Airbnb Cleaning Checklist

Airbnb Cleaning Checklist

Who does your cleaning is irrelevant to the absolute necessity it is to have a cleaning checklist when maintaining consistency on cleanliness. Cleanliness is the single most important factor to guests when coming into an Airbnb.

Cleanliness will make or break your Airbnb business. Whether you have experienced guest complaints about cleanliness or not this checklist will help ensure that we keep it to no guest complaints.

There are several things that you need to include in your cleaning checklist ranging from how rooms should be set up to the cleaning of kitchen utensils. 

Create a team

The first step you should take in setting up a cleaning checklist is to research setting up a team of individuals who will help you. This team can range from just you to having professionals along with linen service. There is no right or wrong way when it comes to this step it is more of a preference,

We do recommend hiring someone to do your cleaning though because this will help free up your time to focus on other important aspects of your business. It also allows you to be able to scale your business if that is something you are interested in doing. 

A great resource available for looking for cleaners is turnoverbnb you can search for cleaners in your area. Additional Lodgable offers a cleaning suite that allows your cleaners to access your calendars without having access to other information.

Create your Airbnb Cleaning Checklist

Creating your checklist is not difficult but it is important to take some time to go over it to make sure that you are not missing any steps. 

Here are some of the most important steps to include in your checklist. 

  • Change linen make beds
  • Clean toilets, showers, and bathtubs
  • Clean dishes put away appliances 
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Take out trash 
  • Wipe down countertops, and tables
  • Wipe light switches, door handles, and other high touch surfaces
  • Check the supply of toiletries and other supplies 
  • Check for damages

All these are things that should be hit between every stay. A great strategy is to also make a cleaning checklist for deep cleaning. This is something that can be a monthly deep clean or a couple of times a year. 

Airbnb cleaning checklist- deep clean

  • Shampooing carpets
  • Cleaning cabinets 
  • Wipe fans and lights
  • Sofa and upholstery cleaning 
  • Cleaning of all windows inside and out 
  • Wipe down door frames
  • Cleaning under oven and refrigerator
  • Washing of mattress covers
  • Cleaning high and hard to reach surfaces
  • Cleaning kitchen appliances

When hiring a cleaner it is best to have a written contract with them with clearly stated responsibilities and expectations. You can include your checklists in this contract. 

Quality checks 

In order to help ensure that things are not getting missed and overlooked it is a great idea to do quality checks. This process can be short and will help you to catch things that your cleaners may have missed. This is also a really good time to double-check out your furniture and appliances. 

Keep Cleaning supplies stocked

Make sure to always be keeping your cleaning supplies full and ready to go. There are many things that you will go through more often than others. It is important to not rely on your cleaners to tell you when they are going to be out because by then it could be too late. 

One strategy we recommend is to just have your cleaners buy supplies when they need them and email the receipt to you to be reimbursed. This is a great strategy to make sure that your cleaners are staying on top of their supplies. 


Making an Airbnb cleaning checklist should be at the top of your to-do list. It makes it so much easier and will keep your guests always happy. Guests will be assured that they will be able to receive a cleaning experience comparable to a 5-star hotel.

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