They say it’s a poor craftsman who blames his tools, but let’s face it—having the right tool for a job can make that job a lot more enjoyable! We all have certain chores and cleaning tasks we hate doing, and today I’m inviting everyone to blame their tools. Because if there’s a useful and effective tool out there that can make those dreaded chores even a little bit easier, I say that’s money well spent!
Today I’ll be sharing 9 different cleaning tools that can make your least favorite cleaning jobs easier. Whether you dread cleaning the baseboards, removing carpet stains, or scooping out the litter box, there’s a cleaning tool in this list that can make it easier for you! :-)
9 Cleaning Tools You’ll Love If You Hate Cleaning
Sick of sweeping crumbs off your counters and tabletops? Use this cute little piggy tabletop vacuum instead! He’ll eat up all the crumbs cluttering up your table. And as a bonus, this little vacuum is so cute that you could convince your little one to clean off the table for you! ;-)
Scrubbing silverware with a normal sponge can be time-consuming and even messy. (Who among us hasn’t stood spluttering at their sink after getting splashed while rinsing a spoon?) This handy silverware scrubber makes cleaning silverware so much easier!
Use the suction cups to attach it to the side of your sink, then insert a soapy fork, knife, or spoon into the scrubber. This tool will scrub it clean, with no elbow grease necessary!
Price: $24.99 (pack of 20)
Use these “stomp ’n go” stain remover pads to quickly clean up spills and carpet stains! Just remove the pad from the package, place the wet side over a carpet stain, and use your foot to press the pad onto the stain to lift it out. Then let the pad sit for 30 minutes, and you’re done!
These useful pads take the effort out of removing everyday stains from your carpet!
Cleaning your hair brush can be tricky, especially if you tend to brush your hair after putting product in it. But this self-cleaning hair brush has retractable bristles, which makes it so much easier to clean! Just retract the bristles and wipe or scrub the accumulated hair and product away.
And to learn how to clean your standard hair brushes and combs, check out my post at the link below!
You can’t talk about cleaning tasks that people hate without mentioning baseboards! Cleaning baseboards is one of those semi-annual chores that many people dread. If that includes you, then you need to check out the Baseboard Buddy!
This handy cleaning tool has a special baseboard-hugging cleaning pad attached to an extendable handle. Simply swipe it along your baseboards (wet or dry) to wipe away dust and dirt! Your least favorite chore just got so much easier.
I’ve personally never had a cat, so I don’t have a lot of personal experience with cleaning litter boxes. But I have raised four kids to adulthood, so I have plenty of experience with other poop-related cleaning tasks. And guess what? No one enjoys poop-related chores, regardless of the species involved!
That’s why many cat owners are splurging on self-cleaning litter boxes. This one has a raking system that scoops solid waste away from the rest of the litter. And the waste pan is totally disposable, making it easy to switch out after a few weeks!
7. Robot Vacuum
If you hate the hassle of vacuuming, you’ll love the convenience of having a robot vacuum to do it for you! There are so many options on the market these days, so you’re sure to find one that fits your budget and flooring type.
To explore and compare robot vacuum models, check out this useful guide to robot vacuums from Mashable.
Scrubbing anything can be hard work! You can save yourself a lot of effort by having your power drill do the hard work for you.
This RotoScrub drill accessory fits right into your power drill, so you can turn your drill into the ultimate cleaning tool! Use the RotoScrub accessory to scrub tile, grout, tubs, and many other hard surfaces around your home.
9. Steam Mop
I’ve gone through a lot of mops over the years trying to find out that made mopping less awful, from manual mops to sprayer-style ones. I continued to hate mopping until I got my Bissel PowerFresh steam mop.
This thing makes mopping so much easier, and it works so much better than all those other mops I tried! For much more detail about my steam mop and what exactly I love about it, read my full review at the link below!
What’s the most useful cleaning tool you have at home?