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Keeping glass and mirrors to perfection, leaving your reflection crystal clear and your surroundings gleaming! Say goodbye to streaks and hello to a whole new level of sparkle that will leave you wondering how you ever lived without these brilliant cleaning techniques.

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How to Clean Glass and Mirrors

Everyone’s favorite job! Cleaning glass (aka windows) and mirrors. It may not be at the top of your priority list, but the results make it worthwhile when the sun is beaming through your sparkling clean glass. 

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How to Clean Glass and Mirrors

Everyone’s favorite job! Cleaning glass (aka windows) and mirrors. It may not be at the top of your priority list, but the results make it worthwhile when the sun is beaming through your sparkling clean glass. 

Mirrors also need a little love...

Mirrors also need a little love from time to time to ensure you can see your brilliant smile or just how beautiful you are! Today’s blog is going to offer some tips to make your glass and mirrors shine.

Tools you will need to clean Glass and Mirrors

Let’s talk tools for a minute. The old saying goes that if you are going to do a job, you might as well do it right. That means having the right tools for the job. In the case of cleaning glass and mirrors, the tools are pretty minimal, but important nevertheless.

  • A handy spray bottle
  • Vinegar
  • Water

The Cleaning Solution

To make a homemade, but extremely effective glass and mirrors cleaning solution simply create a mixture of:

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The How To

In order to have the best, streak-free results, you will want to spray and then let it sit for a few seconds and then wipe in a back and forth motion using a microfiber cloth. Remember to always start at the top and work your way to the bottom. This is one of the best ways to prevent streaking. Never use a circular motion when cleaning your glass and mirrors – after all, you are cleaning glass, not buffing a car!

If you have some stuck-on debris, use a dab of rubbing alcohol and rub it in a circular motion to remove the stuck on gunk. Then finish it by wiping it down with your cleaning solution and microfiber cloth.

Myth Busting

People are constantly asking us how we here at One Organized Mom clean glass and mirrors and what works and what doesn’t. We also get a few questions about how windows get so dirty and people often offer their best ideas of the best way to bring out the shine in glass and mirrors. We thought to finish off this blog, we would offer our knowledge on a couple of the more common myths and misconceptions.

1. Newspaper is the best way to clean glass and mirrors

The main drawbacks of cleaning your windows with newspaper are that it will begin to fall to pieces when wet, and the ink can rub off on surrounding woodwork, aluminum, and brick – making these surfaces appear dirtier than when you started.

2. Rain makes windows dirty

This one has been around for years and is totally ridiculous! Rainwater tends to splash on window glass – moving around the dirt, pollen, dust, and grime that has been building up, and making this far more noticeable. But the rain didn’t make the window dirty – the dirt, sadly, was already there!

3. Don’t wash your windows on a hot day

This one is actually true to some extent. On a hot, sunny day your windows will heat up and cause instant evaporation of water and cleaning materials. This results in streaks and marks on the window that could look pretty bad.

Those are our best tips and tricks for how to clean glass and mirrors. Of course, if all else fails, call One Organized Mom and we will take care of it for you!. Here are a few more house cleaning tips in our blog “Best Habits of People with Clean Homes”.

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HEATHER CANNING, 
Head Mom at One Organized Mom
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