Cleaning tips to get Airbnb ready

Is your HUNTER VALLEY property clean enough for your Airbnb guests?


For any accommodation rental or Airbnb listing, cleanliness directly translates to guest comfort and satisfaction. Cleaning your Airbnb is no easy task, but a good job will be rewarded with raving guest reviews. And we all know that good reviews directly influence future bookings.

Bettie’s Cleaning Solutions clean Airbnb and holiday accommodation throughout the Hunter Valley, the vineyards, greater Newcastle and surrounds. In fact, Holiday House Cleaning is one of our core services. As experts cleaners, we know how to get a property guest ready. But if you want to go it alone – here are some helpful tips to guide you.


The first step to cleaning your apartment is to open doors and windows to remove odors left behind by previous guests. Regularly exercising proper ventilation helps kill microbes and encourages good air quality.

Dust hunting

Dust can be everywhere. Make sure to clean every nook and cranny you can reach. Employing a ‘top-down’ approach to cleaning – starting from the highest corner or furniture and finishing on the floor – will effectively eliminate dust particles


This might seem obvious, but you’ll be surprised how many hosts forget to empty the rubbish. Remove all waste from bins and disinfect the containers to eliminate odours.

Clean the kitchen

Cleaning the kitchen is obviously a must. Always remember to open the fridge – throw away any food and clean the inside surfaces. Don’t forget other appliances such as the microwave, oven, toaster and coffee machine.

Clean bathrooms – always

The cleanliness of the bathroom is one of the biggest influences of a positive guest review on Airbnb. Remove stubborn soap scum from shower heads and tapware with vinegar and a sponge. Don’t forget to pay special attention to the glass and mirrors where you can easily find toothpaste or makeup marks. Use a microfibre cloth for streak free shine.

Remove hair

You might not see it, but once a guest spots a stray hair, expect a drop in your rating. Check all corners of bathroom flooring and the drains. In the bedroom, devote your attention to bedding and the carpet by vacuuming properly.

Keep linen clean

Naturally all linen should be changed every time a guest checks-out. To avoid rushing the laundry between guests, invest in an extra set of sheets and always buy white. White sheets makes laundering a breeze (bleach is your friend), plus white never goes out of style.

Clean fingerprints from surfaces

If you have metallic surfaces, mirrors or glass around the apartment, make sure to wipe them often to remove watermarks or fingerprints.

Don’t want to go it alone?

Cleaning your Airbnb is no easy task, but a thoroughly clean property will be rewarded with positive reviews. If you’re pressed for time, our stand-alone Airbnb cleaning service will make your holiday house or unit sparkle for every arriving guest! Call Bettie’s Cleaning Solutions on 0458 007 178  for a free quote.

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