Glass windows and mirrors easily collect dirt, even if you clean them too often. Moreover, in spite of all the meticulous cleaning and elbow grease, the glass does not seem sparkling clean because of the streaks and lint.
Thus, apart from the elbow grease, you also need to use the right tools. For instance, it is best to clean mirrors, glass windows, shower stalls, and glass furniture with a microfiber cloth, chamois, or a squeegee rather than a paper towel because the latter is likely to leave behind streaks.
Gather all the cleaning supplies such as white vinegar, distilled water, spray bottle or a large bowl, microfiber cloth/soft lint-free cloth/newspaper, and cotton swabs/soft toothbrush.
In case you are cleaning a glass window, lay towels on the window sills. This is particularly important when cleaning a window with wooden windowsills.
Create a cleaning solution by mixing one part white vinegar and four parts distilled water.
Spray it on your cleaning cloth, or simply dip the cleaning tool in this solution and wring out the excess fluid. In case the size of the glass is too large or if you are using a newspaper for cleaning then it would be better to spray the solution on the glass itself.
Rub the glass surface in a circular motion to remove all the spots. Next, wipe with vertical strokes, followed by horizontal swipes to make the glass clean and shiny.
Clean the corners and edges with a cotton swab or a soft toothbrush.
Finish off with a quick buff using newspaper, or an old cotton t-shirt/cloth diapers to polish the glass.
When using water for cleaning glass, prefer to use distilled water instead of tap water, even for diluting the cleaning solution. The minerals present in regular water can leave behind streaks in spite of the use of the proper tools and all the elbow grease.