5 Essential Space Saving Cleaning Tools


Surely when reading this you are asking if we are OCD. The answer – sorta! We’d like to think of ourselves as detailed oriented and in a small space, DETAILS matter a lot. This includes the area of cleaning, with so many tools around, which ones are the best for small spaces? Here are our 5 Essential Space Saving Cleaning Tools.

1) Flathead broom and foldable dustbin. Sweeping is a quick and easy way to maintain dust-free floors during the week! We had to search hard for a foldable dustbin, but Aeon had one.


2) Feather duster – Go old school and get this HK icon made from chicken feathers. Why? It traps dust way more effectively compared to the synthetic ones.  It can really get into different nooks and crannies and it’s DIRT cheap. There’s a reason HK grandmas still have one (I can hear the whipping jokes already)! You’ll find one at any small local department store. If you want to upscale your dust trapping capabilities, ostrich feather dusters are the very best. (Find at HOMELESS)!

Tip: After dusting, shake the duster onto one particular spot of your floor and vacuum away.

3) Cordless Stand Up Vacuum Cleaner – We were soooo close to getting a Dyson V6 because of its slim profile, portability and solid performance, but we elected on a canister vacuum. Before we delve into why, we very much recommend this because of its maneuverability in tight spaces! However we went with a powerful Miele Compact C2 because we have a Fluffy Chow so we had to give up a tad more footprint!  Otherwise if you don’t have a furball, definitelly go with a cordless stand up from a reputable brand!


Image via Miele

4) Flathead Microfiber Mop. With such a small footprint, this will do the job handily! We like it because you don’t need a huge bucket of water for a small space. Moreover, the mop heads are washable, making this option more environmentally friendly (no more tossing old mops). Scotch-brite & E-Cloth seem like the go to brands here in HK! Remember to MAKE SURE to read if these mop heads are washable!

Image via ScotchBrite (3M)

5) E-cloths and Spray Bottle. We’ve mentioned these before and love them. Their whole range is awesome and big bonus points to their reusable capabilities. I absolutely vow for their Kitchen Hob & Oven pack because it  does the job exceptionally well. Make sure to follow the maintenance and cleaning instructions for maximum longevity!!!


Image via e-cloth

Note that all the items listed above can be hung or stood vertically saving lots and lots of space.

Bonus: Everybody go and check out the MUJI CLEANING SYSTEM ‘cuz they make cleaning look good. We love modularity and to have this for cleaning tools completely blows my mind. Not only that, they make these tools look STUNNING! We have invested on couple of items; window squiggy and scrubber sponge(for bathroom walls and ceilings) How they wear test, I’m not so sure…YET, but purely from a design standpoint, Absolutely Amazing!  Can’t help but be fans!

There you have it – our 5 Essential Space Saving Cleaning Tools

-Spaced Out-


About Author


I’m Wattie and I like all things space saving. Having grown up in the USA, it took me awhile to get used to living small in Hong Kong. But low and behold I’m not only used to it but its become a passion and mission – which is to help those who have recently downsized their home, to live small comfortably.

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