Well this is just great. Now I have to look at myself.
In the process of scrubbing the bathroom last week, I stumbled upon a great glass cleaner. Considering that I’m (as usual) about a week behind on my Mother Nature’s Maid Service Challenge, this sounds like a wonderful godsend of a discovery, right? Sure, if you really want to look at yourself in the mirror. I, however, have been suffering from horrendous cold and allergy symptoms the past few days, which causes a stuffy nose, which causes me to sleep (so adorably) with my mouth wide open, which causes my throat to go raw, which causes me to get absolutely NO sleep, which causes me to wake up looking like the dead in my bathroom mirror. Ain’t nobody wanna see that.
I don’t know who invented bathroom mirrors, but I’m not a huge fan. It’s not that I don’t like mirrors; I love mirrors. I have this obsession with my hair and will go to great lengths to turn just about any reflective surface – from the bottom of a soda can to a doorknob – into a mirror. The reason I have a particular aversion to bathroom mirrors is because having one basically ensures that my sleep-deprived, sandy-eyed, drooled-on face is always the first thing I see in the morning, and it’s honestly enough to give me a heart attack some days. I don’t know who invented bathroom mirrors, but they must have been a morning person.
So now we have this sparkling clean bathroom mirror, and I have to look at myself every morning. What a nightmare. I preferred when our mirror was covered in dust and soap and hairspray and toothpaste, so I only ever saw a blurry outline of myself and could just assume I woke up looking like Jane Bennet, beauty of Meryton. But, to get to my point, what’s my new Windex? Get ready for another surprise, because one’s about to fall on you like a ton of bricks. Vinegar. That’s it.
I know, I know – I’ve been trashing vinegar lately, because it won’t stop following me around. Since I started using it to clean the bathroom, I feel like I have this lingering vinegar scent wherever I go, like I’m in some sort of vinegar dust cloud. It’s not amusing or attractive, but I do have to admit the stuff has cleansing properties. I discovered it’s Windexing power by accident when I sprayed it on the mirror just to see what would happen. Wouldn’t you know it cleaned the darn thing.
I use the vinegar basically the same way I would use Windex – spray, wash, wipe, buff. And I don’t buy anything fancy for my cleaning supplies – just cheapo white vinegar. It’s simple and effective – everything I love in any sort of homemade product. Give it a try and see if it cleans your mirrors as well as it did mine. The only downside is that now you’ll have to look at yourself. Good morning! Good morning! Good morning!