1. Sweep and mop all floors:
When sweeping and mopping all floors, be sure to get into the corners and crevices as those are often where dirt and dust accumulates. Pay special attention to high-traffic areas such as entranceways and bathrooms. Use a mild cleaner or disinfectant when mopping and sanitized water when sweeping.
2. Wipe down all surfaces
Surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, and other areas of the rental should be wiped down with a mild cleaner or disinfectant to remove grease and grime. Be sure to use a separate cloth for each area and dispose of them after use.
3. Clean all bathrooms
Bathrooms should be thoroughly cleaned to ensure they are free of dirt, dust, and germs. This includes scrubbing showers, tubs and toilets as well as sanitizing sinks, counters, and all other surfaces.
4. Vacuum/sweep rugs and carpets
Vacuuming or sweeping carpets will help to remove any dirt, dust, or hair that may have accumulated. Be sure to move furniture and other items in order to get into all corners of the room.
5. Dust furniture
Furniture should be dusted with a cloth or feather duster before being wiped down with a damp cloth or cleaner. Pay special attention to surfaces such as tables, chairs, dressers, and bookshelves.
6. Remove cobwebs from ceilings and walls
Cobwebs should be removed from ceilings and walls using a vacuum cleaner attachment or broom. If possible, use a damp cloth on hard-to-reach areas after vacuuming.
7. Check for signs of pests/rodents
Check for any signs of pests or rodents, such as droppings, gnaw marks, or nests. If there are any indications of a pest problem, contact a professional exterminator and take appropriate action.
8. Empty trash cans and replace liners
Empty all trash cans in the rental and replace liners with new ones. Be sure to use an odor-eliminating spray to reduce odors in the cans before replacing the lid
9. Make beds
Fresh bedding should be laid on each bed including clean sheets, pillowcases, blankets and duvets. Be sure to check the mattress for stains or other signs of wear and tear.
10. Refresh towels and linens
Towels and linens should be replaced with clean ones after each guest stay. Be sure to check for signs of wear and tear and discard any that appear heavily soiled or damaged.
11. Clean windows, screens, and blinds
Windows, screens, and blinds should all be cleaned in order to let in the maximum amount of natural light. Use a mild cleaner or glass cleaner on windows, brush off dust from screens, wipe down blinds with a damp cloth.
12. Clean mirrors
Mirrors should be wiped down to remove fingerprints, smudges, and other dirt. Use a mild cleaner or glass cleaner combined with paper towels or microfiber cloths.
13. Check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Check all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are in good working order. If the batteries need to be changed, do so as soon as possible.
14. Ensure all lights are working properly
Test all light switches to make sure all lights are in working order. Replace any bulbs that have burned out or are flickering or dim.
15. Sanitize door knobs, handles, light switches and other surfaces prone to germs
Door knobs, handles, light switches, countertops and other frequently touched surfaces should be sanitized with an approved disinfectant cleaner or wipes. Discard used cleaning materials after each use.