21 Cleaning Products and Organizers Our Editors Love for Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning season is officially here, so what better time than now to think about the best organizing and cleaning products we’ve ever tried?

From magic erasers to compression bags, these are the cleaning and organizing products we trust and use to keep our homes spotless all year round.

$229.99 on Amazon or $249.99 $219.99 at target

For some reason my apartment collects dust like crazy, so having a vacuum cleaner that can literally run for over an hour and requires nothing more than a push of a button or a quick “hey Alexa” command was life changing. It picks up every little bit of hard-to-reach dust and debris under the bed or in awkward corners, and is even a master at capturing the wool that ALWAYS comes loose from my living room carpet.

Stephanie Griffin, Senior Digital Content Strategist

$12.53 on Amazon

Alming compression bags

I have too many clothes and not enough space. To free up space in my closet, I started putting clothes in vacuum bags and they make a huge difference. They are perfect for organizing and storing seasonal clothes. Pro tip: I use smaller ones in my luggage when I travel and it saves so much space!

Lindsey Smith, Associate Editor

$22.99 on Amazon

Calees Cable Management Box

This tidy kit comes with a number of cable ties, clips and sleeves – so many that I haven’t even used them all yet – to keep the horror of tangled wires and cords out of sight. The larger box fits a standard power strip and is roomy enough to hold two rolled-up laptop chargers, plus a phone charger and a few other cords that I keep fed through the top holes for easy access. I use the smaller one to store spare chargers, headphones, and other small tech cords.

Sophie Shaw, Associate Beauty Editor

$39.89 on Amazon

Spontex Essentials All Purpose Wipes, 120 Pack

I am absolutely obsessed with these all-purpose cloths. They are the perfect tool for cleaning – whether in the kitchen (Swedish tea towels) or in the bathroom, these versatile cloths are essential in any home. They can be used wet or dry and are a great alternative to unnecessary paper towels. After a few uses, throw it in the trash and get a new one. Believe me, you will love them.

Emily McNutt, Travel Editor

From $34.99 at Cloud Paper and from $39.99 at Amazon

These eco-friendly paper towels have become my go-to for cleaning every surface in my home. The packaging is 100% plastic free, recyclable and compostable and each roll comes with 150 sheets. It looks a lot smaller than regular paper towels, but in my experience it’s just as soft and absorbent, and best of all, it never streaks.

Stephanie Griffin, Senior Digital Content Strategist

$2 at target

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My kitchen drawers all basically looked like junk drawers until I bought Target’s new organization line, Brightroom. I picked up all the different sizes of storage trays to hold all my odds and ends. The result is totally organized drawers that make it incredibly easy to find whatever you’re looking for. And did I mention these platters start at less than a dollar each?

Rosanne Salvatore, assistant editor

$39.99 on Amazon

Niubee Acrylic Shelves, 2 Pack

I have quite a large collection of perfumes and these acrylic shelves were the solution to giving them a designated place that keeps them organized while still being within easy reach. I love how simple the shelves are, how easy they are to install (they come with screws and dowels) and how almost invisible they look.

Sophie Shaw, Associate Beauty Editor

$749.99 at Dyson or Best Buy

Detect Dyson v15 vacuum cleaner

Not only is my Dyson vacuum incredibly light and easy to maneuver with one hand, but it works so well that I can’t wait to vacuum. The many different attachments make it easy to make almost any type of vacuum cleaner I need, but my favorite attachment is the “Laser Detection” attachment which reveals microscopic dust. I have a super dusty apartment, and this laser is really the only way to find dust in every nook and cranny.

Hayley Saltzman, Social Media Manager

$65 outside

Away The Insider Packing Cubes, 6 Pack

I am a total convert of packing cubes. In fact, I’m so obsessed with them that I now use them beyond my suitcase. I have a dedicated set of packing cubes that I use to store things around the house. For example, in the winter, I put away my summer shorts, shirts, and swimsuits, then swap them out for my winter clothes when the weather starts to warm up. It’s a great way to keep your clothes organized, especially if you live in a small space.

— Emily McNutt, Travel Editor

$31.32 $9.40 on Amazon

Spectrum Diverse Grid Storage Basket

Like most people, the cabinet under my kitchen sink is messy. I was frustrated trying to find the items I use most often, so I grabbed a hanging storage basket above the cabinet and that solved all my problems.

