As I’ve mentioned in a previous article, I hate cleaning. But as a DIY Airbnb host, it is something I spent a lot of time doing. Because I want to spend the least amount of time possible cleaning, I put my energy into figuring out how to be as efficient as possible. These 7 products have saved me SO much time, and I recommend them to every new host!
These magic erasers have made me a believer! I buy these in bulk – they are good for everything! Marks on the wall, baseboards, door frames, tub grime…pretty much any sort of mark. These also work GREAT on glass shower doors! Seriously, I had some solid soap scum on my shower door and this is the only product that worked. They are also great to rub over faucets and sinks to quickly get rid of water spots.
Although there are cheaper versions on the market, this Shark version is a lifesaver. Often we don’t need to vacuum the whole house, so instead of hauling out the upright vacuum we just grab this. Perfect for a quick touch up. It is so easy to use that it encourages guests to clean up after themselves, which saves you time!
Besides the obvious use, we put dryer sheets in between our folded linens. Storing them like this extends the freshness, the guests comment on how clean their linens smell.
These tablets are amazing. Drop a fresh one into your toilet tank every month, and it will clean the bowl with every single flush. It has significantly cut down the amount of time I spend with the toilet brush No more scrubbing off stranger’s poo!
A washable microfiber duster is always super handy for everything from baseboards to cobwebs to tv screens. This is safe to use on all surfaces, so you don’t have to buy a separate cleaning solution for all the different surfaces in your house. I’m 5’2, so I especially appreciate the duster with the long handle.
I want to spend the least amount of time possible cleaning. That means I need to be organized, and this caddy lets me keep all of my supplies on one place. I can carry it with one hand and it is light enough for me to haul around the house.
Cheap, durable, and plastic (for wet linens), these reusable Ikea bags are just what a good cleaner needs. Remember to bring empty bags for the dirty laundry. I also travel with an additional bag that is stocked with backup consumables.
I’ve experimented with a lot of different cleaning products and techniques over 3 years of DIY hosting. These 7 products are what I use on a daily basis, and have saved me both time and money!
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