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Can’t find the motivation pick up the feather duster or clean up after your kids for the umpteenth time this week? With Spring around the corner, we’ve scoured the web to find the best nine gadgets designed to help you tackle the task of ‘Spring Cleaning’.

From kitchen saviours to living room essentials, here’s how to spruce up your cleaning regime a little more easily.

Kitchen

Combat your kitchen with these simple cleaning tech solutions, from the microwave cleaner that absorbs odours in minutes to the handheld vacuum cleaner to clean up the crumbs lying around from the breakfast run. 

Kärcher WV 2 Plus Window Washer

Have big sliding French doors that need tackling or simply just fed up of staring out of smeary windows when you’re washing up? You need the Kärcher WV 2 Plus Window Washer, the simple to use handheld window cleaner that leaves your windows streak-free. They’re incredibly simple to use and yet still so effective, plus they can be used all over the house, glass surfaces and even your car. You can also use them on worktops too which is perfect for tackling the kitchen work surfaces after the massacre of the school breakfast run. 

All you need to do is wipe once and the job really is done. The battery life lasts up to 35 minutes which, in our opinion, is just enough time to tackle a cleaning job without it getting monotonous.

Order yours at: johnlewis.com

Shark WV251UK Handheld Vacuum Cleaner with Dual Battery

Keeping on the work surfaces front, this Shark handheld vacuum cleaner is the ultimate kitchen essential for any busy households and food spillage prone accidents. Whack out this machine and you’ll remove the excess crumbs and dry food pills from worktops and tables in next to no time, plus you can use it around the house too to gather up any excess dust and debris. 

It’s both lightweight and effective, with a dual battery meaning you can continue to use it when you’re really on a Spring cleaning frenzy.

Order yours at: johnlewis.com

Microwave Cleaner Angry Mama

For those searching for a more affordable kitchen gadget, say hello to the Angry Mama portable microwave cleaner. Simply fill the Mama with white wine vinegar and water and the steam from the Angry Mama will melt the grease and grim in just five minutes. 

Perfect for those who are sharing a house with friends who don’t clean up in the kitchen after themselves or simply to freshen up the microwave after your umpteenth microwave meal (no judgement).

Order yours at: amazon.co.uk

Bathroom

We know you’ve been putting it off for weeks on end but it really is time to tackle the bathroom. Get rid of the limescale, scrub that loo and get on with polishing that tile floor. We believe in you.

SonicScrubber Cleaning Tool with 4 brushes

There’s nothing more annoying than scrubbing the bathroom tiles but over time grime, mould and who knows what can start growing and discolouring the grout in between each tile. Here to help you tackle your problem is the SonicScrubber. Equipped with four brush heads, the cone-shaped head will help you get into those tight corners with ease, while the soft head is best used on softer surfaces.

Order yours at: lakeland.co.uk

Loogun 2.0

Cleaning the loo isn’t the most glamorous of jobs but it is necessary to maintain a sparkling clean bathroom. Helping to take the stress out of the task is the Loogun. It essentially helps you tackle the job quicker and easier, removing any stubborn marks with ease. It’s a handheld motorised gadget and sprays a powerful jet of water to help clean quicker.

Order yours at: loogun.com

AirCraft Powerglide Cordless Hard Floor Cleaner and Polisher

Probably the task best left for last unless you want wet socks, the AirCraft cordless hard floor cleaner and polisher does what it says on the tin. It glides easily on your floor, helping to clean using the machine washable pads which are super absorbent and leaves the floor virtually dry after each use. Works best on sealed wood, vinyl and tiled floors, you can nip in and out of your rooms with this cordless gadget and it even has LED lights so you can glide under hard to see areas with ease.

Order yours at: lakeland.co.uk

Living essentials

Looking to make your life easier when it comes to cleaning? These three gadgets are the perfect selection for any household, from the Philips steam and go garment steamer to the iRobot vacuum. 

Philips Steam & Go Plus Handheld Garment Steamer

While this one might not be on the top of your list of ‘essentials’, it’s definitely worth investing in one ready for when we can go out and party the night away post-Covid. Philips’ Steam & Go Plus Handheld Garment Steamer is a portable solution to tackling the wrinkles and creases on your clothes. 

Great for travelling or any last minute plans you might have (post-Covid obviously), this simple to use steamer helps you iron your clothes both vertically and horizontally on difficult-to-iron areas. Plus the continual steam helps to tackle odours and kills 99.9% of bacteria, which is perfect given the current climate.

Order yours at: johnlewis.com

iRobot E5152 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner

If you come away with anything from this list, it should be the iRobot E5152 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner. Trust us when we say you’ll never want to pick up your Henry or Dyson again. All you need to do is pop them on and you’ll have a little helper vacuuming up for you. 

You can also use voice assistants too through Alexa and Google Voice activated speakers which is super handy.

Order yours at: johnlewis.com

Philips Air Purifier – Series 3000i 

Again perhaps not an ‘essential’ as such but the Philips Air Purifier – Series 3000i is at the top of our list when it comes to enhancing the air quality of your house. 

With everyone spending more time at home right now, it’s the perfect time to purify the air that you’re breathing in. The Philips Series 3000i has auto-purification built in to automatically remove all three major threats of indoor air: particles, harmful gases and indoor allergens, and can remove up to 99.97% of allergens. 

For something a little more affordable, there’s a great Philips dupe here too that’s a fraction of the price but still provides optimal results.

Order yours at: philips.co.uk

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