Give dirt the brush-off
Native & Co’s cleaning range includes the Japanese mini brush, £8.50, Japanese Tosaka broom, £125, Tokyo broom, £75, horse hair dust brush, £15, and rice straw brush, £8.
You can use a regular vacuum to clean your mattress but this dedicated cleaner from Hoover is designed to do the very best job of removing dust mites and more. Its 4,200 revolutions per minute roll bar beats out dust. Cyclonic filtration means that it doesn’t lose suction. It’s also fitted with a germicidal UV-c lamp, which sterilises bacteria and helps prevent other allergens. Priced £99.99.
Kärcher K4 Full Control Home
Now’s also the season to spring clean ready for outdoor living. This is the latest, greatest pressure washer you can buy, designed for cleaning medium sized patios, decking and cars. Its trigger gun includes an LED display, making it easier than ever to find the right setting for various household jobs. It’s also surprisingly eco friendly. It uses 50% less water than washing with a traditional garden hose, while producing 35 times more power. By Kärcher and priced £279.99.
Iris Hantverk’s longhandled beech dustpan and brush set, £50, and long-handled brooms, £20, save bending. From Bear & Bear.
Black + Decker DVJ325BF-GB
Clean awkward details with the latest handheld Dustbuster. Its compressed lithium ion battery means it’s smaller and lighter than ever, while intelligent sensors monitor the battery and the filter to optimise performance. Plus its extendable crevice tool provides an extra 50% reach for hard-to-reach areas. If you want a stick vacuum (perhaps to clean the stairs that your robo vac can’t) consider the Black + Decker FEJ520JF-GB (£119.99) which adds a floor extension kit and a wall-mountable charger. Priced £69.99.
Catch crumbs before they make it to the floor with a table brush and tray, £35 from Toast.
Polti Vaporetto Smart 30_R
Polti’s cylinder steam cleaners do a great job of steam-mopping floors and refreshing soft furnishings thanks to powerful steam and an impressive array of tools. Best of all, the tools all stow away neatly onboard under the cleaner, so you have them on hand at all times. This compact model will clean the house from top to bottom, including squeegees for windows and steam concentrators for kitchen and bathroom fittings and tiles. Priced £119.99.
Perigot bamboo and ostrich duster, large, £42 (smaller sizes from £19). From Amara.
Neato Botvac Connected
The most hi-tech of robotic vacuum cleaners, the Neato Botvac Connected can be scheduled to clean your floors at times that suit you and it laser-maps rooms so it cleans systematically and knows where to go to recharge its batteries. It can also be controlled not just by smartphone but even by smart watch (a world first). So if you sport an Apple Watch or Android Wear watch, you can vacuum the house without lifting a finger. Priced £549.99.
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Lostine black-tipped whisk broom, £21. From Amara.
Twice as nice
Double-sided wok brush, £5.80, from David Mellor.