If you have a lot of glass surfaces (such as splashbacks, mirrors and tables) in your home, here are a couple of things you can do to keep them shiny and clean.
Utilise the power of steam when cleaning your bathroom mirrors and glass shower doors
One of the best times to clean your bathroom mirrors and glass shower doors is immediately after you have finished bathing.
The reason for this is as follows; the steam generated by the hot water you have used will help to loosen any dried-on toothpaste and soap splatters and remove water marks.
As such, it's a good idea to keep a compact-sized squeegee in your bathroom so that you can quickly wipe down your steamed-up shower doors and bathroom mirrors as soon as you step out of the bathtub or shower.
This process should not take more than a minute or two and will ensure that the glass surfaces in your bathroom look beautifully clean and shiny at all times.
Use the right products (in the correct sequence)
Glass tables, windows, splashbacks and mirrors all need to be cleaned regularly, as even the smallest speck of dirt is very noticeable on this type of material.
Spraying surfactant-based cleaning products onto these surfaces is generally the most effective way to remove dirt, food spillages and stains from them, as these products are designed to break down grime so that it can easily be wiped away.
However, surfactants tend to leave behind a soapy residue which can leave glass surfaces covered in unsightly smears. As such, after using this type of cleaning product on a glass item, it's important to then use another product to remove these smears.
Whilst you can, of course, purchase an expensive bottle of 'specialist' glass-cleaning spray from the supermarket, a cheap container of white distilled vinegar is often just as effective for this task. The acidity of the vinegar will dissolve the soapy residue left behind by the aforementioned surfactant and leave your glass surfaces completely free from smears.
Make sure to use a lint-free cloth or some plain paper to apply the vinegar to the glass so that the surface doesn't end up covered with tiny fibres.
If you're hesitant to use vinegar because you are concerned about its overpowering smell, don't worry; the scent of this liquid will not linger and should dissipate a half an hour or so after it has been applied.