Curved Nylon Toilet Bowl Brush
Nylon won't leave scratch marks on your toilet, but it's strong enough to cut through buildup and stains.
It's the perfect size for tackling grout, and the stiff bristles bring added strength to this teeny cleaning powerhouse.
Morris likes loofah, a biodegradable option for scrubbing stubborn grime. The Twist loofah sponge (twistclean.com) has an unbleached sponge on one side and a natural loofah on the other. Another green pick is the Scotch-Brite Natural Fiber Scrub Sponge (shop3m.com).
Microfiber Cloths and Terry Towels
Hand-size terry towels are a bacteria-free alternative to sponges. Use wet or dry with a cleansing solution and throw into the wash when dirty. Microfiber cloths are terrific for dusting and polishing, no cleanser required. Method's Window + Glass cloth won't leave streaks behind (methodhome.com).
Keep one filled with equal parts water and white distilled vinegar—a natural disinfectant—to zap mold and mildew spots before they spread.
Combat soap scum by wiping down your shower, ideally after each use. The OXO Good Grips squeegee works on tile, glass, and mirror, and features a suction cup for easy shower-side storage (oxo.com).
Originally published in the March 1, 2010, issue of Family Circle magazine.