Even though many of you have already stepped up your regular cleaning due to COVID, I know that several hosts like to take some time each year to do a more thorough cleaning in order to freshen up their space.
Spring cleaning can be a great opportunity for not only cleaning up those often neglected spots but also for performing maintenance on appliances.
Personally, I like to take some time each season to declutter and say goodbye to things I no longer need.
So what I’d like to know is: do you do spring cleaning in your listing? Do you follow a checklist or have any special strategies for tackling this challenge?
Well there are places that hire carpet cleaners (machines) @Liv so I guess it’s best to google such stores. It wet vacuums carpet, so water and carpet detergent is added. You will be surprised the difference it makes especially if animals have been living in your space previously.
‘Easier enough to do yourself , otherwise professionals will certainly be able to assist .
Having good airflow certainly helps drying carpet, so we have all windows and doors open during the day. Depending on the space you’re cleaning but allow at least 3days @Liv
Goodluck with your mission !👍🏾
Lucky you to have your own carpet cleaner @Cathie19 , we hire one for a full day and just remove the furniture and clean the carpets , going over it twice. It comes with a smaller attachment to do stairs, furniture, car seats ,sofas etc, so everything gets done.
Any smaller rug that can be put in the washing machine , it helps to clean and refresh.
We allow sometimes a week or more for those deep cleans.
‘Summer days are ideal !🌞
I'll probably focus more on outdoor maintenance like painting. Indoor cleaning and maintenance is ongoing. There is something exciting about spending time outside when it starts to get warm, knowing summer is just around the corner 🙂
That's a really nice way of looking at it, @Lisa5829!
I'm sure all your hard work will pay off and everything will be in order just in time for you to enjoy your summer 😎
What sort of maintenance have you been doing? Also, are you targeting any specific spots or doing a general clean?
We purchased our cottages recently, the old owner had an annual list of cleaning tasks. One thing on his list I didn’t think of, remove the bed and wipe down the bed frame. It also gives you a chance to get the floor under the bed extra clean and gives me a chance to rearrange the furniture if desired. We use the winter season to do the deep cleaning because summer is too busy!
@LakeLove0 Having an annual list sounds like a great way to make sure nothing is forgotten!
Also, cleaning the bed frame and under the bed is definitely a good reminder. Have you ever found any curious things that may have been dropped under there?
I am actually trying to find out how to set my calendar to include a 24-hour waiting period between guest check-ins due to COVID (I live in Atlanta). I had it on my calendar....removed it for a guest and now I can't find it. I've searched all over but can't find it. Any thoughts?
I've been thinking about spring cleaning..... Then I saw THAT photo of Princess Anne, watching the rugby on her sofa in her living room...... and so I thought "I'm fine as I am!"
@Liv going to order some more wire shelving for storage for all the extra sheets, towels, blankets pillows and laundry baskets. Maybe one of those hotel carts or a basket hamper for the laundry area as well. As it is now a guest bed, extra couch, and chairs end up with sheets, towels, duvets on them. I had ordered some shelving but Amazon had to issue me a refund as the company only delivered one and not two. Then even wire shelving was out of stock for a long time from plants closing. I'm looking forward to having all that on a shelf.