Punxsatawney Phil may have predicted an early spring and that means that cleaning can’t be far behind. Cleaning, bluh. But somebody has to do it. And as a signal that winter is over, the urge for down-to-the-floor-and-up-to-the-rafters spring cleaning is keen. We’ve been cloistered all winter, (some more confined than most,) and the change in season is a good time to roll up the elbow sleeves and begin to feel renewed.
Here at Home and Living we are always looking for ways to speed up and work smarter in the home, so that the “living” part can come sooner. Unger—a longtime vendor for professional cleaning apparatus in Europe, is introducing a line of colorful cleaning supplies designed to tackle your biggest cleaning challenges. The line, called “Neat Home by Unger,” is aimed at speeding up and simplifying home cleaning. The products address a range of consumer cleaning needs including dusting, windows, scrubbing, surface and high access.
“A clean home actually makes people happy and gives them a sense of satisfaction.” —The Soap and Detergent Association by ICR
We received some products to test out and we like them because of these features:
Each product is designed with easy to use components. For example the squeegee we received—the Unger 10-inch Combi—has a rubber blade on one end and a microfiber scrubber on the other. So you can load up the sleeve with more water and product, and squeegee it off without changing tools. (Unger himself was a professional window cleaner so he must have had time to think this one over.) And, the microfiber sleeve is velcroed onto the handle so it can be removed and washed.
There is a swivel scrub brush that has a pointed tip to easily clean corners and grout. The dusters are all made of microfiber and machine washable. A really cool fan blade duster is ingenious: Open on one end, the open-ended sleeve has thick microfiber tendrils on it to snag all the dust, and, it too, is washable.
All the products can be attached to an optional two or three section Tele-Pole for high-access cleaning.
And each product has a lifetime guaranteed.
Neat Home by Unger; available at Target stores nationwide and Target.com
Product costs run from a plain squeegee at $4.99 to the 12-foot extender Tele-Pole at $17.99 and the reach of most products can easily be extended with the use of compatible Unger Tele-poles.