13 Cleaning Items You’ll Wish You Knew About Sooner

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Want your home to be sparkling clean? There's no need to spend an entire weekend scrubbing and dusting when nifty products can cut your cleaning time.
These dirt-busting products will make every cleaning job easier - from doing the dishes to putting the shine back in to those bathroom tiles…

Ditch the Dust

Ditch the Dust
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Spent the morning dusting only to see specks already settling again?
Arm yourself with your cleaning supplies and - most importantly - washable microfibre cloth. Without the need for spray polish, the microfibre cloth grabs and holds on to dust without releasing it back into the air.

Oven Pride

Oven Pride

Is your oven smoking hot for all the wrong reasons?
Rid yourself of all those stuck-on pieces of burnt food by giving your oven a blast with a powerful, fume-free oven cleaner.
It'll leave your grill, racks and oven walls gleaming. Cleaning company Molly Maid recommends spraying racks in a plastic rubbish bag for easier cleaning.

Extendable Duster

Extendable Duster
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Forget climbing ladders to get to those out-of-reach cobwebs, bag yourself a telescopic microfibre feather duster instead.
They trap dust and won't release a blizzard of the stuff into the air. These dusters also fold away for easy storage, and the handle is cushioned too.

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
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For hassle-free hoovering, let a robot vacuum do the work. Often round in shape and about the height of a teacup, robotic vacuum cleaners are for everyday once-overs.
So while you're busy with things other than cleaning, let your robot get to grips with your mess.

Get Rid of Stains

Get Rid of Stains
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If your little one has decorated the wall with smiley faces or there are shoe marks on your tiles, a melamine eraser sponge will wipe out the marks for good.
When damp, the microscopic fibres in the foam become strong and eraser-like. They can be snipped to any size - allowing you to magic away those tea stains inside your mugs or burnt-on food coating dishes and pans.

Hair Away

Hair Away

Rubber squeegees aren't just great for cleaning windows.
Run a dry rubber squeegee along your carpet and collect up all the stray hairs from carpets, cushion covers and surfaces in one go.
Using a squeegee on your carpet will also stop your vacuum cleaner getting into a tangle.

Magic Cleaning Balls

Magic Cleaning Balls
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Are your vases plagued with watermarks that seem impossible to wash away?
Try these tiny copper balls for an almost effortless, chemical-free clean. Swish them around with soapy water and transform grime into gleam. They are ideal for awkward items like antique perfume bottles and thin vases.

Eco Laundry Egg

Eco Laundry Egg
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Filled with cleaning pellets, Eco Laundry Eggs weaken the grip of dirt to completely transform your laundry routine.
Lasting up to 720 washes, they come in a variety of fragrances including Spring Blossom and Soft Cotton to make your sheets smell even sweeter. And they're hypoallergenic too.

Dryer Balls

Dryer Balls
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Stop your clean clothes coming out of the drier like cardboard by adding dryer balls to the drum.
The nodules massage and fluff up fabric allowing the hot air to flow more efficiently through your clothes. They also cut drying time and can be reused.

Clear Plugholes

Clear Plugholes
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If the water's not draining away properly in your shower or sink, chances are you have a blockage.
Hair and soap build up over time, but instead of poking a broken coat hanger into the plughole, get yourself a drain weasel.
Push the wand into the plughole and snag hair on contact. Then kick back and think about that plumber's bill that you've managed to avoid.

Cleaning Sticks

Cleaning Sticks
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Cake and computers don't mix, but if you've been chomping a slice of Victoria sponge over your keys, there is a way to clear away crumbs without having to call IT.
These clever cleaning sticks are perfect for cleaning between the keys on your computer keyboard.

Sticky Situations

Sticky Situations
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Chewing gum stuck to your clothes? Candlewax all over your worktop?
Goo Gone could be the answer to all your gooey problems. This cleaner works a treat on glue, tar, lipstick and tape residue among other things.
It's also safe to use on carpets, upholstery and clothes too.

Vinegar

Vinegar
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Cheap and non-toxic vinegar is a must for your cleaning cupboard. Add to water and use it to clean glass and taps.
And that showerhead blocked with limescale? Simply half-fill a plastic bag with white vinegar. Tie it around the head, secure with an elastic band and leave for one hour then polish.

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