10 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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May 17, 2019

Knife's Edge

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.

Buy It: The Container Store, $7.99

All in the Details

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.

Buy It: Amazon, $7.99

Clearing the Blinds

The struggle is real when it comes to dusting blinds. This innovative design transforms a mind-numbing task into a quick and relevantly 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.

Buy It: Food52, $35

At Your Fingertips

We don't even like to think about what bacteria lives on the electronics we touch the most. Send the germ worries away by disinfecting your phone with this handy cleaner. A few quick rolls remove fingerprints and smudges, as well as sanitizes your devices. Plus, it's tiny so you can carry it around in your purse.

Buy It: Amazon, $19.95

Earth-Friendly Sipping

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.

Buy It: Amazon, $4.99

Reach for the Sky

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.

Buy It: Amazon, $49.99-89.99

Keeping It Green

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.

Buy It: Terrain, $58

Spic and Span

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

Buy It: Amazon, $5.98

Spin It Right Round

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

Buy It: Amazon, $13.95

No More Grime

Perfectly shaped to tackle tough-to-clean grout, this brush is designed to make your bathroom shine. Say goodbye to mildew and soap scum in grout and seams. Even get to those hard-to-reach corners with the angled bristles.

Buy It: Amazon, $10.99

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