Clean Glass, Mirrors, Plastic, Faucets and Many Other Surfaces with Vinegar

Recently I needed to clean my glass coffee table so, as most people would do, I sprayed on some glass cleaner solution and used a paper towel and began wiping the table. For some reason, I noticed a LOT of streaks on the glass and there was some kind of white rough residue all over the table. I thought it was because I used a cheap glass cleaner solution but wasn’t sure. After doing a bit of research, I was surprised to find that simple vinegar and water does a better job at cleaning glass. There’s a little more to it though so here are instructions:

Items needed:

  • Isopropyl Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton pads
  • White vinegar, distilled white vinegar and full-strength vinegar (not any other kind of vinegar)
  • Water
  • Microfibre cloth
  • Spray bottle


  1. Pour a bit of alcohol on a cotton pad and clean any areas where you see gunk buildup like hairspray, toothpaste, etc. This way, when you clean and wipe with the vinegar, you won’t wipe this gunk to other areas of the surface.
  2. Mix equal parts water and vinegar into a spray bottle
  3. Spray a mist of the solution onto the surface to be cleaned
  4. Wipe in an S pattern from one edge to the other or top to bottom using the microfiber cloth. You must use a microfiber cloth.

Vinegar is also good for cleaning sticker glue, microwaves but don’t use it on stone surfaces like marble. Learn more.

Rubbing alcohol can be used to clean many things all by itself or with water. Use it to degrease and disinfect things like your dirty, oily keyboard or mouse and stainless steel appliances. Learn more.

This blog post was inspired by CleanMySpace.

Update: Just use Lysol Disinfectant Wipes