Call it domestic science or just plain common sense: With the proper tools, house cleaning becomes a little easier. Just in time for the new season, here are five multitasking and affordable picks.
Above: With a price for less than one dollar, these Tekla Dishtowels make it hard to come up with an excuse to reach for a paper towel. They also double as a casual and rustic napkin; $.79 at Ikea.
Above: Sweep cobwebs and lint balls out of tight spaces with a small handheld broom. Constructed of a single piece of rope, this Sailors’ Whisk Brush is made by a New England craftsman; $12 at Charlie Martel.
Above: A simple and utilitarian washing-up bowl has a myriad of uses, from soaking silver to hand washing delicate fabrics. The Boholmen Rinsing Tub is a compelling option for the size and price; $9.99 at Ikea.
Above: A little elbow grease and a good scouring pad is a must for removing tough grime and stains. Rust-proof and easy on the eye, these Redecker Copper Cloths take the gold over the old steel-wool; a set of two is $9.95 at Sur La Table.
Above: Want a healthy all-purpose cleaner on the cheap? Take a cue from Remodelista editor Sarah and create your own DIY solution; mix one-half cup distilled white vinegar to one cup of water. Dispense the concoction into a repurposed container (Sarah’s choice is the chic Savon de Marseille bottle) and top it with a Tolco Trigger Sprayer; $3.49 at Grainger.
Do you have your own cleaning solution recipe or spring cleaning tip?