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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pretty Neat

Most of us are already well into our Spring Cleaning checklists this time of year, but for those of you who are putting off the necessary tasks, maybe you need the right tools!! Take a look below for some of the prettiest cleaning companions around, making the dirty work a little more pleasurable.

Handmade Broom Set from Viva Terra includes a dust pan, mini whisk, and full-size broom made from renewable sorghum and colored with non-toxic dyes. Set is $65.

Also from Viva Terra, stock up on cleaning essentials in aesthetically pleasing eco-friendly materials and even a pop of colorful turquoise on the utility brush handles. Eco Cleaner Collection $5 - $14.

Gaiam sells a great alternative to the popular disposable mopping devices: a spray mop (fill with any non-toxic cleaner or a simple vinegar/water solution) with durable, effective, washable microcloths. Spray Mop & 5 Microtech Cleaning Cloths $60.

The Eclipse Bucket from Stacks and Stacks is made from recycled soda bottles, holds 2.5 gallons of liquid and features a handy pour spout and raised channels inside the bucket to help separate dirt from water. Only $12.99!

If a few home repairs are part of your Spring Cleaning routine, you will be much more eager to reach for a wrench in this Lime Green Striped Toolbox from Organize.com $65. (Check out the whole line of home products in this cute design!)