Let’s face it – not many of us actively enjoy cleaning. It’s fine once you’re in the swing of it but finding the motivation to get your hands dirty in the first place is pretty hard to come by. So, what, if anything, can you do to make cleaning bearable or even – dare I say – fun?
Well, thanks to the meteoric rise of technology over the years, there are now a number of products on the market designed to take the hard work out of cleaning. Whether it be a gutter cleaning robot, a scoop-free cat litter box or a simple in-sink hair catcher, cleaning can suddenly become so much more fun when you have a gadget or two to help.
With this in mind, join us as we take a look at some of the best cleaning gadgets you can get your hands on this year.
1. Hair Help
Say goodbye to dreaded hair clogs thanks to this simple, yet extremely effective, hair catcher from TubShroom. Rather than needing to rely on a plunger when your shower’s water starts to pool around your feet, this hair catcher fits snugly into your drain and catches any wantaway hairs. While you will have to pull the hair off the catcher every now and again, it makes the whole process much quicker, easier and less traumatizing, which can only be a good thing.
2. Table Tidy
If you’re a little clumsy with your toast in the morning and end up getting crumbs everywhere, now you can make an adorable friend clear up the mess for you. And no, I don’t mean your housemate. The portable owl table vacuum cleaner or the portable frog table vacuum cleaner from VesipaFly make it quick and easy to hoover up any leftover crumbs, hair, paper, or dust from in and around the home.
3. Tile Tidy
Bathrooms are known for being an absolute hotbed for bacteria, requiring cleaning on a regular basis. However, instead of relying on a cumbersome, smelly mop to do this, why not let a robot do it for you? While you’re off out enjoying your day, iRobot’s mini robotic mop can sweep and gently wet-clean any room with tiled floors, including bathrooms and kitchens.
With an on-wall charger, simply turn the Braava Jet robot on, set the cleaning mode you’d like and let it get to work. It’ll effortlessly move around the room, making short work of any dirt it encounters along the way.
4. Carpet Cleaner
Vacuuming may be great for sucking up all the dust and debris from your carpets, but it isn’t really cleaning it. For that, you need to use a carpet cleaner of some kind. That’s where the Bissell Turboclean Powerbrush comes in.
Designed for pet messes, this carpet cleaner can return your carpets back to their former glory, shampooing and sucking up any pet-related stains and messes.
5. Mattress Mate
You’ll probably know all too well already just how many dust mites and skin cells live in your bed. It’s one of those things many of us simply choose to ignore. However, thanks to Dyson, all that yuck-inducing dirt and debris can be cleaned up both quickly and easily. Known as the Dyson V6 Mattress Vacuum, this portable vacuum cleaner has been specifically designed for use on mattresses, helping ensure you always have the best – and cleanest – night’s sleep imaginable.
6. Cat Cleaner
If you have a pet cat, you will know all too well how frustrating and cumbersome it can be having to renew and replace the cat litter tray on a regular basis. Fortunately, you needn’t worry anymore. PetSafe’s ScoopFree Self-Cleaning litter boxes feature an automatic raking system to replenish the cat litter and make your cat feel like royalty.
Whether you’d prefer using reusable or disposable trays, PetSafe’s system will keep your cat happy for a month at a time.
7. Desktop Duster
While vacuums can be great at sucking up dirt, the Compucleaner 2.0 Electric High-Pressure Air Duster works in the exact opposite way, yet equally effective. When it comes to sensitive electronic appliances, generally speaking, you need to avoid using chemicals, liquids or vacuums in case of damaging the system.
This nifty electric duster uses a very powerful, consistent stream of air to blow dust out of cracks and crevices. While you will then need to hoover up any debris it dislodges, it will at least keep your electric goods functioning at their best.