7 Tools to Make House Cleaning Easier [better clean with less elbow grease]

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We don’t use the same kitchen appliances as our great-grandmothers did. We don’t use typewriters like our grandmothers did. So why are we still using the same cleaning tools that they did? In this article we’ll look at 7 tools to make house cleaning easier.

7 tools to help make house cleaning easier - less elbow grease...includes cordless, lightweight vacuum, power scrubbers and more.
Tools to make house cleaning easier

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How to make house cleaning easier? 7 tools to get the job done

Below are some tools to make house cleaning easier!

I don’t like cleaning.  Don’t get me wrong, I love having a clean, tidy house, but I think the process sucks.

Why are we using the same cleaning techniques from a hundred years ago? Why is cleaning so laborious?

Well there are a lot of new cleaning products that you may not even be aware of.

Most of them utilize technology to help you clean: elbow grease not required.

I haven’t tried all of these products yet, but because I was surprised, and pleased, to see they exist I thought you might be too!


1) Cordless Electric Spin Scrubber

Electric Spin Scrubber, Voweek Cordless Shower Cleaning Brush with Adjustable Long Handle, 4 Replaceable Brush Heads, 2 Rotating Speeds, Electric Scrubber for Bathroom, Tub, Tile, Shower, Floor

This rechargeable, cordless spinning scrub brush has 4 different cleaning heads to tackle different cleaning jobs. And the stainless-steel handle extends from 27-inches to 43-inches long.

It can be used in the bathroom to clean the bathtub, tiles, grout lines, and toilet, and it can be used in other rooms of the house as well.

An electric scrubber like this cuts down on cleaning time, but they also market it as a way to reduce the aches and pains associated with cleaning.

Will this help you clean your house quicker and easier?

2) Drill Brush Cleaning Brushes, Pads and attachments

Holikme 22Piece Drill Brush Attachments Set, Scrub Pads & Sponge, Buffing Pads, Power Scrubber Brush with Extend Long Attachment, Car Polishing Pad Kit

Do you already own a cordless drill? If not, you may want to get one. 

They are super handy around the house, and I just learned that they can make cleaning the house easier too.

The company Holikme makes cleaning brushes that go into your cordless drill. And you let the drill provide all the elbow grease!

They make this 22-piece variety kit that has scrub pads, brushes and other attachments to help you make quick work of your cleaning chores.

Holikme 22Piece Drill Brush Attachments Set, Scrub Pads & Sponge, Buffing Pads, Power Scrubber Brush with Extend Long Attachment, Car Polishing Pad Kit

Great idea!

Click here to see more details on Amazon. 

3) RubberMaid Reveal Power Scrubber

Rubbermaid Reveal Cordless Battery Power Scrubber Home Kit, 18 Pieces, Red, Multi-Purpose Scrub Brush Cleaner for Grout/Tile/Bathroom/Shower/Bathtub, Water Resistant, Lightweight, Ergonomic Grip

The downside to using a cordless drill as a scrubber is they can get heavy. (Obviously depends on your drill).

Rubbermaid makes a little scrubber that looks about the size of an electric toothbrush.

In fact, the head on this scrubber is only 1/2 inch! So it’s pretty darn small, but people love it for cleaning hard to reach grout lines.

Its called the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber.

It takes 4 AA batteries and they are included when you purchase the scrubber. But unless you want to be tossing out batteries all the time you should look into some rechargeable AA batteries.


4) Bissell Steam Mop

Bissell Steam Mop, Steamer, Tile, Hard Wood Floor Cleaner, 1806, Sapphire Powerfresh Deluxe

Do you mop your floor as much as you should or want to?

Probably not because it can be a pain in the butt…or elbows, or shoulders…

And if you don’t use bleach or other cleaners how do you know you’re actually getting it clean?

Is all that hunched over scrubbing doing anything? Well the Bissell steam mop claims that the steam will kill over 99% of germs.

Will this help you get cleaner floors?

If you want more details, click here to see it on Amazon.

5) O-Cedar Spin Mop

O-Cedar Easywring Microfiber Spin Mop & Bucket Floor Cleaning System with 4 Extra Refills

For years I had a regular yacht mop.

It did the trick most of the time but more than once I broke the plastic squeeze-out part on the mop bucket.

The foot activated spinning mechanism on the O-Cedar spinning mop is intended to avoid that issue. And it has a triangular head that is supposed to get into corners better.

It is really highly-rated, with over 100,00 customer submitted ratings!

Do you think it could help you?

6) Get a Lightweight Cordless Vacuum

Tineco Pure ONE S11 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Smart Stick Handheld Vacuum Strong Suction & Lightweight, Cordless Handheld Vacuum Deep Clean Hair, Hard Floor, Carpet, Car (Pure ONE S11 Grey)

Having a cordless, rechargeable lightweight vacuum makes it quick and easy to clean up messes or to do regular vacuuming.

No more hassle of cords.

It is so easy to use that you won’t have excuses anymore for putting off vacuuming.

But there are some downsides:

The vacuum’s small size is a benefit…but it can also be a detriment.

The narrow vacuum head means it is great on the stairs and in tight spots, but it also means that on larger surface areas it takes longer to vacuum. You have to make more passes over the carpet versus larger vacuums.

It is a bag-less vacuum and because the dirt collection compartment is pretty small you also need to dump it out fairly frequently.

But it’s way easier to pack it around than most other corded, upright vacuums or canister vacuums.

You can put on a variety of attachments, and even remove the long suction tube to use it as a handheld vacuum. Pretty cool.

The narrow tube attachment makes it very convenient for vacuuming along the top of baseboards and along the edges of the floor.

So if you want a small, lightweight, cordless vacuum you should check this vacuum out.

7) Microfiber Clothes

People used to use paper towel all the time, and throw it away without thinking about it.

Now with more and more people going toward less waste they are looking toward washable, reusable cleaning clothes.

Below are microfiber clothes for sale on Amazon.

They are AmazonBasics brand.

Amazon claims the clothes can absorb 8 times their weight in liquid (good for spills) and can be used with or without chemical cleaners.

Some people use them as a mop head for their swiffer-style mops instead of buying dedicated mop pads.

Other Cleaning Tools and Products

Nellie’s Laundry Soda

We started buying Nellie’s Laundry Soda (laundry cleaner) after our baby was born and she had sensitive skin.

We couldn’t buy the usual cheap laundry detergent anymore. We discovered Nellie’s and have been impressed by it.

I love the metal tin packaging too. You can probably find it at your local stores, but if not, you can see more details on Amazon.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

This isn’t a fancy battery-powered tool – it still requires you to move your hand around – but it can make your cleaning chores go by quicker and smoother.

I used these after my tenant moved out and I needed to do some cleaning.

I used it on the walls and in the kitchen.

I was pleased by how well it worked, but I was a little disappointed in durability.

I see they make a new “stronger” version of the magic eraser so you may want to check that one out.

And some people say that it can scratch “gentle” surfaces like chrome so you may want to avoid that.

Thanks for checking out this list of tools to make house cleaning easier.

This list is by no means inclusive of all the new cleaning products out there.

These are just some products that are supposed to minimize elbow grease and make house cleaning easier for you. 

And most of them don’t require heavy duty, harsh chemical cleaners either.

If you have a cleaning tool that has made your life easier, leave a comment below.

Thanks again.

Tim from LearnAlongWithMe.com

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