats, but now I only need to go as far as my own backyard.

Large canvas rolling bins.
One of the best things I’ve ever purchased for my laundry room.

22. Pottery Barn Tall Canvas Caddy Basket

When it comes to getting my husband and kids to help with organization around the house, simplicity is key. That’s why I have a few of these laundry hampers by the washing machine, and each one is clearly labeled so everyone knows what goes where.

Clear plastic over the door organizer with kitchen supplies.
True confession: I have one of these organizers hanging on the back of almost every door in my house!

23. Simple Houseware Over-The-Door Organizer

Over-the-door shoe organizers are one of my favorite cleaning and organizing hacks. They’re useful for so much more than just shoes, too —keep one near the front door to stash wallets, umbrellas, and keys, or use one to keep your gift-wrapping supplies organized!

Pantry shelves with hanging shelf added.
I can store twice the amount of food in my pantry using these awesome baskets!

24. Southern Homewares Under Shelf Basket

Kitchen cabinets can be tricky to keep organized, and nothing slows down your progress in the kitchen like cluttered storage. I love these under-the-shelf baskets for corralling smaller items and making better use of that crucial storage space.

Pumice stone being used on a striped rug.
It’s not just for the toilet bowl anymore.

25. MAYKI Pumice Stone

There are so many ways to use pumice stones aside from removing rough skin! Pumice stones can be an excellent tool for erasing toilet bowl stains, removing burnt gunk from the oven, lifting dog and cat hair from rugs, and much more.

Magnetic spice jars on a fridge.

26. Magnetic Spice Tins

My daughter-in-law Kaitlyn uses these magnetic spice jars to store her spices on the side of the fridge. It was originally an alternative to keep spices in a cramped cabinet, but she says it’s also convenient to have her spices nearer to the stove! (There are plenty of other ways to get organized with magnets, too.)

Share your best spring cleaning tips and essentials with us in a comment below!

Mr. Clean magic erasers, extended duster being used on chandelier, Command cord holder on red mixer, clear cracker jars with clear labels.

Spring Cleaning Supplies Shopping List

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These are the 26 products I've found that make my spring cleaning much easier and faster!
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Equipment

  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Magic Erasers
  • Glass Spray Bottles
  • Microfiber Cloths
  • Furniture Sliders
  • Extendable Duster
  • Command Hooks
  • Fridge/pantry bins
  • Glass storage jars
  • Canned Goods Racks
  • Tiered Spice Organizer
  • Heavy duty garbage bags
  • Work Gloves
  • Heavy duty sponges
  • Power Spin Scrubber
  • Fabric storage bins
  • Cleaning Supplies Caddy
  • Bucket
  • Steam Mop
  • Swiffer WetJet
  • Pressure Washer
  • Tall canvas baskets
  • Over-The-Door Organizers
  • Under Shelf Baskets
  • Pumice Stone
  • Magnetic Spice Tins
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These sliders make deep cleaning underneath and behind furniture SO much easier!

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Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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  • Got a question about the first recommendation, the Shark corded vac. In your post you say it has great battery life. The corded vac doesn’t have a battery. So you have a different (cordless) model than the one in your post? Confused.

    • Thanks for pointing this out, Sue. Soemtimes when I update a post, I miss changing some of the text. In this case, you caught the error and we just fixed it. :-)

  • I have baseboard heat. Suddenly, I’m loaded with brown dust. It may be the carpeting. In my efforts to clean, I pulled out the couch. I’m not strong but managed to tip it over (I wanted to make sure that nothing small had fallen there) and Wow!!! The underside of the couch was loaded with brown dust. I took the vaccuum to it and got rid of a lot of it. When warmer weather comes, I’ll pull out the vent covers and give them a good cleaning. I rent so it’s probably never been done.

  • I love the fridge bins and the door organizer!! Thanks for sharing these amazing tips! One helpful ‘tool’ I bought, is liquid guard. It protects your kitchen from bacteria and is super easy and useful!

  • Swifter westjet mopping solution is toxic to pets and cant be good for bare human feet and babies crawling on them. I worked with a lady whose husband was a K-9 officer and they were all told to not use them. Now if they can be refilled with a non toxic cleaner then I would agree that they are sweet

    • O’Cedar makes one with a refillable bottle that you use your own cleaner in. I haven’t tried it because I use a steam mop but it looks like a much better deal than the Swiffer.

  • Yes I love your ideas too. I have tried a few of the cleaning ideas, like dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, windshield wash for the car. Those are just some. They are all great and love the easy natural aspect of most things as I’ve become quite sensitive to many store bought products. I also made the dishwasher tabs and they are great. The dishes come out very clean. Thanks for all your ideas. I’ve shared many of them with my daughter and daughter in law.

  • I love all of your ideas! You are now my “go to” site! Your information and ideas are so time saving and useful. Many thanks for helping me to simplify my life!

  • After years of reading your daily blog I do most of this already. But it’s time to break down and buy a steam mop and possibly a power washer too. I’ll be sure to do it through the links in the blog so you get some credit for all your hard work.
    I use many of your recipes for cleaning solutions in my B&B here in southern Utah and I know my guests with sensitivities really appreciate it. Me too since I’m constantly exposed when cleaning 9 bedrooms, 5 baths and 2 kitchens! Not to mention the outdoors, so I’m grateful to have less harmful alternatives.

  • A big THANK YOU for all of the valuable information that you share with everyone on making your own products to storage containers and all the great practical ideas that you have….keep ’em coming!….I share with family and friends!

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