If you are running an Airbnb, to ensure your guests have a great experience, you have to offer them total comfort. In return, this can give you excellent ratings, leading to a high occupancy rate. One way to do this is by providing a clean space that guests will love and enjoy. Here are four tips for comfort cleaning that can help keep your Airbnb fresh and desirable.
- Fresh linen
Most people booking an Airbnb have traveled from far and are looking for a hot shower, a clean space, and, more importantly, fresh linen where they can rest from their trip. Most people do not change their sheets as often as they should. Understandably, it is an arduous process. However, when you are an Airbnb host, you need to maintain high standards to get good ratings.
Linen is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, fabric. The folks in the Bible wore it, mummies were wrapped up it and it has lasted for centuries. There is no question about linen being durable.
How you can keep your linen fresh
Some tips to help keep the linen fresh include:
- Wash your linen often
- Avoid overloading one shelf with a lot of linen to allow them room to breathe
- Use scented paper to line your linen shelves
- Only store linen that is completely dry to prevent mold growth or a stale smell
- Rotate the linen to avoid overusing some
- Use linen detergent or fabric softener with a gentle fragrance
- Eliminate clutter
Another way of cleaning your Airbnb to ensure comfort is by eliminating clutter or unnecessary items in the space you are offering. This improves guests’ experience and makes cleaning and disinfecting the place easy. The bathroom and the kitchen are some of the areas that are often cluttered. Ensure you place items in plain sight where the guest can quickly locate them. This includes dishes, small appliances like a coffee maker, a bottle opener, and a can opener. Depending on your kitchen arrangement, some of these things can be placed on cabinets and drawers.
Whatever is not useful and will only add clutter to the space, remove it. When it comes to the bathroom, do the same thing by placing the basics where they can easily be located. Also, avoid filling shelves, drawers, and closets with personalized items. This only creates a cluttered atmosphere for your guests. Leave enough room for the guests to place their items.
- Scent therapy
When creating comfort washing in your Airbnb, another element to focus on is the scent. It creates some form of calming effect if you use the right scents. Remember that scent is something personal and so it is better to go with something subtle that gives your Airbnb a fresh scent. This can be some through the cleaning products you use on linens, carpets, and surfaces. For instance, using a lavender fabric softener on your bedsheets and pillowcases makes the room smell nice and promotes a peaceful night’s sleep
💡What effect does scent have on the brain?
Scientists believe that because other senses do not pass through these areas of the brain, our sense of smell triggers memory more than others. Our olfactory senses can trigger memories that are accompanied by vivid images and feelings of happiness, excitement, agony, and despair.
- Clean bathrooms
One of the areas your guests will care about is a clean bathroom. One of the major reasons a guest will leave a bad review is a dirty bathroom. Areas to focus on in the bathroom include the toilet, showers, mirrors, counters, and floors. For the toilet, Clorox Toilet wands can come in handy in eliminating bacteria. And if you can not access a store at the moment to buy a cleaning product, a good mixture of water and vinegar can help eliminate dirt while leaving the bathroom smelling fresh. You can finish with the floors using Pine-Sol, which works well on various floor surfaces, including laminate, tile, and wood. It is also an effective disinfectant, making it a great cleaning product.
A simple bathroom checklist to get you started includes:
- Scrub the tub/ shower
- Wipe the mirrors
- Disinfect the toilet
- Scrub the sink
- Mop the floors
- Empty the wastebasket
Cleaning might not be the best part of being an Airbnb host, but it is vital if you want to have good ratings. Always aim for comfort cleaning, ensuring your guests will be comfortable and happy with their stay in your place.
- Clear signage
Good signs around the unit help orient customers and deliver good expectations to use the room, it allows guests to relax and know how to use your space.
- Adding clear signage of Fire Exits
- WiFi Password Sign
- House Rules and Restrictions
- Bathroom Signs
🛑Signage is often used for a few common purposes: to promote, identify, offer information, provide instructions, or enhance safety consciousness.