Like any business, starting an Airbnb cleaning service can seem like a daunting task. Whether it’s uncertainty, fear of dealing with large messes, or general discomfort holding you back, don’t talk yourself out of it yet. Running an Airbnb cleaning service taught me a lot about the short-term rental industry, the art of cleaning, and myself.
Learn About the Industry
During my time as an Airbnb cleaner, I learned a lot about the vacation rental industry. First, I got a good sense of the seasonality of the industry. While it may seem obvious to some, I was able to gain a proper understanding of just how much the patronage fluctuates throughout the year. During Summer, families flock in great numbers to the coastal city where I reside. However, during Winter, only few families make the trip to visit (or escape) family during the holidays.
Throughout the years, I also learned a lot about what it costs to clean a vacation rental and what it takes to work as an Airbnb host. One may assume that you only need property and some extra space, but it takes more than that. Truly outstanding hosts excel in customer service and social interactions. A guest will not feel welcomed unless the host makes an effort to be genuinely hospitable.
Learn About Cleaning
Before I started my Airbnb cleaning service, I thought I knew everything there is to know about cleaning. I was very wrong. Not only did I learn dozens of new cleaning tricks and techniques, I discovered what cleaning meant to me on a personal level.
I found peace in transforming a space full of clutter and chaos into an organized, calm area. Now, every time I clean an Airbnb, I find comfort in knowing that the next guests will be pleased to see that the property is clean upon their arrival.
Learn About Yourself
Not only did starting an Airbnb cleaning service uncover my love for cleaning, it taught me that I am able to overcome obstacles in my life that are challenging or threatening. No matter how big the mess, I have learned that I can handle it. Especially using the right tools. TurnoverBnB is one tool that allows me to stay organized and efficient when running my Airbnb cleaning service.
I can apply the lessons I’ve learned while running my Airbnb cleaning service to other situations in my life. In the end, starting a vacation rental cleaning service put me on a path that I will never take for granted.