It’s hard to beat the feeling of a thoroughly cleaned home. Window sills are dust free. Vacuum lines are still fresh in the carpet. The countertops are sparkling.
But cleaning up a home is no small task. So, for those who don’t feel like taking on the task themselves, there are various cleaning gadgets on the market that may make it easier. In this post, Miller’s Well-Kept Services discusses the evolution of cleaning technology and our eight favorite tools for keeping your home sparkling clean.
A Clean History
Before the 1900s, it was commonplace for middle- and upper-class families to have live-in maids who took care of household chores like cleaning, cooking, laundry, and more. But after World War II, household appliances became more affordable for all people, drastically reducing the time and effort needed to complete basic domestic chores.
In 1908, the Hoover Company released the first portable vacuum cleaner, known simply as the “Hoover.” Its basic design—a small motor, suction abilities, a dust bag, and a rotating brush—became the standard for all subsequent designs. However, vacuum cleaners that were once large and difficult to maneuver have since been replaced by sleek, lightweight designs that make cleaning simple.
All throughout the 1900s, designers and manufacturers continued to produce new gadgets that made everyday tasks faster and easier. Items like fans, toasters, and dishwashers changed what could be accomplished in a day.
And they didn’t stop there. New household cleaning tools are still hitting the market every day. Some practical (and fascinating) gadgets include:
1. Cleaning Solution Mixer
If you’re looking to replace your store-bought cleaners with more natural solutions, it might be time to invest in a blending station dedicated to your homemade products. You’ll drastically reduce the number of plastic bottles you’re throwing away each year, and its heavy-duty mixing abilities make it easy to whip up detergents and soaps that are otherwise difficult to perfect.
2. Cordless Vacuum
A far cry from the original Hoovers, cordless vacuums are becoming more popular by the day. Don’t be fooled by the lightweight designs. Consumers rate many of the available options as the top vacuums on the market. Plus, the wall-mounted charging stations and ease of use make it possible to clean up any sized mess in a pinch.
3. Desktop Vacuum
Whether you’re prone to snacking at your desk or are struggling to keep up with the messes your kids leave behind, you’ll want to consider a desktop vacuum cleaner. The small design makes it simple to reach into cracks and corners that standard-sized vacuums can’t get to. They’re also perfect for cleaning computer keyboards, window sills, baseboards, blinds, and more.
Of course, keeping up with so many forgotten surfaces in your home can be challenging. If you want a deep clean that leaves no corner untouched, consider hiring a professional service to scrub your home from top to bottom.
4. Power Scrubber
Without careful attention, dirt and grime can build up quickly. And in tough-to-reach spaces like between tiles or around the bathroom and kitchen sinks, it seems no amount of scrubbing can help. If that’s the case, you’ll want to invest in a household power scrubber.
Opt for a device with an oscillating or rotating head to improve the scrubbing power. If you’re unsure about purchasing another gadget, you can also get scrub brushes that attach to your drill like any other drill bit.
5. Robot Mop
If you have a hard time prioritizing a thorough mop job, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Thankfully, robot mops are becoming increasingly popular, making clean floors possible all the time. Most robot mops come equipped with blue tooth technology and can connect to a downloadable app on your smartphone. It’ll learn the different perimeters of your space so it doesn’t go beyond hard surfaces. Set it up before you head out for the day, and you’ll come home to sparkling clean floors!
6. Robot Vacuum
We’ve talked about the cordless vacuum cleaner options, but you may also want to consider a robot vacuum to reduce the effort you have to spend cleaning your home. Like the mop versions, you can connect the cleaners to an app to help it understand when and where to run. Plus, many options on the market today use smart technology to avoid commonly dropped items like socks, blankets, and shoes, so you don’t have to worry about damaging the vacuum or any of your other possessions.
7. Robot Window Cleaner
Robot cleaning technology doesn’t stop at the floors. In fact, robot window cleaners are increasing in popularity because of their sleek finish and easy operation. Particularly for homes with many large-sized windows, these valuable gadgets make it possible to clean even the highest window panes without bothering with stools and ladders.
8. UV Light Sanitizer Box
We may be accustomed to cleaning our homes, but it’s just as important to be in the habit of cleaning commonly used objects like cell phones, wallets, keys, and more. UV light boxes use ultraviolet (UV) rays to quickly sterilize everyday items. The intense UV light inside the boxes breaks down chemicals and germs, neutralizing them before they can multiply. You’ll realize all the benefits of a germ-free home without worrying about toxic chemicals from store-bought cleaning products.
Start With A Professional Clean
Having some fun gadgets and useful tools around the house can help save you time, but before you invest hundreds of dollars in new cleaning products, consider hiring a professional service to deep clean your home. At the end of the day, there is no substitute for a professional cleaner.
Contact Miller’s Well-Kept Services today to schedule a deep clean of your home. Additionally, you can visit our blog to learn more tips and tricks for keeping a clean and happy home.