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Each and every spring, flowers bloom, leaves reappear on trees, and an overall sense of rebirth and renewal envelops the world. And, if you’re someone who likes to keep things tidy (or wish you were), you likely have spring cleaning on the agenda. After all, what better way to embrace the season than to renew your own space?
When you think of spring cleaning, changing your bedding, cleaning your toilets, or giving your bath and shower a deep clean might come to mind. While we’re fans of all those things, we’re here to let you in on a little secret: Spring cleaning can encompass fun tools and techniques to help organize your space, too. With that in mind, ahead you’ll find things to tackle deep cleaning, as well as optimize organization. Here’s hoping that by the end of this article you’ll feel better prepared to make your spring cleaning dreams come true.
1. A whip-smart vacuum cleaner Credit: Amazon
It intuitively knows what type of floor or surface it’s cleaning.
It’s hard for a home to feel clean if the floors are covered in dirt, lint, and pet hair. Thankfully, the Dyson V11 Torque Drive vacuum is here to help. The intuitive cordless machine knows when to switch modes between vacuuming hardwood floors, tile, carpet, and the like. What’s more, it comes with a streamlined press-down dispenser that makes emptying post-cleanse easier (and cleaner) than ever. And, with up to 60 minutes of run time, you don’t have to worry about it conking out mid-cleanse. In testing, we found it to be super versatile and easy to use as well.
Get the Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cordless Vacuum Cleaner from Amazon for $599.99
2. A handy label maker Credit: Amazon
You can choose from a bunch of different pretty fonts.
One of the easiest ways to feel more organized is to know where everything is within your home. Because of this, an easy-to-use label maker is a must. That way, when organizing boxes for storage, spices in your pantry, or bins in your bathroom, you know exactly where your essentials are. Instead of getting a boring old-school label maker, however, we recommend checking out the Cricut Joy Machine.
The bite-sized machine (well, in comparison to their traditional Maker styles) has a near-perfect 4.8-star rating from more than 4,500 shoppers, who claim it pairs easily with your phone to create craft projects (ranging from labels to cards and banners) with a click of a finger. It’s genuinely that simple. And, unlike many label makers, the Cricut Joy comes with the option to select from dozens of designs to ensure that your new organization system perfectly fits your aesthetic. Nifty, no?
Get the Cricut Joy Machine from Amazon for $152.98
3. Durable paper towels that clean like cloths Credit: Target
They’re so absorbent!
When it comes to cleaning various surfaces in your home, it helps to have durable cloths to get the job done. If you’re someone who enjoys using paper towels, then do yourself a favor and buy the Viva Signature Paper Towels. As one of the best paper towels we've tested, these are incredibly durable and actually feel like cloth, so they won’t pill apart when cleaning even the most stubborn spills. I personally grew up with these paper towels and can’t imagine buying anything else. They’re that good.
Get the Viva Signature Paper Towels, 15-pack from Staples for $15.29
4. A bottle of stain and odor eliminator Credit: Amazon
Because pet stains can and will come up.
Sure, you can use this stain and odor eliminator to spruce up your spring cleaning, but you’ll be so glad to have it on hand thereafter too. The cult-favorite pet spray is designed to lift stains, eliminate odors, and deter your pet from going to the bathroom in the same spot. It is, quite literally, a miracle worker, according to close to 50,000 Amazon shoppers. Plus, it was one of the only carpet stain removers we tested that could remove a stubborn chocolate stain. So, if you have a stain you’ve been putting off or you’re looking for ways to simultaneously clean and tell your pets where not to go, don’t wait, click ‘Add to Cart.’
Get the Rocco & Roxie Supply Professional Strength Stain and Odor Eliminator from Amazon for $19.97
5. A pack of sponges that can scrub through anything Credit: Amazon
They’re durable and effective!
If you do, in fact, plan to get hands-on with your spring cleaning, you’ll want to have a pack of Scrub Daddy sponges on hand. Not only are they effective at rinsing away dirt and grime—we dubbed them one of the best sponges of 2021—they’re also downright cheerful thanks to their color assortment and cute smiley face design. What’s more, you can actually run them through the wash to clean 'em, so you’ll be able to prolong their shelf life.
Get the Scrub Daddy Original FlexTexture Sponge, Set of 8 from QVC for $27.30.99
6. A set of chic shoe storage boxes Credit: The Container Store
Don’t let cluttered shoes take over your closet.
Turn your closet into a streamlined masterpiece with these fan-favorite drop-front shoe boxes. The stackable boxes allow you to easily see which shoes you have without requiring you to unstack the boxes to get to the pair you want. And, if you opt for the large option, you’ll be able to easily store heels and booties, too. They're without a doubt one of the best things you can buy at The Container Store, if you ask us.
Get the Large Drop-Front Shoe Box Case of 6 from The Container Store for $58.49
7. A set of fold-up shelves Credit: HSN
Ensure you have enough storage without requiring extra space forever.
Last but not least, I present you with some extra storage. Different seasons sometimes call for different amounts of storage. If you’re someone who needs extra space to store, say, pots and planting supplies, adding a set of these best-selling 3-tier fold-up shelves to your cart is a smart decision.
More than 2,000 HSN customers swear by them for being sturdy and easily movable. The heavy-duty shelves are available in six colors and can support up to 250 pounds per shelf. Though, if you plan to put the shelves on wheels (because that’s an option), then it’s downgraded to 75 pounds per shelf. That’s still an impressive amount of extra storage though, if you ask me.
Get the Origami Heavy Duty 3-Tier Rack 2-pack from HSN for $124.95
8. A stylish filing cabinet Credit: Poppin
Stop stacking your mail on the counter and organize it into a dedicated folder.
