OK Now that summer is here, who wants to discuss car washing methods?

I need to clean my car by hand after the winter, but I'm not sure the best approach. I don't think it is worth going for show quality, as it's a DD, but I want to take care of it.

What are your favorite products? How often do you wax?

Share links if you got em! I've read many "how-to"s about it, but if you have one you especially trust I'm all ears.