When guests walk into your Airbnb, you want them to be impressed with how fresh & clean it is. Whether you are an Airbnb host, manage a Caravan Park or a Hotel/Motel, there is no better time than is Spring to deep clean your short-term rental accommodation.
Regardless of how rigorous your cleaning routine is, a deep and thorough cleaning once a year or every six months, depending on how busy you are, is crucial. A clean Airbnb shows professionalism and care, and your guests are more likely to visit again when they enjoy their experience. Creating an effective spring cleaning routine is the best way to ensure your Airbnb is always looking its best.
Check the shower curtains
There’s no worse buzzkill than the sight of a mouldy shower curtain when you’re trying to take a relaxing shower or bath. As an Airbnb host, you can avoid this by regularly examining your shower curtains and replacing them if they’re looking a little worse for wear.
Cleaning dusty drapes, shades & blinds
Cleaning drapes can be a finicky task, especially considering they will likely need specialised dry cleaning. However, dusty drapes, shades or blinds never make a good impression and guests with allergies will particularly appreciate clean drapes.
Replacing bed linen
According to bedding experts, bed linen has an average lifespan of 2 to 4 years. Bed linen that's washed regularly may require replacing more frequently due to the pressure of the washing machine breaking down the fabric's fibres. While investing in high-quality pillow protectors is essential, replacing your Airbnb's pillows every 1-2 years is also necessary. Old pillows gradually build up body oil, dead skin cells and hair, all of which can attract dust mites and trigger allergies. To protect the health of your guests, you should ensure that you keep on top of replacing bed linen and pillows on a regular basis.
When it comes to your Airbnb's doonas, a good rule of thumb is to replace them every 3 - 5 years. You can extend their lives by always using quilt doonas protectors, leaving them out in the sun for a short period to kill dust mites and getting them regularly dry-cleaned.
Is it time for a new mattress?
When you’re on holiday, getting a good night’s sleep is a top priority, so you’ll want to ensure your Airbnb is equipped with comfy mattresses that won’t cause your guests any trouble. Mattresses that are too old are prone to sagging, which may result in discomfort and even pain. The recommended time frame for purchasing a new mattress is every 8 to 10 years.
A good tip for extending the life of your mattress is to rotate it once every few months and flip it over. To protect your mattress from moisture and dust mites, you may want to consider investing in a mattress protector. Make it a part of your spring cleaning routine to double-check all the mattresses in your Airbnb and replace them when necessary.
Check the fixtures
High-up fixtures may be low on your priority list, but chandeliers, shower heads and other fixtures easily attract dust, cobwebs, and all sorts of other nasties. Taking the time to take down the shower heads and unclog the holes is a must-do for your spring cleaning routine.
Inspect all the equipment
If you regularly host families with small children, you’ll want to make sure that you check cribs, high-chairs, and any other baby-related items to ensure they’re in good condition. Not only is this a good safety practice, but it’ll save you the embarrassment of your guests coming across broken equipment.
Similarly, double-check other important equipment such as rollaway beds, portable refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, and so on. Providing plenty of great amenities shows guests that you care about providing a positive experience, and increases the likelihood that they’ll book another visit in the future.
Now that you have some good knowledge about Spring Cleaning Your Airbnb, Caravan Park or Motel. Don't forget to check out our extensive range of commercial grade accommodation linen to replace any worn down, stained bed linen and mattress protectors you may still have in your short-term rental accommodation.
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