The Best Cleaning Wipes for All Surfaces

These cleaning wipes make cleaning up a whole lot easier

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Looking for a quick way to clean up? Cleaning wipes are convenient and easy to use, not to mention effective.

There are different types of cleaning wipes available depending on the surfaces you need to clean. From wipes for mildew in bathtubs to wipes for windows, these can save you time, money and hassle. Best of all, you won't have to lug a bottle of cleaner and rags with you -- the cleaning agent and a sturdy wipe come in one, convenient wet wipe. Just wipe away and toss it away!

The Best...MORE Way to Use Cleaning Wipes

Pay attention to the way you dispose of cleaning wipes. Even those that claim to be flushable can cause clogs in toilets and other environmental hazards. The best way to dispose of a used cleaning wipe is simply to throw it in the trash. That way, you avoid clogging up toilets and the sewerage systems attached to them.

Cleaning wipes are useful to keep in the home but don't forget that you can make them work for you elsewhere. Leave a pack of disinfecting wipes near your desk at work, or pack them to save space if you rent a vacation home.

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    Range of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Products
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    Disinfecting wipes work well when you have to clean surfaces exposed to germs, such as your toilet or kitchen sink. While the wipes aren't meant for scrubbing tough, dried-on dirt, they do a great job at quick cleaning most surfaces in your home. In recent years, some with abrasive qualities have gone on the market, allowing you to better scrub surfaces while killing germs and bacteria.

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    Windex Window Wipes
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    When fingerprints, smudges, and splatters start showing up on your windows and doors, it's time for a wipe-down. Window wipes make it easy to give glass surfaces a quick clean without having to spray Windex or another glass cleaner all over the house. You don't have to use extra paper towels, just grab the wipe and start using it. Most window wipes have enough liquid that you can get quite a long use out of each wipe.

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    Method Tub-and-Tile Wipes
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    Scrubbing a bathtub and tile is often one of the most labor-intensive chores due to the location of the surfaces and their grime level. Many can have soap scum, mold, and mildew on them. Method makes a flushable wipe that easily washes down bathtubs and shower stalls. There are some other brands that offer sturdy wipes that can get beneath the grime to leave tubs and tiles clean as well. Pay attention to the product you use depending on the surface, though -- bathtubs and showers that have been resurfaced may require special, abrasive-free cleaners.

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    Murphy Wood Cleaner Wipes
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    Need to dust and want to polish wood at the same time? Wood wipes not only remove dust but polish and clean wood with just a wipe. These are especially great if you do not regularly care for wood surfaces in your home or office. Instead of simply dusting, ensure the surfaces are truly clean, polished and shining once again.