Longer, sunnier days, warm breezes, birds chirping … spring has finally sprung—and thank goodness for that. Along with enjoying our morning coffee on the patio and swapping out snow boots for windbreakers, the return of warm weather also coincides with an annual burst of spring cleaning; throwing open the windows, letting in the sunshine, and, well, getting rid of all the dust bunnies and salt stains that accumulated throughout the winter.
That being said, spring cleaning and sprucing up for summer doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. In fact, we happened to find a bunch of smart Amazon buys that will make spring cleaning so much easier—even if you did let the dust collect a little longer than you’d care to admit.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best purchases available on Amazon that promise to take the stress and heavy lifting out of spring cleaning. From eco-friendly alternatives to investment items that will change the way you clean, here’s exactly what to look for to make your spring cleaning much easier.
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TICARVE Cleaning Gel for Car | Currently $7.99 (opens in new tab)
It looks like a fun putty you’d find in a child’s Christmas stocking… but this stuff is seriously hard working when it comes to cleaning out dust and debris from hard to reach places like under your keyboard or in between your car vents. Pop it into a given area and prepare to be somewhere between grossed out and satisfied when you see all the dusty bits that it removes.
CCE 6 Pack of Eco-Friendly Reusable Dish Cloths | Was $14.99, now $11.69 (opens in new tab)
Vowed to be more eco-friendly this year? A pack of reusable dish cloths is a great place to start. These heavy hitters work great when washing kitchen surfaces and appliances but can be thrown into the washer and used again and again.
OxiClean Washing Machine Cleaner | Currently $10 (opens in new tab)
Whatever you do, don’t forget to wash the appliances that do your washing! The OxiClean Washing Machine Cleaner is hardworking; leaving you with a like-new washing machine without having to worry about harsh leftover chemicals getting into your clothes or linens.
Stardrops The Pink Stuff - The Miracle All Purpose Cleaning Paste | Currently $15.35 (opens in new tab)
Sometimes you need a little something extra to get all those stuck-on stains out for good. The Pink Stuff is well loved by professional cleaners—and for good reason. It works absolute wonders on everything from neglected stovetops and ovens to stuck on candle wax and other stains.
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser | Currently $12.48 (opens in new tab)
Like The Pink Stuff, if you’ve never used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, prepare to have your mind blown. This seemingly simple little eraser really does work magic on everything. From appliances and surfaces to handbags and toys, Magic Erasers get stains out of pretty much anything.
MR.SIGA Professional Window Cleaning Combo | Currently $15.99 (opens in new tab)
Nobody likes cleaning their windows, let’s be honest here, but the window cleaning combo from Mr. Siga makes it as easy as possible. Featuring everything you need to achieve crystal clear windows, this budget-friendly option is well-worth the investment.
iRobot Roomba i7+ (7550) Robot Vacuum with Automatic Dirt Disposal | Was $999.99, now $798.95 (opens in new tab)
Investing in one of the best robot vacuums (opens in new tab) will not only make spring cleaning easy—it’ll completely overhaul the way you take care of your flooring. The iRobot Roomba i7+ in particular is a great option—not only does it take care of vacuuming but it self-empties its dustbin as well.
Bar Keepers Friend Soft Cleaner | Currently $19.99 (opens in new tab)
Allow us to introduce you to Bar Keepers Friend. This stuff is a gamechanger for anyone looking to make their kitchen appliances sparkle. All you need is a tiny, little dollop of the stuff and your appliances will shine like new. It also works really well on stained plates or other dinnerware.
OXO Good Grips Microfiber Extendable Duster | Currently $15.95 (opens in new tab)
Don’t forget to dust above eye level! The OXO Good Grips Microfiber Extendable Duster will allow you to tackle door frames, artwork, and other high-up places without having to pull out a chair or step stool thanks to the super convenient extendable arm and flexible microfiber duster.
Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber | Was $29.95, now $19.62 (opens in new tab)
Spring cleaning can be hard on the wrists—but the Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber makes it a whole lot easier. Rather than putting in unnecessary elbow grease, this smart little tool does all the scrubbing so you don’t have to.
Mr. Clean Duet Natural Latex Gloves | Currently $8.28 (opens in new tab)
There are certain aspects of spring cleaning that are, well, downright yucky. A pair of reusable latex gloves are a great item to have on hand when you’re getting down and dirty with bathroom grout, mudroom sinks, and other not-so-nice spots around the house.
Microban 24 Hour Disinfectant Sanitizing Spray | Currently $20.99 (opens in new tab)
Between spring cleaning and the ongoing pandemic, opting for a disinfectant sanitizing spray is probably a smart idea for high traffic areas and touch zones. This stuff is hard working without giving off intense cleaner fumes—which makes it a great option for everyday cleaning as well as tougher jobs.
Clorox Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover (4-Pack) | Currently $40 (opens in new tab)
Tiles and grout are oftentimes overlooked—but you’d be surprised by how much better a bathroom or kitchen looks after its tiles have been given some love. The Clorox Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover takes care of all the nasty bits, leaving you with sparkling clean tiles and grout that’ll be ten shades lighter.
Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum | Currently $395 (opens in new tab)
The hype around Dyson stick vacuums is very much valid. (They've made our list of the best cordless vacuums (opens in new tab) for years in a row). These super powerful cordless machines are lightweight and easy to use but they offer a next level clean—especially if you’re constantly chasing after pet hair and dust bunnies.
Heinz Distilled White Vinegar | $12.23 (opens in new tab)
Looking to cut back on chemical cleaning products? White vinegar is a great place to start. This stuff can replace pretty much any chemical product—as long as you can get past the rather strong scent—and it’s much more economical than name brand cleaning products.