The 40 Cleaning Tools You Can’t Live Without, According to Our Editors

published Apr 8, 2024
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From brushes to brooms, dish racks to dustpans, and scrubbers to squeegees — there are a lot of cleaning tools out there that can help get your home as clean as ever. But finding the best tool, let alone the right tool, can be a doozy in a sea of viral cleaning finds and new product launches. Shopping for cleaning products can be messy, so we took it upon ourselves to clean up the process.

Introducing Apartment Therapy’s first-ever Cleaning Awards, a guide to the best cleaning tools for your home. Our mission was to deliver a concentrated list of must-have cleaning essentials that’ll help you conquer everyday messes, and after months of research and testing — and lots of dusting and scrubbing! — we’re excited to share with you the sparkling results.

What Is Apartment Therapy’s Cleaning Awards?

The Cleaning Awards is our guide to the very best cleaning tools of 2024. There are 40 winners across five categories that our editors truly believe are the cleaning essentials you can’t live without.

How We Selected Our Winners

We dusted, scrubbed, and vacuumed our homes until we found the 40 best cleaning tools. From kitchen all-stars to brilliant bathroom finds to game-changing cleaners, each of these finds will help you achieve your cleanest home yet! And we even selected our first-ever “Cleaning Product of the Year.”