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10 Modern and Attractive Cleaning Tools

For some reason, it has long been nearly impossible to find attractive cleaning tools. Occasionally they’ll turn up on Pinterest or other blogs, but invariably they’re difficult to obtain because they were sourced from Europe (where everyone uses heirloom quality tools for everything, apparently). Beyond that, they were usually too expensive for something that, let’s face it, is made to get dirty. Recently though, that modern, minimal aesthetic I’ve coveted has made it’s way stateside, with retailers like West Elm and Crate and Barrel jumping on the trend.

  • Here are 10 tools for your spring cleaning with 1 of 11
    Here are 10 tools for your spring cleaning with
    a modern, minimal design.
  • Dustpan and Brush 2 of 11
    Dustpan and Brush
    Powder coated iron and coconut bristles clear away debris with style
    Available here from West Elm Market, $34.
  • Table Brush 3 of 11
    Table Brush
    Why break out the vacuum for small messes? This horsehair brush removes crumbs with minimal effort.
    Available here from Kaufman Mercantile, $44.
  • redecker-hedgehog-crumb-brush 4 of 11
    Probably too cute to be truly minimal, but how can you resist a hedgehog?
    Available here from Crate and Barrel, $13.
  • Rope Basket 5 of 11
    Rope Basket
    A hand formed rope basket is perfect for the pre-cleaning collection of miscellany throughout the house.
    Available here from General Store, $32.
  • Brush Holder 6 of 11
    Brush Holder
    I am quite sure I have never seen a more attractive toilet brush holder.
    Available here from West Elm, $24.
  • Multicolor Straw Broom 7 of 11
    Multicolor Straw Broom
    Hand rolled and braided and much more functional then their plastic counterparts.
    Available here from West Elm, $30.
  • Redecker Fly Swatter 8 of 11
    Redecker Fly Swatter
    I can safely say I've never before coveted a fly swatter. I want this one.
    Available here from Crate and Barrel, $10.
  • Stainless Steel Bucket 9 of 11
    Stainless Steel Bucket
    Indispensable, for everything from carrying to mopping.
    Available here from Crate and Barrel, $19.
  • Wood Handled Dusters 10 of 11
    Wood Handled Dusters
    Clear off all the hardwood naturally, with wool fibers.
    Available here from Crate and Barrel, $20.
  • Grey Dot Ironing Board Cover 11 of 11
    Grey Dot Ironing Board Cover
    It is surprisingly hard to find an attractive ironing board cover.
    Available here from Crate and Barrel, $17.

• Nicole Balch writes daily about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so on her blog, Making it Lovely. Catch up with all of Nicole’s other Family Style posts right here on Babble.

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