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10 Chic Tools that Will Make You Enjoy Spring Cleaning

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By ELIZABETH INGLESE

Spring cleaning: that one time of year when toiling on your bathroom floor with rubber gloves is elevated to the status of an event. While the basics of spring cleaning are the same as cleaning every other day, there's something especially cathartic and symbolic about the annual purge. It's a chance to reconsider the status quo, slough off the possessions you've outgrown, start anew alongside the finches and daffodils. This year, equip yourself with technologically advanced and stylishly refined tools to make your tasks fly. Set aside a Saturday, round up your gear, and get excited: Your most elegant fresh start is just a flick of the feather duster away.

Get Organized

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1. Whether with a streamlined app or the prettiest paper and pen, planning your spring cleaning will make every step easier to conquer.

Smythson Grosvenor Jotter, $385, smythson.com; Smythson Panama Collection Mid-Year Portobello Agenda, $305, smythson.com

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2. Whether with a streamlined app or the prettiest paper and pen, planning your spring cleaning will make every step easier to conquer.

Bower Tipsy Writer, $35, beambk.com

Lay the Groundwork

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3. A deceptively powerful lightweight vacuum and efficient steamer will let you set a squeaky-clean foundation. A bright, new rug will light up your space, and a touchless trash bin will help ensure your messes stay contained.

Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless vacuum, $600, dyson.com

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4. A deceptively powerful lightweight vacuum and efficient steamer will let you set a squeaky-clean foundation. A bright, new rug will light up your space, and a touchless trash bin will help ensure your messes stay contained.

Shark S3901 Lift-Away Professional Steam Pocket Mop, $98, amazon.com

Treat your Surfaces

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5. Having the right tools for every room makes cleanup a breeze. Caldrea's full line of solutions covers all your basic needs, while the finishes from Skidmore's bring back the luster to wood and leather furniture. For light dusting, a sleek horsehair brush set and ostrich feather duster do the trick with style.

Caldrea Cleaning Essentials Set, $75, caldera.com

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6. Having the right tools for every room makes cleanup a breeze. Caldrea's full line of solutions covers all your basic needs, while the finishes from Skidmore's bring back the luster to wood and leather furniture. For light dusting, a sleek horsehair brush set and ostrich feather duster do the trick with style.

Vineyard Tea Towel by Thomas Paul, $48 for 2, food52.com

Love Your Linens

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7. Change out your winter bed sheets for a fresh new set of fine linen, which keeps you cool in warm weather and softens with wear. A finely fragranced detergent makes clean clothes feel like an indulgence, and a colorful basket to toss worn items into will make it easy to keep tidy. For a truly special upgrade to your laundry regimen, consider the at-home LG Styler which steams clothes. You'll never need to go to the cleaners again.

The Laundress Le Labo Signature Detergent in Santal 33, $45, barneys.com

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8. Change out your winter bed sheets for a fresh new set of fine linen, which keeps you cool in warm weather and softens with wear. A finely fragranced detergent makes clean clothes feel like an indulgence, and a colorful basket to toss worn items into will make it easy to keep tidy. For a truly special upgrade to your laundry regimen, consider the at-home LG Styler which steams clothes. You'll never need to go to the cleaners again.

West Elm Graphic Printed Hamper, $189, for information: westelm.com

Add a Finishing Touch

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9. Seasonal, home-delivered flowers will make your space come alive. Run an air purifier like Airocide's, which deploys NASA-developed technology to keep airborne impurities at bay, and spray a light mist of a floral fragrance to take your home from clean to dreamy.

Petal by Pedal Fresh Flowers, from $65, petalbypedal.com

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10. Seasonal, home-delivered flowers will make your space come alive. Run an air purifier like Airocide's, which deploys NASA-developed technology to keep airborne impurities at bay, and spray a light mist of a floral fragrance to take your home from clean to dreamy.

Diptyque Tubéreuse Room Spray, $51, diptyqueparis.eu

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