13 Cleaning Gadgets to Make 2016 Your Tidiest Year Yet
Keeping your home nice and tidy is always high up there on the list of new year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, just because you are motivated and ready to make this year your tidiest yet, it’s still a struggle to get to the hard-to-reach places and conjure up the energy to clean after a long day of work. You won’t have to worry ever again with these magical cleaning gadgets. From automatic floor cleaners that work on a self timer to cordless vacuums that get into all the nooks and crannies, here are 13 of the best cleaning gadgets you’ll wish you had gotten ages ago.
1. Awair ($199): What if you could know what’s in the air around you? Awair tracks the elements in the air that will have an impact on your health and how you feel, including temperature and humidity. It connects with your other appliances on a smart network for convenience. It even promises that you’ll sleep better too!
2. Totem Intelligent Waste System ($265): Get ready for a new kind of waste management that outsmarts the rest. This trash bin’s compact design allows for it to take up the same space as a regular kitchen bin, but comes with a removable divider to encourage and organize recycling different materials. Plus, it includes a removable inner lining and breather vents to make taking out the trash a cinch.
3. Mocoro Robotic Fur Ball Vacuum Cleaner ($36): Believe it or not, this adorably colorful fur ball is actually a robotic vacuum cleaner. All you have to do is clean the cover, sit back and watch this fluffy ball do all the work. Its internal timer starts up its cleaning every 15 minutes, ensuring your wood and vinyl floors are as clean as they can be.
4. Okki Nokki Record Cleaning Machine ($449): If you’re a fan of vinyl, you know how important it is to keep them clean to maintain their best sound. What better way to clean your vinyl than with the “King of Clean Vinyl?” This cool running turntable vacuums forward and backward for deep cleaning while its quiet motor gives you peace of mind.
5. Aura Clean BA Sonic Toothbrush System ($199): Bathrooms are pretty dirty no matter how often you clean them. Keep your toothbrush safe from nasty airborne particles with this protective charging station. It sanitizes your toothbrush by eradicating up to 99.9% of germs using a halo of UV light. Cool, right?
6. CleanWave Portable Sanitizing Wand ($60): This sanitizer and sterilizer in one kills up to 99.9% of germs and allergens that surround you. And it does so without using any chemicals or irritants. Plus, its compact design makes it easy to take with you from home to work, or even on your travels.
7. Dyson V6 Cordless Vacuum ($290): This versatile motorized cleaner can be used on all floor types, which makes the stressful act of cleaning way less stressful. Its cordless design also makes navigating a breeze. Even better? Its detachable wand helps you get all those hard-to-reach places. No more allergen-filled dusty corners!
8. Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner 4200 ($381): This compact robotic floor cleaner self-navigates to clean your floor using microfiber cloths or your preferred brand of disposable cloths. You won’t have to worry about the noise a vacuum makes, because this baby operates at “whisper-quiet.” Did we mention it runs up to three hours on a single charge?
9. Techlink Keep It Clean All-in-One Twin Pack Cleaning Kit for Screens and Keyboards ($34): This twin pack includes a screen cleaner and keyboard cleaner. Each contains a specially formulated anti-bacterial solution and anti-static brush and sponge. Not only will these innovative cleaners leave your display screen and monitor squeaky clean, but they claim to actually leave surfaces dust-free longer.
10. Verilux CleanWave Sanitizing Portable Vacuum ($150): Here’s a vacuum that not only cleans up the mess, but also helps to reduce germs, deodorize and sanitize. It relies on safe UV-C light to sanitize surfaces without the worry of harmful chemicals and other difficult-to-clean liquids.
11. OXO Good Grips Electronics Cleaning Brush ($5): This home essential gently sweeps away dust with soft bristles while its silicone wiper grabs dirt from even the hard-to-reach places. Use on your keyboard, computer monitor, camera lens or cell phone for the best clean tech you’ve ever had.
12. Winbot W730 Window Cleaning Robot ($400): Fully equipped with two cleaning pads and a squeegie, Winbot makes cleaning windows easier than ever. With the touch of a button, the window cleaning robot automatically cleans both framed and frameless windows effortlessly.
13. Winix FresHome Model P300 True HEPA Air Cleaner With PlasmaWave ($131): This unique air cleaner features three-stage air cleaning that includes an activated carbon pre-filter, HEPA filtration and PlasmaWave technology. These three stages work to capture offensive household odors, 99.9% of airborne pollutants and allergens, and even neutralize bacteria in the air without producing a harmful ozone.
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