5 Spring-Cleaning Essentials We’re Loving

When tidying up all around the house, the right tool makes each task a breeze.

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1. MRS. SMELL GOOD: Mrs. Meyer’s products are made from plant-derived cleaning agents and scented with essential oils; from $3.99 at bedbathandbeyond.com.

2. HAIRY SITUATION: We all love Fido—but his fur, not so much. Water-free sponge removes hair from clothing, upholstery and other surfaces; $6 at the containerstore.com.


3. DARE TO AIR: Go green with this modern drying rack from Brabantia. Its height is adjustable and it folds for storage; $74.99 at amazon.com.

4. CLING KING: Dust bunnies are no match for Big Wooly, an all-wool, swivel-neck mop. Grunge sticks until you shake it off; $43.95 at sla-dust.com.

5. TAKE IT OUTSIDE: One part cleaning tool, one part anger management and exercise! This long-handled rattan rug beater bests a vacuum on area rugs; $6 at ikea.com.

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