Spring Clean Your Bed and Breakfast

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With spring just around the corner, many of us are already looking forward to longer, brighter days.

And the arrival of the longer days and warmer weather provides the perfect opportunity to give your B&B a deep spring clean before the busy summer season arrives. So, crank up the radio, open the windows, and give your bed and breakfast the TLC it deserves.

Here are our top tips for giving your bed and breakfast the ultimate spring clean.

Clean your carpets

During the winter months, your carpets can become incredibly dirty, especially on wet and muddy days. The good news is, there are lots of ways to breathe new life into your worn and dirty carpets, so you won’t have to worry about replacing them.

Whether you use a carpet cleaning solution you find in the supermarket or hire a professional cleaning company, you will be amazed at how much of a difference a clean carpet can make to the look and feel of a room.

Give your guest rooms a thorough clean and check

Spring is the perfect time to give your guest rooms a thorough check and clean so that they are pristine and ready to go for the busy summer season.

From vacuuming the curtains and windows, dusting ceilings and light fixtures, through to disinfecting all furniture and cleaning the window sills, it’s important that you clean your guest rooms from top to bottom. Oh, and don’t forget to check and change batteries in smoke alarms and remote controls too.

Correct any damage

With so many guests coming and going from your bed and breakfast, it’s inevitable that it will eventually succumb to wear and tear.

So, as part of your spring clean, you should inspect all furniture and interiors, and fix any damage.

Mattress cleaning

Just like your carpets, it’s important to give your mattresses and other upholstery a deep clean from time to time. Skin cells and dust can quickly accumulate in your mattress over time, which you certainly don’t want your guests noticing!

Professional cleaning companies offer mattress cleaning services, which are good for an annual deep clean. You can then keep your mattresses clean by vacuuming them after each guest has stayed.

Clean the kitchen and bathrooms

Now it’s time to tackle the kitchen and bathrooms.

We’ve created a handy checklist you can refer to ensure that all bases are covered:

  • Clean all appliances, especially your oven
  • Wipe down all cupboards and surfaces
  • Empty the refrigerator and defrost the freezer
  • Clean your refrigerator and freezer
  • Empty the crumb tray in your toaster and toaster oven
  • Sort your cupboards and drawers
  • Clear out cabinets and wash the shelves
  • Sanitise the sink

Bathroom spring cleaning checklist

When tackling your bathroom, you should also make sure you complete the following tasks:

  • Organise cabinets and drawers
  • Dispose of old medicine
  • Wash the shower
  • Scrub the toilet
  • Dispose of old toiletries
  • Scrub the bathtub

Finally, don’t forget to give the outside of your B&B some TLC too! Curb appeal has a huge impact on your guest’s first impression of your B&B. From tackling overgrown hedges and cleaning up leaves and other garden debris, you will have your BnB looking tip-top in no time at all.

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