Updated: Apr 19
Are you an Airbnb host in Montreal? Are you tired of guests leaving bad reviews because of a less-than-stellar cleaning job? Fear not, my fellow hosts! Here are 10 hilarious mistakes Montreal Airbnb hosts make when cleaning their homes (and how to avoid them):
Not Cleaning Regularly: Listen, we get it. Cleaning is a pain in the butt. But if you're not cleaning your Airbnb on the reg, your guests will know. Make a cleaning schedule and stick to it, even if it means sacrificing a night of binge-watching Netflix. Or better yet, hire a Montreal home cleaning service like Sparkling Stays to take care of it for you.
Skipping the Deep Clean: It's easy to forget to clean those hard-to-reach areas when you're in a rush to get your Airbnb ready for guests. But if you neglect those areas for too long, you might find a family of dust bunnies living under your couch. Do a deep clean every once in a while to avoid this nightmare.
Not Paying Attention to Details: Sure, your guests might not notice if you haven't wiped down your baseboards. But when they find a stray hair in the shower drain, they'll be singing a different tune. Pay attention to the little details, people.
Using the Wrong Products: Your Airbnb might smell like lemons, but if you're using the wrong cleaning products, it might also smell like a chemical factory. Do your research and use the appropriate products for each surface.
Not Reading Product Labels: If you're using cleaning products without reading the label, you might as well be playing Russian roulette with your Airbnb. Read the label, folks. It's not rocket science.
Not Using Enough Cleaning Products: Are you trying to stretch your cleaning products like they're the last drop of maple syrup in Quebec? Stop it. Use enough product to get the job done, or risk your guests discovering a crusty counter top.
Rushing the Cleaning Process: We know you're busy, but rushing the cleaning process is a recipe for disaster. Take your time, or risk missing a spot and giving your guests a free science experiment.
Not Hiring a Professional Cleaning Service: If you're not a cleaning guru, it might be time to call in the big guns. A professional home cleaning service like Sparkling Stays can save you time and provide a better clean. Plus, it's an excuse to sit back and enjoy a poutine while someone else does the dirty work.
Not Using High-Quality Cleaning Supplies: Sure, you could go to the dollar store and buy the cheapest cleaning products you can find. But if you want your Airbnb to sparkle like the lights on St. Catherine Street, invest in high-quality cleaning supplies.
Neglecting to Inspect Your Space: Before your guests arrive, take a walk around your Airbnb and inspect every nook and cranny. Trust us, you don't want your guests finding your collection of "maple syrup" bottles in the pantry.
By avoiding these silly mistakes, you can ensure that your Airbnb is clean and welcoming for your guests. And who knows? Maybe you'll even get a few laughs along the way. For any questions you can always reach out to us at Sparkling Stays. As the best Montreal home cleaning service available, we'll help you avoid all these headaches!