• Hugo Rod

Simple Guide to Outsource Airbnb Cleaning

Tidiness is an important component of being a successful Airbnb host. Hosts who are striving for automation and optimization of their business are always working with cleaning services or trusted maids. One hair on the pillow can spoil the whole Airbnb experience, so having trusted people that ensure the cleanliness of your apartment is quintessential. If you don’t have a maid or cleaning company, don’t be afraid. There’s nothing complicated about finding them, and in this article, I will guide you through this simple process.

Where to Find a Maid?

Use local Facebook groups to search for maids. Make sure to create a comprehensive job posting and include as many details as possible. Your potential employee should understand that it’s not just a standard cleaning, and there are much more details in the cleaning process that need to be taken care of. Usually, maids are doing a better job than cleaning companies and charging less, so I would recommend targeting them first. From my experience, posting a job ad in a local Facebook group attracts a lot of candidates, so you can choose the right one in less than 20 minutes.

Criteria for Hiring a Qualified Maid

When selecting a maid, you should look for the following things:

  • Attention to detail (very important)

  • Excellent communication

  • Current reference

  • Commitment

How Much to Pay?

It depends on the area where you are operating. The general rule is to pay less than what you are charging your guests for cleaning and spend the margin on the things which are necessary for the cleaning. For instance, I usually charge £30 for the cleaner, £40 from the guest and spend the remaining £10 on things like toilet paper, soap etc.

Screening Process

You need to complete the screening process following the criteria mentioned above. When you get an answer from the potential candidate, see if:

  • They respond with proper English (they need to understand your instructions, otherwise, how do you expect them to communicate with you?)

  • They answer all your questions (don't leave a single question unanswered)

  • See if they have good references and can provide social proof (you can check their references to make sure that they are good workers)

From my own experience, I can tell you that it takes time to find a great cleaner, but once you have them, business starts running smoother. If you don’t have time for finding a maid, you can request a call-back from UnicoHost, and we will be happy to take care of this vital issue. Never forget about the huge role of cleanliness because you can only make a first impression once.


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