15 All-Natural Cleaning Products That Really Work

If you were to ask five friends for cleaning-supply recommendations, you’d more than likely wind up with a list of five products full of toxins and harsh chemicals. Sure, those things get the job done — but at what cost to your health? If you’re considering natural products, we don’t blame you.

Admittedly, though, it’s quite a bit harder to blindly trust natural cleaning products. We’re trained from an early age to reach for the chemical-heavy when it comes time to tidy up. How do we know that all-natural cleaning products actually work? They certainly seem to have less word of mouth in their favor.

They do exist, though — all-natural cleaning supplies that people can’t stop talking about — and we tracked them down. So, whenever you’re ready to swap your toxic stuff with this natural way of living, go ahead and add the following fantastic all-natural cleaning products to your shopping list.

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10 Best Steam Vacuum’s In India – Reviewed

10 Best Steam Vacuum’s in India: A steam vacuum or steam mop is a useful and effective tool, particularly in India as we have hard and shiny floor. If you want to get rid of harsh phenyl cleaning that is strong in chemicals and odor, steam vacuum or steam mops are the way to go. These devices use hot pressurized steam to kill bacteria, remove stains and blast the dirt of the floor.

Steam vacuum’s or steam mops are handy to clean kitchen counter tops, bathrooms or any surface at your home. Steam vacuums are in different sizes and some of them have multiple accessories to clean different types of surfaces, it is important for you to consider the design, controls & attachments, cleaning & maintenance and product warranty before you choose to buy one. It doesn’t make sense to buy the most expensive one with many attachments and not use them, if the primary purpose is to mop your floors, a simple upright steam vacuum can do its job, but, if you are looking to clean your floors, counters, car seats etc, I would recommend to go with a steam vacuum with multiple attachments. We’ve researched multiple brands & models and consolidated customer reviews to list down the 10 best steam vacuum’s at different price points for you to choose from. 11 Reviews Bissell Select 23V8E Steam Mop (White)

  • Lightweight and maneuverable; it’s easier to use than a mop and bucket
  • Triangle steam mop head easily moves under and around furniture to clean tight hard-to-reach areas
  • Easily fill the water tank from the sink without using cups or funnels
  • 100% chemical-free steam cleaning-sanitizes using only water (Kills many invisible germs and bacteria when used as directed)
  • Two Microfiber mop pads with Microban Protection, one for everyday cleaning, and one scrubby pad for tough messes
  • Easy-to-use steam trigger; control how much steam goes on your floor, no pumping needed
  • 1-year limited warranty

₹ 6,000  Check Price on Amazon 24 Reviews Black & Decker Generation2 FSM1620 1600-Watt Steam Mop (White and Blue)

  • Kills 99.9 percent of bacteria and germs without the need for chemicals
  • Safe to use on all sealed floors having auto select technology
  • Select your floor type, the right amount of steam is released and floors will dry in seconds
  • Removable, easy to fill water tank – just add tap water
  • In-built water filtering system protects the steam mop from lime scale for longer life
  • Ready to use in 15 seconds and Tank illumination changes from red to blue when the steam mop is ready for use
  • Swivel Steering – 180 degree, pivoting mop head manoeuvres around furniture and in tight spaces
  • Self-standing convenience with auto shut off when locked in the upright position
  • Easy glide micro fibre pad for ultimate pick up performance
  • Lasts over 100 wash cycles
  • Wall mountable and supplied with a cord wrap for tidy and convenient storage
  • Capacity: 460ml
  • Power: 1600 watts; Operating Voltage: 210-250 volts
  • Includes: Steam Mop, Microfiber pad, warranty card and manual~
  • 2 Pin 5A input plug or connector type

₹ 8,995 Check Price on Amazon SALE 50 Reviews Bissell 1132E Vacuum and Steam Cleaner (Red & White)

  • Save time by vacuuming debris and steaming hard floors at the same time
  • Sanitise with steam, using just water to eliminate 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria
  • Easy to use with easy touch digital controls, 5-way adjustable handle and quick-release mop pad tray
  • Add scent to your cleaning with included spring breeze fragrance discs
  • Warranty: 1 year on product
  • Power: 1350/1500 watts; Operating Voltage: 220-240 volts
  • Includes: Steam Cleaner and User Guide

₹ 17,990 – 17% ₹ 14,990  Check Price on Amazon 11 Reviews Xiolife Champion Basic Steam Mop – Purple

