Cleaning for a paying guest is a little different than cleaning your home for expected visitors. Every nook and cranny requires attention and expect your guests to run their fingers over the top of picture frames and on hidden window-sills, just to be sure!
We’re all a little extra paranoid and cleanliness now matters more than ever before. Keeping your guests satisfied starts with the cleaning process, and guests expect higher standards of cleaning as they travel post the Covid-19 pandemic. The cleanliness of your properties affects your vacation rental reviews and is the most common guest complaint, nothing else really matters to a guest if the home is not clean!
The Basics: How to Clean Airbnb Rentals
Airbnb Cleaning Checklist:
Implement best practices for enhanced Covid-19 safety and cleaning protocols and supply your team with the correct PPE and cleaning supplies they need. Some property managers have set up a buffer between bookings to allow for the home to be thoroughly cleaned and ventilated.
Ventilate the home and each room before and while cleaning: open doors, windows and turn on ceiling fans to circulate the air, eliminate bad smells and old cooking odors (diffusers work wonders!). No one wants to arrive to a stuffy and smelly home.
Remove all linens to launder while you clean (you can switch loads while cleaning). Enhanced cleaning protocols require special laundering for all soft furnishings such as casual throws, blankets and cushion covers.
Stocking & Staging the Home:
The final step is stocking and staging the home for the next guests. This includes kitchen and bathroom essentials, restocking the first aid kit and staging the home for a warm welcome for the incoming guests.
Outsourcing and Managing your Cleaning
Cleaning your own properties saves money and gives you the opportunity to inspect each home individually but is a daunting task that requires time (it could be several turnovers a week) and is not always a practical solution as your property portfolio grows. Outsourcing your cleaning to a small local business or professional cleaning company that specializes in the industry and knows how best to clean an Airbnb for ultimate guest satisfaction, saves you time to focus on building your brand and enhancing the guest experience.
An Automated Cleaning Software Solution
Simplify, streamline and manage your cleaning process even further with an automated cleaning software solution complete with internal communications, real-time task management, reporting and notifications and the benefits of customized digital checklists for each property.
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