Keeping it Clean at Bowen Island Accommodations: Simple Cleaning Solutions

We pride ourselves on our cleaners' abilities to make sure only sparkling homes greet you on arrival at your Bowen island Accommodations vacation rental. Did you know we also pride ourselves on keeping our cleaning products clean?

Island water ecology and septic systems are particularly fragile, so we try to keep our products simple as well as effective, home-made and odour-free. Here are some of our recipes for green cleaning products, and home-cleaning tips.

Photo by Nick Youngsen

All Purpose Cleaner & Glass Cleaner
(Do not use on stainless steel appliances)

Mix all in a spray bottle:
  • 2 cup of filtered water
  • ½ cup of vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon of dish soap
For a deeper clean say in the tub, toilet or sink apply some baking soda and spray with the above cleaner. It will foam and loosen any stuck on dirt.

All Purpose Cleaner for Stainless Steel, Marble, PaperStone Counters, and Floors

Mix in a spray bottle:
  • water
  • a few drops of dish soap

Baking Soda for (almost) everything
Almost any surface with a textured dirty feel, like soap scum, can be tackled with baking soda, a textured sponge, and some water. Rinse off the baking soda afterwards. (Just don't use it on stone, paperstone, or stainless steel).

Pink Solution
Pink Solution is one product we rely on regularly to remove stains on almost any surface. Watch their (oddly addictive) demonstration videos, to see all that this environmentally friendly product can do.

What do we love about it? It's great for all stains, can be used on white or coloured linens, carpets, upholstery, shower grout, baked on food, you name it. And the longer you leave it on, the harder it works. It's really performed some miracles in our vacation rental homes.

Laundry & Dishes
Our guests sometimes ask us about specific products. We use Ecos in most properties for laundry, and in others we are transitioning over. Same with dish soap, we are moving over to using Kirkland Environmentally Responsible Dish Soap at all properties.

Do you have a product recipe or recommendation for us, one you love to use and that's easy on the environment? Let us know!