For those of us who don't have the luxury of hiring a housekeeper, here are some surprisingly simple shortcuts for dealing with some of the most time-consuming bathroom cleaning tasks:
* Keep soap scum and mineral deposits off shower walls. Apply a thin coat of clear furniture wax or car polish to the tiles. The slippery finish makes water bead up and roll off rapidly, before it has a chance to evaporate and leave behind hard-to-remove residues. Important: Don't apply the polish or wax to your tub or shower floor.