Are you a Montreal Airbnb host who loves hosting furry four-legged guests but hates the mess they leave behind? Worry no more! In this Sparkling Stays blog post, we've got the ultimate guide to cleaning your pet-friendly Airbnb property in Montreal. And the best part? We're going to get straight to the point so you know how to handle this moving forward. Happy reading!
1- Set Clear Expectations with Your Guests
This may seem like an obvious one, but your first step in keeping your pet-friendly Airbnb clean is setting clear expectations with your guests. We recommend you sit down pull out that typewriter, and draft up a pet policy in your house rules as to communicate it to your guests before they book. Let them know what pets are allowed and where they're allowed to roam. You can even include a checklist for guests to follow to ensure they clean up after their pets properly.
2- Stock Up on Essential Cleaning Supplies
Next, be sure to stock up on essential cleaning supplies, particularly pet-safe cleaning products like enzyme cleaners that break down pet odours and stains. The enzyme cleaner we use at Sparkling Stays is called “Nature’s Miracle”, which comes in a shiny red bottle and helps with cleaning up your partner's mess. We recommend keeping your cleaning supplies organized and easily accessible to make your Airbnb cleaning routine more efficient and effective.
3- Make Housekeeping a Regular Part of Your Routine
Regular housekeeping is a must when it comes to keeping your pet-friendly Airbnb clean. Vacuuming regularly is essential, especially with pets that shed a lot. Furniture covers and throws are also a great way to protect your furniture from pet messes like hair, drool, and stains. Deep cleaning between guests is also a must, including washing all linens and towels, thoroughly cleaning floors, and disinfecting surfaces. Don't forget to clean pet-related items like food and water bowls, litter boxes, and pet beds.
4- Hire a Professional Airbnb Cleaning Service
If cleaning up after pets seems daunting, consider hiring a professional Airbnb cleaning service like Sparkling Stays. We can handle the deep cleaning between guests and may even be able to provide additional services like carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning to keep your property looking its best.
Being a pet-friendly Airbnb host in Montreal doesn't have to be a nightmare. With these tips and tricks, you'll be able to handle any mess your furry guests leave behind with ease. At Sparkling Stays we want to remind everyone to have fun and enjoy the process!