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Recent Cleaning Gadgets Articles


We Tested It: Homemade Daily Shower Spray

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Sep 26, 2013

My boyfriend has this contraption called an Automatic Shower Cleaner. Have you heard of this? I’ve done some research and basically, it’s a magical device made by unicorns...


Photoof a Swiffer type wet mop by slobo/istockphoto.com

Should You Buy a Swiffer?

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Mar 31, 2013

Several months ago, I asked this question on Hometalk: "Does anyone out there use a Swiffer? Do you like it? Do you not like it? Do you have an ecological alternative? Is it the best...


We Tested It: Windex Touch-Up

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Mar 07, 2013

A couple weeks ago, a PR person contacted me to ask if I would do a write up of a new product by Windex. I offered to test the product and to write about the results if she would send...


Photo of a man cleaning an oven by akit/istockphoto.com.

Oven Cleaning Tips

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Mar 05, 2013

In my experience, cleaning the oven is a hideous job. The hideousness comes in the form of removing all traces of toxic oven cleaner from the oven. Scrubbing the roasted on black-brown...


A man steps into his Shoe-Ins. Photo courtesy of Shoe-Ins.

Equipment Review: Shoe In Overshoes

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Oct 31, 2012

As a pathological DIYer, I do a lot of projects in and around the house, including all of the dirty jobs. I also live in Colorado, where the weather loves to go from blizzard to balmy...


Hire a pro rather than power washing from a ladder.

Tips for Power Washing

Posted by Cris Carl | May 04, 2012

If you are starting to spend more time outside or you are preparing to sell your home, you may start to notice the layer of grime on your home or decking. To save time and energy, power...


Here's my reusable rag hack and how I fill the Swiffer with vinegar.

How to Eco-Hack Your Swiffer-Style Mop

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Jan 10, 2012

You know which household chore sucks the most? Oh, dusting? Yeah, you’re probably right. But this one comes in a close second. Mopping. Boy howdy, is there anything more frustrating?...


This is the Laundry Pod. We got the photo from their website. As you can see, it's like a salad spinner for your clothes.

Countertop Washing Machines

Posted by Adam Verwymeren | Nov 04, 2011

For apartment dwellers, the long hike to the laundromat with a heavy sack of dirty clothes or a cumbersome cart is one of the most dreaded parts of the week. While it would be great...