Doesn’t everyone find it really annoying to try and use the bathroom mirror after a nice hot shower? Well, this amazing trick will keep your bathroom mirror fog free. It really works!
I’m about to share with you something awesome.
It all started a little while back, when I went on a shopping trip to Toronto with Kennedy. We stayed overnight at a hotel and I quickly realized that with two people trying to shower and get ready in the bathroom and be ready for breakfast by 7am so we could get a full day of shopping in was going to be tricky. Mainly, after the showers, how were we going to see in the bathroom mirror with everything all fogged up? The mirrors in this hotel were a little bit magical though and had some kind of system that prevented just a square big enough for you to see your head, right at eye level, from getting fogged up. I was blown away. Flabbergasted. And I loved it.
When I returned home, I stumbled on this little tip for defogging bathroom mirrors and I thought how neat it would be to be able to keep my bathroom mirror fog free too. So convenient! But I never tried it, because I was sure there was no way it could work.
Time to Test the Trick
Fast forward a week and something inside me decided it was time. I gave it a go!
I started with a bathroom mirror. This one is in the bathroom where Kennedy and I take our showers, so it’s the most commonly fogged around here.
Then I took a bar of soap and rubbed it onto a section of the mirror. You can just run the bar of soap across the mirror very lightly and that will be enough. I kinda over-did it.
Here’s how it looked.
Next I took a cloth and tried to buff away the soap residue off the mirror. Like I said, I put too much soap on there in the first place, so this was a bit challenging. I got really annoyed at it, because it clearly wasn’t going to work anyway, so I took some glass cleaner, spritzed it on, and cleaned off the remaining soapy bits and then forgot about it.
It really works
About an hour later it was time for Kennedy’s shower. After she was done, I went into the steamy bathroom to pick up towels, mop up the floors and all that and I noticed the mirror. I ran to get my camera.
No fog! The trick worked! Even when I cleaned it off with glass cleaner! It was incredible! I had kept my bathroom mirror fog free!
So basically, yeah, I was pretty excited about it.
The only thing is, that since the room was so steamy, the mirror stayed fog free, but of course my camera lens did not. So that’s why the picture looks like I’m trying to take a romantic soft-focus picture of a rose garden from 1986 or something.
But anyway, that’s the trick! Try it out! Each time you go to wipe the toothpaste splatters and water spots off of your bathroom mirrors, just rub a little soap on there first!
Who knew that a bar of soap could do that?
If you like clever cleaning tips, tricks, and hacks like this, check out my book The Cleaning Ninja! It’s full of all-new cleaning and organizing tips from front to back!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.