St. Patrick’s Day is officially over and for those of you who spent the weekend hosting parties, you’re probably dreading the aftermath. After all, it involves a lot of cleaning and putting back all your precious cutlery back to its original hiding place. To ease up your cleaning troubles, we’ve curated some post-St. Patrick’s Day clean up essentials for tidying up your home. These Amazon best-sellers will make cleaning your home so much easier. In fact, many agree that these clean up essentials are a post-party must-have. Check out the list below.
1. O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop Bucket Floor Cleaning System
With over 6,000 customer reviews on Amazon, this microfiber spin mop is great for tidying up any room at home. It features an exclusive bucket design that has a built-in wringer so you don’t have to get on your knees to wring the mop. Its hands-free wringing function makes it super easy to clean up! It also features deep-cleaning microfiber that removes and absorbs tough dirt and grime. It’s equipped with a high-quality foot pedal designed to activate spin wringing, so you can control moisture anytime. Its splash guard will keep from spills and splashes as you wring. It’s a perfect home must-have, especially for before and after parties, when you want your home spic and span. Get this at Amazon.
“I never thought a mop could change my life! This mop cuts a least a half hour off my cleaning time and since I can ring it out so well it does a fabulous job on my hardwood floors without worrying about puddles of water which could do damage! The triangular design is great for corners too! I also like how I can toss the head in the washing machine to clean it. I would highly recommend this mop!”
2. Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge, 6 Sponges
Here’s one home cleaning essential that you must never run out of: the Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge. Remove stubborn stains and dirt without ruining your plates, pots, pans, and other surfaces with this effective non-scratch scouring pad. It effectively cuts through messes while protecting your surfaces. It features a scouring pad on one side and an absorbent sponge on the opposite side for multiple uses. It is made of durable materials that can beat stuck-on grime. Shop at Amazon.
“I cook a lot. My husband bought me all stainless steel skillets about four years ago. I use the Scotch Brite Non Scratch Scrub Sponge at least three times a day everyday cleaning those pots and skillets. I have never had a single scratch in on any of them using the non scratch sponge. Plus, instead of going through a box of steel pads weekly, this sponge outlast all of them and saves me money. Also, when I clean my stove top, I use the same Scotch Brite Non Scratch Scrub Sponge and it has never scratched or harmed the paint on my stove (or refrigerator!).”
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3. AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 24-Pack
These ultra-soft, non-abrasive microfiber cloths are perfect for cleaning up the kitchen. It can be used with or without chemical cleaners, as it leaves lint- and streak-free results. It effectively absorbs eight times its own weight and can be washed and reused, saving you serious cash. Shop at Amazon.
Pro tip from Good Housekeeping: mix 1 teaspoon dish detergent with 1 quart hot tap water and using this microfiber cloth, rub the detergent solution onto your stainless steel appliances to clean. Rinse with clean hot water and dry with a clean cloth.
“These are perfect for the price. I prefer a thinner microfiber cloth, as I use them in the kitchen all the time and need something that will fit into glasses and small spaces. I wash them with a light load unless heavily soiled and air dry them and they are great and reusable.”
4. Drillbrush Bathroom Surfaces Tub, Shower, Tile and Grout All Purpose Power Scrubber Cleaning Kit
If you’re in for a major clean up at home, you’ll need this cleaning kit. It includes medium stiffness nylon power brushes that will attach to your favorite cordless drill, which come in three different sizes and shapes of brushes for cleaning all around your home. It’s perfect for tubs, sinks, baseboards, fiberglass shower enclosures, shower door tracks, and porcelain, as it won’t scratch the surfaces. Shop at Amazon.
“I let my tub get extra dirty on purpose because I knew this brush set was coming. In five minutes my tub was sparkling clean. This item is no joke. The flat brushes are awesome for big surfaces and the cone brush hits the hard to reach corners. I liked them so much I bought a set for my Mom.”
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5. OXO Good Grips Soap Dispensing Dish Brush
Don’t you just love a product that cuts down the time it takes to complete a task? This soap dispensing dish brush squirts soap with a light push of a button. It features durable nylon bristles that priess off dirt and grime and a scraper on the backside, both of which are safe for non-stick cookware. Shop at Amazon. https://amzn.to/2TcOUar
“This product is well-made and it never leaks (an issue I always had with my other brands of dish brushes). The top of the brush twists off so that you can put more dish soap into the reservoir. Easy! Then, when you want to dispense soap onto the dishes, you press the black button on the handle and BAM! You are ready to wash those dishes! This brush is truly a lifesaver for me, and makes my life easier. I highly recommend this product.”
6. Casabella Dustpan and Brush Set
Keep things spic and span with this dustpan and brush set with a built in comb that cleans dirt from the brush. It features a pointed brush tip designed to get into the smallest cracks and areas. Shop at Amazon.
“Easy to use and ironically matches the other things I am using it with. A lightweight sweeper, love the end for those corners and edges. The dustpan is nice and deep in height and scoop. Love that the sweeper fits into the handle of the dustpan snugly, yet easily. The handle is comfortable in the hand.”
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7. Swiffer 180 Dusters, Multi Surface Refills
Recommended by Good Housekeeping, the Swiffer dusters trap and lock dust and allergens to keep your home clean. Its fibers are specially coated to grab dust and won’t let it go. It also traps common inanimate allergens from cat and dog dander and dust mite matter. Shop at Amazon.
“I have re used them for many years. I’ve learned to launder them in nylon bag, and when dry to comb/fluff them and get up to a dozen washings from them. I have a cleaning business and this makes them more affordable.”
8. Quickie Stand and Store Stand & Store Lobby Broom and Dustpan Set
Cleaning up has never been this easy with the Quickie Stand and Store Lobby Broom and Dustpan combo that features a lobby style dustpan with a patented flip-locking system. It allows you to sweet up messes and flip the dustpan upright to keep the dirt from spilling back out. Its broom is made of the finest fibers and is angle cut. Perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Shop at Amazon.
“It works, the trash goes into the pan and stays there instead of spilling all over the place. The broom does a good job sweeping. And it does remain standing up once I’m done with it without flopping over.”
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9. OXO Good Grips Dish Squeegee
This plate squeegee makes cleaning plates so much easier. Overwhelmed with the number of dishes you have to clean after your St. Patrick’s Day party? Worry not as this flexible squeegee edge efficiently clears leftover food from plates and bowls. It then reduces the amount of water you need to wash all the dishes. It features a sturdy grip and soft edge for precise control. Shop at Amazon.
“This product not only is fantastic at scraping food off of our plates (so it doesn’t go down the drain), it helps to squeegee the countertop when water has sprayed everywhere! I also take it into the bathroom and squeegee the countertop when I’ve made too big of a mess getting ready! 100% would recommend.”
10. EDI Clear Powder Free Vinyl Glove
Last but not the least, these vinyl gloves are a definite must-have for any serious cleaning. it features an excellent fit for comfort sensitivity and safety and offers high quality barrier protection for both cleaning or cooking. It’s also powder-free and latex-free to prevent irritation. Get yours at Amazon.
“I just finished washing the dishes when my phone rang. I put the gloves in my jean back pocket. The next day, I put my jean in the washing machine using regular detergent and hot water. When I pull the jean out to hang I found the gloves in my back pocket intact, no holes and the gloves didn’t shrink.”
These post-St. Patrick’s Day clean up essentials are all-year long cleanliness tools and helpers that will keep your home in tip top shape, free of dust and grime from daily traffic. Consider these on your next trip to the supermarket or shop online to avoid the hassle. For more home improvement ideas, make sure to check out our archive in the links below.
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