This tip I discovered by myself by accident one day when I was annoyed with more smudgy fingerprints on the mirrors - life with children, right? I grabbed a damp bath towel from someone's shower and rubbed the mirror and presto! fingerprints gone and mirror polished!
Over the next few months, I experimented, disbelieving that it was possible to clean a mirror without chemicals and a paper towel.
I am here to tell you it's true: rub the smudges with a damp towel and use a dry corner for a final swipe/polish. The towel trick is less successful if you've got globs of toothpaste or soap bubbles on your mirror - you might have to get out the chemicals or ignore it until the next cleaning day.
We clean the bathroom mirrors once a week with Windex and newspaper. We have two big mirrors because it's a tiny bathroom and (here's another trick!) small rooms look more spacious with mirrors in them.
It's possible that this a common tip and I just never heard it before, although I do confess to being a tip junkie who adores Hints from Heloise and the tips sections in the back of cookbooks and such.
What do you think? Do you have smudgy mirrors that need this cleaning tip?