Essential Cleaning Gadgets
Upright Sweep Set
This snap-together duo features a lightweight dustpan with rubber "teeth" that can snatch stubborn debris that sticks to the broom's bristles.
To buy: $25, oxo.com.
Featured January 2013
Lint Free Cleaning Cloths
Looking for reusable cloths to always have on hand? These 100 percent cotton ones come packed with the promise of never leaving streaks or lint behind.
To buy: $20 for three, thelaundress.com.
Lime Rectangular Cleaning Caddy
Long gone are the days of running up and down the stairs because you couldn’t carry all of your supplies at once. Turn to this roomy, translucent, three-compartment caddy for corralling all your products together.
To buy: $6, containerstore.com.
Brendan Ravenhill Dustbin
Trashcan? Dustpan? This ingenious design gives you two helpful products in one. The dustpan lifts off the top; the magnetic brush sticks to the side so it's always ready to work.
To buy: $149, westelm.com.
Clean & Dry Plunger
Meet the latest (much more sanitary) version of the bathroom plunger. This high-tech cleaner features a special superior coating (similar to car wax), which allows you to get the job done while preventing dirty droppings from hitting a clean bathroom floor.
To buy: $13, rubbermaid.com.
Stainless Steel Squeegee with Suction Cup
Having the right tools on hand will prevent soap scum from building up. After showering, run this wide blade squeegee along shower doors to keep glass doors always looking sharp.
To buy: $15, bedbathandbeyond.com.