15 must-have cleaning tools that don’t take up a lot of space


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Spring is the perfect time to thoroughly clean all of those areas you’ve neglected during the winter. There are plenty of great tools that can make this chore a lot easier. However, New Yorkers tend not to have a lot of space for storing cleaning tools. But no worries: we found some cool items that don’t take up a lot of space and can be easily stored.

All of these products have been hand-selected by Team 6sqft. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these affiliate links. All prices reflect those at the time of publishing.

[TAG1] The Orfeld Cordless Vacuum Cleaner is lightweight and can be mounted on the wall so it doesn’t take up any floor space. The 22000Pa suction power is strong enough to remove debris from hard floors (with the soft brush roller) and carpets (with the hard brush roller). The vacuum cleaner has a 35-minute battery life and a five-stage HEPA filtration system. The cordless stick vacuum also converts to a handheld model for additional functionality.
Orfeld Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, $149/Sale $129 at Amazon
[TAG2] If you need a cordless stick vac with more power and longer battery life, the Proscenic P12 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner has 33000Pa suction power and lasts for 60 minutes. The product uses anti-tangle technology to keep pet hair from getting wrapped around the roller brush and has a two-in-one floor brush for both carpet and hard floors. Green LED headlights make it easy to see in dark corners, and the LED touchscreen lets you control the suction level, view the battery level, and see when the dust cup is full. With a five-stage HEPA filtration process and the ability to convert to a handheld, the vacuum cleaner also has a crevice tool, and a two-in-one round brush, and can be mounted on the wall.
Proscenic P12 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, $199 at Amazon
[TAG3] When vacuuming is not enough and you also need a water-based solution to clean stains and remove dirt from carpet and upholstery in your home, or even the inside of your vehicle, this handheld Bissell Little Green Multi-Purpose Portable Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner is lightweight and compact but has a generous 48-ounce clean tank capacity. It also has a scrubbing tool for tough stains. In addition, the hydro-rinse self-cleaning tool rinses debris out of the hose so you don’t have to.
Bissell Little Green Multi-Purpose Portable Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner, $123/Sale $109 at Amazon
[TAG4] This Pure Enrichment PureClean Steam Cleaner heats up to 208 degrees in eight minutes (with 45 minutes of steam time before you need to refill the tank). It can clean floors, windows, BBQ grills, bathroom grout, and more. The steam cleaner includes 17 accessories including a mop head, microfiber pads, squeegee, steam jet nozzle, triangle brush, scrub pad, several utility brushes, measuring cup, water funnel, and two extension wands. When finished, you can wrap the steamer hose around the handle for easy storage.
Pure Enrichment PureClean Steam Cleaner, $139 at Amazon
[TAG5] With this slim OXO Good Grips Extendable Shower Scrubber, you can easily scrub floors, tubs, tiles, and glass. The pole extends from 26 to 42 inches so you can reach high and low, and also far and wide – which allows you to clean the tub or shower area without having to actually stand in it. In addition, the triangular-shaped brush fits into corners for a thorough cleaning.
OXO Good Grips Extendable Shower, Tub and Tile Scrubber, $15 at Amazon
[TAG6] Steamery makes a variety of biodegradable detergents designed to not only clean but nourish your laundry. Some of the options include Vanilla & Jasmine for preserving white clothes, Myrrh & Ylang for preserving all colors, and Rose & Musk for delicate items like wool and silk. Other options include Oud Wood for dark and denim fabrics, Citrus & Cedar for tough odors, and Hypoallergenic detergent for sensitive skin.
Laundry Essentials, $24 at Steamery
[TAG7] When swapping out your spring and summer clothes – and curtains – the Aspiron Handheld Garment Steamer makes it easy to freshen them up and remove wrinkles without lugging out an iron and ironing board. Since the steamer can be used in an upright position (both horizontally and vertically), you can steam clean clothes and drapes/curtains while they’re hanging up. There’s also a measuring cup, static brush, and convenient storage bag included.
