Cleaning ours houses is the worst. Between the dust, the hair of the pets and the dishes from last night’s dinner, it’s not over and we’re the only ones to blame. There’s still nothing to do with it all (even robot vacuum cleaners have their flaws), but the right products can at least make it easier and even enjoyable. Good news! Some of our favorite cleaning products are already on sale.
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Ecological cleaning offers
See our comprehensive eco-friendly guide for more options, such as reusable paper towels and laundry ideas.
Supernatural is our best choice for cleaning solutions. It’s expensive to begin with, but you can find it at a discount a few times a year. This kit offers you four large glass bottles plus four concentrates each made to clean separate spaces: windows and mirrors, countertops and granite, bathroom and tile, and wood and flooring. WIRED writer Louryn Strampe says these blends of essential oils smell amazing, like fresh botanicals instead of the chemically artificial odors normally found in cleaning products. Once you’re done, keep the glass bottles and ask for refills. Do you already have a kit? Subscriptions currently have a 25% discount for first code customers SUB25.
You’ll have to buy at least three cloths to get the 15 percent discount, but we think they already have a pretty good value at $ 7 each. Three Bluebirds kitchen towels are biodegradable, made of cellulose and cotton, and do not stink or mold. They also come in some beautiful prints. How often you use them will determine their shelf life before they start to degrade, but they should last about 200 washes in the washing machine or on the top rack of the dishwasher.
Floor cleaning offers
Read our guide to the best carpet cleaners for your specific needs and budget.
The Hoover PowerDash often has a discount around that price, but it’s a solid machine I like to use when my cats have made my house a disaster. It also dropped briefly to $ 60 on Amazon, though the price has risen again. The compact part of the name is no exaggeration; I felt like it looked like a toy vacuum cleaner in the best way possible. It is easy to maneuver around furniture or even steps. The handle trigger allows you to spray the solution accurately before vacuuming.
The price of SmartWash often drops to $ 270, and we saw it drop to $ 185 on Prime Day with the inclusion of a storage mat. But this is still very big. This carpet cleaner is bigger and a little more capable than the previous PowerDash. In automatic mode, pushing it forward releases the cleaning solution and pulling it back begins to dry out the area. You can also activate the drying mode continuously if you need more passes. The handle of this cleaner can be removed and used as a one-time treatment, and there is also a hose and a pet tool to clean the stairs.
The two previous carpet cleaners are made for smaller jobs and their size and price reflect that. When you have a house full of carpets that need a professional grade cleaning, you will have to pay a professional price. WIRED contributor Simon Hill says Doctor Rug’s results are the best he’s seen whenever you go slow and the suction is strong enough to pick up lumps and leave carpets relatively dry afterwards. If you think you won’t be using it more than once or just don’t have the space to store it, consider renting it for $ 35.
To clean hard floors, the Shark steam mop uses, well, steam to get rid of stubborn stains. No detergent needed. It works especially well for tiles and laminates, but WIRED collaborator Simon Hill warns to be careful if you use it with wood; Try it first at the lowest temperature. You will have two cleaning pads and they can be machine washed, so there is less waste than a Swiffer.
Offers of air purifiers
Your air should be clean too! Lots of WIRED Gear writers have used air purifiers in our homes full of pets to find options with different budgets and sizes.
Unfortunately, air purifiers are just an expensive category. This is one of the most affordable purifiers you will find, especially at this sale price. It is remarkably quiet. In a 190-square-foot room, you can clean the air in just under 13 minutes.
I love the Bissell Air320. My cat allergies are out of control and the nights are especially harsh. Bringing this to my bedroom has finally allowed me to breathe and sleep easier. It also looks great with its little wooden feet. It circulates air 4.8 times per hour in a 327-square-foot room, or once per hour in a 1,582-square-foot room. There is also an app to control it. All Bissell purchases help make homeless pets a home forever through the Bissell Pet Foundation
Most purifiers on our list of favorites have really great designs so they don’t look ugly in the middle of your living room. This one is just beautiful. It cycles the air five times an hour in a 326-square-foot room and also adds fresh air, though not powerful enough to completely cool a suffocating room. Night mode sets the fan to its lowest value and turns off the air quality indicator light.
The Airmega 150 is best for small rooms as it is rated for cleaning up to 214 square feet. It is quiet and the touch controls are intuitive, as is the color-coded light that indicates air quality. There is also a light that comes on when it is time to replace the HEPA filter.