How to Green Clean your Mirror with Little Elbow Grease

You may or may not have heard of “Green Cleaning”, since it has been the latest fad over the past few years. If you have not heard of this type of cleaning, it simply means that you clean without using harmful chemicals or sprays. Mirrors are one of those items in the home that seem to attract everything, especially the bathroom mirror. So how do you get mirrors clean without chemicals? Here’s how.


The supplies that you will need in order to give your mirrors a bright and shiny look again are:

  • Spray Bottle
  • Spray Solution (To be explained below)
  • Gentle Dish Scrubber (Like you would use on Non-Stick pans)
  • A Couple of Soft White Cotton Cloths (Color is really not important)
  • Microfiber Cloth

Spray Solution

The spray solution that you will be using is completely organic and made up of white vinegar and water. To make the solution mix two parts white vinegar to eight parts Luke warm water in a sprayer bottle. If you have the option, it is best to use distilled or filtered water to avoid mineral spotting. Make sure to shake it up well for the best results.


To start the cleaning process dust off any loose dust or dirt from the mirror and frame using one of the soft white cloths. After you have removed all of the loose particles, spray the mirror from top to bottom with the vinegar water solution. Immediately take your scrubbing pad and starting at the top working across from one corner to the next as you work your way down lightly scrub the mirror using circular motions.

Once you have completely scoured the mirror and before it dries, you will then take a fresh clean white cloth and dry the mirror completely; again remembering to work your way across and down the mirror in a circular pattern. Get as much of the moisture off of the mirror as possible before moving onto the next step.


Now is the time to make your mirror sparkle. Using the clean, dry Microfiber towel, begin to wipe down the mirror, starting at the top and working your way down in circular motions. The Microfiber cloth is specially made to pick up very fine particles. That is why it is perfect for cleaning your mirror. As you use it to polish the just cleaned mirror, the special fibers of the Microfiber towel pick up any small particles that may have been left behind of water or stubborn clingy micro dust in the drying process that would affect clarity. You should see a noticeable difference in shine and clarity after you have finished polishing the mirror with the Microfiber cloth.

Cleaning your mirrors doesn’t have to be difficult, nor does it have to take a bunch of expensive, smelly, chemicals to have a polished look. All it takes is a little patience, elbow grease, and a few cleaning professional tips to have your mirrors sparkling and looking better than new.