Airbnb Cleaning During the Holidays, What You Need to Know

Cleaning is a major part of any Airbnb. During the holidays this cleaning load can get so much heavier. Knowing how to handle AirBnB cleaning during the holidays can make a big difference in how clean your rental is and how easy it is to keep it looking great.


One great thing to do when you are dealing with Airbnb cleaning during the holidays is to look at the different holidays that might be going on in your rental. With Thanksgiving, one of the most common things that you are going to have to deal with is food stains. Stains come with large meals and with Thanksgiving dinner, things like wine stains, gravy stains and grease stains can also be fairly common.

If you allow pets at your Airbnb, you may also have to deal with pet stains and with issues that come with having pets. With food stains, you will first need to start with finding out where all the stains are and assessing how large they are and how deep they may be into the carpet or the upholstery. Wine is a common stain and you can either use wine stain remover, or you can use a tablespoon of dishwashing soap mixed with one tablespoon of white vinegar in two cups of water.

This is a great organic cleaner that is easy to make and that is also very effective. You want to spray or blot the area with the cleaner and allow it time to sit for a moment to soak in. You can then blot it lightly with a rag and help to remove the stain and take it up. If you do have a shampooer, you may want to use it to remove very hard stains. If you have wine stains in towels and other items that can be laundered, this might be a better option.

Stains that have to do with grease are going to be best removed with dish soap so that it can help to attach to the grease and remove it. Soft surfaces do hold on to stains and taking the time to find the stain remover that is going to work is a must.

Dark Stains

If you are dealing with a dark stain that is the result of something like makeup or fake blood that you might find during Halloween, you can use a common cleaning item like baking soda to remove it. If you have a large, sticky stain, you need to sprinkle baking soda on the stain and allow it to soak up and dry. You then need to agitate the carpet and vacuum it up.

To reach them, you must strip the stained area of finish by using furniture stripper, oxalic acid crystals, or a two-step wood bleach or liquid laundry bleach. Let the liquid dry until it looks powdery and then rinse the area thoroughly with clear water. Repeat if the dark stain hasn’t disappeared.

How to Remove Dark Stains from Wood Furniture

You can also use ammonia to gently remove large stains that are very dark and very difficult to remove. Vinegar is a fantastic cleaner that is going to be very effective and very helpful with removing stains that are present in the carpet. If you have a spot shampooer, you may want to take it to the stain and try to remove it as quickly as possible.

Pretreat it with a liquid laundry detergent, using an up-and-down motion with a soft brush to break up the stain. Rinse well. Sponge with white vinegar and rinse again. Repeat, treating the stain with liquid detergent, then with white vinegar until you’ve removed as much stain as possible.

Stain Removal Guide

With any sort of tough stain, it is always best to take the time to clean it thoroughly and make sure that it is taken up as quickly as you can. The longer a stain stays on a carpet or other soft surface, the harder it is going to be to remove. If you can get the stain when it is still wet, before it has set in, it is going to be easier to remove than if you wait.

When removing tough stains, it is important that you take your time and find the cleaner that is going to work well and that is going to help you get your carpets and other areas clean. Tough stains that are the result of holidays can be hard and can be difficult. That being said, taking the time to figure out how to clean them is going to help you take care of stains and get your rental back in great shape for renting.

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