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How to Clean a Mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the cleanest house of all?

If water spots, streaks and smudges are staring back at you while you wait for the answer, then it’s time to clean your mirror. A dirty mirror can make an otherwise clean bathroom look filthy. While sometimes it’s as easy as a quick wipe with glass cleaner and a cloth, you’ll get crystal-clear results every time if you follow these steps.

DIY Mirror-Cleaning Solution

  • Half a cup of distilled water
  • Half a cup of white vinegar
  • One tablespoon of corn starch

Mix these ingredients in a spray bottle, and shake well. Now you’re ready to clean some mirrors!

  1. Begin by removing hair spray or any stubborn debris with rubbing alcohol and a clean cloth. Dip a corner of the cloth in the alcohol to scrub the debris before you clean the rest of the mirror glass.
  2. Spray the mirror with your cleaning solution or glass cleaner.
  3. Grab a microfiber cloth for a streak-free shine. No cloth? Crumpled-up newspaper also works well.
  4. Use your microfiber cloth (or newspaper) to wipe across the mirror in a broad “S” pattern, working from edge to edge, top to bottom. Try to lead with the same edge of the cloth to capture any dirt or debris without spreading it around. Don’t use a circular motion to clean the mirror; you’re not buffing a car!
  5. When the mirror looks clean, stand in a different spot of the room to see areas you may have missed.

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Keeping a bathroom clean is a lot of work. Check out more bathroom cleaning tips to streamline your bathroom cleaning routine. When you need a helping hand, ask about our professional cleaning services.

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