The Best Floor Cleaners
Better Life Simply Floored!
One shining solution for every floor in your home, this nontoxic champion tackles scuffs, smudges, and stains on hardwood, tile, laminate, bamboo, and even marble. And—wait for it—no rinsing required. The mild minty-lime fragrance is nothing short of aromatherapy.
To buy: $6, drugstore.com.
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Best Washable Mop
E-cloth Deep Clean Mop
With a large, smooth-swirling 360-degree head and an extra-long telescoping pole, this tool makes mopping a Fred Astaire moment. Effective with plain water or your favorite solution. Toss the microfiber head in the washer and dryer when done (no dryer sheets, bleach, or softener, please).
To buy: $30, amazon.com.
Casabella Ergo Broom 2 & Dustpan Set
The barely-there curve of the pole makes for more comfortable sweeping. For smaller jobs, press the orange button to release the head. Voilà—it’s a whisk broom! Ridges on the sides of the pan help comb debris out of the bristles. Click the pan in place for easy storage. Cute enough to stay out.
To buy: $22, bedbathandbeyond.com.
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Best Disposable Mop
Swiffer Sweeper Starter Kit
These magically magnetic dry cloths on a lightweight pole are still unrivaled—nothing made our testers feel quite so empowered to go after high-flying cobwebs. The wet-mop cloths leave floors with a subtle sheen. Kit includes pole, two dry cloths, and one wet cloth.
To buy: $16.50, amazon.com.