9 Super Unique, Under-$10 Tools for Tough Cleaning Jobs

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Make no mistake about it: The right cleaning tools can cut your housekeeping time in half. Fortunately, getting your hands on a highly specialized cleaning device doesn't have to be a costly endeavor. From microfiber plant leaf dusters to window track brushes and beyond, here are nine hardworking tools for less than $10 that are specially designed to tackle tough cleaning jobs.

While it's important to keep the leaves of your houseplants clean and dust-free so that they can properly photosynthesize, dusting them off can be tricky. This delicate pair of handheld dusters is designed with a soft and fluffy microfiber head that quickly traps and absorbs dust without damaging fragile plant leaves.

Getting into all the nooks and crannies of your kitchen appliances is no easy feat when cleaning. Luckily, this clever contraption features both an angled and looped brush as well as a pair of chiseled scrapers that make cleaning your kitchen fixtures a breeze.

Let's face it, cleaning your bathroom tile and grout can feel like a full-body workout. Thankfully, this handy scrubber is designed with V-shaped bristles and a curved head for getting into hard-to-reach corners and cracks.

If you thought cleaning the tracks of your windows and sliding doors had to be a tedious task, then you'd be mistaken. This track cleaning brush features a built-in spray bottle for spritzing cleaning solution as well as an optional microfiber duster for easy dusting.

An easy-to-grip cleaning brush that can squeeze into the hard-to-reach grooves around your bathroom and kitchen sink can be a game changer for your housekeeping routine. Designed with colorful, curved handles, these slender brushes are the perfect size for deep-cleaning sink fixtures and bathroom toilet bases.

If you're the owner of a reusable water bottle, then you already know how difficult hand washing them can be. This eco-friendly bamboo bottle brush features a bristle-twisted wire head that can quickly clean slender vases, glasses, and water bottles without leaving scratches behind.

This is a PSA: Too much lint buildup in your dryer can drive up your electric bill while creating a potential fire hazard. Fortunately, this flexible lint brush and vacuum attachment can loosen and remove years of built-up lint from your dryer in seconds.

In the market for an affordable dish brush that's tough enough to clean your cast iron pots and pans? This pint-sized powerhouse is designed with short, angled, stiff bristles that can remove cooked-on foods and grease buildup from your cast iron kitchenware without damaging the surface.

If you have blinds on your windows, then chances are it takes a while to clean each blade individually. This genius window blind cleaner features three microfiber arms that can clean both the top and bottom of two blinds at the same time, and can also be used to wipe down the vent cover on your window AC unit.


Caroline Biggs is a writer living in New York City. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Apartment Therapy, Refinery 29, and more.

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