Wednesday, April 25, 2012

CleanUp: Spot Free Bathroom Mirrors

Ok kids, time for a simple cleaning tip from the queen of lazy. Seriously. I love a clean house. I do. But I also love not spending all day cleaning said house.  Have you seen those commercials lately with the women cleaning house with some wonder product duster or mop or broom, and they are finished so quickly that they have time to read a book or take a bath or sit on the porch? Yeah. THIS is my goal. Because, let's face it, we would all rather read a book than clean the house, but the house must get clean.

Today's Lazy Trick: Bathroom mirrors. I have never witnessed this, but I am pretty sure that at least one of my children prefers to spit the toothpaste directly AT the mirror rather than in the sink. Maybe they like the pretty pictures, I don't know. And trust me when I say that I have tried all of the store bought products, and the homemade cleaners and have found the thing that works the best and the fastest. Water. Yes, moms and dads, just plain water. I have a sink in every bathroom, so it makes this job easy.

Step one: Run your hand under the water.
Step two: Splash the water on the offending areas of the mirror.
Step three: Wipe clean with a good quality microfibre cloth.
Step Four: There is no step four because you are done. Go read a book.

I promise that this works even for toothpaste that goes directly from the tube to the mirror without the benefit of dilution in the child's mouth. I have yet to figure out how or why this happens, but happen it does. This cleaning method can handle hair spray as well, but may take two tries. No more spray bottles or streaks or smelly cleansers. Just clean mirrors in about 20 seconds. You're Welcome.

Quote of the Day: "My second favorite household chore is ironing.  My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint."  ~Erma Bombeck


  1. Hah, funny -- we both posted about cleaning on the same day! I use the water trick too!

  2. You know, it's amazing what water can do if we just give it a chance. It's a miracle cleaner, a miracle drug, and a miracle nutrient. I'm a fan.