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Cleaning your windows at home: the secrets to doing it more sustainably

You can to clean windows in a sustainable way? Yes, every day in the purchases we make and in our daily actions we can make increasingly sustainable choices. Glass cleaning can be effective and more environmentally friendly. In this article we will discover all the little secrets for clean glassleave them streak-free and respect the environment. From newspaper, to biodegradable cloths, to the right day to choose: here's how.


Clean your home windows and leave them without halos is a challenge for all lovers of cleanliness, but being able to do it respecting the environment is even more satisfying. How can you do it? In this article we will discover all the tricks and strategies to obtain a perfect result.

First of all, we must remember that it is often the detergents we find in the supermarket that leave residues on the glass that accumulate after each use and pollute the environment with disposable plastic packaging. We must therefore find alternatives, but also follow the right steps. Here are the main steps that we will explore in more detail:

  • clean the glasses on a day that is not too sunny;
  • use specific products, such as those from R5 Living, with an eye to sustainability
  • use a biodegradable cloth or newspaper.


On glass can accumulate a lot of dirt: rain leaves marks, dust dulls them, and if you touch them with dirty or greasy hands you risk creating unpleasant fingerprints. Keep your clean glass allows us to make the most of sunlight, so we can keep the lights off for longer and avoid wasting energy.

When we clean the windows of the house we take the opportunity to wash the curtains as well, so we can eliminate all the dust that could settle on the windows. After putting them in the washing machine and washed the windows we hang the curtains directly in their place. By letting them dry on their hooks, we will avoid ironing them because they will remain crease-free and we will also save the energy used for the iron.


Before cleaning cleaning the windows check the condition of the windows. If it is necessary to clean the frames with a brush, a small brush or dust the corners and inlets, it is better to do this before proceeding with the rest of the glass. If there is a lot of dirt, it is better to wipe with a dry cloth first to remove the outermost layer of dust. We also choose the right day to clean the glass. In fact, if the sun beats down on the glass, the heat will make the cleaning products we have applied dry too quickly and will not allow us to remove them properly with a cloth or newspaper. This means that halos are guaranteed, so pay attention to this important detail to avoid making our work useless.


If at home we have old newspapers to get rid of, this may be the most ecological choice. Why? The ink with its abrasive action gives an excellent result without halos in removing the product sprayed on glass and dirt. Warning: the pages of magazines are not effective, for a good result we must choose newspapers. But how to clean glass with newspapers? In some cases it is possible to obtain a good result even by using only the newspaper dampened with water and rubbing the surface with circular movements. Try it to believe it.

If you don't have this type of paper available, the most environmentally friendly choice is a biodegradable cellulose cloth. Also in this case it is sufficient to remove the product sprayed from the glass, but for a flawless result we must initially make horizontal movements from the center and then make vertical movements so we will avoid leaving halos or smears.

Achieving a more sustainable lifestyle is an exciting challenge because every day we discover small choices to do good for the environment: even in the cleaning glass we can be careful about the footprint we leave behind. R5 offers effective cleaning kits, with reduced consumption of plastic and CO2. Try the glass and multipurpose kit by R5 to respect the environment and clean your home windows. Finally, remember to lower the blinds and close the shutters for a longer lasting clean!


Kit Glass and Multipurpose

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