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Welcome to the Topic “Vacation Rental Cleaning Guide”

The lack of cleanliness is one of the most frustrating aspects of short-term rental living for guests and landlords. In the case of guests, a dirty house can ruin a vacation before starting. 

Vacation rental owners should always approach large cleaning projects with a precise game plan to ensure that they don’t neglect anything. Whether you are doing the hard work yourself or enlisting the assistance of a team of specialists, it is critical to plan out each task and how you intend to complete it.

It goes hand in hand with satisfying your guests and creating a positive overall experience for them to keep your vacation rental clean to the best possible standards.

General cleaning and common areas

There is a significant difference between one that seems homey and lived-in and one that is simply filthy and unclean. And believe us when we say that guests can tell the difference!

Homeowners are prone to overlooking and forgetting to clean specific areas of their property.

Household things such as doorknobs, light switches, and cupboard handles can become soiled quickly, so make a point to inspect them thoroughly after each guest departs.

Rental Cleaning Guide
Vacation Rental Cleaning Guide

The Kitchen

One of the most important reasons tourists prefer vacation rentals over hotels is the added convenience of having a fully equipped kitchen at their disposal. Because of this, when they open the oven, it seems like it hasn’t been cleaned in months and they are disappointed.

Whenever you’re cleaning the kitchen, make sure to clean the inside of each appliance thoroughly. That means a bare minimum of appliances, drawers, cupboards, and worktops, to name a few examples. Ensure that any long-life food is still within its expiration date and that all spices, condiments, and oils are in good condition. Also, keep a constant supply of fresh tea towels, sponges, and other cleaning goods on hand.

The Dining Room

As your guests assemble their friends and family around the table, make sure that their attention is focused on appreciating the well-prepared supper they have worked hard to prepare all day rather than on the crusty food trapped between the table leaves. Eating at such a table is unpleasant, but it is also unhealthy.

The Bathrooms

If your rental supplies towels for your guests, it’s critical that they’re in excellent condition. Other bathroom essentials, such as shower curtains and bath mats, fall into the same category.

We are all aware that mold can quickly develop in bathrooms due to the moist environment in which they are located. Keep an eye out for any problems with the tiles or water-prone areas, and re-seal them with silicone if necessary.

The Bedrooms

The room where your guests will rest their heads after a long day on vacation is, quite likely, the most significant space in the entire house. For enjoyable holidays, getting a good night’s sleep is essential, as is sleeping in a clean bed (including the mattress, pillows, and cushions).

If you want your mattresses and linens to survive for a long time, you should invest in high-quality products. You should have a minimum of two bedding sets for each bed, and you should often inspect them for flaws (such as snags or stains).

Windows and Doors

If your guests cannot enjoy the breathtaking view you boasted about in your rental house because of dirty, streaky windows; the entire experience is a waste of time. 

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