  • Kitchen & Home

Currently not available Check Price on Amazon   Bissell 19404 PowerFresh Pet Steam Mop by Bissell

  • Sanitize floors with the BISSELL PowerFresh Steam Mop, which eliminates 99.9% of germs and bacteria when used as directed
  • Shine floors while you clean sticky dried-on spots 2X faster than the leading steam mop with the built-in Easy Scrubber or scrubby microfiber mop pad
  • Remove tough spots with the built-in flip-down Easy Scrubber
  • Customize your clean with the SmartSet digital variable steam control
  • Neutralize odors with Odor Eliminating Fragrance Discs included

₹ 23,691 Check Price on Amazon SALE   Shark Lift-Away Pro Steam Pocket Mop (S3973D) by SharkNinja

  • 2-in-1 steam pocket mop with Removable handheld steamer for above-floor cleaning
  • Intelli-mop head with touch- pad attach and release technology
  • Steam blaster blasts stuck-on messes

The Spring Cleaning Tech Gadgets Parents Can’t Live Without

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Spring has sprung! And so has pollen, and little feet tracking in dirt from outdoor adventures and, well, you get the picture. There’s a reason spring cleaning is a thing — after being cooped up all winter, everyone wants to bring the outdoors in as soon as the weather warms up. But you’ve gotta take the good with the bad, and that means accepting the fact that bringing the indoors in means you might have to tidy up a bit more frequently.

Fortunately, we live in a technologically advanced age. We haven’t quite reached Rosie the Robot Maid level yet, but we can’t be far off, right? Sure, our tech gadgets might not be capable of the same level of communication as ol’ Rosie. They can pretty much do everything else, though.

Case in point? The following top tech gadgets of 2019 will make light work of your spring cleaning so you can spend less time sweeping and scrubbing and more time having fun.

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The Best Steam Mops on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

While we’ve written about our favorite vacuums here before, along with the best robot vacuumsmop slippers, and even a giant lint roller for pet hair, we decided to expand our cleaning-supply coverage to include bacteria-killing mops. Here are the best steam mops on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best-rated steam mop

  Bissell 1940 PowerFresh Steam Mop $78(was $100, now 22% off)4.1 stars, 11,130 reviews

Reviewers of the Bissell 1940 PowerFresh mop repeatedly praise its ability to handle the most stubborn stains and messes, even 10-year-old dirt-caked grout, according to one reviewer: “When I was deciding whether or not to purchase this mop, I had one concern: Can or will it effectively clean our 10-year-old grout? It cleaned my grout! Granted I used the little scrubber brush on the back of the unit (which I do wish were a little longer), but I carefully pressed on it with my foot so it would ‘scrub’ and reach down in the gap, and in two minutes’ time the floor went from black to nearly new clean.” Another reviewer claims this Bissell steam mop is effective because it gets terrifyingly hot but warns that “when using your foot to press down on the scrubber, be careful! The steam can burn your toes (yes, it gets that hot — which is good!)” It also easily cleans other pesky messes like pet hair and litter. Another user adds, “We have five cats — yes, five cats — and this mop has cleaned up their hair and the litter that sticks to floors outside the litter box like a plague. It cleaned that up! I KNOW, CRAZY!” $78 at Amazon  

Best-rated (less expensive) steam mop

  Shark Steam Pocket Mop $53(was $80, now 34% off)

Many reviewers of the Shark Steam Pocket Mop claim it did a better job at lifting dirt and grime than professional cleaning services they’ve used. One reviewer writes, “No disrespect to the cleaning service, because they did their best, but this mop pulled up the ground-in dirt and grime that a traditional mop couldn’t hope to touch. The bright white mop cover came up dark brown after just one pass!” Others who need to clean large areas appreciate the Shark’s powerful steam function. One notes, “I bought it because we were housing some friends during Hurricane Irma who had dogs, and literally EVERY square inch of floor had to be cleaned. Too big a job for the ol’ knees, you know?” The Shark Steam mop gave another reviewer “OCD-perfect results” and sanitized the floors “without the use of toxic chemicals.”Others love the mop’s 25-foot power cord, which means, as one reviewer describes, “no stopping midway to find another outlet. I cleaned my galley-style kitchen (approximately 18 feet long) and small dining area with only one refill of the water tank and only used one of the large pads.” $53 at Amazon  

And now some micro-picks for every type of steam mop you might be looking for.

Best steam mop with triangle scrubber

  Bissell Steam Mop Select 4.1 stars, 709 reviews

The Bissell Steam Mop Select’s triangular head is loved by reviewers who have small or oddly shaped rooms. As one person writes, “Our bathroom is small, with only about a 12-inch clearance on one side of the toilet, and a 7½-inch at the back. With a regular mop, I had to use the mop sideways and didn’t feel that it was doing the best job, especially by the back wall. The steam mop solves that. The head moves enough to get the 12-inch gap in one pass, and I can get to the back wall in two (one pass from each side of the stool). No more need to get a sponge and bucket to feel that the floor back there is getting clean!” Another reviewer confirms it works great in bathrooms, noting that “it rotates nicely to make cleaning around the toilet so much easier.” $60 at Amazon  

Best steam mop for spot-mopping

  O-Cedar Microfiber Steam Mop 4.1 stars, 760 reviews

For spot-mopping spills and messes, like one reviewer who had “dog-water dripping spots showing up on the tile constantly,” the O-Cedar excelled at lifting isolated stains: “With this steam mop, the dog-drip disappeared! My husband usually is down on his hands and knees scrubbing these stubborn spots, but with the mop it’s just a matter of going back and forth a couple of extra times to get the stubborn doggie slobber spots out!” Another adds that the O-Cedar “does great with the unidentifiable sticky spots from having a baby and a toddler. I just let it sit over the mess for a few extra seconds and it steams it away.” $70 at Amazon  

Best all-in-one steam mop and vacuum

  Bissell CrossWave Multi-Surface Wet-Dry Vacuum $240(was $270, now 11% off)4.1 stars, 1,836 reviews

“I used to ‘mop’ on my hands and knees and rinse the rag between sections because traditional mopping smears the dirty water around the floor rather than removing the filth like elbow grease does,” writes one meticulous reviewer, who adds, “This machine sucks the dirty water off the floor and out of the cleaning brush as you go … It definitely saves you physical effort; it’s as easy as a thorough vacuuming. And it cleans WELL. Dare I say better than hands-and-knees cleaning section by section.” As another reviewer notes, “I have 2 small children who are ALWAYS spilling milk, water, juice, food, snacks, and more. We have oil splatter from frying, coffee grounds, and 3 shorthair dogs that all shed (even though you wouldn’t think they shed this much, they DO). But one pass with the CrossWave and these nasty spots and my floors are as clean as when they were first installed.” Reviewers also like that they no longer have to sweep before mopping their floors, because of the CrossWave’s wet-dry vacuum design. As one person writes, “I purposely did not vacuum, dust, or sweep floors from the day I ordered it. I was SHOCKED when I finished and cleaned out the dirt-collection cup. Thought I kept a truly clean house! This little machine even picks up the driveway grit from the scatter rugs by our doors.” $240 at Amazon  

Best steam mop with detachable scrub brush

  Bissell 1806C Powerfresh Deluxe Steam Mop 4.3 stars, 833 reviews

The Bissell 1806C Powerfresh Deluxe has a removable mop head and steam brush that reviewers recommend for lifting stains that might otherwise require some additional elbow grease. As one reviewer who purchased this Bissell for a cleaning job writes, “One of the nicest features is the brush, which is very handy for cleaning grout.” This reviewer estimates that “the original brush shows a little wear after cleaning about 1,600 linear feet of grout, with about 15 strokes per foot. (No guarantee against tendinitis of the elbow after doing this kind of work, though)” but notes that “replacement brushes are available from Bissell and are inexpensive.” Another person — who “used the scrub brush with the hot steam to easily scrub off dried orange hard-water residue that lined the bottom outside of the shower door” — remarks that without the brush, they “would have had to use a knife to loosen up hard residue” in addition to doing “lots of hand scrubbing.” $89 at Amazon  

Best steam mop with detachable garment steamer

  Shark Steam Pocket Mop Hard-Floor Cleaner With Lift-Away Garment Steamer $128(was $160, now 20% off)4.1 stars, 158 reviews

Reviewers praise this Shark steam mop’s garment-steamer attachment, which offers a far more efficient alternative to pressing clothes with a standard iron. One reviewer, who “bought this to make cleaning my tile floors easier,” was surprised to discover “how easy the handheld attachments would be to use! It’s great for mopping and I love it dearly, but the true gem of this is the clothing- and curtain-steaming attachments. My husband’s business attire is the WORST to iron, and I hate doing it. Never again. His suit jacket took me TWO MINUTES to steam (no joke!).”