The cleanliness of a vacation home or an Airbnb listing has a direct impact on the comfort and contentment of the guests that stay there.
There is one thing you should never overlook or cut corners on when it comes to keeping your Airbnb clean – keeping the place in immaculate condition for the benefit of everyone who comes to use it.
Think about it – if a relative comes to your apartment with the intention of staying for a few nights and sees this odd jumble of a scenario, you’ll almost certainly not have them over again.
Airbnb maintenance hacks
Taking the time to open the windows is the first step in cleaning your Airbnb. This will get rid of any scents that were left behind by former visitors. It is important to regularly practice optimal ventilation in your residence to help destroy microorganisms and maintain decent air quality.
TIP💡: Bringing fresh air into your home is the best way to prevent viruses from accumulating in your house.
- Dust hunting
Dust can be found almost everywhere. Make sure you clean every spot you can get your hands on. Using a ‘top-down method’ to clean – beginning with the tallest corner or piece of furniture and working your way down to the floor – is the easiest method to help you get rid of dust.
Another way to do this is using a leaf blower. You will need to deep clean the place every now and then when the reservations are a little less botched up. Leaf blowers are an option excellent for gaps between floor slats, tenacious dirt on baseboards, and tough-to-reach places in general.
💡 Start with the highest surfaces of furniture like tops and fans to ensure your whole room is cleaned. This will prevent dust and debris from accumulating later on in your cleaning process.
- Clean the kitchen
Cleaning the kitchen is an obvious practice, but many people neglect to look inside the refrigerator for any signs of mold. The last thing anybody wants to do is open the fridge in search of snacks only to find a week-old salad inside!
Leaving tea bags in the refrigerator for a few days can help eliminate pungent odors. Placing baking soda or charcoal in a corner will also help to eradicate the odor.
Do note that if you leave your cleaning mop outside, it may acquire dust and filth. Washing your mop on a regular basis will ensure that you are not spreading extra germs and dirt around while you are cleaning.
TIP 💡: Leaving tea bags in the refrigerator for a few days can help eliminate pungent odors.
- Clean bathrooms
- With vinegar and a sponge, you can remove tenacious soap scum from showerheads and window panes.
- Make sure to pay close attention to the glasses and mirrors since toothpaste stains may be readily seen on these surfaces. To clean it quickly and easily, rub a lemon slice over it and wash it down with a clean towel.
- You can also use a razor blade to scrape the soap scum from the shower door.
Related Topic : A Guide To Cleaning Glass & Mirrors
- Keep linen clean
Stating the obvious, you should replace all of the linens and towels in the room every time a new guest checks in. Purchase an additional set of sheets to use while the first set is in the washer between check-ins.
Also, white sheets are the preferred choice. You might question why hotels exclusively use white linen on their beds. This is because, with a good dose of bleach, they can be cleaned in an instant. White is a timeless color that never goes out of fashion.
As for the dirty mattresses, you can start using two instead of one mattress protector. Even if one of the protectors is stripped off, the overall appearance will still remain unaltered.
TIP 💡: There is no standard amount of sheets to have in your Airbnb room, but a good rule of thumb is having 2-3 sets per bed
Can you bill your guests if they stain the beddings or parameters
Practically speaking, you can, but if you are looking for a good review and the damage is not that substantial, you should probably hold off from charging an extra.
Most hosts already include maintenance charges in the reservation price and also provide a set of “House Rules” so that there is no confusion in any circumstances.