* Vacuum-free ideas for clean floors
* Alternatives that don’t require cords
* Targeted solutions when a vacuum just isn’t necessary
When your floors need a thorough cleaning, a high-powered vacuum is exactly what’s needed to get the job done. But there are times and situations when using a full-size push vacuum feels like cutting a loaf of bread with a chainsaw – say, a minor pet hairball or a mess that needs a gentle yet detailed mopping. Scroll below to find the 8 best ways to clean your floor without a push vacuum.
1. Swiffer Wet Mopping Refills
Pre-moistened disposable mopping pads mean you don’t have to drag a bucket of murky water around for wet mopping. A textured surface grabs and traps dirt and grime.
2. Swiffer Dry Refills
Using electro-static energy, Swiffer Dry pads pick up three times more dust and debris than sweeping with a broom.
3. Swiffer Starter Kit
For those with hard floors, Swiffer has been a game-changing cleaning product. Dry disposable dust cloths and wet disposable mopping cloths have eliminated the messy hassle of broom-and-pan sweeping and dirty-water mopping. All you need is a starter kit which includes the Swiffer Sweeper and dry/wet refill cloths.
4. Smart Mop
The appeal of the Smart Mop is its ability to clean up all kinds of spills yet be rinsed clean in seconds thanks to its super-absorbent fabric and twistable wringing head.
5. Reusable Lint Roller
Not just for sweater fuzz, this oversized retractable lint roller is an excellent clean-up tool for a variety of surfaces, from hard floors to carpets. It’s especially great on high-pile rugs or even bathroom mats. Made from reusable eco-friendly materials, all you have to do is rinse and let it dry between uses.
6. Fuller Carpet Sweeper
This carpet sweeper is lightweight, quiet and well-suited for quick cleanup jobs. Natural boar bristles pick up pet hair, dust and dirt without the use of electricity or cords.
7. O Cedar Robot Duster
At just $37, this robot duster is an affordable assist to keep your floors looking great between deep cleans. Switch it on before you leave the house and come back to dust-free, spotless floors without having to lift a finger.
8. Evertop Robotic Vacuum
This robot vacuum is perfect for regular light-duty cleaning on hardwood floors, tile and low pile rugs thanks to its internal mini-vacuum. An internal cliff detector keeps it from toppling down the stairs.
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