Cleaning your vacation rental is one of the most important things you must do to keep your rental thriving, receive good reviews, and have return guests. Vacation rental cleanings are different from your typical cleanings. There are a few things that are important when doing a turnover cleaning. Continue reading to find out some turnover cleaning tips. 

  1. Efficiency 

One of the most essential aspects of turnover cleaning is efficiency. You do not want your new guest to feel like someone was in the place before they arrived. However, if your property is booked back to back, the window of time is short to get a cleaning done. 

Cleaning from the top down is good practice. This ensures that any dust you knock around is picked up at the end. Washing the linens and running the dishwasher should be taken care of first. Those two take the longest so it is important to make that your first step in the cleaning checklist. This brings us to our next point 

  1. Cleaning Checklist 

Getting organized before starting your cleaning is important to ensure the quality of your cleaning is consistent. Have a checklist you can refer to while you are cleaning to ensure you don’t miss anything. Our Keepers follow our Vacation Rental Checklist located in our app during any cleanings

  1. Be Prepared 

It is important to have cleaning supplies on hand. Be prepared by ensuring you have cleaning supplies such as: 

  • Vacuum 
  • Mop (both wet and dry for hardwood floors) 
  • Glass cleaner 
  • All-purpose cleaner 
  • Disinfectants 
  • Toilet brush 
  • Microfiber cloths – a lot!! 
  • Scrub pads 
  • Rubber Gloves
  1. Document with Photos 

Taking before and after pictures of your property provides benefits to you because it serves as proof of what condition the property is in before your guest arrives. Hosts have experienced false claims from guests and have no proof to back them up so they end up having to refund their guests for so said “issues.” 

**Keepers requires pre and post-cleaning photos for every job, so you can be prepared for any issues your guests may have.

Cleaning your vacation rental will be much easier after following the turnover cleaning tips above and will keep your guests satisfied. Or leave the cleaning up to Keepers. We follow these cleaning tips at every cleaning and offer so much more for your vacation rental business. You can check out other services we offer by visiting our website

Hi, I’m Abbi Bellard

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