13 Clever Cleaning Brushes You Never Knew You Needed

Get ready to make your life so much easier with these cleaning tools that save you time and elbow grease.

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January 21, 2021

When it comes to cleaning, my motto is: Work smarter, not harder. Fortunately, some companies live by this dictum, too, and have created tools that are designed to make my (and your!) cleaning life a bit easier.

Get every nook and cranny of your home spic-and-span with these ingenious solutions that tackle the hard-to-reach, the super-sharp and the tiniest of spaces. Keep scrolling for my favorite picks.

If you've ever sliced your hand while cleaning your knives, this clever brush keeps your fingers safely away from sharp edges. The wraparound design efficiently cleans and maintains your blades so that they're ready to rinse and dry.

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The kitchen is full of tricky places to keep clean, including small appliances, around the sink and even baked-on messes. This versatile set has a loop brush, angled brush, chiseled scraper and flat scraper to help you clean out all the nooks and crannies of your kitchen.

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If you're prepping and cooking more produce at home, make sure you're cleaning fruits and veggies well with this handy brush from Full Circle. It's made of a bamboo handle and recycled plant fiber bristles and recycled plastic bristles. Plus, with no neon plastic in sight, it'll look great on your countertop.

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These well-designed brushes will help keep your everyday items, from water bottles to laptops, fresh and clean.

This clever trio keeps your always-by-your-side water bottle sanitized. Stored together on a handy ring (they snap off for use), each brush has a specific area to tackle: straw, inside the bottle and all the nooks and crannies of the lid.

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The struggle is real when it comes to dusting blinds. This innovative design transforms a mind-numbing task into a quick and relatively painless chore that cleans three slats at once. The high-quality brush combines sturdy beech wood and goat hair fibers — a major step up in style from our typical plastic brushes.

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Reusable drinking straws keep more plastic out of our landfills, and every little bit helps. These eco-minded drinking buddies do need a little extra TLC in the cleaning department, though. This set has three different sizes to ensure you have the right brush to clean inside the tiny straw opening.

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Banish crumbs and fingerprints from your laptop with this two-sided brush. One end has a soft brush for sweeping away dust and dirt, while the other has a microfiber pad for removing smudges from screens and surfaces.

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$12.95 $10
20% Off!

Leave no corner or seam unturned with this bright orange brush. The ergonomic handle is designed for righties and lefties and allows you to tackle all the joints and corners of your kitchen, bathrooms and floors.

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Our devices have the tiniest crevices that can trap dirt and debris. This double brush has a soft side for cleaning computer keys or phone screens and cameras, and a silicone wiper for getting into small ports, earbuds and more.

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$49.99 - $109.99

Whether it's the cobweb you've been staring at in the corner of your living room or the pile of dust you can see on top of your ceiling fan, a little help is required to get to those hard-to-reach areas of your home. This extension dusting kit has three different attachments and reaches up to 30 feet. Dusting just got a whole lot simpler.

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If you're like us, every time we raise a window to let in the fresh air, our eyes are assaulted by the grime that collects in the tracks. This useful tool helps you clean out dust and pollen from your window and door tracks with ease.

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Give your power tools a new use with these brilliant attachments. The collection of six brushes attaches to your cordless drill so that you can give your bathtub, floors, kitchen pans and even upholstery the deepest clean they've ever received.

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$58 $38
35% Off!

Houseplants (whether real or faux) collect a lot of dust, which tends to diminish the life-giving aesthetic our green friends add to a room. This handy double brush is made with soft goat hair bristles and effortlessly wipes down the leaves of large houseplants. This is especially important for real plants since dusting provides health benefits that make it easier for them to breathe and take in sunlight.

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