The Easiest Way to Clean Glass

The Easiest Way to Clean Glass

Cleaning tips or how to clean glass is not something I really thought I would be writing about.

You see, the real cleaning pro in my family is my Mom.  If you need something cleaned really well or need a stain out, put MaryAnn on it and she will get it done.

They say necessity is the mother of all invention and recently I was in need of some cleaning skills.

We had ordered glass from a local glass cutter for our desks we made from doors.

Isn’t it so pretty?  And the glass so shiny clean?

Glass Cleaning Tips

Well, when we got the glass, that was not the case.  There was a weird and stubborn film, almost greasy, on the glass.  We used a name brand glass cleaner and paper towels – twice.  Still dirty.  Then we used a heavy duty degreasing spray – again, still dirty.

And then we went old school.

We mixed equal parts water to vinegar and used a microfiber cloth to scrub down the glass.

Cleaning Glass with Vinegar

And then we used a dry cloth to wipe it down.

And it was clean.

Tips for Cleaning Glass

So after a lot of wasted time and paper towels and useless chemicals, we now have a new way to clean glass in our house.

It costs a lot less money and creates less waste and that in my book makes the BEST way to clean glass.

Wishing you a great day and thanks for reading!

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24 thoughts on “The Easiest Way to Clean Glass”


  1. Laura,
    Love the simple. I have my stash of old,old cotton wash cloths, washed and dried without softeners. works wonders.
    Now if I could find a way to keep up with the doggie noseprints on the patio doors.


  2. Good to know! I waited years for a new dining room table and was so excited about getting glass cut to cover the top so I could decorate under with old photos etc. Well these days it’s constantly covered with a tablecloth because I just can’t seem to keep it clean. Definitely going to try this…thanks!


  3. Forgive my cleaning ineptitude, but does it matter which kind of vinegar? (apple cider, white, etc.) I would love to try this if you’ll let me know! I have a glass top over my black Ballard desk and it NEVER looks clean. ;(

    1. i use regular white vinegar for cleaning and apple cider vinegar as my facial astringent. also a cup of white added to laundry gets out odors.

      1. I’ve added th vinegar to the washer. My older towels were stiff from laundry soap buildup. It took a couple of washing but they are now as soft as new!

  4. thanks so much for reminding me that the old solutions were used forever for a reason! 🙂 because they actually work…without all the gross chemicals. I’ve been scowling at our shower door for a while now and you’ve encouraged me to retry this classic solution.

    and of course, your desks are *amazing*. you must be so happy with them.
    thanks again!

  5. i always use vinegar to clean glass and mirrors. on a daily basis i dilute it and clean the porcelain sinks in the bath too. for windows i add a couple drops of dish soap. no artificial perfume smell, no chemicals, no streaking and disinfects at the same time.

  6. My only question is do you dip the cloth in the solution and wipe the glass or put it in a spray bottle and spray and then wipe with a damp or dry micro cloth? Thanks in advance.