Aspiron Handheld Garment Steamer, $45 at Amazon
[TAG8] It can be difficult to clean underneath your appliances. However, the OXO Good Grips Microfiber Under Appliance Duster can extend up to 53 inches and the microfiber head (which has thin cloth on one side and long fluffy strands on the other side) rotates 270 degrees. This makes it easy to clean under kitchen and laundry appliances, and even clean your blinds. When finished, it can retract to 24 inches for easy storage.
OXO Good Grips Microfiber Under Appliance Duster, $34 at Amazon
[TAG9] When you’d rather not be the person tending to your floors, the Dartwood Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner can both vacuum and mop your hard floors – and you can remotely turn it on or off and select cleaning modes using your smartphone and the Smart App. Cleaning modes include custom, auto, spot, edge, and zigzag. The robot vacuum includes brushes for vacuuming, a built-in water tank, a mopboard, and mopping cloths. It has a runtime of almost two hours before it needs to be recharged.
Dartwood Smart Robot Vacuum Cleaner, $169/Sale $156 at Wasserstein
[TAG10] When was the last time you cleaned out your fridge? This is a good time to get rid of those cheap-looking plastic containers, and the W&P Porter 15-Piece Collection Set has stylish and sustainable alternatives for organizing your leftovers and meal prep items. The set includes a variety of bowls, mugs, glasses (and even a water bottle), made of borosilicate glass, silicone, and BPA-free plastic lids. In addition, there is a stainless-steel utensil set and silicone bags. It’s perfect for use in your fridge/freeze or panty, and the items are dishwasher- and microwave-safe.
Porter 15-Piece Collection Set, $323/Sale $250 at W&P
[TAG11] If you wash dishes in the sink, the OXO Good Grips Over the Sink Dish Rack provides a more sanitary and space-saving way to efficiently dry them. The rustproof aluminum rack can be used either over the sink or in the sink (so you can reclaim your countertop space) and the extendable arms can fit small and large sinks and retract for storage. There’s also a separate, removable utensil cup to keep everything tidy.
OXO Good Grips Extendable Over-the-Sink Aluminum Dish Rack, $42 at Amazon
[TAG12] Spring cleaning is the perfect time to get rid of those clothes you no longer wear and also create an organized storage system. The Rubbermaid Configurations Deluxe Closet Kit allows you to create a customized closet system and the space-saving design can be mounted on your wall. You can choose between a 3 to 6 feet configuration or a 4 to 8 feet configuration, and both include various shelves, top rails, brackets, hang rods, uprights, and upright extensions, along with mounting hardware.
Rubbermaid Configurations Deluxe Closet Kit, $149/Sale $120 at Amazon
[TAG13] With the Pure Enrichment PureZone Turbo Smart Air Purifier, you can clean less frequently. That’s because the air purifier traps dust, smoke, pollen, and other particles (large and small). It has a 5-stage air filtration system that includes a pre-filter, antibacterial filter, True HEPA filter, activated carbon filter, and antimicrobial UVC-light. The touch button control panel is easy to operate, but you can also use the remote, or issue voice commands with Alexa/Google Assistant.
Pure Enrichment Pure Zone Turbo Smart Air Purifier, $249 at Amazon
[TAG14] Another way to remove dry, dusty air is with the Airrobo Humidifier. It’s easy to fill and has a 4.3-liter tank, so the humidifier can run for 40 hours before it needs to be refilled. The 360-degree rotating nozzle and three mist settings allow you to point it in any direction. The humidifier quietly releases a cool mist that can help you to breathe better, and it has an automatic shut-off feature when it’s out of water.
Airrobo Humidifier, $69/Sale $49 at Amazon
[TAG15] It’s a lot easier to keep your kitchen clean when paper towels are close by and easy to access. The OXO Good Grips Steady Paper Towel Holder is more convenient and sanitary than dragging a nasty sponge over your kitchen surfaces. The weighted base lets you easily grab one paper towel without pulling the holder over, and there’s even a carrying knob for easy transport. And you can complete the set with the matching stainless steel soap dispenser, which has a fingerprint coating and is designed for easy, one-handed dispensing. Convenience and style.
OXO Good Grips Steady Paper Tower Holder, $21 at Amazon


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