Spring-cleaning checklist: Products to help get the job done right

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Spring is in the air, and so is all the dust that’s settled around your home all winter long. It’s time to open the windows, shake out the sheets and freshen up your whole place before the weather heats up. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up some of the prettiest products available to make the tasks feel a little less like work and a little more like playtime.

Ikea Torkis clothespins

Take advantage of fresh spring breezes by drying
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Take advantage of fresh spring breezes by drying your clothes on the line. Thirty blue Torkis pins come in their own hangable basket, and they're suitable for indoor or outdoor use. $2.99 at Ikea stores, not available online.

OXO Good Grips Long Reach Dusting System

Long shot Reach high, go low and dust
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Long shot Reach high, go low and dust everywhere in between with the OXO Good Grips Long Reach Dusting System. The steel pole extends from 3 feet to 8 feet, and easy-to-swap attachments are designed to reach everything from ceiling fan blades to floorboards. $44.99 at oxo.com

Dishwashing brush

Brush up Toss that grungy plastic scrub brush
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Brush up Toss that grungy plastic scrub brush and upgrade to this beechwood-handled dishwashing brush with natural bristles. The sturdy tool is ideal for stuck-on food bits, and it dries quickly after use while hanging on its attached hook. $5.50 at caldrea.com   

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Come Clean Set

Clean and simple The Come Clean Set comes
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Clean and simple The Come Clean Set comes with a recipe book for mixing your own products, and a built-in lemon juicer lets you add your own fresh scent. The set also includes two bottles, a mixing container, a microfiber cloth and seven reusable labels. $24.99 at fullcirclehome.com   

Dapper Dustpan

A compact 9 inches high but long on
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A compact 9 inches high but long on style, this Dapper Dustpan is perfect for sweeping off your keyboard, desk or table. Broom stores neatly away when you're done. Available after April 10. $30 at store.moma.org    

5-Liter Collapsible Bucket

Bucket list Just because you need a 5-liter
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Bucket list Just because you need a 5-liter bucket doesn't mean you have room for one. This Collapsible Bucket, available in yellow or aqua, is made from silicone and folds almost completely flat. $10 at kikkerland.com

Kate Spade toothbrush holder

Alternative tooths When it's time to toss your
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Alternative tooths When it's time to toss your toothbrush, why not upgrade your whole tooth-care game with this deco dot toothbrush holder? The 4-inch-high porcelain container is covered in bold black and white stripes and will help brighten even the dreariest dental routine. $20 at katespade.com  

Metal Mug Rack

Mug for the camera Clean out your cabinets
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Mug for the camera Clean out your cabinets and corral all your prettiest mugs near the coffee maker, where you need them. This black iron Metal Mug Rack has eight hooks and stands 14.5 inches high. $39.95 at pier1.com and select Pier1 Imports stores.

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Sparkle Scrub Sponges

Sparkle and shine Your dishes and glasses won't
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Sparkle and shine Your dishes and glasses won't be the only things to sparkle when you've got these Sparkle Scrub Sponges. Available in plum, lime or orange, they're safe for nonstick pans and won't scratch delicate glassware. $9.99 for a set of six at casabella.com  

2-in-1 Stick Vacuum

The self-standing Kenmore 18-Volt 2-in-1 Stick Vac runs
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The self-standing Kenmore 18-Volt 2-in-1 Stick Vac runs for 15 to 30 minutes on a 4- to 5-hour charge, and features touch power, speed control, and an LED light so you can see what you’re doing. The sleek design also comes with a HEPA filter, a 10-inch brush roll head and its own charging station. $149.99 at kenmore.com and Sears stores.

Desk Broom Set With Dustpan

Sometimes all you need to tidy up is
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Sometimes all you need to tidy up is a little help. At just under 7 inches high, this Desk Broom Set With Dustpan is perfect for tiny messes like crumbs and rogue dust bunnies. It's pretty enough to keep out all the time, and just right for times when a full-sized broom is too much. $4.50 at muji.us/store and at Muji stores.

Saddle Leather Trash Bin

Dress up your trash in supple skins with
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Dress up your trash in supple skins with this Saddle Leather Trash Bin. Made of hand-stained cow leather, the dark chocolate-colored bin stands 12 inches high. Monogramming is available. $79 at potterybarn.com

Brushing up

With a handy suction cup that lets it
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With a handy suction cup that lets it stand up and stick to sinks and counters, the Plastis Dishwashing Brush, available in three colors, is both pretty and practical. the dishwasher-safe scrubber is made from polypropylene, polyester, and synthetic rubber, and stands 10.58 inches high. $1.49 at Ikea, 1100 Broadway Mall, Hicksville.

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Marble Toilet Brush

Add a little elegance to your bath with
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Add a little elegance to your bath with this natural marble toilet brush. Standing 15 inches high and gently dappled with swirls of gray, each brush set is unique. $29.95 at cb2.com and CB2 stores.

Scrub Daddy 3-Piece Color Sponges Set

As seen on Shark Tank, these happy sponges
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As seen on Shark Tank, these happy sponges offer more than just a pretty face. The Scrub Daddy 3-Piece Color Sponges Set won't scratch surfaces, and rinses clean to prevent bad smells. Additionally, the sponges change texture -- soft in warm water, firm in cold water -- making them remarkably versatile. $9.99 at bedbathandbeyond.com and Bed Bath & Beyond stores.

Reversible Dish Drying Mat

Save countertops from scratches and give delicate glassware
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Save countertops from scratches and give delicate glassware and baby bottles a soft place to dry with J.C. Penney Home's Reversible Dish Drying Mat. The washable, reversible ombré design comes in six colors, and each mat is 14- by 21-inches. $26 at jcpenney.com and J.C.Penney stores.

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