Keeping a clean and organized property is a very important part of owning a vacation rental. Whether it’s you as the host who is cleaning the property or a vacation rental cleaner, it is important to have a method for organizing your cleanings. Using a vacation rental cleaning app can be a useful way to keep track of your housekeeping tasks. Here are 8 features that you should look for in a vacation rental cleaning app.
Sync with Airbnb Cleaner
The first and possibly most important step for those who use a vacation rental cleaner, is to find an app that allows you to sync your account with your cleaner. By doing this, your cleaner will be notified of upcoming turnovers, opposed to you having to reach out to them each time.
In App Messaging
With in app messaging, you could have the ability to connect with cleaners, guests or co-hosts within the app. Communicating within the app would allow you to have all of your Airbnb information in one place.
Overview of Airbnb Calendar
A very important feature for a cleaning app, is the ability to sync your vacation rental calendar to the app. This allows you to view your booking calendar with an overview of upcoming guests. By having an overview of your Airbnb calendar, you will be able to see when you have upcoming turnovers and will need to hire a vacation rental cleaner.
It is important to have an app that connects to your Airbnb account, this way you will be able to receive booking notifications and updates through the cleaning app. Booking notifications features would include updates on new bookings, new comments or cancelations. This way your cleaner will see the same updates that you are receiving, and can adjust their schedule accordingly.
Checklists are handy to ensure that you or your cleaner won’t miss anything during your cleaning. You can use a pre-made template from this list of vacation rental cleaning checklist templates on TurnoverBnB. Whether it’s you as the host who is cleaning the property or a vacation rental cleaner, it is important to have a method for organizing your cleanings. Examples of items on your checklist that could be easily missed are: check drawers for left behind items, refill soap dispensers, wash bathroom floor mats, etc.
Many vacation rental hosts manage their property with a co-host. Both hosts typically are involved in managing the cleaning process, therefore it is important for both hosts to be able to access the app. Using a vacation rental cleaning app can be a useful way to keep track of your housekeeping tasks.
Another way to streamline your Airbnb cleaning efforts through an app, is with the automatic payments. With automatic payments, you can pay your cleaner through the app once a cleaning has been completed. This makes for one less thing you have to remember to do.
Search for Cleaners
Lastly, an app that allows you to search for cleaners in your area can be very beneficial. This will help in cases where your current cleaner is not available, or if you decide to change cleaners. TurnoverBnB has an extensive marketplace of cleaners to search for right from the app.
You can download the TurnoverBnB app here in the Apple App Store.