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Left Luggage – What To Do With it?

Guests left luggage after late Airbnb checkout – what now? Are there standard house rules for left luggage? Is the house cleaner or maid in charge of it? Do you suspend Airbnb cleaning or turnover service until the guest is gone?
Should you move the left luggage before the next guests arrive or should you contact the #VacationRental host? 
And do you hold luggage for guests who can’t get an early check-in? 

Broken Appliances, Man screams at Foaming Dishwasher - Featured

Fixes for Broken Appliances

Need fixes for broken appliances? Prepare for the worst-case scenario and provide a list of What Ifs. What if we have a broken washing machine? And then provide the number for a laundry service. And if you have a broken oven, suggest a toaster oven in the bottom cupboard or the microwave.

Vacation Rental – What’s Under Your Kitchen Sink?

Vacation rental – what’s under your kitchen sink? Vacation rental cleaning usually involves a turnover service. But if guests want to tidy up? Do they have the cleaning supplies they need under your kitchen sink? 

Every #VacationRental, AirBnB, VRBO or Short-term rental needs a clean-up kit under your kitchen sink.

In today’s #AskaHouseCleaner, Angela Brown shows you how to organize under your kitchen sink. Learn to stage and restocking tips for guests DIY cleaning. Guests clean up when they have the right stuff. 

Why Airbnb Hosts Complain, Turnover Cleaning Tips

Why AirBnB Host Complain About Guests

Why Airbnb hosts complain about guests is not a mystery. Any traveler can be an AirBnB guest and stay at a short-term rental or #VRBO. 

But let’s look at why AirBnB hosts complain about guests when they are quiet, polite and leave the #AirBnB damage free. They may not leave it clean. 

There are host expectations that come with home sharing. Yes, they are in the hospitality industry and many charges a cleaning fee for cleaning and standard amenities. But as a live-in host, you are staying in their home. Even a short-stay can change their feedback or rating and review if you don’t leave it clean. 

Do Airbnb Come with Cleaning, Maid With Rolled Towels

Do Airbnb or VRBO Come with Cleaning?

“Do most #Airbnb or #VRBO come with cleaning or have a maid on staff? If I need a laundry service is there a housekeeper that comes?”

Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says “there is an Airbnb cleaning service. But most vacation rentals don’t come with cleaning mid-stay.  Check the house rules for turnover services and maintenance cleaning between Airbnb guests. And short-term rentals (STR) longer than a week usually does come with cleaning. 

Today’s #AskaHouseCleaner sponsors are Savvy Cleaner. (Training and Certification for house cleaners and maids.) And Turnover Cleaning Tips for Hosts and house cleaners alike. 

Airbnb Host Pockets Cleaning Fee basket of towels and flowers

VRBO – Airbnb Host Pockets Cleaning Fee

“I’m sure the #VRBO – Airbnb host pockets the cleaning fee – is that legal? We’re paying an Airbnb cleaning charge besides the nightly rate for our short-stay on every booking. I don’t know if there is a caretaker or housekeeper or if the Airbnb host pockets the cleaning fee.”

Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru talks about the #Airbnb Living Wage Promise for turnover services. “If the Airbnb host pockets the cleaning fee it’s because they’ve earned it.” Home sharing comes at a price. Beyond the standard amenities, even a live-in host has partners they have to pay. Cleaning is one small cost incurred by vacation rentals.

Today’s #AskaHouseCleaner sponsors are Savvy Cleaner (Training and certification for house cleaners and maids.) And Turnover Cleaning Tips (A resource hub for short-term rentals.)

Airbnb Host Charged an Extra Cleaning Fee, Turnover Cleaning Tips

Airbnb Host Charged an Extra Cleaning Fee

The Airbnb host charged an extra cleaning fee after the Airbnb guest left. Can they do that? There is a cleaning fee collected at the time of the #VRBO or #Airbnb booking. 

Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says if the Airbnb host charged an extra cleaning fee it’s valid. 

If the housekeeper or maid service has extra work, or if they have to call in a pest control service there will be an extra cleaning charge.

If the Airbnb host charged an extra cleaning fee it’s for cleaning. It’s not a damage deposit or part of the nightly rate, or standard amenities. It’s all in your vacation rental contract. 

Today’s #AskaHouseCleaner sponsors are Savvy Cleaner. (Training and Certification for house cleaners and maids.) And TurnoverCleaningTips.com (A hub for the Airbnb host, superhost and their cleaning partners.)

House Cleaner Won’t Leave Airbnb

The house cleaner won’t leave and Airbnb guests are here – how do I get rid of the housekeeper? Here are some turnover cleaning tips to give your #Airbnb or #VRBO the best first impression.
If the house cleaner won’t leave let’s look at the Airbnb cleaning. Does the caretaker have enough time between checkout and check-in to complete the turnover?
Is the Airbnb cleaning job specific and on a schedule? If the house cleaner won’t leave the Airbnb host may need to set new rules.
Today’s sponsors for #AskaHouseCleaner are Savvy Cleaner (house cleaner and maid service training.) And HouseCleaning360. (A network of house cleaners and hospitality partners to run your vacation rental.)

Mid-Stay Cleans woman changing linens on bed

Mid-Stay Cleans Airbnb – VRBO – STR

Should you offer mid-stay cleans at your Airbnb, VRBO or STR (short-term rental?) Some hosts offer mid-stay cleans to make their Airbnb guests feel like this is their HomeAway from home.
Angela Brown, The House Cleaning Guru says house rules can clarify mid-stay cleans. Among Airbnb secrets and turnover cleaning tips you’ll find numbers for a house cleaner and laundry service.
Airbnb hosting includes turnover services but a fee incurs with an extra maintenance-clean.
Today’s #AskaHouseCleaner sponsors are Savvy Cleaner (Training and certification for house cleaners and maids.) Savvy Perks (Employee benefits for Vacation rental hosts and their hosting partners.)
#Airbnb #VRBO

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