Some of our favorite cleaning pros share their secret weapons for a successful grime-fighting tour around the house.
Wool Duster With Extendable Pole
“Lamb’s wool contains lanolin, which captures dust and holds it until you shake the duster or wash it out. I use this tool to clean high spots (tops of cabinets) without a ladder and low areas (under the sofa) without kneeling. When you’re finished, wash the duster with a little shampoo, add a touch of hair conditioner, and rinse. Air-dry and spin in your hands to refluff.” —Linda Cobb, creator of Talking Dirty With the Queen of Clean book series
To buy: $25; jet.com.
Scotch-Brite Disposable Toilet Scrubber
Howard Natural Stainless Steel Cleaner
“As a cleaning business owner, I’ve tried every product known to man, and this nontoxic, lemongrass-scented formula blows all other stainless cleaners out of the water. It erases smudges without streaking and gives the surface a shine.” —Jacqueline Janus
To buy: $10; amazon.com.