The lazy person's guide to housework
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By Paige Brettingen and Andie Huber
In honor of National No Housework Day on Sunday, April 7, we've picked our five favorite housekeeping innovations that have made those tedious chores easier. So take the day off and let these gadgets and gizmos do the grunt work.
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Meet Winbot: Available later this spring, the robot will take care of your window cleaning needs, indoors or out. Equipped with a cleaning pad, cleaning solution and a built-in squeegee, the Winbot uses suction power to glide over the glass and wipe it down.
SHOP NOW: Winbot, $300 to $400
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Cinderella had a Fairy Godmother (and some friendly mice) to help her clean; you can try the CleanWave Sanitizing Wand. The device uses UV-C light to kill 99.9 percent of germs and allergens on toys, keyboards and doorknobs.
SHOP NOW: Verilux CleanWave Sanitizing Wand, $79
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Banish dirty paws without banishing your pet—the Paw Plunger looks like a coffee mug but it's actually a self-contained cleaning system that gently removes dirt and grime from Fido's pads, keeping your carpet spot-free.
SHOP NOW: Paw Plunger for medium dogs, $20
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Up until recently, fish tanks were a real pain in the fin to clean. But the self-cleaning No Clean Aquarium, made for beta fish, is ideal for low-maintenance types. Pour in clean water at the top, and thanks to gravity, dirt and debris is flushed out.
SHOP NOW: No Clean Aquarium, $70
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Goodbye excess dry cycles, hello cheaper energy bills. The LG Smart ThinQ Dryer has sensor technology that shuts off when clothes are fully dry. Other perks? Its WiFi technology lets you download new-and-improved dry cycles for various fabrics, and its Smart Grid Ready feature will have the dryer run only when electricity rates are lowest.
SHOP NOW: LG Smart ThinQ Dryer, $1,600
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