Summer rentals and change over cleaning

Last summer, cleaning services reported  that homes had “heavy use”.  It made sense because tenants were cooking and entertaining at the properties due to pandemic restrictions.

So far this season, cleaners are once again struggling to complete all of their tasks between the change over time of 10am to 2pm.

The issue? An increased number of newer homes in our inventory.  And while perfect for extended family gatherings, that’s more square footage to clean.

If tenants fail to leave the property “cleaning ready”,  the crews quickly get behind schedule for the day.

4pm check in is the norm in many other vacation towns.  We may need to transition in the coming years – especially for the 5 and 6 bedroom homes.

In the meantime, we ask tenants to remove anything they bring in to the home: food, trash, and sand!  This includes sweeping the deck and garage (mainly because the cleaning services don’t check those areas).

Owners are encouraged to provide basic cleaning supplies to help with this process, too.







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