Eco-Friendly Products for Your Bathroom and Kitchen


April 26, 2019

Many landlords are surprised to learn just how easy it is to make a rental listing more green. In fact, there are eco-friendly cleaning products out there for almost job on a property manager’s list. It is all too common to assume that environmentally friendly initiatives are time-consuming and will eat away at a budget. In fact, in the long term, the opposite is true. Many renters are now looking for ways to do their part to contribute to environmental change and will be willing to pay more to rent a property where the landlord prioritizes green initiatives.

Landlords have a lot more to benefit from than a clean conscience when they choose eco-friendly cleaning products for use in their rental listings. The fact of the matter is that a property owner who is environmentally committed will often likewise attract more conscientious renters who understand the value of protecting our planet.

What is an easy way for landlords to start going green?

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One of the simplest ways for landlords to adopt a greener approach to property management is through the use of natural cleaning products. These products are not only non-toxic, but they are also biodegradable and use sustainable packaging. Not only do these gentle cleaning products maintain the air quality and help reduce toxicity levels in a house or apartment, but they also reduce the risk of tenants or property owners contracting chemical poisoning or skin and respiratory infections. Not to mention they leave the property actually smelling good!

So what do landlords get out of using green products? Since green products are natural they will not cause premature aging to hold appliances like harsh chemical products. Eco-friendly products help property owners protect their valuable investment in a very literal way. In addition, they have an overall positive impact on air and water quality that harsh chemical products tend to wreak havoc on.

Essential natural cleaning products

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1. Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap

Dr. Bronner’s timeless eco staple can be found anywhere from showers to beside the sink to under the sink. Their all-around solution is not only completely natural but can tackle almost any kind of cleaning. The company even claims that it can be used as toothpaste. Talk about all-purpose! If property owners want one product that can do everything, this is it.

2. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Household Cleaners

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Household Cleaners have the durability and versatility to tackle even tough jobs, without the use of toxic chemicals. Even better, they come in delicious scents such as peony, lemon verbena, bluebell, and basil.

3. Better Life Naturally Smudge Smacking Glass Cleaner

This innovative window and glass cleaner relies on the magic properties of coconut oil and vegetable surfactants to leave glass and shiny surfaces streak free and shiny.

4. Bon Ami Powder Cleanser

When property owners need more powerful scrubbing power Bon Ami Powder Cleanser features simple, natural ingredients and is a more environmentally friendly alternative harsh chemical based powder cleaners. Even more impressive, it has been on the market 1886. Talk about reliable.

5. Ecover Zero Dish Soap

This dish soap is tough on grease but gentle on the environment. It’s a win-win. It is also refreshingly available in the scent-free format.

6. Murchison-Hume Effortless Natural Floor Cleaner Spray

This environmentally friendly floor cleaner comes in a delicious white grapefruit scent and is highly concentrated and powerful enough to tackle tough stains. It is a great product for landlords to have in their cleaning repertoire to handle tenant changeover deep cleans. It is 100% ammonia, bleach, and dye free.

7. Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner

This powerful cleaner uses the natural disinfecting power of thyme to tackle tough grease and leave surfaces bacteria free. It is a great product to use in the bathrooms of rental listings and apartments.

8. Ecos Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Cedar

This green toilet bowl cleaner is powerful enough to tackle the worst that a toilet has to dish out. What is the secret weapon? Ecos Toilet Bowl Cleaner relies on the natural cleaning power of cedar oil and citric acid. It is completely biodegradable and septic tank safe.  

When landlords and property owners chose to collaborate with Blueground, they can also rest assured that they are working with a company that is committed to providing a greener future. We invest in green cleaning products not only to ensure the health of our valued tenants but to ensure the longevity of both our properties and the planet. When property owners lease their property to use, we will take care of every step of the rental process and work with top-tier companies to ensure that we secure only the most reliable and conscientious short-term tenants, so property owners never have to worry about not collecting the rent on time.


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