It’s that time of year again, when snow has melted and the flowers are starting to bloom. Everyone starts focusing on beautifying the outside of their homes and deep cleaning the insides of their homes. A task that can be overwhelming when you look at it. As I have mentioned in past articles cleanliness is one of the most important factors when it comes to Vacation Rentals. You can have a dated home and if it’s clean and priced properly it will book solid. I’ve walked into some million dollar homes homes and they were neat but you could see dust on the ceiling fans. It’s the little extras that make your home enjoyable for your guests. If you’re going to do it yourself or if you plan on hiring someone, it’s always best o have a list of what you want done.
Wash walls and ceilings, this pertains more to the kitchen. Get a bucket of water and a good heavy degreaser and scrub around the stove where grease tends to splatter and build up.
Reseal Grout Lines wherever needed, as simple as this may sound. This is one of those tasks that can make a huge difference in the appearance of a room. It makes a home look like it is taken care of.
Fire Safety, This one I think gets missed more than any other one. As most homeowners don’t think about it. Change your batteries, check the expiration date on your fire extinguisher.
As it would seem to go without saying, at least every other year depending on the room and traffic flow. Shampoo your carpets, even though they may look even slightly run down.
Wash your windows but more importantly wash your screens! This is one of the most forgotten tasks in a home whether it is a rental or just your home. It gives the room that extra sparkle.
I know that I have repeatedly mentioned about cleaning your homes. Again it is the most important factor. As a homeowner, you have to look at this as the cost of doing business and for any income that you bring in, there is money that needs to be spent. Maintenance and inventory are the key factors. When a homes shines and look taken care of, your guests will go that little extra and keep the home neat and clean.