Cleaning. Not the most favorite TO DO list for most. But cleaning for an Airbnb is very important and has to be done the right way. We aim for those 5 star reviews and having a sparkling clean house is what I always look for when we rent a house on vacation. Here’s my little extra tips beyond the basic cleaning that you can do for your own home.
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Cleaning Our Airbnb
After we vacuum and mop the bathroom floors, my added step is to run over the floor after it dries with a large “lint” roller, the kind they sell for picking up pet hair! It’s just like those little hand rollers you buy, but it’s larger and on an extension pole. You’d be surprised to see what you pick up even after you’ve just cleaned the floor! (bonus tip, run it in your shower or tub after you’ve cleaned!)
I also use this same sticky roller on the couches, chair, and pillows. Nothing worse than sitting down and finding a long hair from a previous guest!
Another thing I do is dust the ceiling fans. It’s one of those things you just don’t normally think to do at home except during Spring Cleaning. But those ceiling fan blades really do attract dust and if you do it at each cleaning, there’s no build up. I found an awesome fan duster for this that has two sides to the cleaning pad which is also machine washable and has a really long extension pole to reach even the highest of ceiling fans (ours are 14′ up in the air!)
My favorite cleaning solution
Cleaning the windows. Yes, I said it….and no, it’s not my favorite thing to do. But I skip the store bought products and make my own by adding 1 cup of distilled vinegar to 1 gal of water and just a drop or two of Dawn dish liquid. I mix it all up and pour into a spray bottle and this makes THE BEST window cleaner solution. Just store the extra solution in a big jug, clearly marked what’s inside! Another tip: don’t use paper towels! I buy microfiber towels. They leave no lint and get the windows sparkling clean, plus friendly to our planet AND your wallet! Just toss them in the washer.
Speaking of my vinegar solution….this makes a GREAT cleaner for the new luxury vinyl plank flooring we installed in our new Modern Farmhouse. I just lightly mist the floors and use my microfiber floor mop.
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