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Spring Deep Cleaning Checklist

March 30, 2020

Spring is almost upon us and doing a deeper spring cleaning starts to enter our minds as vacation rental owners/managers. It’s definitely worth it to take the extra time and expense to do a deep cleaning around this time of year. This sets a great standard for the cleanings that you or your cleaners do […]

Spring is almost upon us and doing a deeper spring cleaning starts to enter our minds as vacation rental owners/managers. It’s definitely worth it to take the extra time and expense to do a deep cleaning around this time of year.

This sets a great standard for the cleanings that you or your cleaners do on a regular basis. Spring is a great time to clean out the dust that has accumulated over the winter.

Woman lifting blanket. Photo by Volha Flaxeco on Unsplash.

Even more helpful, would be to do deep cleaning four times a year as the seasons change. This is the time to tackle all those items that don’t need cleaning on a regular basis.

As the list begins to grow, I utilize the TurnoverBnB checklist to keep track of all of the items that need to be taken care of. Here is a brief list of things to focus on:

Spring Cleaning Checklist

1.) Washing baseboards and window sills

2.) Washing fan blades

3.) Wash and vacuum all vents

4.) Dust blinds

5.) Wash window treatments

6.) Dust and vacuum light fixtures

7.) Washing windows inside and out

8.) Dust and shine lights and look for any burnt out light bulbs

9.) Dust curtain rods

10.) Dust/polish furniture

11.) Vacuum couches with smaller vacuum attachments

12.) Wash large areas such as the ceilings/doors/walls 

Key Takeaways

Doing regular, seasonal deep cleans will save you money in the long run by making it easier to clean each time. This should also get good reviews from guests who notice how squeaky clean your place is. Deep cleaning could result in repeat customers as well who really appreciate the extra sparkle in your place!

It’s a good idea to have your cleaner do extra deep cleaning when you have longer-term guests as well. Whenever I have guests stay for 2 weeks or longer, I have my cleaner spend extra time on the little nooks and crannies so they don’t build-up. Happy Spring cleaning! 

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By Angie

Angie is a professional Airbnb and VRBO host that operates on the island of Maui, Hawaii.