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36 Ways to Make Cleaning Fun

— October 3, 2008 — Lifestyle
You hate cleaning, so do I, but it doesn't have to suck you know? OK, fine, so vacuuming will always suck, but chores can be fun. While no one has found a way to get birds and mice to help you a la Cinderella (darn!), savvy inventors have realized how badly we want to minimize the downsides of having a home.

Some of these innovations makes cleaning a fast process so you can get those chores over with ASAP. Others make cleaning fun... and a select few make outsourcing the work a breeze, such as strap-on mops that let your toddler shine your floors for you!
5.4
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
36
Urban Clean-Ups
Urban Clean-Ups
20-Minute Toronto Makeover for Earth Day
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35
Bug Sucking Vacuum & Zoom
Bug Sucking Vacuum & Zoom
Eyeclops Get More Fun
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34
Elephant Toilet Cleaners
Elephant Toilet Cleaners
Urine for a Real Surprise
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33
Reverse Graffiti (UPDATE)
Reverse Graffiti (UPDATE)
Now Cleaning the Streets of San Francisco
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32
Eco Friendly Gadgets
Eco Friendly Gadgets
Shape-Shifting Dishwasher
<
31
Foot-Dustpan
Foot-Dustpan
Do The Sweeping Without Bending Down
<
30
NASCAR Remote Controlled Vacuum
NASCAR Remote Controlled Vacuum
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29
Mini USB Vacuum
Mini USB Vacuum
Suck Up Crumbs, Dustbunnies
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28
Shoe Washer
Shoe Washer
Sneaker Scrubbing Blender (CES 2008)
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27
Robomop
Robomop
Robotic Ball Makes Sweeping Fun
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26
Robot Pet Vacuums
Robot Pet Vacuums
The Roomba Pet Series
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25
Stylish Washing Machine
Stylish Washing Machine
Flexible Distance by Ye Xiao Dong
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24
Luxury Washing Machines
Luxury Washing Machines
Techart by Samsung
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23
Self-Cleaning Glass
Self-Cleaning Glass
Window with Built-in Squeegee
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22
Mitsubishi Launches World's Fastest Washing Machine
Mitsubishi Launches World's Fastest Washing Machine
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21
Eco Friendly Cleaning
Eco Friendly Cleaning
Method
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20
KaionWAVE
KaionWAVE
Waterless Washing Machine Cleans with Ultraviolet Light
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19
Vacuum Shoes
Vacuum Shoes
Clean as You Walk
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18
Flip Flop Mop
Flip Flop Mop
Because You're Lazy
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17
BBQ Steam Cleaners
BBQ Steam Cleaners
The Grill Daddy
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16
Turn Your Washing Machine Into a Lamp
Turn Your Washing Machine Into a Lamp
Reestore Ideas
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15
Waterless Washing Machines
Waterless Washing Machines
Xeros Uses Only 1 Cup of Water/Load
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14
Astone Portable Washing Machine
Astone Portable Washing Machine
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13
Vacuum Backpacks
Vacuum Backpacks
Fuel Cell BacVac
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12
Mini Towel Tablets
Mini Towel Tablets
Clean Yourself But Don't Swallow
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11
Nike Hockey Vacuum Set
Nike Hockey Vacuum Set
Hoover Your House While Playing Hockey
<
10
Toddlers as Mops
Toddlers as Mops
Babies Dusters
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9
Celebrities Removing Trash
Celebrities Removing Trash
Sophia Loren Wants to Clean Naples
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8
Rideable Vacuum Cleaner
Rideable Vacuum Cleaner
A Way To Involve Your Children In Cleaning
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7
Badass Cleaning Tools
Badass Cleaning Tools
Knuckle Brush
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6
Mop Socks
Mop Socks
The Slipper Genie
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5
Detergent-Free Washing Machines
Detergent-Free Washing Machines
Environmentally Friendly Laundry
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4
Mural Dishwashers
Mural Dishwashers
Horizontal Design Hangs On Wall
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3
Tiny 2 in 1 Washers and Dryers
Tiny 2 in 1 Washers and Dryers
The Clean Cube
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2
Washing Machine Chairs
Washing Machine Chairs
The Alternative Clothes Cleaner
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1
Washing Machine Toilets
Washing Machine Toilets
WashUp
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