A Look At The Best Spring Cleaning Products
Transform the mundane into the marvelous with scented soaps and delightful detergents.
Spring cleaning never smelled so sweet.
LET’S DISH >>
Valencia Orange and Meyer Lemon dish soap, $8.50 at Williams-Sonoma. It’s Not Your Mother’s scrubby sponge by Casabella, $4.95 for three at Sur La Table. Orange cleaning gloves, $12 at Williams-Sonoma.
<< SCRUB & RUB
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The Thymes Mandarin Coriander all-purpose surface cleaner, $8.50 at Bishop Street Market. Sprayway ammonia-free glass cleaner, $4.95 at Restoration Hardware. Bamboo conditioning oil, $6.95 at Sur La Table. The Town Talk Polish Co.’s orange wax for wood, $14 at Williams-Sonoma. Lemongrass-scented Vacuum BBs, $10 at Restoration Hardware. Zenith Tibet almond stick for removing furniture scratches, $4.95 at Restoration Hardware. Mrs. Meyer’s Geranium scented kitchen scrub, $5.49 at Central Market. Dry silver polish, $7.50 at The Copper Lamp. Cucumber-scented bathroom wipes by Method, $2.99 at Target.
WASH & DRY >>
CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: The Good Home Co. Beach Days liquid laundry detergent, $17.50 at The Iron Bed. White tea-scented dryer sheets by Caldrea, $15 at The Iron Bed. Ecover eco-friendly detergent powder, $5.99-11.99 at Whole Foods Market. The Laundress Le Chien et Le Chat detergent for pet beds and blankets, $16 at The Fitting Room. The Laundress swimwear care, $6 at The Fitting Room. The Laundress wool & cashmere shampoo, $16 at The Fitting Room. Miss Oops dry sponges spot remover, $10 at The Fitting Room. Tocca laundry soap for delicates, $15 at The Iron Bed.
Gadgets so cool you’ll beg for more chores. Well, maybe.
LITTLE SQUIRT >>
OXO’s Good Grips soap squirting palm scrubber features a refillable chamber for your favorite dish soap. Just squeeze, scrub, and rinse. $4.99 at Oxo.com.
<< SMALL SWEEP
This diminutive dustpan and broom set by Michael Graves will have you ready for life’s little accidents. $4.49 at all area Targets.
CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO MANLINESS >>
Guys, lay down the powerdrill and pick up the Mop n Glo. You’ll have no excuse after reading Tom McNulty’s macho (and very funny) manifesto Clean Like a Man. $9.71 at Amazon.com.
<< GET STEAMED
The hot chrome finish and retro good looks of Shark’s Professional Continuous Iron will keep you perfectly pressed. $59.99 at all area Targets.
MELLOW YELLOW >>
Sweet and soft, this pale yellow housekeeper’s box makes schlepping around all those scrubbies and solvents a tad bit sunnier. $29 at Restoration Hardware.