If you have a holiday let, then you’ll know just how much work goes into making it look perfect for your visitors. But what actually happens when the guests leave and the cleaning needs to be done? Do you have time to do it yourself? Or would you rather hire a professional cleaner? In this blog post, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about holiday let cleaners: from how to hire them, to how much to pay them, and everything in between!

Size of property

When it comes to hiring a holiday property cleaner, there are a few things you need to take into account. The first is the size of your property. If you have a large house or apartment, then you’ll need to hire a team of cleaners in order to get the job done quickly and efficiently. However, if your property is smaller, then you may be able to get away with hiring just one cleaner. Remember guests expect to feel like they are the first people to stay at your holiday cottages.

How much time should you allow to clean a holiday let?

The time you need to allow cleaners to turnaround your property depends on the size of the property and the level of guest experience you provide. As a rule we allow 2 hours to clean and setup the property and then an extra 30 minutes per bedroom in the property. So for example a 3 bedroom house would be allocated 2 hours for the kitchen, lounge, dining space and bathrooms. It would then be allocated another 1 and a half hours for the 3 bedrooms.

How Deep a holiday let clean is required?

The next thing you need to consider is the level of cleaning that needs to be done. Holiday lets can get pretty messy, so you’ll need to make sure that the cleaners you hire are up for the task! There are some companies who specialize in holiday let cleaning, so this is definitely something to look into. When our cleaners arrive and they don’t require the full time allocated to the property, perhaps because just one guest has stayed for a couple of nights and the house is still very clean then we provide a ‘Deep Clean’ check list for them to clear some more time consuming items off the list such as the skirting boards or behind furniture.

How Often Should Holiday Let Cleaning Be Done?

The frequency of cleaning depends on how often your holiday home is used. If it is every weekend, then you’ll probably want to get the place cleaned weekly. However, if your property is only used occasionally, then you might be able to get away with having it cleaned every fortnight or so. But serviced accommodation units must always be cleaned or re-checked on the day of the arrival of the next guests

What type of Holiday Let Cleaning do I need?

The type of holiday home cleaning you’ll need depends on the level of service you provide to your guests. If you offer a self-catering service, then you won’t need to worry about providing towels and bed linen. However, if you offer a fully serviced accommodation, then you’ll need to make sure that the cleaners you hire are able to provide this. We use very comprehensive check lists for our cleaners to work to and sign off on every clean, along with photographs of our expectations of the things such as the beds should be set up.

How much should I pay Holiday Let Cleaners?

This is a tricky question, as there are a lot of factors to consider. The first is the size of your property and the level of cleaning that needs to be done. The second is the location of your property and the going rate for cleaners in that area. As a general rule, you should expect to pay between £10 and £20 per hour for holiday let cleaning. However, if you have a larger property or if you require a higher level of cleaning, then you may need to pay more. These cleaning costs are usually covered by the holiday home guest in an additional cleaning fee.

When Should I Hire Holiday Let Cleaners?

Airbnb cleaning can become a full time job if you dont have the right maintenance team. The best time to hire holiday let cleaners is after the guests have checked out and you’ve had a chance to assess the level of cleaning that needs to be done. This way, you can make sure that everything is shown to the cleaner prior to them being required to carry out their first clean and you can show them where all of the cleaning products and equipment is kept.

How Do I Find Holiday Property Cleaners?

There are a few different ways to find holiday home cleaning help. The first is to ask around for recommendations from friends or family who have holiday lets themselves. Alternatively, you can search online for companies who specialize in holiday let cleaning. Once you’ve found a few options, be sure to read reviews before making your final decision. We have successfully found cleaners through facebook, the role suits parents who drop off their children at 9am and then collect them again at 3:30pm, giving them plenty of time to deal with the cleaning requirements of your holiday property. Ideally they will live locally to the holiday home and be able to get there in short notice

Extras to provide to help your holiday home cleaner

Many property owners forget to supply the cleaners and guests with some basic things to help make the cleaning easier. Give the guests extra bin bags and they will dispose of a lot of the rubbish. Always try to supply too many toilet rolls. Never allow stained bed sheets to be re-used at a holiday home, just wash them and donate them to a charity. All of our holiday cottages use a professional laundry service and this is explained in our welcome packs, this gives a great first impressions count

Should holiday home cleaners clean the towels?

Towels are usually provided for guests at holiday rental properties to use during their stay, so it’s up to you whether or not you want the cleaners to clean them. If you do want them to be cleaned, then you’ll need to provide laundry detergent and fabric softener. We ask our cleaners to wash and dry all of the towels whilst they are cleaning the rest of our self catering property. Alternatively, you could leave a stack of fresh towels for the guests to use and then remove all dirty towels and sheets and use a laundry service.

6 Top Tips to getting an amazing clean for your guests every time

  1. Hire a professional cleaning service company who specializes in holiday rental cleaning
  2. Make sure you have a detailed cleaning checklist for the cleaners to follow
  3. Always remove any food from the fridge
  4. Take photos of how you expect things to look so there is no confusion
  5. Give the cleaner a bonus for every 5 Star review they get. This is a sure way to get repeat bookings
  6. Have all of your cleaning products and equipment easily accessible for the cleaners
  7. Require the cleaner or cleaning company to video the finished clean to show you before the guest arrives
  8. The property owner should always do a random property check to see for yourself the quality of the cleaning professional

In conclusion, hiring holiday let cleaning help is a great way to keep your property clean and tidy between guests. There are a few things you need to take into account when hiring cleaners, such as the size of your property, the level of cleaning that needs to be done and how often you need the property cleaned. Be sure to shop around and compare prices before making your final decision.