Sadly, the vacation is coming to an end, and it’s time to check out. What should you expect when it comes to cleaning? And how can you make this process smooth for you and the host?
Understanding the Cleaning Fee
Lake allows hosts to add a cleaning fee to the booking charges. This fee usually covers the cost of a professional cleaning team handling the deep cleaning tasks after your stay.
Does that mean you don’t have to do any cleaning? Not quite.
Being a Courteous Guest
While you don’t need to scrub the floors or wash the windows, hosts expect guests to take care of some basic housekeeping tasks before leaving.
Here are a few simple things you can do to help:
- Tidy up: Do a quick walkthrough of the property to ensure all personal items are packed, and everything is generally in order. You don’t have to deep clean, but leaving the place tidy will go a long way in maintaining a good relationship with your host.
- Dishwasher: Make sure all dirty dishes are loaded into the dishwasher and started. This will save significant time for the cleaning team, especially with back-to-back bookings.
- Dirty linens: Remove used bed linens and towels and place them in a designated area, usually a laundry hamper or a specified corner of the room.
- Garbage: Empty all trash cans and gather your garbage into bags. Leave this to the end so you don’t have to do it twice. Typically, hosts will provide information on where to dispose of these bags, so take a moment to check their instructions.
Remember that following these basic cleaning expectations helps the host and the cleaning team and ensures future guests have a pleasant stay. Plus, showing your courtesy and cooperation may result in positive reviews, which will benefit you as a guest on Lake.