When cleaning, work from the top down. You won’t contaminate clean areas and it will leave the dirtiest part of the vehicle for last. Dry the car the same way, leaving the lower rocker panels and rear for last. Use a towel for door jambs, wheels, trunk and engine.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2007/06/02/top-cleaning-tip