8 Easy Ways to Clean a Mirror Without Windex

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How to Clean a Mirror Without Windex

Having a dirty mirror in your bathroom or bedroom can make the entire place look like it was never cleaned in the first place. You do your makeup with the mirror and brush your teeth as well, so learning how to clean your mirror the proper way without using windex if you do not have it can save you some frustration.

This article will teach you how to clean a mirror without Windex in 8 easy ways that you can do without buying any special cleaning products. These items can be found in your kitchen or bathroom cabinets.

Things Needed To Clean Mirror:

Spray Bottle

Sponge

Squeegee 

Microfiber Cloth

Paper Towel

 

How to Clean a Mirror Without Windex

using paper towel to clean mirror

Below will be 10 ways you can choose from to clean a foggy or dirty window without windex and leave no streaking behind. Some of these cleaning methods will require you to make your own cleaning mixture.

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1. Plain Water

Plain water is the first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think of cleaning their mirrors, but we all fear leaving streaks behind when the water drys. There is a simple fix to stop streaking with plain water if you use it to clean anything at all.

By adding a cup of rubbing alcohol to the water will change the way the water drys on the surface and stop the streaking. It is as simple as that, but let’s show you how to clean your mirrors with plain water now.

Steps to take:

1. Add one cup of rubbing alcohol to a spray bottle.

2. Add water to the spray bottle until it is full.

3. Spray the mirror and wipe it down with a clean microfiber cleaning cloth.

4. You can use a piece of paper towel and wipe the mirror off.

5. Make sure to use a premium microfiber cloth.

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2. Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol, I love to use this product to replace bleach when cleaning some areas in my house. You can use it to clean countertops, your bathroom, and other sensitive areas where you would like to get rid of bacteria.

As mentioned above, rubbing alcohol leave no streaks when you use it to clean any surface. But you will be using a good amount of it since it’s the only thing you will be used in this cleaning method to clean your mirrors.

Steps to take:

1. Get the rubbing alcohol bottle and pour it into a spray bottle.

2. Spray the mirror in different spots so you don’t get the mirror too wet.

3. Wipe the mirror in a circular motion with a piece of paper towel.

4. Repeat this process if you still see toothpaste marks, makeup dust, and other things on the mirror.

5. Use a clean piece of paper towel to wipe the mirror clean when done.

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3. Hydrogen Peroxide 

Hydrogen peroxide is one of the main products we use on wounds to get rid of bacteria. You can use hydrogen peroxide to clean any mirror in your house just by adding a little water to it, you can even use it to clean your outside exterior windows as well.

Steps to take:

1. Add 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide to a spray bottle.

2. Add 1 cup of water to the spray bottle

3. Shake the spray bottle and wipe the mirror down with a clean microfiber cloth

4. Repeat this process until the mirror is clean.

 

4. Dish Washing Soap

We all use dishwashing soap in our house to clean our dirty dishes. We can use the same dishwashing soap to clean our mirrors as well. I strongly recommend using dawn dish soap because it removes grease easily off any surface.

Steps to take:

1. Get a small bowl and add warm water to it until it is filled halfway.

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2. Pour 3 tablespoons of dawn dish soap into the water.

3. Place a soft enough sponge-like Mr clean magic eraser in the water to wipe the mirror down.

4. Wash the mirror in a circular motion until you think everything is loosened up on the mirror.

5. Use a clean piece of paper towel and wipe the mirror off.

6. Repeat the process until the window is clean.

 

5. Homemade Cleaning Agent for Windows

Make your own homemade cleaning agent to clean any surface in your house including your mirrors as well. Follow the instructions below to make your own cleaning product.

Steps to take:

1. Get a spray bottle and add water to it until it is full halfway.

2. Add one cup of white distilled vinegar to the spray bottle.

3. Add two tablespoons of dawn dish soap.

4. Shake the bottle well and clean any surface you want to clean.

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6. Toothpaste on your mirrors

Toothpaste normally has baking soda in it and hydrogen peroxide if you choose to get the whitening toothpaste. To clean your mirrors with toothpaste will be the messiest to clean up afterward, but it can remove everything off your mirrors.

Steps to take:

1. Add a few drops of toothpaste onto a sponge in small drops.

2. Use a damp piece of paper towel and wet the mirror slightly.

3. Use the sponge and wipe the mirror down. You can wet the sponge as well if you want.

4. Use a piece of paper towel and wipe the mirror off. It works better if you wet the paper towel slightly.

 

7. Disinfectant Wipes to clean mirror

This might shock you but, disinfectant wipes are really good at cleaning your mirrors and windows. They have alcohol in them which cleans mirrors well as I stated in method two. Simply take the wipes and wipe the mirror down and then use a microfiber cloth to clean off whatever water residue is left and you are done, it is that simple.

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8. Vinegar

White distilled vinegar is a very strong cooking product that you can also use to clean areas in your house. Vinegar will not get rid of every bacteria but it can clean most areas like your mirrors and countertops. If you hate the harsh smell of the vinegar, use apple cider vinegar instead.

Steps to take:

1. Add 2 cups of vinegar to a spray bottle.

2. Add water until the bottle is full and shake it.

3. Spray the mirror down and wipe it down with a microfiber cleaning cloth.

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