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5 things you'll need to make spring cleaning as painless as possible

Friday, March 4th 2022, 1:30 pm - Now's the time to think about giving your home a real deep clean after another cold winter.

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Though true spring warmth is still a ways away yet, this is a great time to start preparing for your annual spring cleaning blitz.

Whether you’re someone to whom it comes naturally, or are just starting to get into a cleaning mindset, we know it can be a bit of a chore. So we had a hunt around for products designed to make the process as smooth as possible rather than a drawn-out, scatter-brained ordeal. Read on.

SupplyMaid Professional Cleaning Apron

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‘Mise en place,’ the culinary art of gathering everything you need before you get started in the kitchen, works just as well when prepping to clean your home. Carry all your cleaning supplies and gear together with this SupplyMaid Professional Cleaning Apron.

Why it made the list

  • Aside from its multiple pockets, it also comes with a selection of clips and hooks to maximize capacity
  • Very versatile – you can also use it in the garden or for home improvement projects
  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 on Amazon.ca, based on more than 400 reviews

Sammy & Lou Felt Storage Caddy

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Another option for toting around your cleaning supplies, or even just storing them in the closet in between cleaning blitzes, is this Felt Storage Caddy from Sammy & Lou. Made of felt rather than plastic, it’s easily collapsible and has plenty of space, including exterior pockets.

Why it made the list

  • Very affordable price point compared to others of its kind
  • Comes with removable insert for more specialized cleaning outings
  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 on Amazon.ca, based on more than 450 ratings

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SimpleHouseware Under Sink 2 Tier Expandable Shelf Organizer Rack

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The kitchen and the bathroom require a slightly different cleaning approach than a general clean, with more specialized supplies and less reason to roam. There’s no reason you can’t be just as organized in those spaces. This SimpleHouseware Under Sink 2 Tier Expandable Shelf Organizer Rack would be great for that, fitting snugly beneath your sink.

Why it made the list

  • Expands up to 25 inches beneath your sink
  • With sturdy steel panels, it’s meant to last
  • Very popular among Amazon users: Rated 4.5 out of 5 on Amazon.ca, based on more than 14,000 reviews

Timberrain Mop and Broom Holder

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At this point, you’ve organized most of your cleaning supplies. Why not do the same for your mops, brooms and other miscellanea like cleaning rags and brushes? There are a few of those out there, but we picked the Timberrain Mop and Broom Holder for you, given its sheer capacity.

Why it made the list

  • Includes five slots and six hooks
  • Easily mountable anywhere you need it, including your kitchen, cleaning closet or garage
  • Rated 4.6 out of 5, based, on more than 400 Amazon reviews

Speed Cleaning by Jeff Campbell

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Whether you’re an old pro at cleaning, or a neophyte who’s only now starting to take it seriously, there’s no shame in seeking guidance from people who do it for a living. The Weather Network’s product review team found Speed Cleaning by Jeff Campbell useful. It features not only the hows and whys of cleaning, but also offers methods to clean as efficiently as possible.

Why it made the list

  • Experience matters – Jeff Campbell’s cleaning teams have been doing the dirty work since 1979
  • Rated 4 out of 5 on Amazon.ca, based on more than 60 reviews
  • Ideal for people who don’t want to spend any more time cleaning than is necessary to get everything shiny

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Our trusted Product Specialists recommend high-quality items that we think will enhance your experience with Canadian weather conditions. Prices and availability of items are accurate at the time of publication and are subject to change.

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