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6 Airbnb Cleaning Supplies to Keep Onsite

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After your guests leave, you need to clean the property and prepare it for the following reservation. However, you do not always want to be hauling around cleaning supplies each time your property needs to be cleaned. You want to keep some things on hand so your guests can clean up after themselves. Keep some basic but important cleaning supplies on the property. That way, your guests can help clean up, and you do not have to lug supplies around.

Cleaning is a daily task no matter what you do. Trash needs to be taken out. Dishes need to be washed and put away. Sweeping needs to be done, especially after a meal with kids. Keeping a clean place is more important when you run an Airbnb.

Each property will be different in its cleaning needs. But certain cleaning supplies are universal. Below is a list of the top six cleaning supplies to keep on hand at your Airbnb property.

Top 6 Airbnb Cleaning Supplies

It is a good idea to purchase multipurpose cleaning supplies. If you can use one product to clean multiple areas, you have less clutter in your cabinets.

Disinfectant Wipes

Disinfectant wipes reduce bacteria, clean up spills and messes, and work on multiple surfaces. It is a great idea to buy multi-packs. If you buy more than one container of wipes, it’s easier to keep them stocked in various places around your Airbnb property for quick and easy access.

Have multiple packs available to replace when one container is gone. If you buy a three-pack and wait to buy more until two containers are gone, you run the risk of running out before you get the new multi-pack.

The wipes aren’t just for your guests, though. You can use them to help clean the property faster since you are not constantly switching between products.

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Disposable Gloves

Disposable gloves might be used by you more than your guests, but it is still a good idea to keep them on hand. If you ask your guests to do a bit of cleaning before they leave, they might want gloves. Not everyone likes to get their hands wet or to have cleaning chemicals on their bare skin.

You will need to keep multiple sizes on hand and have more than one box of each size. This is because you never know what size hands your guests will have. Some sizes might get used faster than others, or your guests might use more than one or two pairs. Be sure to check your supplies frequently and replace when empty.

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Paper Towels

Paper towels are another product that you and your guests will use. Paper towels are helpful with all sorts of things. You can use them to clean up spills or get them wet and wipe down surfaces. You can also use them to wipe down surfaces if you use a multi-surface cleaning spray.

You need to restock the paper towels at your Airbnb property after a couple of rolls run out. This is also about the time you should buy another pack. You do not want to run out, and you especially do not want your guests to run out.

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Laundry Detergent

You will need laundry detergent to wash sheets, towels, and any other items that need cleaning on your property. This is also a good cleaning supply to have on hand for your guests. You never know when a spill might happen on a bed, especially if you have kids frequently stay on property. Guests who have longer stays also appreciate cleaning their clothes before leaving, so they don’t have to deal with it when they return home.

There are also emergencies where someone gets sick, or an accident can happen in the kitchen. Leaving laundry detergent at your property allows your guests to clean things up, no matter what happens.

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Dishwashing Detergent

Unless your guests plan to eat out all the time, they will need to wash dishes. Even if you only provide paper dishes and plastic utensils, there will still be pots, pans, and other cooking dishes to clean. Sadly you cannot cook something without getting a dish dirty.

Keeping dishwashing detergent stocked in your property will keep your costs down a bit. Paper dishes and plastic utensils can get expensive if they are being used for every meal. This is especially true if your property can host large groups.

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Laundry Stain Remover

A laundry stain remover should go hand in hand with the laundry detergent. You have no idea what your guests will be drinking or eating on your various fabrics. Many different foods and drinks can leave nasty stains. This is not even including grease stains.

It is always a good idea to have at least one bottle of laundry stain remover onsite at your Airbnb property. That way, if your guests get stains on their clothes, they can try and remove them before they set in. Plus, you may need it when you are washing sheets or other items after the guests leave.

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There are all sorts of cleaning supplies that are good to have at your Airbnb property. You want to make sure that your place is clean and well-cared-for for two reasons: first, your property and all the items in it will last so much longer. Second, you’ll want to keep it clean, so you have a better chance of getting good reviews. The six products listed above are must-haves for any Airbnb property. 

About the Author Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones is an award-winning writer and editor from Oklahoma City, OK. Her work has been published on influential sites, including Entrepreneur and International Business Times. She spent several years in property management and leasing, handling short-term rentals, student housing, and community rentals. Rachel is also experienced in staging and real estate photography. With a B.A. in English in her back pocket, Rachel combines her passion for property management with her storytelling ability to offer Airbnb hosts helpful advice as they monetize their homes.