Dwell’s Ultimate Guide to All Things Spring Cleaning

Dwell’s Ultimate Guide to All Things Spring Cleaning

By Samantha Daly
With the spring equinox just around the corner, it’s high time to clear out the dust and debris that have collected in your home over the last few months.

Behold: Our one-stop shop for all the tips, tricks, and products you need to make spring cleaning a snap.

The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need for Spring Cleaning

If you’ve gotten the spring cleaning fever, put that newfound energy into good use with this ultimate eight step guide.

Since we know how important having organization in your life and home can be, we turned to Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizing consultant, best-selling author of four books, and creator of the KonMari Method.

Spruce up your kitchen with these space-saving organizers, eco-friendly cleaning supplies, and more.

If You Care Reusable Paper Towel Roll (Set of 3)
Wipe, rinse, repeat. Can you imagine a kitchen without paper towels? Yeah, we can’t either.
Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop
The Bissell PowerFresh Steam Mop provides superior steam cleaning with a fresh scent. For those tough, dried-on messes we all experience on our floors and grout, use the flip-down Easy Scrubber brush to break up the dirt quickly and easily.
Full Circle Odor-Free Compost Collector
Your nose won't know you're composting! True to its name, our Odor-Free Compost Collector by Full Circle allows you to collect items for composting without the smell. Thanks to its innovative design that allows air to circulate, food scraps and kitchen waste breakdown faster.

These do-it-yourself, chemical-free solutions are healthier for both you and the environment.

Looking for the best products to organize and spruce up your space this spring? We’ve got you covered with our top picks for affordable cleaning supplies and storage options.

Puracy Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner (2-Pack)
Puracy Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner is a non-toxic, streak-free, and versatile cleanser made from plants, water, and a hint of green tea & lime.
Blomus SONO Bathroom Toilet Brush
Every bathroom deserves a classy toilet brush. Blomus’s SONO Bathroom Toilet Brush is a functional and pleasing design that will subtly enhance a bathroom. Features a round designed base with a long silver handle.
Umbra Barrel Shower Caddy
A unique shower to compliment your contemporary style. Made of mildew resistant bamboo and aluminum this caddy provides efficient storage. The design includes built-in functionality for all your shower essentials.

You may not give much thought to your vacuum cleaner—but that’s about to change. There are plenty of high-tech options out there that can clean your home with complete ease. We've rounded up our favorite vacuum cleaners that make cleaning so easy, you won’t even mind doing household chores. Hey, you never know.

Homasy Portable Handheld Vacuum
The right handheld vacuum can clean the areas of your home that a typical upright device can’t—your couches, car, countertops, and even your computer keyboard. Homasy’s popular version comes with three different attachments to help customize your cleaning experience. Hey, no two messes are the same.
Shark Navigator Freestyle Vacuum
You’re on the hunt for a vacuum cleaner that checks all the boxes functionality-wise, but that also costs less than $100. Meet Shark’s Navigator Freestyle Vacuum. It offers cordless convenience, solid suction and a lightweight design for just 90 bucks.
Bissell AirRam 1984 Cordless Vacuum
Bissell’s AirRam has everything you’d expect from a premium cordless vacuum, with the added bonus of its Easy Empty slider, which makes disposing of dirt and debris a quick and mess-free process.

Zap dust, bacteria, smoke, and other pollutants with these state-of-the-art air purifiers that are also easy on the eyes.

BetterAir Biotica800 Probiotic Air Purifier
PURIFIED AIR LIKE NEVER BEFORE: The world’s first and only probiotic air purifier. We’ve put over 7 years of intense research into perfecting this revolutionary product designed to purify your entire indoor environment.
Blueair Classic 205 Air Purifier
The Blueair Classic 205 is an air purifier small in size, but big in results.
LifeAir IonFlow Air Purifier
Signature has a sophisticated design with a natural amber color and woodgrain finish that beautifully blends into every home environment. Third party tests show that it efficiently removes the finest particles which cause the most severe health problems.

It’s a global crisis, but there are ways to protect yourself.

Whether you’ve given up on houseplants after past failures, are totally new to the green thumb game, or just want to get a refresher course on the hardiest plants out there, this list is for you.

Revival Rugs cofounder Ben Hyman shares his expertise on the different types of Moroccan rugs—and how to show them love once they’re in your home.

Erik Heywood, the owner of Oakland-based Book/Shop, gives us tips on storing prized tomes.

If you’re in the throes of decluttering your home through professional organizer Marie Kondo’s outrageously popular KonMari method, you’ll need these stylish storage boxes.

Graf Lantz Collapsible Felt Storage Bin
Although they are felt, these collapsible bins are sturdy, made with thick merino wool. Their soft, pliable nature makes them the perfect container for family-friendly spaces like nurseries and family rooms.
Vitra Toolbox
Designed with the artist in mind, this plastic toolbox keeps all your gadgets handy. It also makes for a great caddy for collecting other doodads that you need on the go, and comes in a range of hues from mint green to vibrant tangerine.
Closed Mondays Woven Bucket Basket
With a fun color-blocked design, these oversized woven baskets are totally on trend, while also managing to be functional. Fill with soft throw blankets or use as a stylish bin to wrangle all the kids’ toys.

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