17 Products That Will Clean Your House in Less Than an Hour
Hate scrubbing, mopping and vacuuming? You’re in the right place. These genius inventions will cut cleaning time by doing the work for you!
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Less hands-on cleaning … with better results
No matter how well you plan your cleaning schedule, there’s always so much to do. Mopping the floors, vacuuming the carpet, cleaning the baseboards—it all adds up, and before you know it, you’ve spent hours getting your house in tip-top shape. If you’re looking to cut down on cleaning time while still achieving great results, check out these cleaning devices that do the hard work for you. From window cleaners to robot vacuums, these products will make your life easier and your home cleaner. And while you’re on a cleaning kick, learn these other secrets of people who always have a clean house.
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Tineco iFloor 3 Wet/Dry Vacuum
If you’re in the market for a vacuum, why not choose one that goes above and beyond for you? The Tineco iFloor 3 is a wet/dry vacuum, which means it washes and vacuums your floors at the exact same time, cutting your cleaning time in half. It’s ideal for hard surfaces, in particular—including laminate, vinyl, tile, marble and sealed wood—and it delivers a streak-free shine. Sweeping first, then mopping is going to feel so archaic after you get this bad boy. Plus, with all the time you’ll save, you’ll finally be able to turn your attention to these spots you’re not vacuuming—but should be.
Homitt Electric Spin Scrubber Power Brush
Few things are as satisfying as watching stubborn slime magically disappear, especially when you’re basically wielding a power tool. The Homitt Electric Scrubber Power Brush is perfect for cleaning hard-to-reach spaces known for accumulating gross stuff in both the bathroom (like that pink gunk in the shower) and kitchen. This cordless device features a high-torque spinning mechanism and multiple brush heads, making it a lot faster and more efficient than elbow grease.
iRoller Screen Cleaner
Wiping down all the screens in your house doesn’t have to involve breaking out the cleaning spray and paper towels. And let’s be honest, many of us completely ignore this task simply because we’re not quite sure how to go about it. The iRoller Screen Cleaner is a wildly simple tool that gets the job done fast, whether you need to clean your TV screen, laptop screen or phone screen. Simply roll it down your screen, and watch fingerprints, smudges, smears and dust disappear.
Wellbots Hobot 298 Window Cleaning Robot
You can go ahead and put away your rickety ladder. Your world just became a better place thanks to the Hobot Window Cleaning Robot, which adheres to your window and does all the reaching and window cleaning work for you. It converts water into a 15-micrometer-dense mist, which means streak-free, dust-free windows. This is an especially worthwhile purchase for homes with very tall or very large windows.
iRobot Roomba 960 Robot Vacuum
You should vacuum several times a week in order to eliminate dust, allergens, dirt and other gunk from your floors, but that’s easier said than done. Using an automated vacuum cleaner is one way to make sure this chore gets done as frequently as it ought to, and Roomba’s got the lockdown on these devices. The iRobot connects to Wi-Fi, is compatible with Alexa and works on both hard surfaces and carpets. It also recharges without your help. The only thing you’re responsible for is cleaning out the dust pan. One important note: Make sure you know the places you should (and shouldn’t) store your Roomba.
Levoit H13 True HEPA Filter Air Purifier
Though you can’t really see it, the air in our homes often isn’t as clean as it could be. And now, more than ever, a HEPA air purifier is a necessary cleaning gadget to own. The best part is that it requires virtually zero work from you; just turn the dang thing on! The Levoit H13 is one of Amazon’s best-reviewed units, and it effectively tackles allergens, pet dander, smoke, dust, mold and pollen for a cleaner space and easier breathing.
iRobot Braava Jet 240 Superior Robot Mop
If you’ve automated your vacuuming, you might wish you could do the same with your mopping. Guess what—you can! The Braava Jet robot uses water and disposable pads to clean hard surfaces, including wood, laminate and tiles, and it can mop for up to two hours on a single charge. How else can you keep your home spotless? With these clever cleaning hacks you’ll want to steal from professional house cleaners.
