I have a very concise check in and check out list that I send with a contract when the guest books and I also leave a copy of the check in list and check out list in my house. I have only hosted about 10 guests so far. When I walk in after my guests have checked out, I always brace myself or the worst but so far, each guest has followed my check out list and left my house in great condition. Here is what I have on my check out list. Feel free to use any/all of this for your own check out list:
Check Out Checklist
I hope you have enjoyed your stay! Please leave my house in the general good condition I handed it over to you and follow the checkout procedure. This will assure that you receive your full security deposit back. Thanks so much for choosing to stay in my home!
o Place all dishes in dishwasher, hand wash wine glasses and pots and pans. Hand washed items may be left in dish rack to dry. Rack is under sink. Do NOT place plastic GoVino wine glasses in dish washer. They will melt and they aren’t cheap!
o Return all of books and games to the location you found them
o Place all garbage in garbage bin under sink
o Eco-friendly household! Place all recyclables (rinsed out glass, plastic bottles, cans, cardboard and paper free from food contamination) in yellow bin in kitchen closet
o Place all used towels in blue hamper and leave unused towels hanging on racks or folded on shelves
o If you used the patio, please be sure any garbage and dishes are brought in and any moved furniture returned to where it was when you arrived
o Turn off all lights
o Turn thermostat to 68 degrees
o Be sure to triple check for all belongings, including phone chargers
o Be sure ALL doors and windows are closed and locked
o Please text me when you have left
o When you exit and shut the front door, touch the Schlage keypad on the top of keypad and wait to listen for the lock to engage and please text me when you have checked out.
Have a safe journey home!