Are you afraid of cleaning?
This might sound weird, but A LOT OF PEOPLE are just grossed out about cleaning up after their guests.
If cleaning up after your guests is something you DREAD doing, there is hope!
First of all, MOST of my guests DO NOT leave a mess!
They are people like you and me, that are reasonably clean and tidy. YEP!
I prefer to clean my suites every week. But sometimes a guests stay over a week and prefer not to have me cleaning up after them.
Here are some solutions:
1. I leave cleaning supplies in my suites and they can do a light cleaning themselves.
2. I offer them to have a cleaning lady to clean the room instead of me.
(You can hire a cleaning lady, but my experience is that sometimes you just need to do it yourself, for several reasons I don’t want to describe here)
3. At check in, I show them where extra beddings and towels are, so they can change it themselves.
With these simple steps, I can say most problems are averted and I just recall ONCE having to pick up what I thought
it was waaay too much hair off the bathtub. I gave my guest (a young lady with long dark hair) the benefit of the doubt: maybe she meant to clean it and forgot?
How many times we forget to do simple things? It took me 3 seconds to wipe the hair off with a paper towel 🙂
And here is my quick method to clean up my suites:
As soon as guests check out and you have a moment:
-Strip the beds
-Start washing towels
-Beddings are after, including duvet cover and mattress cover
-Wash the bath mat, which needs to be washed separately, with only other bath mats
After first load is in the laundry,
I spray the toilet, sink and tub with a cleaner that contains CLOROX.
I pick up the garbage and recycling, leaving one garbage bag open for whatever paper towels I use cleaning or little things I find in the fridge, etc.
Next is the kitchen, including stove, fridge and countertops. All little appliances get cleaned as well.
Don’t forget the crumbs tray in the toaster and the filter in the coffee machine!
I also notice most of my guests leave water in the electric kettle.Make sure to empty it.
After it’s all done, I make the bed and dust the room. We are almost there!
I vacuum and mop the floors with a steam mop, just water.
Then the best part starts:
Add fresh towels to the washroom, and whatever treats you leave for your guests in the kitchen 🙂
I spray the room with a natural linen/room spray and it is DONE!
The best part is to see the guests faces light up when they see how clean and warm the room looks!
DO NOT let a simple thing like CLEANING get in the way of having an income property.