Coway Bidetmega 400E Electronic Bidet Seat
We know what you’re thinking: How is a bidet supposed to help me get my house clean? The Coway Bidetmega 400 isn’t just a regular bidet. In addition to helping you take care of your personal business, it features a triple-stage wash-care system that keeps the water path, nozzle and toilet free of contaminants so that your toilet always sparkles. It’s easy to install, and—bonus!—you might save yourself some money on toilet paper. Just make sure to check what style toilet you have before buying; this unit comes in both rounded and elongated styles.
Brilli Bright Clean Recessed Light
What if we told you it was possible to get a cleaner home—and especially a cleaner bathroom—simply by flipping on the lights? Brilli has utilized bacteria-busting light technology with this recessed light that can be used in the shower. When on, it kills 99% of bacteria, mold and fungi, and it is completely safe for humans, fur companions and even your plants.
Dupray Tosca Steam Cleaner
Aside from scrubbing toilets, cleaning grout is probably the most dreaded chore on your list (even if you’re using effective products like Zep Grout Cleaner). Believe it or not, you can forget the sore knees, headaches and the monotony of it all with this does-it-all steaming gadget. It technically requires a bit of effort on your part, but Dupray’s steam-powered cleaner drastically cuts your labor time. It is also multifunctional and can be used on carpets, ovens, appliances, mattresses and car upholstery. Steam is a safe, chemical-free way to clean your home.
Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Handheld Fabric Steamer
Steam-cleaning isn’t just for clothes. While this easy-to-wield, handheld device from Conair can certainly be used to smooth out wardrobe wrinkles, it’s also great for sanitizing curtains, couches, carpets, car upholstery and even delicate fabrics. Simply choose from one of five steam settings depending on your needs. It heats up in under a minute, uses only water and kills 99.9% of bacteria to tackle odors and provide peace of mind. You can also try out these homemade cleaners that will get your house sparkling.
Grillbot Automatic Grill Brush
Grilling is all delicious fun and games until it’s time to clean up. The Grillbot is essentially a Roomba for your outdoor grill and works precisely as you think it would. Just place it on the grill and press Go, and the robot takes care of the gnarly scrubbing work for you. It also makes a great gift for dads or other grill aficionados in your life.
Townew Electric Self-Sealing and Self-Changing Trash Can
Taking out the trash is arguably one of the worst chores, perhaps because it has to be done so frequently. Plus, there’s the stink. That’s why you’ll love this self-sealing, self-changing trash can—it does everything except physically take the trash outside. To change the bag, just press the touch button for three seconds and it’ll work its magic. Once you remove the sealed bag, the lid will automatically close and insert a new trash bag.
Delta Faucet Glass Rinser
Delta heard all those frustrated dishwashing grumbles around the globe and decided to do something about it. The Glass Rinser uses a high-pressure water jet to quickly de-gunk your cups, bottles and other annoying-to-clean drinkware. It can be installed on most sinks over a premade hole (like an unused soap dispenser or sink sprayer). To protect your more delicate glasses, you should be washing them by hand anyway, along with these things you should never put in the dishwasher.
ChomChom Roller Pet Hair Remover
Trying to get all the pet fur off the couch, carpet and rug might seem like a futile effort. This handy tool from ChomChom not only works like a charm, but it also does so in a matter of seconds. Just roll it back and forth over the fabric, and then collect the astounding amount of pet hair from the receptacle on the back. One of our editors swears by it—check out her review!
Cat owners know that their sweet fur companions don’t always smell the greatest, and that’s largely due to their litter box. Constant upkeep is a must if you want your home to smell fresh, but it’s a chore that sometimes gets overlooked. The Litter-Robot 3 is a self-cleaning litter box that automates this smelly task for you, scooping every time your cat uses it. Waste is deposited into a tray underneath that you empty on a regular basis. Bonus: It will notify you when the drawer is full. Oh, and if you’re thinking of upgrading, check out our Litter Robot 4 review.
Fluidmaster 8300 Flush ‘n Sparkle Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaning System
You didn’t think we’d leave toilet scrubbing off the list, did you? This handy bleaching system by Fluidmaster eliminates much of the hard—and, let’s be honest, very gross—work associated with cleaning your toilet. It is installed in your toilet’s tank and directly connected to the overflow tube, which means it won’t interfere with your flapper or fill valve.