It’s spring cleaning time again! By mid-April, the dust has settled on a year’s worth of clutter, and as the sunshine starts streaming through the windows more regularly, it also starts shedding light on all that needs to be tidied inside.

Of course, the seasonal spruce-up isn’t just about purging your kitchen cabinets of expired goods and donating the Christmas presents you’re never going to use. It’s also about giving yourself — and more specifically, your mental health — a refresh. Studies have borne out the power of a clean space to reduce anxiety, improve moods, and increase focus. 

Keep reading for a list of products that can help get your home sparkling.  

Bissell Crosswave Wet-Dry Vac

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First you have to vacuum, then you have to mop — who has the time? Enter the Crosswave, a multi-surface cleaner that washes and vacuums in one step and can seamlessly switch from hardwood floors to area rugs. Not only will it speed up spring cleaning, but it’ll also save space in your closet. The really great part, though, is that every purchase helps support homeless pets through the Bissell Pet Foundation

Purriko Refrigerator Deodorizer

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Say goodbye to funky (and often mysterious) fridge odors with this stainless steel deodorizer. Fragrance- and chemical- free, it works via nano-scale catalysts that decompose total volatile organic compounds and other gasses, and it boasts an impressive 10-year lifespan. The device eliminates odors at the source and keeps food fresher for longer. You can pop it in drawers, your car, or your gym bag, too.


Zwilling Fresh and Save Storage Containers 

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Let’s be real — many (if not most) stackable storage systems are far from aesthetically pleasing. So when we see something functional that also acts as eye candy on a counter, we stop and take a second look. Designed for stashing dry ingredients like oats and sugar, these modular containers are airtight, dishwasher-safe, and made from a glass-like BPA-free plastic. They come with colored sleeves, labels, and a chalk pen. 

Grove Co. Multi-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate

Grove Co. combines keeping houses clean with keeping the environment clean by reducing waste and offering a wide range of “planet-first products.” This concentrate, for example, contains 92% bio-based ingredients and natural origin fragrance — perfect for spring cleaning. Choose from eight fresh scents, including Orange & Rosemary, Sea Spray, and Wild Grass & Negroli. 

Bissell Steam Shot Handheld Steam Cleaner and Sanitizer

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Another of our Bissell favorites, the handheld steamer makes cleaning and sanitizing a breeze. It includes 10 tools for cleaning fabric, windows, grout, and more. A 20-foot cord gives you plenty of room to maneuver, and its 1,000 watts of steam power can eliminate 99.9% of germs and bacteria on hard surfaces. 

Kobo Plant the Box Scented Candles

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Spring cleaning products aren’t relegated to tools and sprays. Kobo’s Plant the Box candles bring together two wonderful things: lovely scents and plants. Each is packaged in a biodegradable, seed-infused box, so you can grow the flora the candle is based on — we’re talking sunflowers, lavender, tomatoes, and more. They’re free of additives, dyes, and phthalates and made with sustainably sourced, clean-burning soy wax and essential oils.

Pura Smart Fragrance Diffuser

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For a healthy home fragrance experience that steers clear of harmful chemicals, this is a diffuser with a difference. It’s programmable via your smartphone — you control when and how to dispense your favorite fragrances. Best of all, there’s a dazzling array of clean, premium fragrances to choose from that are safe for the whole family (including kids and pets).


Dropps Stain and Odor Detergent

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Dropps concentrated laundry detergent pods help you get clothes fresh and clean while also keeping sustainability top of mind. Formulated with CleanGredients, the EPA’s ingredient database supporting safer chemistry, the pods have natural enzymes that break down both stains and odors, and they come in recyclable cardboard packaging. 

Leebein Electric Spin Scrubber

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Got shower scum? Spare yourself from crawling around in your bathtub or precariously reaching to scrub that high corner during your spring cleaning spree, and instead consider this powerful electric device. It includes eight replaceable cleaning brushes for a range of surfaces, a telescopic extension rod that allows you to adjust the length from 12 to 54 inches, and a two-year protection plan. 

Aesop Cythera Aromatique Room Spray

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With its stylish amber glass bottles, Aesop makes room sprays that simply beg to be tested by every guest who stops by. Luckily, they smell as beautiful as they look. The luxury fragrances range from “woody, opulent, spicy” — like the above combination of geranium, incense, and patchouli — to “vibrant, floral, smoky.” Check out the other two blends, Istros and Olous

O-Cedar EasyWring Mop and Bucket Floor Cleaning System

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When you just need a mop, rather than the aforementioned mop and vacuum combo, this is a great choice for convenience and functionality — and it’s currently sitting in this writer’s closet. The pedal-operated spinning wringer keeps your hands dry, and the patented dual-chamber bucket keeps dirty and clean water separate. Plus, the mop head itself is microfiber, meaning it can remove 99% of bacteria with just plain old H2O. 


Samsung Large Capacity Smart Front Load Washer

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Raise your hand if you’re just now learning that washing machines come with Wi-Fi connectivity. Samsung’s large capacity smart model allows you to remotely schedule and start cycles and receive alerts to your phone when they’re complete. And since spring cleaning often includes laundering every bedsheet and blanket you own, we also appreciate the appliance’s speed: A full load takes just 28 minutes. It comes in three finishes, and the company offers affordable installation and haul-away services. 

Elpheco Motion Sensor Bathroom Trash Can

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Another product that comes personally tested and recommended, this bathroom trash can is ideal for people with pets. The motion sensor means no unwelcome paws or snouts and adds to the sleek, minimalist look (it’s also available in white). It takes two AA batteries and has a 2.5 gallon capacity — grab 90 like-sized, compostable trash bags here

Coway Airmega AP-1512HH Air Purifier

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A Wirecutter “top pick” since 2015, the Coway Airmega’s impressive capabilities set it apart from other purifiers. Using True HEPA Technology and a vital ionizer, the sleek device removes 99.9% of ultra-fine particles like viruses, bacteria, and pollen, and filters out pet hair and odors. It also includes an antimicrobial treatment to deactivate the spread of contaminants. How’s that for a breath of fresh air?