Every guest that visit’s our home (or even a hotel room) needs to have a pleasant stay along with a neat and tidy surroundings. Keeping a guest happy should be your prime motto. Whether it’s a hotel room or a guest room at your house, it is important to prepare a checklist and follow it. This will not only help to quicken the process but also helps in making sure nothing Is left out. It is advisable to have a top to bottom cleaning approach. If you are wondering how to prepare the checklist, don’t worry, we’ve compiled all the points to help you out!
Take a step ladder, a dust wand with a long handle to reach at all the high areas of the guestroom. Always make sure to reach all the places on the top by frequently repositioning the ladder. Check whether the dust smoke detectors and the sprinklers are clean or not. Carefully dust the light diffusers, the top of the armoires, above door jams and air vent grates.
Be careful while cleaning the lights. You can use a dust wand or a dry rag to dust the light bulbs. Do not spray cleaner on any light bulb, lamp or shade that is plugged into an electrical socket. You can also wipe dead insects, dust and other contaminants from the glass or plastic globes on ceiling or wall mounted lights.
Remove sheers and draperies from their curtain rods by using a step ladder. Use a glass cleaner to wash the inside and outside of the windows, clean the window track and frame. Get the window sheers washed in the laundry. Also make sure to inspect drapery hooks and tracks and see if everything is working properly and do the necessary repairs. Use an all-purpose cleaner to wash the walls from bottom to up to avoid streaks, and dry them with a clean cloth. Don’t forget to clean pictures, doorknobs, closet and luggage racks.
Take out the bed cover, blankets, linen and mattress pad. Use a vacuum cleaner to clean the carpet under the bed and also the top of the bed. Remove any dust or contamination on the headboard. Replace the pillows if needed. Finally, you can remake the bed using neat and tidy linens, mattress pad, blankets and cover. Vacuum the upholstery tool and furniture. Make sure to inspect the upholstery for rips and stains and get them repaired if needed. You can use an all-purpose cleaner to clean laminated furniture. While doing all this, don’t forget to clean the television, telephone handsets, lamp bases and specially the backs of furniture.
Using a stepladder or step stool remove the bathroom shower curtain. Clean the curtain hooks with an all-purpose cleaner. Check the curtain rod for rust and replace if required. Launder the shower curtain and re-hang. Clean the bathroom walls with the cleaner, scrub the floor and wipe them with a clean rag.
Do not use any harsh chemicals or abrasives to clean the floor. Always wear protective eyewear and gloves before starting to clean. Use a general cleaner and soft bristle rush to clean the floor times, rinse with water and dry with a clean cloth. Vacuum the carpets and clean the edges with a crevice tool. If there are stains, you can use a spot treatment cleaner to remove them.
It is definitely a labour intensive process, however, if you have help; then the cleaning process becomes less overwhelming. Plan out the cleaning schedule in advance so as to keep all required things handy. Got more tips? Share with us!
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