The one thing almost everyone forgets to clean

And there's nowhere to hide.
Villa Styling

Fingerprints, hairspray, beauty products, smudges and smears. When was the last time you cleaned your bathroom mirror?

Mirrors are not just practical – they make a wonderful decorative addition to your home, reflecting light and space to make a room appear larger. An oversized mirror makes a statement, while an ornate mirror can stamp a particular style on your decor. This is especially true in the bathroom, where the right choice of a mirror can elevate a space from functional to fabulous!

Unless spruced up as part of your regular cleaning routine, on the other hand, a dirty mirror can make the wrong impression altogether. Often left overlooked when giving the bathroom a once-over on cleaning day, here’s a quick lesson on how to clean your bathroom mirror in a jiffy.

Your vanity mirror is the eyes to your bathroom. Make it sparkle!
Arch-you-glad you didn’t forget?! (Credit: Armelle Habib)

How to clean your bathroom mirror

  1. First, dust your mirror all over with a microfibre cloth. Remember to dust the frame too
  2. If your mirror is on the front of a shaving cabinet, open and wipe the cabinet frame
  3. Give your microfibre cloth a good shake outside to remove as much dust as possible
  4. Spray the microfibre cloth with your favourite window cleaner – be it natural, homemade or a supermarket brand
  5. Wipe your mirror with the dampened cloth from top-to-bottom in an “S” pattern, then repeat
  6. Wipe over with a clean lint-free cloth

That’s it!

Tip: keep a clean microfibre cloth handy hidden in your bathroom vanity for quick wipes in between cleans.

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