Published on December 4, 2020

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Photography by Sara Ligorria-Tramp; Design by Emily Henderson Design

While we all can’t agree on the best part of the holidays (Unwrapping presents? Eggnog? Christmas carols?), according to a new survey from Eufy, 51 percent of Americans share the same least favorite part: cleanup. It’s reportedly more stressful than a political debate with your extended family or meal prepping for guests; 73 percent of respondents said they hate tidying despite wanting a spotless space. How do you make the painful chore a little less, well, painful? With the help of these four hardworking cleaning gadgets, designed to do the dirty work (literally) for you. 

For the Living Room

Almost a quarter of the survey’s respondents had a robot vacuum on their wish list, and with a WiFi-powered and sensor-based design, this is one of the smartest on the market. It not only learns the layout of your home, it can clean on command. Not to mention it comes equipped with a special corner brush made to tackle those hard-to-reach spots.

For the Bathroom

The millennial-approved brand’s best-seller comes with three reusable bottles and three tablets (one each for multi-surface, glass and mirrors, and the bathroom, which 22 percent of survey participants dread cleaning) that, once you combine with water, can help tackle even the most stubborn messes. The bottles are shatterproof, too, meaning cleanup when you inevitably drop one isn’t a thing. 

For Under the Sofa

Getting tangled in your vacuum cord is the only thing worse than actually cleaning, so Dyson’s cordless option is a must for the holidays and beyond. It even quickly transforms into a handheld device for high, hard-to-reach spots you might otherwise miss—which are the areas 18 percent of survey respondents hate cleaning the most.

For the Pantry

Dustpans are the O.G. crumb corraler for a reason; this French option is made from handsome beechwood and horsehair. Plus it stores easily thanks to leather hanging straps. 

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