When you are offering Airbnb accommodation, one of your main priorities is cleanliness. During spring, it is worth taking that extra time and investing in deep cleaning. This helps set a standard for you and your cleaners on how cleaning on a regular day should be. Spring is also a great time to clean up all the dust accumulated over the winter. With a good spring deep cleaning checklist, tidying up becomes easier, making your space ready for guests.
What is included in a spring cleaning
Before starting your spring cleaning, get to know what is included so that you do not miss a spot.
- Changing linens and making the bed
- Sweeping and mopping floors
- Cleaning and putting away dishes, kettle, and toaster
- Vacuum carpets and rugs
- Cleaning the sofa and any other upholstery
- Wipe countertops, light switches, and door handles
- Clean bathtubs, showers, and toilets
- Take out the trash
- Confirm whether anything has been damaged and needs repair
- Restock on supplies
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Areas people commonly miss
There are some areas that, every time you are cleaning your Airbnb, you are likely to miss. This is the time to focus on those areas. For instance, when was the last time you looked at the bottom of the trash cans? Take a look because that area probably needs a good power wash and possibly some sanitization.
In addition, most of the time, normal cleaning involves working around the furniture. A good spring cleaning involves displacement. Move the furniture, trinkets, and appliances from their usual position and clean those areas. You will be surprised by all the dirt under your stove. The area between window screens and window panes also tends to accumulate dirt after winter. This is a good time to clean the area.
Finally, as much as routine cleaning comes in handy in cleaning up anything porcelain in the bathroom, check the surrounding tiles, walls, and baseboards as they can benefit from a thorough scrub. Replace the toilet brush if necessary.
Fabrics washed once in a while
- Throw pillows and blankets are not washed often, which means they have probably accumulated dirt. If you cannot remove a mattress or pillow cover, you can use some Febreze to freshen up those fabrics.
- Curtains collect dust, stains, and smells. Take them down and wash them. Only hang them back up after every part of the house has been cleaned.
- As you tidy up the outdoors, take some time to clean any outdoor furniture like couches or hammocks. Due to constant exposure to various weather conditions, they tend to lose appeal easily. Cleaning up helps keep them in good shape.
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Dusting blind spots
- Inspect the area around your bed as dust tends to accumulate there. You can find cobwebs there or under lampshades. These areas need a quick swipe.
- Another area that is commonly forgotten is around wall hangings. Take them down piece by piece and clean them. If you have any artwork made of glass. Windex makes the work much easier for you.
- Whether you have real or fake plants, they also tend to accumulate dust, and most of the time, they get ignored. Use fluffy swiffers as they are great for delicate surfaces or items.
- Ask yourself which areas you usually skip dusting due to complexity. From baseboards, door frames, blinds, vent grates, window sills, and newel posts, ensure these areas are dusted.
What order do you clean in spring
The best way to ensure that you clean well is by doing it in order. Here is a good example to get you started.
- Washing baseboards and window sills
- Wash and vacuum vents
- Wash fan blades
- Wash window treatments
- Dust blinds
- Dust curtain rods
- Dust/ vacuum light fixtures
- Dust the lights and confirm whether you have burnt out bulbs
- Wash windows inside and out
- Dust and polish furniture
- Use smaller vacuum attachments to clean couches
- Wash large areas like doors, walls, and ceilings
💡Both regular and seasonal cleans help save you money in the long run. Use this spring deep cleaning checklist to ensure you have tackled all areas in your Airbnb,