Many of us are familiar with Airbnb and other similar vacation rental services because we either know someone who has used the vacation rental service or have used it ourselves. But far fewer of us know what it’s like on the other end of the stick — being an Airbnb host. There’s no doubt that this popular service can be lucrative for some hosts, but most people are just trying to make a little extra income on the side. How hard can it be, right?
You just clean up that spare bedroom, throw a new comforter on the bed, drop that ad on the Airbnb site and wait for the guests, and the money, to start rolling in. That seems like a quick and easy way to make a buck. Unfortunately, being an Airbnb host takes a little more work than that, especially if you don’t use an Airbnb cleaning service. Just ask anyone who’s hosted, and they’ll give you the real picture of what it’s like in the world of short-term rentals.
Most hosts who have been renting space to guests for any length of time can tell you that you have to be on top of things if you want to keep those coveted high ratings from Airbnb. As an Airbnb host, you are more like a property manager than a host. That means you have to monitor your online presence, respond to questions, fix things that break, and handle everything from marketing to replacing worn-out appliances.
Managing a rental unit can be time-consuming, labor-intensive, and exhausting, especially if you already work a full-time job. Keeping your Airbnb apartment or house clean and presentable can take up way too much time if you don’t have a strategy or some help. But it doesn’t have to be that way. The Maids provides affordable and reliable Airbnb rental cleaning, and we can even help you keep things nice and neat between visits.
This Isn’t the Ritz!
While your Airbnb rental may not be anything like a fancy room at the Ritz, t your guests may expect it to be! One of the major complaints from all Airbnb guests is that your place isn’t as clean as expected. The problem may not be that you aren’t a good enough cleaner, and as a host, you may think that guests are unreasonable about their expectations. But let’s face it, most guests expect your place to be as clean or cleaner than a nice hotel.
The problem for hosts is that even though you may be providing a nice place for a bargain price, guests are always going to expect just as much, if not more, than conventional lodging options. And that isn’t fair. Fair or not, your guest ratings on Airbnb can make or break your success as a host.
The company has very stringent rules when it comes to who they feature or promote and even who they allow as a host, all based on guest ratings. It’s tough to get those desirable five-star ratings when your guests expect more than might seem reasonable. So what’s a poor host to do? You find professional Airbnb cleaning services, that’s what!
Affordable and Reliable Professional Airbnb Cleaning Services
As a host, you may already be stretched a little thin taking care of the bookings, responding to questions and reviews, fixing things around your unit, and trying to keep everything clean and presentable. Cleaning your place doesn’t mean just taking out the trash, mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, and dusting. It means getting rid of the rust stains in the tub, washing windows, dusting inside cabinets, cleaning up cobwebs, and much more.
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Knowing the sometimes unreasonable expectations of your guests, they will likely comment on even the smallest missed detail. If you don’t have the time to clean like a pro or you just prefer not doing the dirty work, don’t let a poor rating ruin your dreams of AirBnB hosting. Read on to see why The Maids is the right choice for your Airbnb cleaning.
Who are The Maids? The Maids has been in business since 1979, so we know what clean really means. We are also the only residential housekeeping service specializing exclusively in cleaning for health by removing more dirt, germs, and pollutants than conventional cleaning services.
Our healthy approach to Airbnb cleaning revolves around an exclusive game plan known as the 22-Step Cleaning Process. We use a proven strategy for comprehensive cleaning to create a healthier environment and a sparkling clean rental for your guests. Our teams are expertly trained, bonded, and insured and include a supervisor who checks their work in each room of your rental unit.
Here’s a breakdown of some of what you can expect when you choose The Maids and our Airbnb cleaning services:
We clean sinks, appliance exteriors, inside and outside of microwaves, range tops, counters, floors, cabinet doors, and more. In other words, top to bottom!
We clean sinks and counters and change out towels. We also disinfect toilets, tubs, and showers and clean the floors. Your guests will love the sparkling clean and fresh smell.
