Quick Cleaning Solutions for Every Room
- Method Flushable Wipes: They won’t eradicate hard-core lime or mildew buildup, but these eucalyptus-and-mint–scented wipes quickly clean sinks and toilet seats and pick up dirt and bacteria from tile and countertops. They are also 100 percent biodegradable and won’t clog toilets, so flush away.
To buy: $5.50 for pack of 28, drugstore.com.
- OxiClean Miracle Foam Spray: With a consistency like hair mousse, this foam spray penetrates grout grooves and tub corners, dissolving soap scum, grime, and hard-water stains. It relies on oxygen bleach, not harsh chemicals or chlorine, to get the job done.
To buy: $4 for 32 ounces, at drugstores.
- Scotch-Brite Bathroom Floor Cleaner: Curved on each side, this triangular tool is designed to conform to the rounded base of a toilet or a pedestal sink for easy cleaning. It swivels 360 degrees and bends nearly to the floor, so you can maneuver the head into corners—even the behind-the-toilet zone. The disposable premoistened cleaning cloths are attached with Velcro.
To buy: $13 for starter kit and four cloths; $4 for 10-cloth refill: at drugstores.
Tim Evan Cook