Organizing cleaning supplies at a short-term rental is essential to maintain a clean and welcoming environment for guests. Here are some effective ways to organize your cleaning supplies:
You definitely need a dedicated cleaning closet or cabinet for supplies. Ensure it’s easily accessible to your turnover team, but hidden from guests’ view and/or locked.
Next you should categorize and label as much as you can. Group similar cleaning products together. For example, place all kitchen cleaning supplies in one section and bathroom cleaning supplies in another. But be sure that guests do have some necessary supplies available to them in the kitchen and bathrooms to clean up after themselves.
Label your containers or shelves to make it clear where each product belongs. This helps both you and your cleaning staff find supplies quickly. As well as to keep track of your inventory.
Use clear or transparent container to store the smaller cleaning supplies such as sponges, magic erasers, etc. This makes it easy to see the contents and identify when a product is running low.
Install shelves or hooks inside the cleaning storage area to maximize vertical space. Shelves can hold cleaning products, while hooks can store brooms, mops, and dusters.
Ensure that cleaning supplies that are available to guests are stored out of reach of children and pets. Consider using childproof locks if necessary. Also consider providing eco-friendly cleaning supplies and make it clear to guests that you prioritize sustainability.
Create a mobile cleaning caddy or cart with essential supplies that can be easily transported around the property. If you have two cleaners, have one for each person or floor.
Maintain a stock of backup cleaning supplies in a separate storage area. This ensures that you’re always prepared to restock when necessary. Consider using bulk dispensers for items like hand soap and dishwashing detergent to reduce waste and make refilling easier.
Keep track of your cleaning supplies inventory. Set up a system for regular checks and restocking to prevent running out of essential items. Maintain a binder with Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for all cleaning products used. This is important for both safety and compliance.
Provide clear and simple instructions for guests on how to use cleaning supplies responsibly, especially if you have unique or specific products in your inventory. It’s also a good idea to establish a regular deep cleaning schedule to maintain the cleanliness of the property. Having organized supplies makes this process more efficient.
By following these organization tips, you can ensure that your cleaning supplies are readily available, easy to manage, and promote a clean and inviting atmosphere for your short-term rental guests.