What is it about spring that finally motivates me to clean? As the outside thaws out, I finally get the drive to reorganize and do a deep clean, especially things I have been putting off. I tend to start in the kitchen and work my way into other rooms. I live in a tiny apartment, so once organized spaces get cluttered and messy quickly.
OXO is my go to for all things cleaning and organization, so I was really excited to receive some cleaning tools from them! These tools are great throughout the house, but I’ve only made it through my kitchen cleaning so far!
As soon as I opened the compact dustpan, I knew it would forever have a home in my kitchen. I actually didn’t use this for spring cleaning exactly, but it is the perfect tool for countertop messes, including a flour-dusted surface (after baking).
The brush snaps into the dust pan and the pan’s flat bottom allows it to stand up, so it’s really easy to store on the countertop or on a shelf. (It’s so thin though it can easily be stored in a drawer as well). The dust pan’s soft rubber lip allows you to press down on the pan while sweeping with the brush to get every little bit into the pan.
The Large Sweep Set with Extendable Broom was put to the test almost immediately; I spilled a container of rice when I went to grab it from a cabinet!
The sweep set includes a full-size broom and extra-large dustpan. When it’s fully extended, the broom and dustpan are great for sweeping large areas. The broom also retracts to easily sweep dirt piles into the dustpan. The dustpan features teeth to comb out dirt (which I love; I have a cat so this is a great tool!) and a flexible lip that conforms to surfaces so dust is not swept underneath it. The dustpan also locks open for easy emptying. The broom snaps into the closed dustpan for upright, compact storage.
I was probably the most excited for the Electronics Cleaning Brush, and so was my DSLR camera! As a food blogger, my poor camera is subject to flour, splatters, and all other non-camera-friendly kitchen hazards.
The OXO Good Grips Electronics Cleaning Brush is made of a slim silicone wiper to remove dust from small, hard-to-reach places including between keyboard keys and around the edges of a monitor screen, while soft bristles are gentle enough to clean camera lenses. The Brush comes with a cap to protect the silicone wiper and the bristles retract into the device, keeping both tools clean but ready to use.
are other tools I was sent that I will be using in other areas of my apartment:
- The OXO Goodgrips Dust Pan and Brush Set is the perfect tool to store near my cat’s litter box. The whisk-broom shape makes it easy to sweep from above and the rubber lip along the front edge of the Dustpan conforms to surfaces, making sure every last bit is swept up. The Brush also features a soft, non-slip handle for a comfortable grip. Snap the Brush into the durable Dust Pan for convenient storage.
- I also received expandable drawer dividers which I can’t wait to use in my bedroom drawers when I get to that room! The set includes two Dividers that are each 4” tall and expand from 11” to 17” to fit most drawers front to back or side to side and does not require tools for installation!
- The Microfiber Delicate Duster traps and holds dust instead of just pushing it around, and it does so without the need for cleaning chemicals, which is perfect for use on electronics like your TV or monitor. After dusting, the head of the Microfiber Delicate Duster pops off with a push of a button and is machine washable.
Have you begun your spring cleaning? What tools are you using to get your home tidy?