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Tub O'Towels

  • Available at: Canadian Tire, Amazon.ca
  • Price: $9.99 for tub of 40 towels, $15.99 for 90 towels

Spring cleaning the car just got easier with the addition of a yellow tub of towels cleverly called Tub O'Towels. Just like any wipe in a can, the lid lets one towel out at a time. The tubs come in two sizes, offering 90 sheets of 25-by-30 centimetres or 40 slightly smaller sheets. For the tidy glove box, they can be bought in singles of the larger squares, to be opened when needed for spills or greasy/oily mishaps.

To test the wipes, one was unfolded to its full size. It's soaked with a biodegradable "secret" list of nine powerful cleaners gentle enough to use on your hands but tough enough to clean almost anything on the car or in the garage. The dust on the dash and the kick marks on the black doors were easy to clean and it held up and continued to clean all the kick marks on the seatbacks.

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Still sceptical, I aimed for the dirtiest place – the door jam. The thick cloth held up to vigorous rubbing and cleaned all four thresholds, leaving the interior and the chrome vehicle nameplates spotless. If that same test was done with a spray bottle and standard paper towels, far more product and towels would have hit the landfill. This towel was still in good enough shape to rinse and continue using.

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