From disposable products to chemical-free microfiber cloths, retailers’ cleaning product assortments reflect the growing diversity of the cleaning category.
Specialty stores and mass merchants alike are showing more specialty cleaners, chemicals, disposable cleaning systems, and a growing assortment of twist and shout mop, brooms and small wares.
For example, a Target store here showed seven different Michael Graves line mops, retailing from $9.99 to $14.99, as well as Michael Graves brooms. The store also showed brooms and mops by Vileda, o cedar spin mop, Scotch-Brite and Libman. Brooms carried retail prices from $3.99 to $11.99; mops retailed at $7.99 to $11.99. The store had clear signs explaining the different styles of mops, including dust, roller, butterfly, self-wringing and deck; and brooms, including corn and angle styles.
The store also showed a wide array of buckets and caddies, including ones by Michael Graves, Vileda, Rubbermaid and Sterilite, retailing from $1.29 to $7.99.

In small wares, the store showed full assortments from Michael Graves, OXO Soft works, Brawny, Rubbermaid and Scotch-Brite. Small wares retailed from $1.49 to $17.99. Target showed an extensive array of chemicals near the stick goods, including items from Method, as well as wipes, Swiffer products and Mr. Clean Magic Reach cleaner.
At a Wal-Mart, the cleaning products were near the chemicals, although many of the small wares were separated from the stick goods. Wipes and disposable products, including the Swiffer Sweep + Vac, Swiffer dusters, the Clorox Toilet Wand and Pledge Grab-it wipes, were displayed in the aisle with stick goods.
Wal-Mart’s assortment was mixed — literally. Brooms and mops held alternating spots on the aisle. In all, there were seven brooms and spin mop reviews, retailing from $3.99 to $9.99. Brands included O’Cedar, Vileda and Wal-Mart’s brand, Mainstays. The store also showed use-specific cleaners, such as the Range Kleen appliance brush, small wares and gloves in the department.
A review of three specialty stores here — Bed Bath & Beyond, Linens ‘n Things and The Container Store — showcased differences in their cleaning departments.
Bed Bath & Beyond’s department, surveyed in a just-opened store, was near the front of the store and included a wide array of chemicals, from OXI Clean, Hagerty, Orange Glo, Kaboom and Bar Keepers Friend. The store also showed a full assortment of stick goods from Casabella, including the Carpet Sweeper and Zoom Broom, and OXO, as well as small wares by OXO, a Glass Wizard, Evriholder’s FURemover broom, EZ Dust It!’s extension pole ostrich-feather duster and Unger’s Total Reach Duster. Stick goods retailed from $6.99 to $34.99.
The store also featured Casabella’s Water Stop Gloves, Star Kitchen’s Heavy Duty Gloves and the Swiffer WetJet.
Linens ‘n Things, meanwhile, showed cleaning products in two locations: by vacuums and in a back hallway near the restrooms. In the floor care department, the store featured an extensive array of chemicals, specialty cleaners and wipes by Method, Gonzo, Oxi-Clean, Simple Green, Orange Glo, Guardsman, Bar Keepers Friend and Hope Co.
Cleaning products included a Bissell cleaning kit with a caddy and cleaners, Casabella’s Terri Mop and Water Stop Gloves, a full assortment of Unger’s extension pole and attachments, EZ Dust It!’s feather and lambs-wool dusters and Evercare’s Sweep ‘N Clean.
Most of the stick goods and small wares, however, were in the back of the store. The assortment included Melody’s sponge and best spin mop; OXO’s broom, mop and sweep set; and Casabella’s mops, sponges and tile scrubber.
The Container Store displayed cleaning products in its laundry-care department. The assortment included the store’s own branded, oversized microfiber dust mop, retailing for $29.99; an array of Casabella mops, brooms, sweep sets and buckets and caddies; and OXO whisk brooms and small wares. In addition, there were several dusters, from a mini duster to a feather duster with an acrylic handle. Small wares included Gonzo’s pet lifter and Casabella’s chamois sponge. The store also showed an extensive array of chemicals by Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, Casabella’s Water Stop Gloves and sponges.
The Container Store also showed cleaning products in other departments, such as acrylic cleaner near shelving and Hagerty silver polish in the kitchen department.
Caption(s): Target shows an extensive assortment of Michael Graves cleaning products, which are made by Esseplast. / Casabella’s Ergo Broom is a top seller at The Container Store. / OXO’s Upright Sweeper Set is available at both Bed Bath & Beyond and Linens ‘n Things.

Make Your Own Stethoscope (Listen to Heart Beats and Whispers)
When you go to the doctor, he or she often uses an instrument to listen to your heart and lungs. This gadget the doctor uses is a binaural stethoscope. (Binaural simply means it works with both ears.) Apparently the first stethoscope was simply 24 sheets of paper rolled up tightly. Rene Laennec was a young French doctor who first used this “paper” stethoscope in 1816 to examine a young Mademoiselle for modesty reasons. Before Laennec invented the stethoscope, it was customary to listen to the heart beat by putting an car to the patient’s chest. Doctor Laennec was so impressed by his simple paper listening device he went on to make others in his home workshop using a wood-turning lathe. Since it was so simple, Laennec first called the listening aid “le cylindre” which simply means “the cylinder.” However, he changed the name to “stethoscope” which came from the Greek words for “I see” and “the chest.” Laennec’s best stethoscope review were monaural since only one ear at a time was used.
The author’s homemade monaural stethoscope is really simple, but I it works really great! It probably works a lot better than Doctor Laennec’s paper stethoscope!

What You Need:
* cardboard tube from a used roll of paper towels

* a piece of aluminum foil
* duct tape
Making It:
Keep an eye on the photos while you follow these steps.
(1) Wrap aluminum foil over one end of a cardboard tube that came from a used roll of paper towels.
(2) Use scissors to neatly cut the ends of the foil so your “stethoscope” looks better.
(3) Wrap duct tape over the ends of the foil as shown. Hint: Make sure the foil is pulled tightly over the tube’s opening.
1. Place a piece of aluminum foil over one end of the cardboard tube from a used roll of paper towels.
2. Use scissors to neatly trim foil.

3. Fasten foil to tube with duct tape.

Make sure foil is pulled tight over opening before you finish taping foil to tube.
Using Your Stethoscope
Press the stethoscope’s open end against the chest of a person, about where you think their heart is. Press your ear against the stethoscope’s foil end. You should clearly hear a heartbeat. If you can’t, try another place on the person’s chest.
Sometimes it is quite important to listen to a person’s breathing, especially if they have asthma or a bad cold. Stethoscope for sales come in handy here too! To hear breathing sounds, place the open end of your stethoscope on the back of the person, preferably near the center of the upper back. When the lungs are clear and not filled with fluid, you should hear very little. However, if there is fluid present, you will likely hear a wheeze either when they inhale or exhale (or both). If wheezing is present, that person should rest, and if a parent thinks it’s wise, have a doctor examine the person.
This stethoscope can also be used to hear even whispering behind closed doors or through a window. However, you should never listen in on conversations unless the persons you are listening to know it and say it is all right.

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