Vintage Family Handyman Feature: ‘New’ Cleaning Products from the 1980s

Family Handyman Magazine turns 70 in 2021. To celebrate, we're going through the archives and taking a look back at a few of the stories that got us where we are today.

The Evolution of Cleaning Products

Everybody makes messes. It’s just a part of life. As technology has become more advanced, so have the cleaning tools we use to clean up after ourselves in our daily lives. Cleaning products in the ’80s were starting to get pretty advanced, like the power scrubber pictured above that featured a rechargeable power pack. Still, sometimes it’s the basics that prove to be timeless. The “plastic cleaning puff” on this page certainly wouldn’t look out of place in a modern kitchen.

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