From leaf removal to combating pet hair buildup, we’ve got you covered when it comes to fall cleaning.
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1. A pair of leaf scoops for quickly picking up the big piles of leaves and other dead foliage that’s already accumulating in your yard. Plus, you get to have Hulk hands while you do it.
Promising review: “We have a very large wooded property that requires a lot of leaves and sticks to be raked up. We have tried various brands of leaf scoops but most lasted not even one season. Since purchasing the ReLeaf Leaf Scoops the job has been much easier. First of all is the way your hands grasp the scoops. These are much more ergonomic and are actually like extensions of your own hands. Second, these are very sturdy and do not bend when trying to pick up a pile of sticks and debris. We have made it through the season so far without issue. Next will be the dreaded fall cleanup. I highly recommend the ReLeaf Leaf Scoops which make our yard, woods, and garden cleanup easier.” —trouble54
Get a pair from Amazon for $28.95.
2. And a large reusable garden waste bag to shove it all into. The waterproof material is super sturdy, so you won’t need to worry about breakage like you do with traditional trash bags.
Promising review: “As large as I hoped, allowing me to fill them with leaves and press the leaves down several times, to move a LARGE amount of leaves in one go. Two different straps are placed so the full bag is easy to carry. Flat side of the opening DOES stay close to the ground, allowing easy ‘sweep’ of the rake to move leaves into the plenty-wide opening. Might be my most loved leaf-processing tool this fall, because I save and chip all my leaves. I also ordered the Bully Tool 1000 Poly Leaf Scoop, which works perfectly to press/compact the leaves in the bag.” —June S.
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.
A bottle of all-purpose cleaner that only uses five ingredients to keep the grime and gross at bay. The scent is orange and clove, which will make the whole house smell like a spiced biscotti.
A bottle of Quick N Brite Fireplace Cleaner designed to clean away soot, smoke, creosote, and ash from nearly any fireplace, because you know that sweater weather means way more cozy fires at home.
A wall-mounted garage vacuum because, let’s face it, garages get dirty. Whether it’s seasonal problems like dead leaves or just your run-of-the-mill daily dirt buildup, this vacuum and blower will make keeping your garage clean super easy.
A bottle of fast-acting, nontoxic Folex Carpet Spot Remover to take on the toughest spills. From wine to pet urine and everything in between, this cleaner will make any mess go poof with minimal effort on your part.
A pack of Weiman Stainless Steel–Cleaning Wipes for keeping your stainless-steel appliances and finishes spotless. Have a fridge or oven that’s covered in finger smudges? Just wipe ’em off with this magic stuff.
A versatile Katzco Furniture Repair Kit with six wood markers and six wax sticks to cover up all the nicks and scratches you’ll notice now that you’re stuck inside so much.
A microfiber blinds duster for effortlessly removing all the dust from your window blinds because you kept your windows open all summer. The tool is specifically designed with spaced-out fingers to tackle multiple blinds in one swipe.
A bottle of Star Brite Mold and Mildew Stain Remover to remove all the nastiness from your outdoor furniture before it gets too cold to take care of. This stuff’s great — you just spray the area you want clean, wait until the stain is gone, and then rinse. That’s really it.
Some all-natural bottle]-cleaning tablets that’ll remove stubborn stains and odors from your reusable coffee cups and water bottles. Just pop a tablet into one of your bottles and let the fizz do the work — no soap, sink, or scrubbing required.
A bottle of Bar Keepers Friend Cleanser and Polish to get your stainless steel (and literally almost all surfaces) free of rust, tarnish, mineral deposits, and tough stains. Considering Thanksgiving is coming up, it’s as good as time as any to make sure your stainless-steel cookware is in tip-top shape.
A pet hair remover for the pet owners whose little companions seem to get hair all over the upholstery — especially now that it’s getting too cold for them to frolic outside for hours. This tool doesn’t require single-use adhesive or anything like that, it basically can be used over and over.
A container of touch-up paint to cover up chips of missing paint throughout your house, but especially on cabinetry. It even works outside!
A cleaning K-Cup you pop into your Keurig just like you’re making a normal cup of coffee. Then all you have to do is brew one large cycle with the cleaner pod, and one or more with just water (depending on how dirty your machine is), and you’re done!
A heavy-duty rust stain remover to take on the neglected basement bathroom now that it’s the season for family and friends to visit for the holidays.
A game-changing power scrubber if you need to clean your grout in a major way. It’ll remove years of staining.
Or a grout pen that literally paints white paint onto grout that’s stained beyond fixing. One pen covers up to 150 feet of grout.
A Drill Brush cleaning kit to destroy the toughest buildup you can imagine. The bristles are soft enough to handle delicate surfaces like glass and old tile, but strong enough to take on stubborn stains on grout and in toilets.
A garbage disposal cleaner that uses bright blue magical foam to rid it of nasty smells that seem to linger. Seriously, I have this and it’s CHANGED MY LIFE. Not only is it super fun to watch work, it also cleans and deodorizes my garbage disposal with no effort on my part.
A biodegradable stain removal spray for fabrics that wine, coffee, or oils end up on. It even works on delicate materials like silk and wool! Simply spray directly on the soiled spot, let it sit for 10 minutes, toss it in the washer or hand-wash, and that’s it.
Machine-washable dusting slippers that are made out of chenille fabric to make cleaning your floors downright enjoyable. Just slip them on and let them work while you attend a dance party of one.
A plant-based glass-cleaning spray to keep your windows and mirrors squeaky clean without harmful chemicals. Nontoxic cleaners will be a lifesaver when it gets too cold to open the windows to let lingering chemical smells caused by traditional cleaners out.
A pressure washer that will power clean every inch of your outdoor space. Be a good neighbor and make sure your home’s exterior looks great for all the trick-or-treaters who will stop by for some candy come Halloween.
Reusable towels because why use single-use towels when you can instead reuse these beauties? Just wring them out before throwing them in the wash, and voilà! They’re just like new (again and again).
A pack of eight microfiber cloths that are specifically designed to clean glass and mirrors. They won’t leave residue like paper towels do and are soft enough to not scratch delicate items like glass lighting fixtures.
A watermark remover cloth to rid your wood furniture of water stains caused by spills, moisture, and heat. It even adds a layer of long-lasting protection so that future spills won’t be so damaging.
An extra-thick magic cleaning pad that’ll tackle all the grime that’s been building up over the spring and summer.
A rubber broom to remove the mountains of pet hair on the floor now that your furry friends are spending so much time indoors. Seriously, you won’t believe how much fur is hiding in rugs and carpets until you use this thing.
A 100% natural oven scrub to keep your oven clean now that it’ll be in use way more (it’s pie season, y’all!). Because no one wants to bake in a filthy oven.
You and the fam enjoying your wonderfully clean home once you finish your fall cleaning:
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