Bathroom glass can be difficult to keep clean. There’s the heat and humidity of the bathroom itself, and the effects of soap scum, hard water, deodorants, perfumes, creams, lotions, toothpaste, fingerprints, and sloughed off skin cells. The good news is it is still possible to keep bathroom glass sparkling clean. Here are four tips.

Use Homemade Cleansers

There’s no need to spend money on an expensive cleanser for your bathroom glass. Some people use a solution of one half vinegar to one half warm water, while others use one half cup each of rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide mixed with a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent. Place it in a spray bottle, spray it on the glass, and wipe the glass clean. One important thing about cleaning bathroom windows is it is best to do it on a cloudy day that is not too hot. Cleaning a window on a hot, sunny day leaves streaks. Homemade cleansers are more than a trend, they are the future. They represent how we are truly supposed to be cleaning our homes all over the world.

Use a Squeegee

Squeegees aren’t just for window washing. Use a squeegee on every flat glass surface that’s fogged up after a hot shower or bath. It’s not necessary to use a great, long squeegee used for window walls. Smaller ones can be purchased for the bathroom. After the glass is squeegeed, wipe with a microfiber cloth. Squeegees are so helpful, they can assist you in keeping your bathroom clean and tidy at all times. They really help keep your shower clean too, as long as you use them after every shower.

Use Water Repellent

If you really don’t have time to wash your bathroom glass as thoroughly as you should and don’t have a budget for window replacement, consider water repellent that’s sprayed on windows and windshields of cars. Buy repellent at your local mechanic or auto parts dealer, and spray some carefully on your bathroom glass. Make sure to avoid metal frames and tile, and wipe up any repellent that spills on these surfaces. Manufacturers recommend repellent be applied every month or so. Water repellent can be a great addition to any cleaning supplies you already have. There is always time to use it, for it shall help you keep your bathroom that much cleaner at all times.

Soften the Water

Most places in America have hard water, which means the water has large amounts of calcium and magnesium. These minerals can cause glass to spot and grow dull. One solution is to install a point-of-entry, or POE water softening system. With these systems, fresh water is first flushed through a tank of resin beads in saline solution. There, the calcium and magnesium ions are exchange for sodium ions. This helps keep bathroom glass spotless. Soft water tastes funky sometimes, but it is infinitely better for your skin than hard tap water.

Bathroom glass comes into contact with that which would make it dirty every day. This means it needs to be cleaned every day. Fortunately, the more often it’s cleaned, the less work it takes to clean it.

Author's Bio: 

Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn't on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber;