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The 6 Step Plan On How To Clean Your Mirror

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Cleaning the mirror seems like a pretty easy job to do. You spray some cleaner on it, wipe off the dirt and that’s about it. Right? Wrong! More than 90% of people who clean the mirror are doing it wrong. I know you might be thinking: that’s ridiculous! But let us explain…

Mirrors are an essential part of our daily lives. We use them to help us put on makeup, shave, brush our hair or apply lotion on our faces. However, if your mirror is not clean, it will be difficult to see what you are doing.

It is always recommended that you clean your mirror at least twice a week. This can be done by setting the mirror up in a safe location; cleaning products should not be kept within your reach because they might cause damage to the mirror.

There are many steps to cleaning your mirror, but the most important is the initial preparation for the job.  Before you begin, make sure that you have the proper supplies on hand.

Here is a list of what you will need:

  • microfiber cloth
  • vinegar
  • water
  • rubbing alcohol
  • glass cleaner
  • shaving cream
  • paper towels/lint-free cloth
  • distilled water

Mirrors are something that most people don’t pay attention to. You notice them when you look in the mirror and see yourself, but that is about it.

But what if the mirror was dirty? You would notice that right away. Fortunately, cleaning a mirror is not difficult, and it can be done with basic household supplies. Here is how to clean your mirror:

1. Make sure you have all the tools you need.

When cleaning your mirror you will need to make sure you have everything you need. You’ll need a microfiber cloth, some rubbing alcohol, and a mixture of water and vinegar.

2. Set the mirror up in a safe location.

Mirrors are beautiful, but they can also be very difficult to clean. Dust, grime and dirt can build up on your mirror over time and can be a real pain to remove. Luckily, there is an easy way to keep your mirrors sparkling clean.

3. Remove dirt from the mirror by wiping it with a microfiber cloth.

When you have dust on your mirror, you may use a microfiber cloth to wipe away the accumulated particles. This is an effective method to remove all kinds of grime from your mirror surfaces such as dust and dirt.

If wiping does not work because you have oily smudges or streaks on your mirrors, you may also use a commercial glass cleaner. Spray the product directly on your mirror’s surface, and then wipe it with a microfiber cloth. Make sure that your windows are open, so the smell will not linger in the room.

Another effective way to clean mirrors is by using shaving cream or any other type of cream cleanser. Apply the shaving cream on the surface of the mirror and let it sit there for a few minutes before you start scrubbing off the dirt using a soft cloth. This method works well when removing finger smudges and oil-based stains in your mirrored surfaces.

4. Gently remove stubborn stains with a mixture of vinegar and water.

Soak paper towels with a solution of two parts white vinegar to one part water and place them on the mirror for about 30 minutes. This can help loosen dirt, grime, and residue from the glass surface.

Take note that you shouldn’t use vinegar full-strength as it could damage your mirror.

Wipe down mirrors using paper towels or a lint-free cloth in circular motions to remove the loosened grime. Use clean sections of paper towels or microfiber cloth as you progress across the mirror to avoid spreading grime around.

Rinse your mirror with distilled water (you can buy this at most grocery stores) after wiping it down with vinegar and water, especially if your mirror has a silver backing that could tarnish. Distilled water is free of minerals that could leave behind streaks on the glass.

5. Finish by placing rubbing alcohol on the mirror to disinfect it.

The final step of how to clean mirrors is using rubbing alcohol as a disinfectant. It also helps eliminate any leftover streaks that may remain on the glass after cleaning with vinegar and water or cleaning solutions. Simply dip a cloth into a bowl of rubbing alcohol, wring out the excess liquid, then wipe down the entire surface of your mirror until it shines!


When you have finished cleaning your mirror, you should take a moment to admire the results. The clean mirror will brighten up any room and make it look better than it did prior to cleaning it. Not all mirrors are created equally, but with this plan presented, you should be able to create a clean and beautiful mirror in any setting or location.

There you have it – a fool-proof method for cleaning your mirror. There is no miracle solution for a streak-free shine, but this simple guide should help keep your mirrors looking great without much effort.

We’ve outlined the best 6 ways by which you can clean your mirror that will help it look its best for years. We hope that our suggestions will be as helpful for you as they were for us! And if you want to know how to clean your mirror professionally, feel free to ask us at Helping Hands.

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