Wear Black When Cleaning Mirrors To See Smudges Better

Few things are more irritating than spending time wiping down a huge bathroom mirror only to see it from another angle later and discover it's smudged. According to Shelterpop, wearing dark clothing when cleaning mirrors and windows will make it easier to see smudges in your reflection.

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Even Shelterpop admits it's a bit silly, but logically it would work. The same streaks and smudges that you wouldn't see unless there were something dark in the mirror to see them against would stand out clearly if you're still standing in front of the mirror when the streak dries.

No one's saying run out and buy black shirts just to clean your house in, but if you do have a few black t-shirts, it might be worth wearing one when you're cleaning up. Just make sure not to get bleach on it. What are some of your strange but useful cleaning tips? Share your secrets in the comments below.

You Told Us: Get-Ready-For-Fall Cleaning Tips [Shelterpop via Real Simple]


    Yeah,... I'm not gonna put on my 'Black Sabbath' shirt just to clean a few mirrors! Actually, I have never cleaned my mirrors... sweetheart, where's my Black Sabbath T-shirt? #]

    A friend told me to use cheap gin for cleaning mirrors...IT IS AMAZING!!! No streaking, ever!

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