Happy Buys: Smart cleaning hacks

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After a long winter, the birds are clearing their throats, the flowers are thinking about blooming, and spring is once again in the air. Renewal is all around us, and it’s the perfect time to take stock of your surroundings and get a fresh start. That could mean anything from planting a garden to purging a messy closet or rearranging your bookshelves.

There’s no better way to let the sunshine in than with a healthy regimen of spring cleaning and spring organizing. Out with the old, in with the new. And we’ve got some smart cleaning hacks that will have your home bright and breezy in no time.

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1. Get organized with drawers

Angela | Salt by Sabrina

Too much clutter can have adverse effects on your mental well-being. There’s nothing more satisfying than purging what you don’t need and organizing the rest in purpose-built drawers. Designed with eight equal compartments, the Angela custom drawer organizer is an ideal solution for keeping items tidy in high-use areas like laundry rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms.

2. Make cleaning easier

The Double Agent Wand | Full Circle Home

Take on bottles, glasses, mugs, and much more this spring with the Double Agent Wand Bundle from Full Circle Home. It comes with a pair of interchangeable, replaceable heads to fit whatever vessel you can throw at it. The Clean Reach head has a slim, elongated design that’s perfect for drinking bottles, with certified recycled plastic bristles that pack superior scrubbing power. And the Magic Wand cellulose sponge leaves glasses bright, brilliant, and gleaming.

3. Steam clean your way into spring

NEAT™ Steam Cleaner | Dupray

Taking the time to deep-clean your home for the season is one of those simple annual rites that brings its own rewards. The efficient and reliable do-it-all NEAT Steam Cleaner delivers the cleaning power of much larger professional units, with a sleek, modern look that lets you DIY in style at a fraction of the cost. Get rid of dirt, grease, and stains while killing 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, pathogens, bedbugs, and mold from all types of floors, tiles, grout, furniture, kitchen appliances, and more.

4. Smart ways to store your cleaning supplies

Rolling Dolly – Steel | Yamazaki Home

Make cleaning easier on yourself with this smart rolling dolly from Yamazaki Home, which is designed to keep all your supplies neat, organized, and easily accessible in tight spaces like the bathroom, laundry room, or closet. Simply load up the durable steel tray with whatever you need and wheel it out when it’s cleaning time, then roll it back when you’re done. The quick and seamless storage is so chic, it doubles as a design statement.

5. Prepare your kitchen for the new season

Prepdeck | Prepdeck

Every professional chef knows that the secret to great cooking is great preparation. An Amazon Innovator of the Year winner, the Prepdeck helps home chefs take the stress and mess out of making meals by bringing professional mise en place organizational techniques to every kitchen.

6. Give your kitty a clean place to go

Litter-Robot 3 Connect | Litter-Robot by Whisker

This spring, thanks to the self-cleaning Litter-Robot 3 Connect, you’ll never have to scoop again. The Wi-Fi–enabled litter box upgrade gives up to four cats a clean slate automatically, with next-generation sifting technology and carbon filters that significantly reduce unwanted odors. There’s even an app that lets you monitor activity and receive alerts directly from your phone.

7. Spring clean naturally


With growing awareness about the kinds of chemicals we use for cleaning, many more people are looking for a natural approach that gets the job done without any harmful effects on the environment or our bodies. The good news is that many common household products like vinegar, baking soda, lemon, and even potatoes are incredibly effective natural cleaning agents.

To deep clean your carpets this spring, simply vacuum, sprinkle baking soda over your rug with a mist of water, let it dry, and vacuum again. (Baking soda also works well on stainless steel sinks.) Or for a clean, fresh, and disinfected dishwasher, try placing a tub of white vinegar on the top rack and running a full cycle on the highest temperature. Vinegar is great for removing sticky grime from windows, too. And you can get rid of ugly watermarks on tiles and shower doors with lemon, which is a citrusy solution for steam-cleaning microwaves as well. Vinegar and lemon together do wonders for cleaning and descaling showerheads. And for water stains on glassware? Try rubbing them with potato skins and rinsing with water.

Whatever your approach to spring cleaning and organizing this year, the most critical step is resolving to actually begin a project. When you shop for any of the smart hacks available from the merchants above, checking out with Amazon Pay will make it even easier to get started by removing obstacles like billing and shipping forms. So no more excuses — you’re just a few clicks away from a fresh start on spring.