Cleaning Your Bathroom Mirror

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Cleaning Your Bathroom Mirror

Listen, we’ve all been there. It happens over a few weeks; something suddenly feels “off” every time you take a shower or brush your teeth, though you can’t seem to put your finger on what is bothering you. Then, suddenly, like a snake in the night, the shame hits you, and you look at your bathroom with new eyes.

Was the mirror always that grimy? Were there always this many towels in the bathroom? Why does the mirror suddenly look so dull?

If you’ve found yourself asking these questions to yourself, then it’s probably time to clean your bathroom. While we won’t say much about the shower and the drains (you’re on your own), we do have the technical knowledge to help you get that mirror back to its glory days.

Now, read on and discover what can be achieved!

Operation Restoration

Cleaning your bathroom mirror is a relatively straightforward process, usually only requiring a microfiber cloth and some good old-fashioned elbow grease. Our favorite method is as follows: 

  1. The Dry Run: Wipe your mirror down with a dry cloth. If your bathroom mirror has a frame, then give that a cursory wipe-down as well. This is all about getting the dust off before anything else, so be thorough. 
  2. Spot Cleaning: Take a clean microfiber cloth and dampen it with some rubbing alcohol. Use your microfiber cloth to now spot clean the toothpaste and hairspray stains you have on your mirror. 
  3. Create the Ultimate Cleaning Product: In a separate spray bottle, take equal parts of white vinegar and distilled water; combine thoroughly by shaking the bottle vigorously. We really need to emphasize the term distilled water, do not use tap water as this is liable to react with the vinegar and create more smudging rather than actually cleaning anything. 
  4. “S” Marks the Spot: Spray your mirror before wiping immediately in an “S” shaped pattern with your microfiber cloth. This prevents streaking and allows the vinegar to do its thing before evaporating. If you’re struggling to get hold of enough microfiber cloths, then scrunching up sheets of newspaper or kitchen towels can be a great alternative. 
  5. Finishing Off: Thoroughly clean the edges of the reflective surface, treat this almost like a separate process, but by using the same techniques as above. 
  6. Final Inspections: Wipe down your frame again using the vinegar/distilled water solution before inspecting your mirror thoroughly for any smudges you might have missed. 
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Congratulations! You now have a bathroom mirror that is once again good enough actually to see yourself in! While we can’t speak about the rest of the bathroom, we figure starting with the mirror is a great way to get motivated for the rest of the cleaning operation. 

That’s it for this guide on how to clean your bathroom mirror. However, if you’re finding yourself stuck trying to figure out how to best use your bathroom mirror, then be sure to give our team a call! We love sharing tips and recommendations with our customers!

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