A cleaning checklist for renting out your AirBnB

With some estimates for annual AirBnB earnings in the 5- to 6-figure range, it’s no wonder listings have expanded to over 34,000 cities and 190 countries since the company’s founding in 2008. However, success as an AirBnB host isn’t as simple as listing and letting the booking rolls in. Hosting successfully takes a bit of hospitality knowledge and a lot of time and effort.

One of the most important hospitality standards is cleanliness. Although guests are usually paying less than a hotel, they don’t expect less than hotel-quality cleanliness. According to AirBnB, listings with 5-star cleanliness ratings receive 20% more bookings. For maximum bookings (read: earnings), make sure your space is clean, comfortable and guest-ready by following this cleaning checklist.

Bedrooms

  1. Dust furniture, lights, clean the lampshades.
  2. Clear out drawers and closets, dusting/vacuuming and wiping inside drawers.
  3. Clean out anything under the bed and find a new home for it. Sweep or vacuum.
  4. Launder bedding and curtains. Wash pillows and duvet in hot water.  Air out mattress pad.
  5. Wash windows and window sills.  Take out and wash window screens.
  6. Wash switch plates, walls, and trim; mirrors; floor registers and vent covers.
  7. Sweep and wash floor or vacuum.

 

Bathrooms

  1. Empty all cabinets and vanity.  Wash inside and outside.
  2. Clean the tub and drains.
  3. Clean toilet, inside and out.  Remove seat and clean around seat bolts.
  4. Clean sink and drain.
  5. Shine faucets.
  6. Clean mirror and frame.
  7. Dust light fixtures.
  8. Wash windows and window sills. Take out and wash window screens.
  9. Wash switch plates, walls, and trim; mirrors; floor registers and vent covers.
  10.  Sweep and wash floors.
  11. Reseal grout lines as needed.

 

Kitchen

  1. Remove items from cabinets and drawers, wipe out drawer, place items back neatly.
  2. Wash and sanitize cutting boards.
  3. Wash counters, backsplash, cabinet doors, and knobs.
  4. Clean stove top and oven (don’t forget underneath!)
  5. Clean and organize fridge and freezer.
  6. Clean microwave, dishwasher, toaster, and kettle (and any other appliances).
  7. Wash and shine sink.  Shine faucet. Clean drain.
  8. Wash windows and window sills.  Remove window screens and wash.
  9. Wash switch plates, walls, and trim; mirrors; floor registers and vent covers.
  10. Sweep and wash floor.
  11. Reseal grout lines, if necessary.

 

Living Room

  1. Vacuum sofas and spot clean as needed.
  2. Wash pillows and blankets.
  3. Dust shelves, furniture and decor.
  4. Clean lamps and lampshades.
  5. Wash windows and window sills, remove and wash window screens.
  6. Clean TV screen, dust electronics. Organize and label electronic wires.
  7. Wash switch plates, walls, and trim; mirrors; floor registers and vent covers
  8. Clean floors.

 

Overwhelmed yet? If this checklist seems like too much, especially with upkeep between guests, consider using Tidy Me to hire a cleaner in your area so you can schedule cleanings quickly and efficiently. You can charge a cleaning fee to the guest and you’ll save time and energy in keeping your place impeccable during a period of back-to-back bookings.

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Author: Stacey Jacobs

Stacey founded Tidy Me, the easiest way to book a cleaner in Sydney. Tidy Me is much more than an online booking service, it is an online platform allowing professional, independent cleaners to connect with people and homes in need of their services.

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