So, your vacation rental is a success! That means it has a ton of turnover. Here are six cleaning chores around the home that you really need to ensure your vacation home cleaning company is performing at least twice per year. Let’s dive in!
1. Curtains & Drapes
We don’t mean the dusting part. The vacation home cleaners should dust of course at every departure. However, twice a year your curtains and drapes should be laundered. Fabrics tend to hold scent and there is nothing worse than a new guest arriving to the smell of a year’s worth of breakfast syrup lingering in the curtains. With this in mind, be sure to decorate your vacation home with curtains that are easy to maintain. If they require dry cleaning, your vacation home cleaning company will be reluctant to take on the task.
A successful vacation rental with high occupancy cannot ignore the need for a professional carpet cleaning at least two times per year. Guests with small children will expect to be able to allow them to roam freely without worrying about the germs and dirt that may be hiding in the carpet fibers. Carpet fibers also absorb smells from cooking and feet… Yikes!
3. Outdoor Furniture
The best time to clean outdoor furniture is when you bring them out of storage for Spring. However, if your home happens to be a Disney area vacation home then you know the patio furniture stays out all year! Twice a year, during your vacation home deep cleaning, the cleaners should take care to more thoroughly inspect patio furniture for weak points in the fabric or frame and provide information to you that will be helpful in assessing the need for replacement. A thorough cleaning will also ensure that all of the areas where spiders and other pests may be hiding are checked and addressed.
Mattresses have improved through the years but they still need a bit of attention. At least twice a year, give your mattress a thorough cleaning and inspect and launder, if appropriate, any mattress pads or protective covers. To ensure proper wear and tear, also change the position of the mattress during each deep clean. Mattress maintenance is a very important, proactive step in making sure your mattress isn’t harboring any pesky hitchhikers who are starting to make their home in your vacation rental bedding!
5. Kitchen Cabinets & Pantry
During your deep cleaning is the best time to clean out kitchen cabinets, drawers, and the food pantry to get spots that are missed during a more basic departure cleaning. Your vacation home cleaning company should do a section of cabinets at a time and empty them out completely taking care to wipe down the shelves and doors. A great vacation home cleaning company takes it a step further and inventory your items at this time to ensure you are well stocked with everything you need to ensure your vacation home rental guests leave 5 star reviews!
6. Linen Closet
The same applies to your linen closets and owners closet if you allow your cleaning company access to those. Empty closets out for a thorough cleaning. Take time to vacuum away dust and spiderwebs and wipe down any shelves. This is also the perfect time to throw away any excess junk that may have accumulated since the last deep cleaning.
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