Lindsey Smith, Associate Editor

$4.29 at target

Mrs. All Purpose Liquid Cleaner  Meyer's Clean Day - Lilac

This spray really does it all. I use it to clean my glossy white marble countertops, my wooden TV console, the mirrors around my house, my Breville coffee maker, my dog’s “accidents” and even my electric stove, which historically was impossible to clean. It’s formulated with clean, safe ingredients and, best of all, it smells like spring in a bottle.

Stephanie Griffin, Senior Digital Content Strategist

From $5 at Urban Outfitters

Felix Folding Storage Crate

I love these affordable little crates from Urban Outfitters, and I use them all over my apartment to keep the odds and ends a little more organized. The blue one on my desk holds all my hand creams and oil diffusers, and I have a white one in my kitchen to hold the oils and spices. They add a pretty pop of color, they’re super easy to put together, and they can serve a million different uses.

Hayley Saltzman, Social Media Manager

$11.47 on Amazon

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, 10 Pack

I swear by the Mr. Clean MagicEraser. These things can remove stains and grime from anything. I use them in the kitchen, the bathroom, on the walls and even to clean my shoes. There’s no mess or stain these can’t handle.

Lindsey Smith, Associate Editor

$70 $54.68 on Amazon

Force of Nature Multi-Purpose Starter Kit

Although it may seem a bit more expensive than other cleaners at first glance, the device itself is rechargeable and all you will need to buy in the future is a charging pod. I love that this product isn’t just single use, and I’m even more of a fan that it cleans well. It was one of the only products to remove a coffee stain from my carpet, plus it sanitizes surfaces and contains no toxic chemicals.

Hayley Saltzman, Social Media Manager

$24.24 on Amazon

Swiffer WetJet Floor Mop Starter Kit

The Swiffer Wet Jet is my go-to product when I have to clean the floors in my apartment. I swear by it because it picks up absolutely everything and leaves my floors clean and shiny.

— Tyler Holender, Social Media Intern

$5.94 at Walmart

Grandma's Secret Stain Fighting Laundry Spray

I tend to drop food on myself and Grandma’s secret stain remover is my holy grail. Don’t be fooled by the cheap price, this product really is the best. A light spray will remove any stains. It also works incredibly well on makeup stains.

Lindsey Smith, Associate Editor

$32.99 $28.99 on Amazon

Stori Audrey Stackable Cosmetic Drawer Organizer

My bathroom cabinets were a disaster before I bought these truly revolutionary stackable drawers from Amazon. They’ve helped me maximize the space under my bathroom sink and they’re incredibly spacious, allowing me to categorize and store each of my makeup products, not forgetting to find them now too. Marie Kondo who?

Stephanie Griffin, Senior Digital Content Strategist

$269 on Amazon

Poppin Stow 3 Drawer File Cabinet

When my husband and I moved into a new apartment and set up a shared home office, we quickly realized we needed office organization solutions. This Poppin cabinet is pretty and happy enough to add style to the space, yet functional enough to make our office look a bit like a real workplace. We share the filing cabinet and then use the top drawers for other random office supplies. We both love him.

Hayley Saltzman, Social Media Manager

$16.99 at Honest

Honest Multi-Surface Refillable Cleaning Kit

The Honest Company Liquid All Purpose Cleaner is my go-to for kitchen cleaning. The formula is versatile and can be used on a myriad of surfaces. It cuts through grease and grime, but is gentle enough on more delicate surfaces. I kept the discontinued bottles of my favorite perfume, but the brand recently replaced the refillable containers.

Lindsey Smith, Associate Editor

$29.99 $21.99 on Amazon

Kincmax Shower Caddy Shelf

I used to hate having all my shower accessories on the floor and frequently having to step over them to get in and out of the shower, so this organizer was a game changer. They are now on the wall making it very easy to grab what I need and keep everything else out of the way. The adhesive is also very strong and does not peel off.

Tyler Holender, Social Media Intern

$9.55 on Amazon

Scrub-It Steel Wool Soap Pads, 20 Pack

When I was younger, I never understood my mother and grandmother’s obsession with steel wool. Once I had a place of my own, I understood why they loved it. I almost threw out some of my favorite pots and pans because of how stained they were, but a quick clean with these makes them look brand new.

Lindsey Smith, Associate Editor

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