Hiring Cleaners For Your Holiday Home

Hiring cleaners for your holiday home is sometimes the only choice you have if you let it out and live some distance away. Even if you can access your holiday home easily, cleaning it can be a big job for one person so you may need some additional help.

You may want to hire people for some specific tasks or for the whole job. Laundry services, for example, can greatly assist in changeovers, freeing you up to get the rest of your holiday home ready for new guests.

Creating a check list and timed schedule will help you here – see our earlier blog post Spring Cleaning Your Holiday Home . If you know all the tasks and how long they should take you are well placed to judge whether you are getting value for money or not.

Below is an example of a checklist which may serve as a framework for your own. When hiring cleaners for your holiday home, it’s important to be clear what your expectations are regarding the cleaning to be done and how long it should take.

Cleaners’ checklist for your holiday home: Kitchen

  • Wipe down all the surfaces and disinfect
  • Clean all appliances inside and out
  • Clean any window sills & glass
  • Restock the washing liquid, cloths, sponges and tea towels
  • Empty the bins
  • Check cutlery, glasses, cooking pots are clean and not damaged
  • Sweep and mop the floor

Cleaners’ checklist for your holiday home: Living room

  • Empty the bin
  • Clean all the surfaces
  • Clean any open fires or log burners
  • Vacuum the sofa and refresh seat cushions
  • Make sure fire supplies are fully stocked
  • Clean and vacuum the floors and skirting boards

Cleaners’ checklist for your holiday home: Bedrooms

  • Remove all the bedding and bag for the laundry
  • Make all beds up with fresh bedding
  • Check under the bed and in drawers that the previous guests haven’t left anything behind
  • Clean mirrors, doors, shelves and window sills
  • Vacuum the floors and under the bed
  • Clean door handles, switches and drawer handles

Cleaners’ checklist for your holiday home: Bathrooms/Ensuites

  • Throw away leftover toiletries that guests have left behind
  • Empty the bin
  • Clean the bath, sink and shower. Disinfect.
  • Ensure plug holes are clean and free of debris
  • Clean the toilet
  • Replenish hand soap, toilet paper and air-freshener
  • Replace towels
  • Sweep or vacuum the floor then mop or steam clean

It’s also important to check everywhere for any damage and keep on top of repairs that need doing.

When hiring cleaners for your holiday home, it’s sometimes hard to choose a cleaning service. Start by asking for neighbours’ recommendations, consult reviews and online sources such as Trust Pilot and feefo.

We hope this guide helps you when hiring cleaners for your holiday home. You may also be interested in this article on letting your holiday home , and all your guests enjoy to the full, a sparkling holiday home as we head into the new season.

This is a marketing article from My Holiday Home Insurance, specialist providers of insurance for holiday homes, leisure homes, leisure lodges and static caravan. For more information,  call our Northampton office and speak to one of our specialist insurance advisers on freephone 0800 988 0890.

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