The Best Classic Cleaning Supplies
Bissell Carpet Sweeper
In 1876 Melville Bissell patented the spinning wonder. He created it at the behest of his wife, Anna, who was frustrated with
the existing rug-cleaning technology. After Melville’s untimely death in 1889, Anna became America’s first female corporate
CEO and helped the company grow into a powerhouse. Today the Bissell Swift Sweep remains a go-to gadget for quick (and quiet)
To buy: $20, bissell.com.