Something has happened over the past year (can’t imagine what) that has made us all rather obsessive (and dare I say even neurotic) about cleaning – and I’m not just talking about our hands .
If you’ve been feeling a growing urge to join Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners recently, chances are you already have a list of cleaning products to use to make sure your home keeps its spotlessly clean. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement.
Nothing is more of a cleanliness marker than glass. Its transparent nature means there is no escape, even the smallest greasy, slimy and grimy mark – it can see through everything. For this reason, it also makes it one of the hardest things to keep spotlessly clean unless, of course, you have a window cleaner on hand.
If you don’t, unfortunately, you’re settling for good ol ‘elbow grease and a decent cleaning product to get the look you want – and luckily, there’s a huge range to choose from on the market. But also for this reason, it is difficult to know what is worth investing your time, effort and money in.
Luckily, we’re here to help you with a list of proven products that are sure to make your windows and mirrors shine like the stars. So what are you waiting for?
Bower Collective Glass & Mirror Cleaner
This gorgeous little brand is number one for mindful cleaning. Not only are their products made from ethically sourced ingredients and made in the UK making them one of the most durable cleaning brands, their spray bottle is made of glass (to cut plastic waste ) which can then be filled with one of the deliciously scented cleansing refill pouches.
Their glass and mirror cleaner really does wonders on stubborn marks, leaving windows shiny and streak-free. Not only that, but you can feel good knowing that 20 pence of every purchase goes to the Marine Conservation Society’s Save Our Seagrass appeal. Taking care of the environment is really at the heart of the ethics of this brand.
Bower Collective also has a fantastic recycling program where, once complete, you can return the refill pouches to them using the prepaid return box. Nothing could be simpler to be greener!
Kinn Lavender Glass & Stainless Steel Cleaner
I am a huge fan of Kinn’s Glass & Stainless Steel Cleaner. Not only does it have a beautiful lavender scent that makes you want to spray any surface, but it’s also made from 99% natural biodegradable ingredients. Unlike many other brands, all of their products are flavored with pure essential oils only, so you can be Kinn-dred spirits with the environment knowing that this is a totally synthetic-free area. Spring cleaning has never smelled so good!
Plus, the bottle’s nifty nozzle has both jet and spray function, meaning you can target your cleaning exactly where you need it.
Window cleaner Ocean Saver ecodrop
Help end single-use plastic by joining forces with Ocean Saver. You may not know it, but there will be more plastic in the sea than fish by 2050. But Ocean Saver, as the name suggests, is on a mission to change that by creating cleaning products. effective herbal products that really work.
It’s very simple, all you have to do is put one of their biodegradable concentrated cleaning pods in a bottle, fill it with water and you are good to go. It really is that easy.
At just £ 1.50 each, top-ups are extremely reasonable for a green brand, showing that you don’t have to break the bank to care more about the planet.
Plus, you can sign up for their subscription service and get a range of cleaning pods delivered right to your door in a mailbox-friendly case so you never have to worry about running out.
Start making waves in the green revolution with just a drop, shake and clean.
Amazing glass cleaner
Astonish’s vegan formula is ideal if you have stubborn dirt on your windows. It is made with the added superpower of vinegar which is able to cut fat quickly and easily, meaning there is no need to stand to polish persistently for hours on end.
You know you’ve got your hands on something good when it goes through independent testing and it’s still in the lead – in a 2016 test by Satra, Astonish was rated as good as the market leader brand Windolene.
There is no denying the evidence. Use this powerful, hassle-free cleanse and prepare to be amazed.
Kärcher window vacuum cleaner
If you want professional quality without the professional price, the Karcher window vacuum cleaner is your new best friend.
Simply spray and wipe the glass cleaner onto the desired surface (it works on everything from cars to stoves, mirrors and showers), then let the vacuum do the rest, vacuuming up any dirty residue.
Suction nozzles in multiple sizes, large and small, let you get deep into those pesky corners and crevices, leaving no patches intact.
The empty battery has a long run time but also recharges very quickly, so there’s really no excuse for dirty glass. It’s next level technology!
Bio D glass and mirror spray
Bio D’s eco-friendly and ethical cleaning products are perfect for those looking for an affordable brand that cleans well.
While many green products can often be much more expensive than the average brand, Bio D is working to change that by making natural cleaning products that are cost effective and accessible to everyone.
Everything is vegan and made in the UK and the bottles are made from 100% recyclable packaging to reduce waste.
Their glass and mirror spray works great in helping to keep glass shiny and its cruelty-free and pet-safe formula is an added bonus to this high quality product. Not only that, they also make 500ml and 5L cleanser refills to help tackle single-use plastic issues.
Glass and surface cleaning method
By far one of the best brands available in supermarkets, Method’s window cleaner is good quality, environmentally friendly, and cleans effectively.
The combination of wild mint and eucalyptus leaves behind a refreshing aroma – far from the chemical smell of many products of yesteryear.
Method offers a plethora of products as well as refills, from cleaning to laundry and beyond, so if you’re looking for a brand that is reliable across the board, it’s definitely worth the investment.
They are also currently working on a soap factory in Chicago, designed to be the industry’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified factory to reduce waste. Now it’s going green.
Glass and window cleaner Ecover
Something exciting is brewing at Ecover HQ – you guessed it, their glass and window cleaner has been retooled, with an all new formula and a clear bottle design.
Have I heard anyone ask for more fragrant cleaning products? Well you are in luck; the green tea and grapefruit scented spray makes cleaning even more enjoyable – you’ll have a hard time keeping yourself from spraying the whole house.
Plus, not only are the ingredients in their window cleaner all plant-based and biodegradable, the bottle is also 100% recycled. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it?
For its ecological qualities as well as for its excellent general cleaning, Bower Collective Glass & Mirror Cleaner is the first choice. The spray does not have an extremely pungent odor and leaves the windows shiny. It really makes green cleaning a dream.