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Smudgy Mirror? Keep It Clean With These Three Methods!

Smudgy Mirror? Keep It Clean With These Three Methods!
By: Emaids

It's cleaning day. You've planned ahead and expect to be done with your home in no time—even the dreaded chores of bathroom cleaning. Maybe you know how to remove stains from the walls, and the toilet is spotless with your method. However, cleaning the mirror is another story.

If you clean your mirrors by just looking straight ahead and taking care of whatever stain you find, you'd be amazed if you just look at them from another angle. You may have missed a spot, if not several.

If the only thing that's stopping you from having a perfect bathroom (or any other room) is a mirror, here are three ways you can work it out.

In this blog post, you'll learn how to clean your mirrors!

Method #1. Vinegar solution 

Using vinegar is one way to make sure those streaks go away. It's very affordable and a great alternative to commercial window cleaning solutions. Just mix 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of distilled water inside a spray bottle.

Using a microfiber cloth is preferred! This way, you won't add scratches to the list of problems to solve during mirror cleaning.

To clean your mirrors using vinegar, pour the solution on the cloth and work your way in a zigzag pattern, from top to bottom, all over the surface.

Method #2. Microfiber cloth 

As already mentioned in the first method: a microfiber cloth is a way to go in order to avoid scratching the glass from your mirrors.

If you have already checked the glass and found streaks viewed from another angle, a good quality cloth will do a job several times better than paper towels or the old-fashioned newspaper. Using the microfiber cloth without any solutions works best when the mirror isn't dirty.

Be sure to use a thin cloth since thick microfibers may catch lint. Making the right purchase will save you time, and a few swipes will be enough to clean that mirror.

Method #3. Rubbing alcohol 

Most bathroom mirrors have the same issue: toothpaste, hairspray, and fingerprints if the mirror also doubles as a cabinet. When you try to clean the glass using just a cloth or with the help of a solution, it might look clear, but you may be spreading oil stains all over the mirror.

There's a solution, which takes a little bit more time at first, but it will save you the hassle in the long run: rubbing alcohol. Since it dries very fast, you won't deal with residue.

Here's how you do it: 

  1. Track and rub those pesky spots with a slightly wet cotton pad.
  2. Then, you can use either vinegar or a window cleaning solution to even out the clean surface.

After you're done, be sure to check from different angles, and you'll see how much better your mirror will look. Try these methods depending on how much work your mirrors need—it's way easier than it seems!

Do you need a break from cleaning?

Sometimes all that work can't be done by yourself. Luckily, you can always count on eMaids of Volusia County. In just seconds, you can book a high-quality cleaning service for your home…or even your office. 

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Jan 10, 2022
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