If there’s one area of cleaning your home that gives you instant satisfaction, it’s cleaning glass. Sure you may not notice the fingerprint build up over time, but as soon as they’re wiped away, it makes a big difference. The only problem is, sometimes it’s just never enough.
No matter how hard you clean, one drop of rain and it’s back to square one. Let’s face it, even in the height of British summer, a thunderstorm is a likely event!
But we’ve got some glass cleaning hacks for you, so you can feel confident that no matter the weather, you’ll be seeing clearly.
Perhaps you have a pet that loves to paw at the door whenever they want to be let out? Or a child who runs around waving their toys. Scratches on glass are far more common than we anticipate.
Especially if you wear glasses and they regularly fall off your face, or the nightstand, or swing around your neck and get caught in your jewellery. One great tip for scratches on glass - toothpaste.
Now, make sure your toothpaste is non-abrasive. Pop a small amount on the scratch, this could be from the size of a pea to a regular brushing amount depending on the size of the scratch. Next, buff it out using a microfibre cloth. Keep repeating this process until your scratch is gone!
This hack is for those who wear glasses, especially when they’re putting on their face mask. The dreaded fog. It can be incredibly annoying having your glasses steam up. It’s that awkward pause when you walk into the room and announce to everyone ‘oops sorry my glasses have steamed up’ - standing still before you can take another step.
Banish the fog by using shaving foam! Rub a small amount onto your glasses to give them a protective film. The properties of the shaving foam prevent any water droplets from sitting on your lenses, allowing you to walk around fog-free.
We love this method for glass cleaning because it involves natural products. We’re all about helping the environment. Mix a few tablespoons of white vinegar with a couple of drops of dish soap in a trigger spray bottle. Then fill the bottle with warm water and shake the mixture so it is well mixed. Spray and wipe away with a microfibre cloth. It’s that simple!
Alternatively, if you can’t hack the smell of vinegar in your home, use a tea bag instead. Yep, make yourself a black tea, allow it to cool down, pop it in a trigger spray bottle, and go at it. It’ll leave you with a streak-free shiny piece of glass. What’s more, it only costs you the price of a teabag.
The shower door can be covered in hard water stains, and if you don’t clean it often enough, you’ve got a real scrub down event when it comes to removing them. But as always, we’ve got a tip that’ll save you plenty of time so you can go and enjoy the rest of your day. Lemons.
The acidity in lemons is perfect for cutting through all the grime and hard water. Cut a lemon in half and apply it directly to the shower door. Gently squeezing as you rub so that the juice covers the screen. Start from the top of the shower door so any drips of juice help clean rather than go to waste. Leave it on for 10 minutes then come back and rinse with warm water.
There you have it. A bunch of glass cleaning hacks for all different types of glass! Just make sure you clean your hands afterwards with an eco-friendly hand sanitiser so you don’t end up smearing your glass with your hard-working hands!