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Taking a hot shower to start your day is although pleasant, dealing with the fog isn’t. If you’ve ever been in a situation where you end up with a blurry bathroom mirror after a warm bath while you’re running late for work – then we completely understand your frustration. Hence, we have hand-picked some tricks that you can use to keep your bathroom mirrors fog-free.
There are two ways to keep your mirrors free from fogging up. Firstly, temporary hacks to defog bathroom mirrors can include organic and homemade products like vinegar, glycerin, dish soap, etc. Secondly, permanent solutions such as ventilation or installing fog-free mirrors. We will take a look at both of them.
So, without further ado, let’s start clearing!
Temporary Hacks to Keep Bathroom Mirrors Fog-Free
Keeping bathroom mirrors free of fog doesn’t have to be costly. There are some cost-effective methods to clear your mirrors from the fog. In fact, everything on our list can be found in your own kitchen, without much hassle.
In one of our previous posts, we have listed types of non-slip bathroom tiles. Here’s how you can treat fogged-up mirrors using ingredients at home:
- Vinegar Solution
- Dish soap Solution
- Blow dryer
Vinegar solution is an effective hack for making your mirror fog-free. All you need to do is make a solution of water and vinegar with equal ratios.
Take one-part vinegar and one-part water. Pour it into a spray bottle, and keep it on your bathroom shelves.
To make it more effective, put a few drops of liquid dish soap and shake the mixture well.
As soon as you step out of the shower, spray the fogged-up bathroom mirror with the prepared concoction and wipe it off with a dry cloth or tissue paper.
The concoction will keep your mirror fog free for a day or two. This is an amazing way of defogging bathroom mirrors, while also being pocket-friendly.
Pro tip: If you don’t like the lasting smell of vinegar, you can add a few drops of lemon juice to the concoction to give yourself a fog-free mirror without the lingering smell.
Dish Soap Solution
If you have a busy schedule and don’t have enough time to make the solution above: here’s another hack for you to keep your bathroom mirrors fog-free.
Take a few drops of dishwashing solution [or hand wash] and mix it with water. Lather it across your mirror and wipe it off.
This hack will leave you with clean fog-free mirrors for a couple of days.
On a side note, you can make this a weekend ritual, so that you’re good to go for the coming week.
Blow drying the mirror is a quick-fix for clearing up your bathroom mirrors. All you need to do is plug-in your blow dryer and hold it close to the mirror, until the mirror starts clearing- up.
This hack is extremely useful for everyone who doesn’t have the time to clear out their mirror before taking a shower.
Pro Tip: Since heat can damage the mirrors, don’t hold the blow dryer too close to the mirror. Blow-dry the mirror with at least a 5-second interval.
Glycerine is widely available at pharmacies around the country. It also works as a great defogging tool. It majorly prevents the mirrors from fogging up again if you know the appropriate method of using it.
That being said, all you need to do is buy a bottle of glycerine and add it to the wiping cloth you clean your bathroom mirrors with.
This hack will keep your bathroom mirrors fog-free for a few days until you have to clean them again.
Permanent Hacks to Keep Your Bathroom Mirrors Fog-Free
Temporary hacks can be both frustrating and hefty on your pocket. If you feel the same way, it’s time you step-up your defogging game.
Here are a few commonly practiced and permanent solutions for your fogged-up mirrors:
- Install a Fogless Mirror
- Use Specialty Defogging Products
- Keep the Bathroom Well-Ventilated
- Run a Cold Shower
Installing a Fogless Mirror
Any list of permanent hacks for defogging your bathroom mirror is incomplete without the mention of fogless mirror. They are available in three categories that you can choose from:
- Anti-fog mirrors: Anti-fog mirrors with chemical coating are one of the most popular options. All you need to do is replace them to a corner that is away from excessive moisture as it could damage the protective coating.
- Heated mirrors: They have built-in reservoirs placed within the mirror. It helps them mimic the temperature of the water, preventing your mirrors from building-up fog. The heated mirrors run longer and require minimal maintenance.
- Mirrors placed with shower pipes: Similar to heated mirrors, they have a valve which extracts water directly from shower pipes, so that the mirror is as heated as the outer atmosphere. However, the installation process is a bit more complicated than the rest of the two options.
Use Specialised Defogging Products
One of the easiest solutions for defogging any mirror is specialised defogging products. Like the ones that are usually used for car windshields. There are a lot of specialised glass cleaning products available in the market, that will help you keep your mirrors spot-free.
Run a Cold Shower
If you love taking hot showers [even in the summers], but can’t stand the sight of fogged-up bathroom mirrors; then we might have the quickest hack for you.
A few seconds of running a cold shower will keep the environment of the bathroom cool while freeing the mirrors from fog.
However, this process will only help you keep the fog from forming. For effective permanent solutions, you will have to choose one of the above-mentioned methods to keep your mirrors fog-free for a longer period of time.
Keep the Bathroom Well-Ventilated
One of the things that could help prevent fog from building up is to keep your bathroom properly ventilated. Constantly keeping the doors and windows closed amidst running a hot shower can aid in the formation of water vapours that eventually fog-up your mirrors.
When you keep your bathrooms well-ventilated, the fresh air will help prevent water vapours from forming and keep your mirrors from fogging up.
We’ve listed a few permanent and temporary hacks to help you keep your mirrors fog-free. Got any feedback, or questions? You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.