Well, obviously we’re going to clean, but what I’d like to know from other forumites is: who does the cleaning? I’m mostly asking hosts who have one or two listings, smallish apartment or guest suite - do you do your own turnover cleaning or do you use a cleaning service?
We (mostly I!) used to do it all ourselves as we are retired, are only open May-October and tend to have stays of 5 days or more. We also allow a full day between guests for turnaround. Last year we hired a cleaning lady but it wasn’t a complete success as she wasn’t always available when we needed her - most cleaners obviously prefer a regular day each week.
So I was excited when an online cleaning service opened here, but after waiting an hour on Monday for our designated cleaning “professional” to arrive and then phoning the company they contacted her and phoned me to say a “family emergency” had stopped her coming. No real apology from the person I was dealing with in the company - I could almost hear her shrug over the phone …
So I’m thinking of giving up on employing cleaners. One advantage I do notice with doing the cleaning myself is that I do tend to feel fitter and lose a bit of weight over the season! On the other hand when it’s 30 degrees on a hot August afternoon I just want someone, ANYONE, to come and scrub this damn shower!
So just really interested to hear whether most of you employ a cleaning service or are you DIY-ers?