Last Updated: September 19, 2021

18 best cleaning tools and accessories for your home.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 19 min read

Some of us clean up a little bit of our homes every single day — well, except holidays, and sometimes even then we're still cleaning. To clean up quicker and make sure your home is sparkling all year round, stock up your house with popular cleaning tools and cleaning supplies to have on hand. Life is so busy with work, family, and friends, plus the everyday routines we carry out, that cutting out time for cleaning can be hard. But having a dedicated cleaning routine will make sure your home is a healthy one, free of nasty things that can build up over time like dirt, dust, and even mold. You may not know it, but ignoring your home’s health and cleaning can cause you to actually get quite sick if dust mites and mold run amok.


Explore our list of the best cleaning tools and accessories for your home below and make a checklist for yourself to use with your new tools when cleaning calls.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Grove Co. European Dish Cloths

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A reusable sponge cloth to clean up spills and messes, providing a more eco-friendly alternative to paper towels and sponges.

  • SOAKS UP SPILLS AND MESSES
    Our European Dish Cloth is highly-absorbent and durable, soaking up spills or cleaning messes from any household surface. Available in two prints: a cheerful lemon pattern and an arc pattern …

(1775)
Set of 2
$7.95
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2. Grove Co. Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

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A set of reusable microfiber cleaning cloths to clean dust, oil, and grime off surfaces without streaks or lint. Eco-friendly alternative to single-use paper towels.
  • VERSATILE & REUSABLE CLEANING CLOTHS
    Our microfiber cloths have dense, absorbent fibers that lift and hold onto dirt, dust, oil, and grime with a simple wipe and are effective on …
(412)
3 Count
$9.95
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3. Grove Co. Cleaning Gloves

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When was the last time a cleaning glove wowed you? Meet our durable, sleek, natural, latex cleaning gloves - thoughtfully designed with nylon flocking for comfort, cotton cuffs to catch water and a hanging loop for quick drying. Did we mention they're slip-resistant too? Protect your hands while tackling even the toughest pile of dishes.

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1 Pair
$7.95
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4. Full Circle Full Circle Clean Team Dustpan & Brush Set

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Meet your new favorite power couple. The Full Circle Clean Team Dustpan & Brush Set works like magic to eliminate those annoying dirt lines. You know the drill — you're going about your business, just trying to sweep up the debris on your floor. You keep inching the dustpan back little by little, only to discover a line of dirt that still …

(186)
1 Dust Pan
$19.99
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5. E-Cloth Kitchen Pack

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The two-piece E-Cloth Kitchen Cleaning Pack effortlessly keeps your kitchen looking like new from sink to stove, with premium microfiber that's appropriate for all surfaces. Use the Cleaning Cloth to wipe away greasy splatters, crumbs, and over 99% bacteria from countertops, appliances, stainless, and more. Stubborn splatters don't require extra …

(170)
1 x Kitchen Cloth - 1 x Glass & Polishing Cloth
$12.99
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6. Grove Co. Coconut Scouring Pad

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Go nuts over cleaning- this coconut scour scrubs without scratching! This non-abrasive scour is designed to remove stubborn stuck on food messes and is perfect for use on cookware, glassware, countertops, and appliances.

Not suitable for those with coconut allergies.

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1 Set
$4.95
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7. Full Circle Full Circle Dust Whisperer Filament Microfiber Duster

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The Full Circle Dust Whisperer Filament Microfiber Duster wins the gold medal for the most acrobatic cleaning accessory, literally bending over backward to banish dust bunnies from even the tiniest of hiding places. It also receives a perfect score for good looks. Beautifully crafted from bamboo and recycled plastic, this machine washable duster is …

(467)
1 Duster
$9.99
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8. Full Circle Tiny Team Mini Brush & Dustpan Set

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The award for cutest couple goes to (drumroll, please) the Full Circle Tiny Team Mini Brush & Dustpan Set. But don't let its good looks fool you — no job is too dirty, or too small, for this tiny team. From litterbox overflows in the mudroom to cereal spills in the pantry, this mini dustpan and brush makes a clean sweep of life's little messes. …

(194)
1 Set
$8.99
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9. Grove Co. Toilet Brush with Replaceable Head

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Our eco-minded, germ-resistant toilet brush brings bowl cleaning into the sustainable era. It’s crafted from recycled aluminum and recycled plastic and features a replaceable brush head, so you can refresh the dirty part, without the need to throw out the handle with the bath...er toilet water. The brush comes with a stand filled with diatomaceous …
(278)
1 count
$29.95
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10. Grove Co. Tub Handler + Residue Remover

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Tub scrubbing is multifaceted work: wiping surfaces, scrubbing grout, lifting stains, polishing fixtures. Enter our replaceable brush heads for our Tub Handler, designed to tackle each part of bathtub scouring. For wiping surfaces and polishing fixtures, choose this Residue Remover, a soft sponge made of natural cellulose.

For lifting scum and …
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1 x Handle, 1 x Residue Remover Head
$11.95
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11. Grove Co. Muslin Cleansing Cloth

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Our 100% organic cotton muslin cleansing cloths are a great alternative to your traditional washcloth. Gently exfoliating and quick drying, these cloths will upgrade your daily face routine leaving you oh so fresh and clean.
(86)
Set of 3
$12.95
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12. Grove Co. Grunge Buster Grout & Tile Brush

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Get a sparkling bathroom with this beautifully designed brush. The Grunge Buster features a curved handle for ease of use, tough bristles for grout, and soft bristles for tile.

