While we all like to keep our homes clean and tidy, a vacation rental clean differs in several important ways from regular household cleaners. You’re cleaning for paying guests, who don’t want to be reminded that strangers have slept in their bed or eaten from their plates. A vacation rental cleaning needs to be thorough, efficient, and fast enough to limit downtime between checkout and check-in.

Areas that you might only clean once a week, once a month, or even less frequently at home need to be cleaned between every guest at a vacation rental property. That means changing the beds, washing the linens and towels, wiping down the fridge, microwave, and other appliances, and getting into all the nooks and crannies a regular household clean might overlook. In fact, a vacation rental clean is closer to deep cleaning a property than carrying out regular weekly chores. But don’t worry, DG Cleaning and Carpet Care comprehensive turnover cleaning checklist will keep you covered! Keep reading to learn more.

What is the fastest way to clean a vacation rental?

The first step is to get organized. Clean from the top down, and from inside-out. This prevents you from spreading dust or dirt in areas you’ve already cleaned. You should also factor in how long each task will take. For example, laundering bed linen will take an hour or two in a washing machine, so make sure you start by stripping the beds and starting a load. The linens can finish washing while you clean the rest of the property.

Cleaning Before Guests Arrive

Leaving a great impression on guests is important, especially if you want to rack up glowing reviews. In addition to stylish décor, amenities, and good prices, customers cherish cleanliness. The first impression always matters, so do your best to create an excellent one. Here’s the ultimate vacation rental cleaning checklist that will help you to clean up your rental before your guests arrive:

General Cleaning
  • Dust and clean all light fixtures in the house
  • Wipe the blinds and dust the curtains
  • Vacuum and sanitize all floors, carpets, and furniture
  • Empty and sanitize trash bins
  • Clean mirrors and windows
  • Clean shelves and wipe the dust off decorative items
  • Vacuum and wipe the areas around and underneath furniture
  • Clean all the drawers
  • Fold and restock towels and blankets
  • Dust the pillows
Home Exterior (Patio, Garage, etc.)
  • Wipe and clean all furniture
  • Empty the trash bins
  • Sweep the patio
  • Clean lawn debris (sticks, leaves, branches, etc.)
  • Powerwash the driveway and other concrete surfaces around your home
  • Clean the swimming pool
  • Dust and vacuum the garage
  • Wash exterior windows
  • Clean the gutter
  • Wash and degrease the grill

Living Room

  • Dust all décor and electronics
  • Dust the pillows and other decorative items
  • Vacuum and mop the floors
  • Clean all windows and mirrors
  • Wipe the walls, light switches, and doors
  • Clean the windows, curtains, and blinds
  • Wipe the chairs and sofas
  • Dust the shelves
  • Vacuum and clean areas around and underneath the furniture
  • Organize magazines and other miscellaneous items
Dining Room
  • Clean the tabletops
  • Wipe the chairs
  • Dust shelves and organize cabinets
  • Mop the floors
  • Clean all rugs and carpets
  • Polish the silverware
  • Clean the windows, curtains, and blinds
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Clean the light fixtures
  • Declutter and remove unnecessary items
  • Clean and degrease the microwave oven
  • Clean the oven, including wire racks
  • Sanitize all countertops
  • Make sure that there’s no food in the fridge
  • Wipe all drawers and cupboards
  • Restock the pantry
  • Clean the refrigerator
  • Clean the dishwasher
  • Sweep the floors
  • Empty and clean the trash cans
  • Clean and sanitize the whole toilet (seat, bowl, lid, tank, etc.)
  • Wash and sanitize the toilet brush
  • Clean the sinks
  • Replace and fold towels
  • Wipe the faucets and the shower head
  • Thoroughly clean the mirrors and other reflective surfaces
  • Dust all shelves and décor
  • Clean and restock all the cabinets and drawers
  • Make sure that there is no bathroom mold
  • Clean and vacuum the carpets and other fabric inside the bathroom
  • Make the bed and replace all pillowcases
  • Change the sheets and blankets
  • Remove cobwebs from the ceiling, corners, and light fixtures
  • Wash the curtains
  • Dust the blinds and clean the windows
  • Vacuum the mattress
  • Clean the light switches
  • Dust the drawers, cupboards, shelves, and décor
  • Mop the floor
  • Vacuum under the bed and other furniture

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