The other day, I was telling a friend about the ins and outs of what I do as an Airbnb host.
“Isn’t it exhausting to deep clean your house before every guest?” she asked. “I just don’t think I could keep up with that kind of rhythm.”
The truth is, I don’t deep clean my house before every guest. I would find that rhythm exhausting, too!
I clean the guest bedroom and bathroom pretty thoroughly after every booking, but other than that I just do housework at the same pace I normally would.
If you’re renting out a space in your own home, try to handle the cleaning issue the same way you’d handle it with family. Make sure their private space is clean, and don’t let the common areas be overly dirty or untidy; but a little mess isn’t going to hurt anyone.
Your guests will still feel at home, and you get to keep your sanity :).