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7 cool tools that'll make cleaning the house a cinch

Spring cleaning is no one’s favourite time of year. Thankfully, some products are fun to use and leave your space gleaming. Check out these fun gizmos you need to try

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SLIPPER GENIE — Cleaning your tile, linoleum and hardwood floors is as easy as walking on them. With Evriholder’s microfiber cleaning slippers, just glide across your floor and watch the dirt disappear beneath your feet. The one-size-fits-most slipper is comfortable and promises to reach places a mop or vacuum can’t. The slippers are also machine washable, making them just as eco-friendly as they are fun. (Around $12 per pair at

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DOTZ CORD WRAP — Say goodbye to that mess of charging cords for all your electronics at your desk and behind your nightstand. Dotz cord wrap keeps your cords and cables secured and tangle-free. Just wrap the cable around the spindle and snap the tool shut. ($6.77 at

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iROBOT ROOMBA— The cleaning tool from the future is here. Put your feet up and watch the iRobot roomba vacuum your floors with just the push of a button, or schedule it to vacuum your house while you’re at work. The roomba adjusts to all floor types — carpet, laminate, tile and hardwood — and promises to vacuum dirt from under all the tricky furniture (that you sometimes miss). ($479.99 for model #650 at

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ROWENTA PRO COMPACT STEAMER— Ironing is a thing of the past with Rowenta’s pro compact steamer. Get those stubborn wrinkles out of clothes like the professionals and steam-iron them. The easy-to-use design even allows you to steam and disinfect hanging drapes and upholstery, and the compact size is great for storing in small places. ($69.99 at

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CYBER CLEAN— Food crumbs and microscopic dust particles: Beware. Cyber Clean, a unique cleaning and disinfecting compound is coming for you. This silly-putty look-a-like gets 99.9 per cent of dirt and germs out of the hardest to reach areas in your electronics. And, it’s so simple to use: Just place the compound over your keyboard or smartphone and press down and pull. The compound absorbs dirt and debris deep into the crevices and leaves no sticky residue behind. ($4.79 at

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SIMPLEHUMAN SENSOR PUMP— No germs here. Simplehuman’s touch-free sensor pump is the best and cleanliest way to wash your hands. Just place your hands under the pump, and the soap dispenses less than a second. No messy fingerprints on the nickel finish and the silicone valve prevents messy drips on the counter. ($49.99 at

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DYSON DC51 ANIMAL— It may be smaller, but it’s better than ever. Dyson’s newest vacuum is their smallest upright ever, but it doesn’t lack power. The DC51 Animal by Dyson has two tiers of cyclones, allowing it to capture more microscopic dust than any other vacuum on the market. The vacuum also comes with a new tangle-free turbine tool that uses counter-rotating heads to pull in long hair and pet hair without getting wrapped around the brush bar. ($549.99 at

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