Holiday Home Cleaning Checklist

Use this Holiday Home Cleaning Checklist to ensure an efficient holiday let cleaning with a complete list of cleaning tasks, maintaining a pristine property.

Holiday Home Cleaning Checklist



Kitchen

1. Are the fridge and freezer cleaned, and leftover food disposed of?


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2. Are the pantry and cupboards checked for non-perishables and expired items tossed?


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3. Are the cupboard shelves and doors cleaned?


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4. Is the inside of the microwave cleaned and disinfected?


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5. Are crumbs out of the toaster cleaned out?


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6. Are taps and drains inspected and ensured they function?


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7. Are the range hood and light fixture wiped down?


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8. Is the coffee maker emptied and cleaned, and pods or coffee filters restocked?


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9. Are the fridge and pantry restocked with the provided food items?


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10. Are all the pans cleaned and neatly organized?


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11. Are supplies such as paper towels, dish soap, sponges, and trash bags provided to guests, restocked?


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12. Is the garbage can disinfected, and free of any odors?


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13. Is the inside and around the sink disinfected?


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14. Is the front, interior, and the seal of the dishwasher cleaned?


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15. Is the stovetop and the oven wiped down?


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16. Are the kitchen table and chairs disinfected and wiped down?


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17. Are countertops cleaned and disinfected?


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18. Are backsplashes wiped down?


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19. To enhance the guest experience, are fresh flowers or trademark special touches added?


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Bathrooms

1. Are bath towels, hand towels, and the bathmat replaced?


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2. Are wastebaskets sanitized?


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3. Is the mirror cleaned?


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4. Are the sink, faucet, and counters disinfected and cleaned?


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5. Is the toilet and its base spotless cleaned?


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6. Is the toilet brush replaced?


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7. Are the shower stalls and bathtubs scrubbed and disinfected?


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8. Are the shower track and soap rack cleaned?


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9. Is the toilet paper restocked?


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10. Are complimentary toiletries and any other special touches added?


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11. Are baseboards wiped, vacuumed, and the floor mopped?


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12. Is it under the cabinets, vanity, and anywhere else dirt, dust, and hair can be cleaned?


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Bedrooms

1. Are the ceiling fans dusted?


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2. Are all drawers opened and sanitized on the inside?


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3. Are all surfaces disinfected?


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4. Are batteries and remotes in clocks replaced?


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5. Are handles disinfected?


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6. Are shelves in closets dusted?


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7. Are the linens in good condition?


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8. Are beds made and out-linens changed?


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9. To enhance the guest experience, are there any special touches added?


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10. Is the floor vacuumed, mopped, and the baseboards wiped?


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Utility Room

1. Is the lint in the dryer emptied?


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2. Are the washing machine and dryer wiped out?


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3. Are the utility sink and drain cleaned and clear?


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4. Are cleaning supplies restocked?


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5. Is the floor mopped or vacuumed?


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Outdoor Spaces

1. Is the outdoor furniture straightened up and inspected?


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2. Are entrances swept and clear of debris?


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3. Is the barbecue cleaned?


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4. Are stairs and outdoor rails checked for safety issues?


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5. Are planters and garden beds tidy?


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6. Is the automatic garage door working?


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7. Is the fire pit tidied up and restocked with wood?


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Essential Vacation Rental Cleaning Supplies

1. Are the following rental cleaning supplies available? • Glass cleaner • Multi-surface disinfectant • Oven degreaser • Bleach • Gloves • Microfibre cloths • Lint roller/hair remover • Magic Eraser • Powerful vacuum cleaner • Mop or Swiffer


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Vacation Rental Housekeeping Tips And Tricks

1. Are the following devices that can help cut down on the time spent on turnovers available? • Automated vacuum cleaners, like a Roomba • Handheld fabric steamer for your sofa and drapes • Self-sealing, self-changing trash can • Automatic air freshener dispenser to maintain a fresh smell • Air purifier for removing pollutants and allergens from the air


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Home Systems

1. Are all the lights turned on and checked if any bulbs need replacing?


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2. Is all the laundry on or off-site for washing and drying collected?


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3. Is the self-cleaning oven used when necessary?


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4. Is the thermostat set to an agreed-upon temperature for guest arrival?


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5. Is all garbage collected and removed?


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6. Are all vents, fans, heaters, and A/C systems dusted and checked?


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7. Are all smart locks working, and batteries replaced?


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8. Are all items guests have left behind collected, and is the lost-and-found procedure followed?


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9. Is the home checked for any pest infestations?


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10. Are smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors checked?


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11. Are noise sensors that are still plugged in and installed checked?


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Living Room & Common Areas

1. Are the inside of the windows cleaned?


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2. Are high-touch areas like remotes, light switches, and doorknobs sanitized?


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3. Are fingerprints off screens and glass surfaces cleaned?


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4. Are mirrors and dust decorative items cleaned?


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5. Are upholstery on sofas and chairs steam cleaned and dusted as needed?


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6. Are the pillows fluffed and throw blankets folded?


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7. Is the coffee table wiped down?


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8. Are curtains adjusted and checked for stains, tears, or fading?


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9. Are vertical blinds wiped down?


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10. Are floors swept, vacuumed, mopped, and baseboards tidied up?


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11. Are scuffs on walls cleaned up as needed?


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12. Is the fireplace cleaned from ashes and restocked with wood?


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