Hello all! I’ve been an airbnb host now for almost a year. For the most part, things have gone well. We own a second home in the lakes region of NH that we use to vacation in, and we’ve decided to rent it on airbnb to help pay for it. We live 3 hours away, but have set up a home automation system to let folks in when they arrive, and I do my best to be as communicative as possible before their stay and let them know that if there are any issues or questions that they can contact me at anytime. My cleaning person, who lives right next door, helps keep me informed if things ever get out of hand or rowdy.
That being said, I have a question regarding guest check out. Our cleaning person mentioned a lot of times people don’t take out what they bring in. They leave behind a lot of half used food, etc. In my house manual I’ve asked folks to leave the house as they found it, but maybe I need to word it a little differently to encourage people to throw things out so she’s not sifting through all the food in the fridge before the next guests arrive? It’s a good sized house and so she’s got a lot of work to do already - I want to try to make it a bit easier for her to get the turnover done without her having to deal with people leaving stuff behind. Thoughts?
Thanks a bunch!