Think beyond the broom. These high-tech spring cleaning tools deliver results (and yes, are perfect for getting gadget fiends to neaten up fast)!
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Spring brings with it sunshine, warm weather, and blossoming flowers. But it's also time for the ever-dreaded spring cleaning. While this annual multi-task can be a drag, investing in a few cool gadgets can help cut down on some of the drearier tasks so that you can get back to enjoying the -- hopefully -- lovely weather.
When it comes to prepping your garden's soil in the spring, traditional hand tools are a back-breaking option, while motorized tillers are expensive, large, and difficult to navigate around trees and bushes. The Black & Decker Garden Cultivator
($203) is battery-powered tiller that is roughly the size of a weed whacker, making it easy to work around existing growth. Its spinning tines dig a few inches deep, perfect for breaking up compacted top soil and uprooting weeds.
Few household tasks are as loathsome as cleaning the gutters. Scraping years' worth of half-decomposed goop out of a trough while perilously perched atop a ladder is no way to spend a beautiful spring afternoon. Enter the iRobot Looj
($129-$169), an automated gutter-cleaning solution from the same company that brought us the Roomba vacuum cleaner. Running on a set of tank-like treads, the Looj blasts through leaves and debris with its spinning front paddles, meaning you only have to climb the ladder once, set it loose and you're done in no time.
If you were to cross a chainsaw with a pair of garden shears, you'd end up with Black & Decker's Alligator Lopper
($95-$238), a power tool perfectly suited for trimming small to medium sized branches. The Alligator's clamping jaws form a tight grip, while its 6-inch chainsaw makes short work of overhanging branches or overgrown shrubs.
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