Your holiday rental will need to be thoroughly cleaned and restocked after each booking. There is nothing worse than walking into a property that you have paid good money to stay at only to find that there is dust everywhere and the fridge is disgustingly dirty!

The cleaning can either be done by you or a cleaning company.

Cleaning companies generally charge by the hour with a minimum of 3 hours. If you are going to use a cleaning company it is important to speak to a few in your area to find out about the services they provide and their experience in cleaning holiday rentals. If you do not live in the area you are not going to be able to inspect the property yourself so you need a company that you can trust to inform you of any issues at the house. You also want a company that is going to be able to staff a 4 hour change over during the peak periods.

Cleaning the property yourself means that you are on site to inspect the state that the previous tenants left it in. Generally owner cleaners tend to be more thorough than a cleaning company as they will notice every little blemish and mark.

A standard clean between tenants includes:

  • Change beds (if linen is provided)
  • Restock supplies
  • Wipe down stove and oven
  • Sweep and mop hard floors
  • Vacuum carpeted areas and under couch cushions
  • Clean toilets
  • Clean shower and baths
  • Clean bathroom basin and mirror 
  • Wipe down benches, tables etc
  • Empty bins and replace bin liners

On top of the general cleans after a tenant has been in there are other cleaning tasks that need to be performed regularly. This includes things like windows, fan blades, removing cobwebs, cleaning the oven and more! Again this can be done by you or you can engage your cleaning company to undertake these specific tasks.

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