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Airbnb Cleaning for the Digital Nomad Lifestyle

November 12, 2020

The digital nomad lifestyle has gained popularity in recent years, with more flexible work arrangements being adopted even before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a report by the CNBC, Airbnb lodgings played a big role in making the digital nomad lifestyle feasible in the first place. As an Airbnb cleaning service, it is […]

The digital nomad lifestyle has gained popularity in recent years, with more flexible work arrangements being adopted even before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a report by the CNBC, Airbnb lodgings played a big role in making the digital nomad lifestyle feasible in the first place. As an Airbnb cleaning service, it is important that you are informed of ways to accommodate these guests.

With remote work now the new normal thanks to the pandemic, it’s safe to assume that demand for Airbnb spaces will be even greater well into the next year. To help Airbnb cleaners and owners meet this demand, below are three key tips to prepare your lodgings for digital nomads.

Dust-Off Any Light Fixtures

We mostly associate cleaning with decluttering the space and mopping up the floors (which are both important), but the best Airbnb hosts are those who look out for the smallest details. Regularly cleaning your light fixtures goes a long way in ensuring that your space is well-lit, which is in itself a key factor for making any space pleasing to work in.

The Spruce’s guide to cleaning lights recommends leaving your lights off for at least an hour before cleaning them to avoid any burns. Furthermore, light fixtures need to undergo deep cleaning at least twice a year.

Lamp on desk. Photo by Joel Henry on Unsplash.

Disinfect on a Regular Basis

Disinfecting your physical space is part and parcel of keeping safe in today’s turbulent times. Special attention should be given to areas that are most often used. TurnoverBnB provides users with checklists that help Airbnb cleaners remember the important items on their agenda.

Travel writer James Gonzales cites creating a dedicated working space as a way to stay productive, and doing so can help compartmentalize a digital nomad’s work day. It’s safe to assume that this space will be heavily used throughout the day, so it’s important to clean this place thoroughly with soap and water in between guests. Providing disinfectant wipes for your guests is also a small touch that will definitely be appreciated.

Clean the Bathroom Fixtures

Speaking of frequently used spaces, our list of the 5 Priority Areas when Cleaning Your Airbnb points out that the bathroom is often the first place that visitors check when visiting a space. Soap and vinegar can help you get rid of unsightly shower scum, but it’s also important to check the vanity and shower curtains.

However, many cleaners often forget that you need to watch out for your bathroom vents. You’ll need a ladder to clean your vent, but thankfully this is a quick process that can lead to a better showering experience. After all, dirty vents can lead to uncomfortable and steamy showers.

Bathroom with fixtures. Photo by Andrea Davis on Unsplash.

Final Thoughts

If you’re reading this article, it’s safe to say that you already have some awareness of how to clean your Airbnb space. That said, it’s important to keep in mind that digital nomads are used to going in and out of different Airbnbs, and may therefore have higher standards.

The key to winning them over is therefore taking a more detailed approach to cleaning and making sure that no stone is left unturned. By covering your bases, your listing will become a hot commodity in no time.

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By Xenna Taylor