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Company coming for the long Easter weekend? It’s time to start sweeping away the dreary dust of winter and embracing the bright prospect of spring cleaning. Let’s do it!

Cleaning is never fun—I don’t care what anyone tries to tell us. But I do know that it can be one of the most gratifying jobs there is, especially after a grey Canadian winter. Let’s take it from the top and start fresh, shall we?

Get at those hard-to-reach cobwebs and dusty ledges with this Swiffer Dusters Heavy Duty Starter Kit. Go big or go home, right? And in this case, with the Swiffer name, you can enjoy a home that’s cleaner thanks to this heavy-duty duster’s ability to potentially trap three times more dust and allergens as compared to Grandma’s feather duster.

Swiffer Dusters Heavy Duty Starter KitSwiffer Dusters Heavy Duty Starter Kit

This Swiffer duster features 360 degrees of specially coated fibers that grab onto dust and won’t let go. You’ll find it useful for dusting electronics, furniture, knick-knacks (aka dust collectors!) in your home or office. It also easily traps dust that accumulates on blinds, ceiling fans and even your car interior.

Not everyone has an NBA player (or someone with super-long arms like I have) in their home to reach those hard-to-get-at spots, and that’s why Swiffer has you covered with some long-range extenders. Check out the Swiffer Dusters 360 Extendable Handle Starter Kit.

Swiffer Dusters 360 Extendable Handle Starter KitSwiffer Dusters 360 Extendable Handle Starter Kit

Not a fan of dusty fans? The beauty of this extender is it will reach high spots like fan blades, crown molding and those low hard-to-reach spots like baseboards and deep corners. Work smarter—not harder—and let Swiffer do the rest.

If you still can’t reach high enough, you may need a ladder. One that’s sturdy and doesn’t give you visions of an ER visit every time anyone in the house steps onto it. Once again, Walmart steps up with a wide selection of step ladders. I like the Rubbermaid name, and this Rubbermaid 3-Step Steel Step-Stool has a clean and compact look.

Rubbermaid 3-Step Steel Step StoolRubbermaid 3-Step Steel Step Stool

Keep this Rubbermaid step stool handy when you need a little extra height in the kitchen, bathroom, office or garage. Plastic tread inserts and non-slip grips on its feet can provide improved traction and an increased sense of security as you take your cleaning game a little higher. (Weight capacity is 225 pounds.)

Perhaps you prefer his “little brother,” this Rubbermaid Folding 1-Step plastic stool. Designed to be stronger and sturdier than other stools, it allows a 300-pound weight and features non-slip grips on its standing platform and feet.

Rubbermaid Folding 1-Step Plastic StoolRubbermaid Folding 1-Step Plastic Stool

One of the most attractive features of Rubbermaid’s sturdy little stool is how it folds up flat (thanks to its easy-folding frame) for simple storage and portability.

Now it’s time to work our way down. When it comes to cleaning coffee tables and end tables, shelves and lamps, I like a product that’s green, simple and can be used on just about everything. Why use up precious storage space with 19 products when just a few will work, right? Green Works is a brand that I trust. I like to clean with Green Works Natural Glass & Surface Cleaner.

Green Works Glass & Surface Cleaner SprayGreen Works Glass & Surface Cleaner Spray

Green Works products are made with plant-based and biodegradable ingredients. They are never tested on animals and use recycled packaging. This product helps make cleaning easier with no harsh chemical residue.

Another favourite Green Works product I use on cleaning day in our household is the Green Works All-Purpose Cleaner Spray.

Green Works All-Purpose Cleaner SprayGreen Works All-Purpose Cleaner Spray

Just as its name suggests, this handy spray by Green Works is ready to tackle almost any spring cleaning task you have. This cleaner is also made with plant-based and biodegradable ingredients and is never tested on animals.

Now, last but not least, it’s time to look at the floors. If you’re into lavender fragrance, you’ll love these Great Value dry sweeping cloths. Great Value Lavender Scent Dry Sweeping Cloths will help clean your floors and add a lovely calming aroma.

Great Value Lavender Scent Dry Sweeping ClothsGreat Value Lavender Scent Dry Sweeping Cloths

Each scented sheet by Great Value attracts and captures dust, dirt and hair. Did I mention each sheet leaves a lavender scent? Ahhhhhhhhhh. There are 16 dry cloths per package.

If you think spring cleaning sucks, I’ve got just the thing for you—literally. I love the versatility of this amazingly low-priced little baby. The BISSELL 3-in-1 Lightweight Vacuum acts as a stick vacuum on floors or area rugs. It can tackle stairs and even detaches to become a handvac. Mine gets used more often than our central vacuum—no kidding—just because it’s so handy!

BISSELL 3-in-1 Lightweight VacuumBISSELL 3-in-1 Lightweight Vacuum

Versatility is what this little BISSELL vacuum is all about. Plus it’s easy to empty with a bagless container, and travels lightly on easy-glide wheels. Powerful, convenient and designed for easy use, this little guy can take on your upholstery, floor and countertop tasks.

Or if my little friend isn’t enough to do the job and you’re tired of wondering if today is the day your ol’ faithful suction buddy is going to pack it in for the last time, you need look no further than Walmart’s amazing variety of vacuums. If you’re like me and read the reviews, you can’t help but notice how well this BISSELL Cleanview Upright Vacuum rates among fellow shoppers.

BISSELL CleanView® Upright Vacuum with Onepass TechnologyBISSELL Cleanview Upright Vacuum with OnePass Technology

This lightweight BISSELL vacuum helps keep cleaning simple and effective. It boasts technology that could clean more on its initial pass than other vacuums in its class. Premium attachments include a turbo brush, and this model boasts a Bottom Easy Empty dirt tank and washable foam tank filter.

Good luck with your spring cleaning and oh, I have just one more tip: do be sure to clean before the Easter Bunny visits so you don’t hear an egg getting sucked up in the vacuum! ‘Cause if you’re like me, you will go after that chocolate! Have a wonderful long weekend.

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Erin Davis is the #1 best-selling author of Mourning Has Broken: Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy, a non-fiction memoir published by HarperCollins in 2019. Previously, she spent 30 years as morning host on top-rated 98.1 CHFI in Toronto and now lives with her husband and their little dog Molly on Vancouver Island. Erin writes a daily blog enjoyed by 12000+ readers weekly at erindavis.com, and enjoys travel, freelance voice work, keynote speaking and emceeing every chance she gets.