Gone are the days where we’d have to shuffle around with a mop and bucket to clean our floors. (And thank goodness: Most of the time, we’d just be moving the dirt from one place to another—not getting rid of it!) While there are tons of high-tech tools that promise to keep your home spick and span (looking at you, Roomba), not all of them have to scare your dog half to death—or require a ton of elbow grease—to get the job done.
Instead, we rely on a few easy (totally-pet-friendly) housekeeping tools that make cleaning fast and easy. Ahead, the seven items we rely on for a weekly deep-clean.
It should go without saying that an All-Purpose Cleaner should cut cleaning time in half, mostly because you can use it in every room in the house. A natural and effective all-purpose cleaner, it’s strong enough to tackle everyday dirt, grime, and surface stains, without the use of harsh chemicals. Use it on any surface not harmed by water, such as granite, marble, finished wood, tile, laminate, and plastic.
Don’t worry about trying to reach into your disposable water bottles, vases, or other cylindrical homewares. Instead, this wooden bottle brush efficiently scrubs the inside of your favorite glasses and water bottle. The bristles are made with natural fibers that allow for gentle yet effective scrubbing, without harming even your most precious glassware.
This proper metal dustpan looks as good as it works. In fact, it makes other flimsy, plastic ones look like landfill fodder. This bright white dustpan is made out of a single piece of metal with a rubber edge to ensure no dirt gets left behind.
This ultra-fine, mesh wash bag for all of your favorite delicates makes doing the laundry feel less of a chore. It’s made from ultra-fine 100% cotton mesh, so no snagging and no pilling. Plus, this one has snaps instead of a potentially damaging zipper. Just throw your favorite delicate items, cashmere, knits, or synthetics into the bag and snap shut before washing.
Trying to consume less plastic? Now you can make your own bottles with these official Murchison-Hume product labels. Use them with our amber glass bottles and trigger sprayers or pumps for an arsenal of cleaning supplies you won’t want to tuck away.
Don’t worry: We’re not about to recommend you spend your hard-earned money on a bright green eyesore like a Swiffer—but the idea of a floor cleaner that quickly and efficiently picks up dirt and grime from your floors with a washable attachment is one we can get behind.
Sometimes, a trip to the dry cleaner just isn’t in the cards. Remove stains and refresh unwashable items at home with our gentle, plant-based stain remover, fabric freshener, and laundry pre-treat for all of your delicates and everyday laundry. Plus, it can actively reduce and eliminate all types of stains from washable fabrics including food, coffee, tea, juices, wine, and sweat. Not only is it bleach-free, dye-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and cruelty-free, but it’s safe on silk, cashmere, cotton, denim, linen, rayon, wool, and any water-safe fabric.