Cleaning is sometimes the un-funny part of vacation rentals. Cleanliness is a major factor for guests who are searching for vacation accommodation on Airbnb so let us give you some hacks to speed the process and make it more efficient.
- Always start to do the dust from higher pieces of furniture.
As you’re cleaning, from the beginning, you need to take off the dust from higher stuff. In other words, put everything on the floor. Then when you vacuum or mop the floor, everything is collected at once.
- Dish soap: a magic product.
You guys have no idea of the power of dish soap! You can almost clean the whole house with some warm water, a few drops of dish soap, and a soft sponge. The pros are that it is very cheap and easy to find, and its acidity is very low, so it’s safe to apply on many substances. The con is that you’ll have to wash it and dry afterward. If you leave it to dry, it can leave surfaces a bit sticky.
- Avoid regular floor products on wood.
Wood can be very sensitive, especially dark, precious wood. You should not use your regular floor cleaning liquid, especially not bleach. We strongly recommend to use a proper wood polish, or just mop it with a dry and soft piece of cloth. Or as mentioned above, some warm water wish the famous dish soap.
- An easy way to clean the microwave.
Very simple: fill a mug with water and heat it in the microwave for 3-4 minutes, open the door and simply swipe. Add a few drops of dish soap to the water for an even better result 🙂
- Be aware of Guests allergies!
Of course, this is one of those things that you cannot predict, but it does happen. We do not recommend you to ask each Guest her or his allergies before arrival, it might freak them out. But it is not fun to have your Guest calling you in the middle of the night to ask you the ambulance’s number because his wife is having an awful reaction to the air freshener. A drop of sweat suddenly starts to drip on your forehead…
Avoid hard bleach or really high chemical products and go for pH softer things, green products, or natural stuff. And for fresheners, do not empty the spray bottle each time a Guest is arriving. Use incenses, candles, or simply flowers! By the way, flowers bring a very positive touch to the whole experience.
- Stickers and more.
What a pain it can be when you have a whole bunch of old stickers to remove from the fridge. You’re probably already thinking about your nails, or that you’re going to use a knife the remove them, but that will probably leave lots of scratches. Well, a pretty simple solution: use benzine. Next time you go to the gas station, collect some gas in a sealed bottle. Simply apply a few drops or a paper and scrub the stickers, it’ll go off very easily.
- What’s the most efficient way to clean my holiday rental?
An efficient way to tackle the cleaning in your property is by applying the “follow the walls” rule. Check the plan above.
Sincerely your, Patronim.com
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