One of the biggest issues when renting out your property as a holiday let is making sure your property is consistently cleaned to an exceptional standard.
If you are running a busy holiday let – and taking care of everything yourself, there can often be so much to do. Having to handle the cleaning and laundry for every changeover for your holiday let to a professional standard can be exhausting.
Perhaps you don’t live near to your holiday rental property, or are unable to visit regularly to clean it. Whatever your situation, we can help. In this blog post, we explain why cleaning is such an important aspect of a successful holiday letting business, as well as how you can lighten the load and get a little help with cleaning your holiday let.
It’s important to remember that you are effectively selling an experience. You want to provide your guests with the best holiday possible and hope that they leave with happy memories.
When people go on holiday they expect a little bit of extra luxury. Arriving at a spotlessly clean, fresh and well maintained property is a key part of the whole experience. Guests can be surprisingly interested in the cleanliness of the ‘hard to reach’ places like store cupboards and hidden corners. Don’t let these easy to miss areas end up costing you those 5 star reviews.
Your guests may forgive you many things, but an unclean property and shoddy laundry is definitely not one of them!
The cost of professional cleaning can be a concern for many owners, however, paying for a professional cleaner to ensure the property is cleaned to the standard that your guests expect can make a huge difference to the amount of repeat bookings, good reviews and recommendations you receive.
It is also very easy to forget how valuable your own time is! Not to mention the costs you will incur when cleaning your holiday let regularly yourself. Higher energy bills, washing powder, softener, stain remover, cleaning equipment, as well as fuel costs to get back and forth from the property (if it isn’t nearby).
So, if you are considering getting a little extra help to clean and maintain your holiday let, here are two essential recommendations to ensure your own peace of mind, as well as happy guests.
Firstly, we’d advise a periodic ‘deep clean’ of your property, as it can be difficult for cleaners to cover everything between every change. It’s advisable to have a deep clean at the beginning of each season too, so the property is fresh and ready for your first guests.
Ensuring that your property has had a thorough clean in preparation for your next guests’ arrival is crucial. At Cleaner Care, we offer a bespoke service, which is tailored to your property’s individual requirements. We can even arrange for laundering of your linen – for a fully co-ordinated, hassle free holiday home changeover.
Our full list of holiday home cleaning services can be found here.
Hopefully this blog has given you a little insight into professional holiday let cleaning. Having a good local cleaning agency you can depend on is worth its weight in gold. A cleaning service provider that is flexible and on hand for advice will help to get you holiday let business off to a great success.
If you have any questions about professional holiday let cleaning, feel free to get in touch – we’re here to help!
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"We have found their services very professional and the cleaning is to a high standard.
The Client Account Manager is always on hand to manage the cleaners wherever needed and also to ensure holiday and sickness is always covered.
We are pleased with the services offered and glad we appointed them."
"Cleaner Care have been doing the changeover cleans and deep cleans at our holiday cottage since 2017.
They are totally reliable and easy to work with. We have never had any complaints about the cleanliness of the cottage from guests.
The cleaning Team always leave the cottage looking beautiful and welcoming.
Cleaner Care have also arranged carpet cleans and the occasional odd job for us as we live away from the cottage and are not there to organise them ourselves."
"Cleaner Care have provided the School with a high quality cleaning service for many years. They are always on hand to help with School functions and events and provide a reliable and professional support function.
But much more than that...they are always extremely happy and willing to go that extra mile in caring for our staff and pupil's needs; they are part of the team."
We’ve been using Cleaner Care for a number of years and it’s the best cleaning service we’ve used. The staff are lovely and friendly and our house always looks amazing after a clean.
Thank you for a great service which gives us time to enjoy the things we enjoy doing!"
"Cleaner Care Ltd have cleaned several of our premises for a number of years.
We have always found them to be reliable and helpful - always responding positively when asked to undertake extra work or attend to an emergency situation."
"Just to say a big thank you to all the staff who worked here over March. This was one of our busiest times ever with the various shows and large scale events. Your staff were professional and helpful and we could not have managed without them, they did an excellent job, sometimes under extreme circumstances."
"As a result of Covid-19 I had a property that became vacant suddenly and left in a poor state of cleanliness.
I contacted Cleaner Care who were really efficient in responding to my request, I was really impressed with their level of attention to detail and high standards.
In light of pandemic, Denise was able to organise a team who were from the same household to protect her workforce and myself.
The property was cleaned to an immaculate standard and it was also really helpful to have Cleaner Care organise a carpet cleaner too, saving me significant time.
I would absolutely recommend Cleaner Care to anyone who wants a reliable, high standard of cleaning for Domestic or Commercial purposes."