(418)
1 brush
$6.95
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13. Grove Co. Eco Plunger - With Replaceable Rubber Head

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An environmentally friendly toilet plunger with a replaceable rubber head and sanitary ceramic base filled with diatomaceous earth.


  • REPLACEABLE HEAD FOR LESS WASTE
    Our toilet plunger features a removable rubber head that can be replaced when needed, for less waste and more cleanliness. Designed with the planet in mind, it’s crafted from bamboo …

(46)
1 x Plunger with Replaceable Head
$39.95
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14. E-Cloth Deep Clean Swivel Mop

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Made for homes where storage is tight, the E-Cloth Collapsible Deep Clean Mop delivers all the cleaning power you need to strip grease, grime, dirt, and more than 99% of bacteria from hard flooring. Wood, tile, or laminate, it cleans and protects your investment. There’s no need to add chemical cleaners — or worry about crawling kiddos and curious …

(97)
1 unit
$31.99
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15. Grove Co. Compact Mop and Broom Kit

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It’s a broom. It’s a mop. And you can store it all in a drawer! Here, our Collapsible Mop and Broom Stick and matching broom and mop heads bring you space-saving versatility and thoughtful design. Made entirely from recycled materials, this dual-action cleaner gets the work done: the broom head features dust-collecting bristles and a compact base …
(187)
1 x Mop/Broom Handle, 1 x Broom Head & Dustpan, 1 x Mop Head, 1 x Replacement Microfiber
$40.95
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16. Grove Co. Compact Mop with Collapsible Handle

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This mop has the function of a heavy-duty cleaner and a footprint that fits in a drawer thanks to our Collapsible Mop and Broom Handle and removable mop head. Its velcro-attached microfiber pad polishes thoroughly and is easily removed for washing afterward. But we didn’t stop there: the mop stick collapses to one-third its length for easy storing …

(115)
1 x Mop Handle, 1 x Mop Head, 1 x Microfiber Pad
$26.95
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17. Grove Co. Tub Handler + Deep Cleaner

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Tub scrubbing is multifaceted work: wiping surfaces, scrubbing grout, lifting stains, polishing fixtures. Enter our replaceable brush heads for our Tub Handler, designed to tackle each part of bathtub scouring. For cleaning grout and tough stains, turn to this Deep Cleaner, a bristle brush made from recycled plastic.

For wiping surfaces and …
(35)
1 x Tub Handle, 1 x Deep Cleaner Head
$11.95
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18. Grove Co. Compact Broom with Collapsible Handle

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This broom has the function of a heavy-duty cleaner and a footprint that fits in a drawer thanks to its collapsible handle and replaceable broom head. Its dust-collecting bristles leave no trace of dirt behind, and its compact base lets you get under kitchen cupboards and along the floor boards behind your couch with ease. We even tackled dustpan …

(107)
1 x Broom Handle, 1 x Broom Head & Dustpan
$30.95
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FAQs

What basic cleaning accessories should you always have?

Anyone who does the cleaning at their house knows there’s a method to the madness. Basic (and reusable) cleaning tools are a must for tackling everyday cleaning. Here's our quick list (in no particular order) of what we think every home should have for just basic cleaning:



Aside from the cleaning tools listed above, you should also always have multi-surface cleaners or concentrates, bathroom cleaners, kitchen cleaners, room fresheners, paper towels, wood cleaners, glass cleaners, and carpet cleaners on hand to keep your home looking its best. Other good-to-have items are soap dispensers for your bathrooms and your kitchen, a dish brush, kitchen towels, and laundry machine cleaner.


How often should you deep clean your home?

Deep cleaning a home should be done, but people have different opinions when it comes to how often it should be done. Deep cleaning includes things you won’t clean every day like windowsills, light fixtures, cabinets, blinds, ceiling fans, carpets, vent covers, and more. Some argue that two to four times a year is enough, while others strongly believe once a month is needed to keep your home healthy and running smoothly.


No matter how often you decide to deep clean, it’s definitely something you should do to your home. Make sure to have a plan of attack and to stock up on household cleaning supplies for when the time comes. There are many places you don’t normally clean or think about that need some extra TLC. Think of things like inside your oven, your mattress and pillows, door frames, above ceiling beams, and freezers. There’s plenty of places dirt, germs, and bacteria can hide that you don’t clean on a regular basis.


How much time should you spend cleaning your house?

Keeping a home clean is super important, especially if there are a lot of people (or pets) living in your home. Some recommend spending 15 to 30 minutes a day cleaning areas of your home, and that’s not to include household chores like dishes or laundry. Spot cleaning every day makes it easier to keep your home clean and allows more time for deep cleaning later on. You’ll want to stock up on bathroom cleaning tools and kitchen cleaning accessories to make the job easier, too. Having handy cleaning tools and the right cleaners is really half the battle.


If you’re planning to clean your home in one fell swoop, than here’s around how long it’ll take you depending on the size of your home.


  • A one bedroom, one bathroom apartment: 1.5 hours
  • A two bedroom, one bathroom home: 2.5 hours
  • A three bedroom, two bathroom home: three hours
  • A four bedroom, three bathroom home: 4.5 hours

What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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