A statement mirror hanging on a wall can do wonders for the look and feel of even the most compact bathrooms. However, this is only true if the mirror is shiny and smear-free. But having mirrors, shower enclosures or windows so clean they sparkle doesn’t have to mean you’ve got a back-breaking job ahead of you.
Here are some tips on making your mirrors and glass shine bright:
The number one item you need in your mirror and glass cleaning toolkit is vinegar. Sloshing vinegar onto your windows and mirrors isn’t just an old wives’ tale – far from it in fact! And if it’s good enough for Kim and Aggie, it’s good enough for us.
Mirrors: These can be buffed in a matter of seconds using a damp microfibre cloth. If the mirror is particularly dirty you can start by mixing vinegar or washing-up liquid with water and wipe away the dirt with a sponge. It will then be ready to buff with the microfibre cloth.
Shower enclosures: To tackle limescale and soap scum you can spray the offending areas with a 50:50 mix of water and clear vinegar. If it is not looking like it is going anywhere, you can up your game and mix two parts washing soda with one part vinegar, alternatively lemon juice works as well. Apply to the glass as a paste and wait ten minutes before rinsing away. It is also a good idea to keep a squeegee in the bathroom to use after each shower so you can nip limescale in the bud.
Windows: Vinegar and newspaper is the key to windows that gleam. With a 1:4 ratio of vinegar and water you can remove grime with a lint-free cloth or chamois leather. Finish the job by polishing them with a newspaper.
These cleaning tips are neither back-breaking nor time consuming and will leave your glass gleaming.
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