We all dream of coming back to a clean and tidy home, but household chores can be well, a chore. With an array of home cleaning gadgets out in the market, there’s plenty to choose from that would work best for the space and your living habits.

Here’s a list of must-have smart home cleaning gadgets and what to look out for when choosing one that best suits your needs.

1. Robot Vacuum Cleaner

The robot vacuum cleaner keeps the floor dirt-free without the back-breaking work, making it one of the more popular smart home cleaning gadgets amongst home owners. Some even come with additional mopping features, making the robot vacuum cleaner a handy smart home cleaning gadget that can complete two chores at one go.

There are advanced models that also allow you to map your home layout within the complementary mobile app, so you can let it do the cleaning from wherever you are.

2. Air Purifier

Not only can an air purifier lighten the allergen load in the living environment, this smart home cleaning gadget can help to filter out dust and pet dander. Air purifiers equipped with a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter – a filter comprising dense, fine fibres that help trap contaminants in dust, pollen and smoke with a size of 0.3 microns – are your best bet. Depending on the model, these filters can be reused after washing or replaced with a new one. If you’re prone to allergies, an air purifier is a must-have.

3. Electric Cleaning Brush

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There are electric toothbrushes for teeth, and there are electric brushes for scrubbing hard-to-clean spots around your home. Working like a large toothbrush, the electric cleaning brush’s oscillating action helps dislodge dirt or grout and oil stains easily. Also, these brushes usually come with interchangeable brush heads that cover most cleaning tasks for every nook and cranny.

4. UV Sanitising Wand

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Instead of having to wipe down all surfaces, the quickest way to kill microscopic germs is to use a UV sanitising wand! Using the power of UV light, wave the wand to sanitise surfaces with high touch-points such as remote controls, computer keyboards or even delivery parcels.

5. Robot Window Cleaner

Cleaning windows probably rank highest on the list of Most Taxing Household Chores but did you know there’s now an effortless way to clean windows? With a press of a button, the robot window cleaner, attached with a cleaning cloth and automated cleaning features, will guarantee crystal clear glass panels in no time. Some gadgets even come with an edge detection feature to ensure that the device remains on the glass panels. Most models also come with an additional attachment such as a carabiner or wire, to secure the gadget with. The best part? The same nifty home cleaning gadget can also be used on shower screens.

As part of general maintenance, it’s as important to ensure that your windows are functioning properly – read our article on taking care of your windows to find out how.

For more tips on keeping your flat in tip-top condition, read our guide to home maintenance and latest reads.

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