Cleaning is one household task every member of the family dreads. It can be boring, is often hard work and, on top of it all, time-consuming. Between work, friends, family and other commitments, it can be difficult to find time to keep your living area clean.
Lifestyle expert Jill Bauer joined TODAY with Hoda & Jenna to share six affordable products that will make your life easier and cut your cleaning time in half. Whether you are cleaning the kitchen or sweeping the floors, take back the rest of your day by using essentials that do the job in no time.
Read on to shop liner mats, powerful scrubbers and other top-selling cleaning tools.
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While they may look a bit funny, these microfiber shoe covers can easily clean up dust, dirt and pet hair. You can wash these by hand or in a machine — it's up to you. They can also be used for cleaning cars, desks, glass surfaces and more.
Known as a miracle paste, The Pink Stuff was established in 1938 and is a versatile cleaner for both inside and out. Made from natural ingredients, this paste works well on even the toughest of stains.
Get your bathroom looking good as new with this bathroom drill brush attachment. Use it on the shower or tiles and grout for a powerful deep clean. The kit includes three different sizes of brush attachments so you can get those hard-to-reach places.
If you are looking for a fast and easy way to clean your baseboards and molding, this tool is the perfect solution. The flexible head allows you to clean from any angle, and it can be used both dry or wet. Each pack comes with three reusable cleaning pads.
Avoid any nasty spills in the oven with these eco-friendly oven liners. Mats can be cleaned by hand or on the top rack of the dishwasher. They also work in electric, gas and toaster ovens; in air fryers and microwaves; on grills; and even as a baking mat.
These reusable refrigerator liner mats will keep your fridge clean and tidy. They not only work well in the refrigerator but also are perfect for kitchen shelves, pantries, shoe racks, bookcases, filing cabinets and more.
More top-rated cleaning essentials
Want to empty your dryer of gross (and potentially dangerous) dust, lint and dirt in just minutes? One Shop TODAY contributor used this vent cleaner on her machine and couldn't believe the amount of debris it pulled out.
I think it's safe to say that no one likes cleaning their toilet. However, since it's a must-do on the chore list, you might as well invest in a tool that helps get the job done faster. This $12 kit comes with everything you need to kill 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria (according to the brand), including a storage caddy and replacement heads.
Nearly 13,000 Amazon shoppers have given this multipurpose cleaning tool a five-star rating for its powerful scrubbing power and ability to clean/reach tight spaces. One reviewer even described it as "addictive," continuing, "This scrub brush does wonders! It's easy to use, battery lasts for hours and makes me want to clean everything in sight."
Keep windows, shower doors and anything glass squeaky clean and clear with this bestselling tool. The brand says it was designed to provide "maximum cleaning power" without the elbow grease, and they even through in a suction hook for easy storage.