If you’re like me, you have a bad habit of getting your mail and dropping it on your kitchen island as soon as you get home. And, when you do this over and over again day after day, things can get a little untidy. So, what’re you waiting for? It’s time to invest in a filing cabinet. This three-drawer one has two storage drawers and a drawer for hanging files so that you can easily organize all your most important documents as well as any file away any you want to look through but don’t have time to in the moment.
Get the Poppin White 3-Drawer Stow Locking Filing Cabinet from The Container Store for $259.99
9. A handy-dandy water bottle organizer Credit: Amazon
If you have a water bottle obsession, you’ll love this little tool.
Another way we may be similar? If you, like me, have more water bottles than you could possibly ever need but also can’t fathom getting rid of. Thankfully, mDesign has a solution. Amazon shoppers adore this organizing gadget for its sturdy, stackable nature and its ability to be used in a cabinet, on a shelf, or in the fridge. So, whether you’re using it to organize your many Takeya, Corkcicle, and S’well bottles, or to keep your favorite soda waters organized while getting chilled, you’ll be glad you added it to your spring cleaning supplies.
Get the mDesign Modern Plastic Stackable Vertical Standing Water Bottle Holder Stand from Amazon for $39.99
10. A rolling under-bed storage box Credit: The Container Store
Make the most of the space beneath your bed.
So often, folks forget that there’s valuable real estate lying beneath their bed—even if you have a low platform bed like me. To make the most of it, we recommend The Container Store’s Long Under Bed Box with Wheels for its robust construction and
airtight seal. Designed with a split lid that can be lifted from either side, the long, shallow (5 ½”) box is perfect for storing bedding, blankets, non-seasonal clothes, and anything else you might want to store away. I, for one, own six (three under my bed and three under my guest bed) and am so glad that I do.
Get the Long Under Bed Box with Wheels from The Container Store for $27.99
11. A set of pantry organization containers Credit: Amazon
Your pantry will look like it was organized by The Home Edit.
Did you watch The Home Edit on Netflix and wish your pantry looked like one of Clea and Joanna’s masterpieces? Same. The good news is, with one of our favorite food storage containers, OXO’s Good Grips 8-Piece POP Container Baking Set, it can. Okay, you might need more than one set, but the top-rated assortment is a great starting point for anyone looking to streamline their pantry. Simply transfer your favorite baking supplies, snacks, pasta, and other pantry items into the clear, plastic, dishwasher-safe, air-tight containers and step back in awe of your newly refreshed pantry.
Get the OXO Good Grips 8-Piece POP Container Baking Set from Amazon for $59.95
12. A rotating beauty organizer Credit: Amazon
Declutter your vanity without having to throw out your faves.
My biggest clutter-prone space in my home is my bathroom. As a beauty writer, it’s easy to let products stack up. But, even non-writers can relate to this woe. With so many new launches hitting shelves, it’s easy to want to stock up on all the latest and greatest makeup and skincare. Though, if you don’t have the space for it, it might cause more mental harm than good. Of course, that’s only if you don’t know how to organize it.
If you’re working with a small space, this rotating cosmetic storage display will make you swoon. The 8-layer acrylic organizer can hold bottles, jars, and tubes of your favorite beauty goodies while making them look like a downright Pinterest-worthy collection. And, considering nearly 9,500 Amazon shoppers have given it the 5-star green light, it’s safe to say you can’t go wrong.
Get the 360 Degree Rotating Adjustable Cosmetic Storage Display Case from Amazon for $26.88
13. The best vacuum cleaner for the person who doesn’t like to vacuum Credit: Amazon
It takes the effort out of vacuuming.
If pushing a vacuum around your home feels like the ultimate chore, then we highly suggest you invest in the iRobot Roomba i7+ Robot Vacuum. No, really, we’ve dubbed it the best robot vacuum ever made. While undeniably expensive, the robot vacuum is able to pick up loads of dirt and empty itself once it’s full. What’s more, it links to your phone so you can choose which rooms of the house you want it clean and it will intuitively do so. All this is to say, you’ll be able to clean your floor without lifting a finger and there’s likely nothing better than that if you’re adverse to cleaning.
Get the iRobot Roomba i7+ (7550) Robot Vacuum from Amazon for $599.99
14. A set of matching food storage containers Credit: HSN
Get rid of your mismatched Tupperware.
Over the years, it’s totally normal to accumulate an array of different food storage containers. However, if your goal is to streamline your life during spring cleaning, then investing a set of matching containers will serve you well, like these glass ones from Anchor Hocking. Unlike plastic food storage containers, these glass containers are more eco-friendly and they won’t absorb food stains (we’ve all experienced the dread of reheating tomato sauce in a plastic food container, right?).
The set comes with four sizes of containers, too, so you’ll have plenty of options for all your leftover storage needs. They also boast a near-perfect 4.7-star rating from close to 500 HSN shoppers for their secure lids and tight seal.
Get the Anchor Hocking TrueSeal 24-piece Glass Food Storage Set from HSN for $34.95
15. A set of slip-proof hangers Credit: Honey Can Do
Keep your clothes from falling off your hangers once and for all.
Hoping to spend more time organizing your closet during your spring cleaning sesh? One of the easiest ways to make it look fully refreshed is to switch all of your mismatched hangers over to matching one. But, before buying a bunch of plastic matching hangers, consider these ones by Honey Can Do instead. The velvet-lined ultra-slim hangers hug onto your clothes so that garments don’t randomly slip off onto the floor. And, despite their thin nature, they appear to support everything from tank top blouses to suits. So, suffice it to say, you’ll be glad that each pack comes with a total of 50.
Get the Honey-Can-Do Velvet Touch Suit/Dress Hangers, Set of 50 from QVC for $52.42
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