We pick up and straighten, dust, and then damp-wipe to remove the dust and remove cobwebs. We use commercial-grade vacuums with HEPA filtration to vacuum furniture, stairs, carpets, and even under beds. The Maids also takes out the trash, cleans ceiling fans, and makes the beds.
We dust sills, ledges, wall hangings, and the tops of door frames. And yes, we do windows. We also help prevent the spread of germs by disinfecting commonly touched places like switch plates, cabinet pulls, door handles, phones, and remotes.
We dust sills, ledges, wall hangings and the tops of door frames. And yes, we do windows. We also help prevent the spread of germs by disinfecting commonly touched places like switchplates, cabinet pulls, door handles, phones and remotes.
An Airbnb Cleaning Service Can Help You Get More 5-Star Ratings
What all this means to you as an Airbnb host is that your rental unit won’t just look and smell clean, it will actually be clean and healthier. If this is starting to sound like you may be able to meet your guests’ high expectations after all, then you’re starting to get the picture. Here are just some of the benefits you will experience when you hire The Maids® for your cleaning services:
- Cleaner and healthier rental unit
- More time to promote and manage your rental
- More time for yourself
- Happier guests
- Better reviews and ratings
- More bookings and more money!
When you invest in Airbnb cleaning, the time you spend cleaning up between guests will be a fraction of what it used to be. That’s because with The Maids®, our cleaning process is thorough. That sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
Pro Tips for Airbnb Cleaning
Even when you have a professional cleaning crew coming in after guests, there are still plenty of cleaning and maintenance responsibilities between cleanings. One of the best ways to keep your Airbnb rental sparkling clean is to schedule a deep cleaning at least twice per year.
Deep Clean Twice Per Year
The Maids can get your Airbnb unit in tip-top shape with our Fall and Spring Airbnb cleaning service, or you can tackle it yourself. If you’re a hands-on Airbnb host, take a page out of our proven cleaning playbook and focus on the following:
- Dust and clean baseboards
- Deep clean inside the fridge, as well as underneath and behind the appliance
- Vacuum and shampoo the carpet
- Clean the inside of cabinets
- Dust and clean ceiling fans and light fixtures
Keep Your Cleaning and Other Supplies Stocked
Toilet paper, paper towels, soaps, cleaners, and other supplies should always be available. While you and The Maids make a terrific team for keeping your Airbnb unit clean, why not let your guests do their part too? Of course, you never want your guests to run out of toilet paper, but you also don’t want them to run out of cleaning supplies.
When you keep your unit fully stocked with cleaning supplies and tools, guests will be much more likely to clean up their messes. That proactivity will make your Airbnb cleaning more manageable and your guests happier. Keep a handy checklist on the inside of a closet or cabinet door with a complete breakdown of all the necessary supplies. Just take inventory after each rental and restock as needed.
Keep Clutter At a Minimum
Your Airbnb cleaning needs aren’t that much different than the ones you deal with at home. And just like at home, keeping clutter at a minimum in your rental unit means fewer places for dust, dirt, and grime to accumulate. We all want to decorate our vacation rental property tastefully and beautifully, but every item we add means one more thing to keep clean.
While you don’t want to get too minimalist, keep in mind that guests usually bring plenty of stuff, so they need some room. Besides, a sparsely furnished Airbnb can give it a more modern and cleaner look if it’s done right. Consider trimming down wall hangings, display shelves, and especially knick-knacks. These items often don’t add much ambiance to your Airbnb, but they can add quite a bit of work when it’s time to clean.
Why Choose The Maids for Airbnb Housekeeping?
There’s a reason that 96% of our customers recommend us to their family and friends. We take cleaning seriously, and we are proud of what we do for our customers. With decades of residential cleaning experience, The Maids is uniquely qualified to make your Airbnb hosting experience more manageable.
Get a free online estimate today and find out why we are the perfect partner for getting the most out of your rental unit. We’re so confident that you are going to love what The Maids® can do for your Airbnb business, that we guarantee everything we do, every time. If you aren’t satisfied with any area we cleaned, call us within 24 hours, and we will re-clean that area free of charge.