I hope you are all good. :)
The cleaning process is something that all hosts go through, either by looking after it yourself or managing a person/company to take care of it.
A few months ago, @Sandra created a great thread on ways to clean grouting, which led to a more general topic on how to remove stains, where many of you shared fantastic tips. With this in mind, I thought it would be useful to start a new discussion where we can share tips with each other on how you prepare your listing ready to receive your guests.
How do you prepare your bathroom, shower, floors/carpets and towels/linens ready to receive your guests? Do you do it yourself or you use a cleaning service? Are there any special details you always make sure are ready? Do you normally have quite a tight turnaround to get your listing ready for your next guest?
Please share your tips below and I looking forward to hearing your responses. :)
One neat cleanig trick I just learned is to use car wax on granite counter tops AND mirrors! Who knew? Using the wax on the bathroom mirrors has been great. I cover the mirror with Turtle Wax (for cars) let it dry and then buff it out with a soft cloth. I do this once a week. Then on my daily cleaning, I don't need any liquid cleaner like windex on the mirror, I just rub it gently with a dry cloth and all the streaks/splashes etc. are gone! This also seems to keep the granite counters cleaner and easier to maintain.
I'd recommend getting either Roomba 960 or 980 robotic vacuums. These literally automate the whole cleaning process and you'll never ever have to do it manually. I personally own the 980 model and it works flawlessly.
First post - here goes. I am dealing with a 3,000 sq ft place by myself. I do everything like I would expect to have at a hotel: I am exhausted. Guests last week, regular AirBnb users, stripped all of their sheets. I did not expect this, I thanked them in our private message, it was soooo appreciated. Now, I have been thinking about how much easier this made my cleaning (7 beds/$75 cleaning fee) and was looking to see what others do. Someone trained those angels! It lead me to this message board. Thank you in advance for any help!
My place sleeps 11 and takes me forever to clean, it is exhausting especially when there is a turn around. I would suggest upping your cleaning fee. I have a $150 It makes it a little more bearable. ;)
Great to see your first post here. :) I'm really glad to hear that you are finding these tips helpful.
I like to see that you find it helpful when your guests strip the bed before they leave. I am always a little uncertain about this when I stay anywhere. Do you normally ask your guests to do this or is it something they do on their own?
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