10 Things That Will Actually Inspire You to Clean
Say "goodbye" to your ugly broom and ratty sponge. We tracked down some super-chic home essentials, and every one of them is going to get you inspired for your next cleaning sesh.
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French Dustpan + Brush
This dustpan and brush are so pretty; you can ditch the idea that you need to hide it in your broom closet. With horsehair bristles, a leather strap and a selection of six lovely colors, this gorgeous set will be a significant upgrade.
Buy It: Food 52, $88.00
Leather Fly Swatter
Inspired by the beautifully-designed kitchen tools of our past, this leather swatter is a significant upgrade from the typical plastic one most of us have.
Buy It: Food 52, $52.00
You could spend eons looking for a stylish tissue holder, only to realize that they don't exist. Instead, keep things simple with this marble tissue square. All you do is stack some tissues on your vanity, add the square on top, pull tissue through and voila!
Buy It: CB2, $9.95
A pretty dish scrubber? Yes, they exist. There's always a mad scramble to figure out what to do with kitchen-cleaning tools like these when we're not using them. This clever scrubber comes with a pretty dish and would look great sitting right out on your counter next to the sink.
Buy It: Sur la Table, $13.00
Wool Dryer Balls
Ditch your dryer sheets for these colorful wool dryer balls. Instead of throwing in a dryer sheet, throw all six of these wool balls in with your laundry as it dries. Your clothes will be much fluffier, softer and static-free. They'll last up to six years and are ideal for those with allergies or other sensitivities since they're scent-free.
Buy It: Food 52, $38.00
If you're currently "storing" your sponge jammed behind your kitchen faucet (hand raised high here!), then it's time for a better solution. This simple caddy hangs on the inside of your sink, so your sponges stay wholly undercover but will now always have a home.
Buy It: Amazon, $12.99
Sleek Soap Dispenser
Choose your favorite hand soap, and ditch the packaging for this understated soap dispenser. Keep two next to your kitchen sink: one for your dish soap and one for your hand soap. These would also look pretty on a bathroom vanity or in a laundry room.
Buy It: CB2, $4.95
They're not known for being pretty, but this guy flips the script on that. This undercover toilet brush is an excellent solution for any of your bathrooms. The hammered-metal finish almost makes it look way more sophisticated than it is.
Buy It: Kirkland's, $31.99
Separate your laundry loads with this generously-sized bamboo hamper. We love the boho vibes and think it's pretty enough to leave it out in your bathroom or closet front and center.
Buy It: The Container Store, $99.99
Stainless Steel Scissors
Every household needs a good pair of scissors to keep in the kitchen, and this handsome stainless steel pair is a stylish pick. It comes in a small or large size and has an ambidextrous grip.
Buy It: AHA Life, $50