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Spring cleaning excitement

New Swiffer duster
New Swiffer duster
Swiffer

Can spring cleaning be exciting? The Examiner Parenting Panel reviewed the latest tools and gadgets and released this list today of the best products to help your answer to be "yes!".

Tackling one room per day (or per week depending on your schedule) and having the proper tools will keep the project from becoming overwhelming. Incorporating these cleaning and organization supplies will help keep spring cleaning fun, easy and rewarding.

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Neon line
Neon line Casabella

Neon line

The entire Casabella neon line is fun and vibrant. Each piece comes in a compact form that expands to full length making them perfect for small spaces and urban dwelling. Available in orange, green, blue, pink, purple and yellow – the new line includes a Ratchet Mop; Angle Broom with Dustpan; Bath Scrubber; Quick Sweep Floor Duster with 2 Microfiber cloths; Carpet Sweeper; and Bucket with Caddy. Prices vary from $14.99 - $29.99 depending on the piece.

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Our favorite two pieces are the compact carpet sweeper ($29.99) and the bath scrubber ($14.99). The carpet sweeper is very efficient and perfect for area rugs. We love that it picks up stubborn dog hair and that it is small, stores well and doesn't use electricity.

The bath scrubber is compact and is made well. The long handle will save your back by giving you the leverage needed to easily apply enough pressure to scrub the walls without having to lean over or stand in the tub. This gadget drastically cuts cleaning time! The scrub pivots in and out of corners of the tub, walls and shelves.

Grook utility holder
Grook utility holder Casabella

Grook utility holder

All your tools and gadgets will be handy, easily accessible and tidy in The Grook Utility Holder. ($19.99) It can be used inside for household brooms, mops, etc. and is sturdy enough to be used outside for heavier tools like rakes and shovels.

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This utility holder has helped me to organize my laundry room. Where there used to be a pile of tangled brooms and mops is now a tidy line-up of tools that is off the floor. Now that I can actually see what I have to work with, I use the correct tool for each job and it is much quicker.

Swiffer Duster
Swiffer Duster Swiffer

Swiffer Duster

The days of pushing dust around with a feather duster are over! This Swiffer Duster picks up the dust and traps it. The Swiffer Duster kit ($4.99) is available at most major retailers. It has a flexible design and is safe for electronics.

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This duster is much more effective than a dust cloth with a pivoting head for corners (think baseboards, crown molding, etc.). The handle extender is great for the dust bunnies hiding under bed and and cobwebs on the ceiling!

Swiffer Sweep and Trap
Swiffer Sweep and Trap swa-rai.com

Swiffer Sweep and Trap

The new Swiffer Sweep and Trap ($19.99) uses rotating blades to move large particles into a dirt bin while the attached Swiffer Sweeper dry cloth traps dirt, dust and hair. It can be disassembled for easy storage or travel.

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The Swiffer Sweep and Trap is great for floors-it takes our well-loved Swiffer dry cloths to the next level. *Sweep & Trap is only intended for dry pick-up on hard floor surfaces. Always use it with a Swiffer Sweeper dry cloth attached to the bottom.

K-Cup Holder and Coffee Maker Platform
K-Cup Holder and Coffee Maker Platform organizeit.com

K-Cup Holder and Coffee Maker Platform

This K-Cup Storage Drawer and Keurig Coffee Maker Stand ($24.99) can store up to 36 K-Cups in a divided drawer right below your coffee pot. If you are using smaller coffee pods you can double that number! The platform features a wire mesh drawer with crossbars that hold up to 36 K-Cups in individual slots, a drawer stopper that stops the drawer from falling out the front, and a large shelf platform that can hold your coffee maker.

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We love this product! It freed up precious cabinet space that was used by our coffee pods. It is stylish and incredibly functional. All of our k-cups and pods are visible making it easier to know what flavors and varieties are available. We had plenty of space on the platform to store our Keurig as well as our milk frother.

KitchenIQ Knife sharpener
KitchenIQ Knife sharpener KitchenIQ

KitchenIQ Knife sharpener

Sharpen your knives each year with the The KitchenIQ Knife Sharpener ($39.99) during spring cleaning and make carving or slicing easy on any day. This manual sharpener is easy to use and has a variety of settings for all types of knives. KitchenIQ™developed this sharpener to fill the need of sharpening a knife back to its original sharpening angle, prolonging the life of the knife by removing less metal while creating an extremely sharp edge.

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Incorporating knife sharpening into the day I spring clean the kitchen helps me feel prepared for the rest of the year. There is no chance of a dull knife at a last-minute dinner party!

Method Spring and Summer Line
Method Spring and Summer Line Method

Method Spring and Summer Line

Method has released a new limited-edition spring and summer line for their personal, fabric and home care products. The new line features bright designs, patterns, and seasonal fragrances. Their entire line of products are non-toxic and made with naturally derived biodegradable products.

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Method products work! They have nice scents are we love that they are environmentally friendly. Our favorite new product from Method is the dryer fabric softener spray. You simply spray the wet clothes which creates less waste as there is no dryer sheet!

Design a Freedom Rail closet
Design a Freedom Rail closet Oraganize-It

Design a Freedom Rail closet

The Design a Freedom Rail closet from Organize-It makes organizing spaces an easy and rewarding project. It is 100% customizable and very easy to create the perfect closet system for any space. Creative solutions are available for the pantry, bedroom closets, bathroom closets, garage, laundry and more!

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We were inspired by this easy to use design and customization program. Simply select the room you are in, select the door type and layout, enter your space measurements and design your space online at home for free. Consultations are available for a minimal cost ($12).