Spring Cleaning: How to Get Your Vacation Rental Ready for the Season

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Springtime is here and this means it’s time to give your vacation rental a thorough cleaning! You want your guests to have a pleasant experience when they stay in your rental, so it’s important that your property is clean and well-maintained. Here are some tips to help you get your vacation rental ready for the season.


Deep Cleaning

It’s important to start off with a deep cleaning of your property before you open it up for guests. Start by dusting all surfaces, including shelves, furniture, windowsills, baseboards, etc. Vacuum carpets and mop floors. Ensure to clean all appliances — ovens, microwaves, refrigerators — and bathroom fixtures like sinks, showers, and toilets. Don’t forget about outside areas like decks and patios; sweep away any dirt or debris that may have accumulated over the winter months.



Check for Damage

This is also an excellent time to check for any damage that may have occurred over the winter months. Look for broken windows or screens, water leaks in ceilings or walls, and any other signs of wear and tear. If you notice any damage or repairs that need to be made, now is the time to do them so your property will be in tip-top shape when guests arrive.



Replenish Supplies

Once you’ve done the deep cleaning and checked for damage, replenish supplies like bedding linens and towels to be ready when new guests arrive. Make sure there are enough dishes and cookware on hand too — having ample supplies ensures your guests have everything they need during their stay which helps create an enjoyable experience for them.



Update Decorations & Amenities 

Check that all decorations such as artwork or wall hangings are securely mounted on walls so they won’t fall off when touched by guests—especially those with small children! Refresh pillows, blankets, and other soft furnishings like curtains if they look worn out or dated—your guests will appreciate these updated touches.


You can give your visitors the best possible experience when they stay in your vacation rental by investing a little bit of time in spring cleaning and preparation. Whether it's deep cleaning, repairing damages, or restocking supplies, you need to make sure all these things are taken care of before you open up shop! 

However, if you don't have the time or energy to do so yourself, then Urbanize can manage your property for you. Interested in using Urbanize for management? Contact us today!