As a host, one of the most important aspects of renting out your property is ensuring that it is clean and ready for guests. Not only will a spotless and well-stocked home help attract new guests, but it will also ensure a positive experience for those who choose to stay in your space.
That's why we've asked experienced hosts to share their tips and tricks for keeping their properties in top shape. In this blog post, you will find a comprehensive cleaning checklist that is based on the real-life experience of hosts just like you. From the little things that are often overlooked to the most important tasks that need to be done before each guest arrives, this checklist covers everything you need to know to keep your property in top condition. We hope that this guide will help you to make your hosting experience as smooth and stress-free as possible. With the help of our collective experience, you'll be able to tackle each cleaning task with ease and confidence, ensuring that your guests have a 5-star experience every time.
Must-Do List: The Essentials of a Thorough Airbnb Clean
- Iron bedsheets
- New toilet roll
- Remove old milk and any left over food
- Change sheets
- New tea towel
- Wipe windowsills
- Hoover and mop
- Kitchen - wipe microwave and oven and wipe down surfaces. Clean sink. Throw out sponge if it isn’t clean
- Thorough clean of bathroom - wipe down all of shower, check plug for hair, toilet and sink. Wipe mirror (use glass cleaner) -
- Wipe down, hoover and mop all steps
- Empty bins and fresh bags
- Wipe down chairs outside - check decking - poss sweep
- Check BBQ
- Bin bags round back of the house
Additional Tasks to Consider for a 5-Star Guest Experience
- Check all rooms for personal items left behind by guests (e.g. phone chargers, clothing, jewelry)
- Check all drawers and closets to ensure they are properly restocked and organized
- Check all appliances (e.g. refrigerator, stove, dishwasher) to ensure they are clean and in working order
- Check all linens and towels for cleanliness and replace as necessary
- Check all light fixtures, lamp shades, and light bulbs to ensure they are working properly
- Check all window coverings and ensure they are in working order
- Check all doors and locks to ensure they are working properly
- Check all surfaces (e.g. countertops, tables, dressers) for cleanliness and wipe down as necessary
- Check all floors (e.g. carpets, hardwood, tile) for cleanliness and vacuum or sweep as necessary
- Check all toiletries (e.g. shampoo, soap, conditioner) and restock as necessary
- Double check the entire property to ensure nothing was missed
- Take a photo of the entire property after cleaning is done
We hope that this comprehensive Airbnb cleaning checklist has been helpful in guiding you through the process of preparing your property for guests. Remember, a clean and well-stocked home is essential for attracting and retaining guests, and will ultimately lead to a positive experience for everyone involved.
By following the must-do list, you can ensure that your property is spotless and ready for guests. And by considering the optional extras, you can take your cleaning to the next level and provide a truly 5-star experience.
Don't forget that this is just a guide, you can always add, remove or adapt to your needs. Keep this checklist handy and refer to it each time you prepare your property for guests. With a little bit of planning and attention to detail, you'll be able to host with confidence and ease.