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Episode 085 - Make Your STR "CoVID Clean:" Cleaning Advice from Our Favorite Nurse



When making your property as safe as you possibly can cleaning against the coronavirus, first, remember that there are a couple of potential sources of the virus when cleaning; it could be left in your property by your guest and/or it could be carried into your property from you and your cleaning/maintenance crew.  Therefore, you have to fight it both ways.  Protect your crew FROM it and protect your crew from SPREADING it.

There’s not much you can do about guests bringing the virus in but you can absolutely prevent you and your crew from bringing it in.  The steps we share in this episode have the duel purpose of teaching you how to clean in order to protect your crew from potential contaminations from your guests while, at the same time, keeping the potential virus from someone on your staff from contaminating your property.


Please, download or view our Cleaning Checklist here.  This is a step by step guide to cleaning your Short-Term Rental(s).


We've also got a link directly to Airbnb's Cleaning Guidelines here.  This includes their checklist and "How to" Clean.


Also, you can download or view a list of Coronavirus Fighting Products from American Chemistry here.


Another reminder: Do Not Mix Cleaning Supplies EVER!  Mixing bleach, ammonia, or vinegar with other chemicals can create dangerous and sometime TOXIC chemicals.


Having said all that, here are the top recommendations from Maria Giordano, our favorite nurse and investor extraordinaire’.  Enjoy!


  • Wear a mask.
  • Wear gloves – disposable if possible.
  • Wear shoe covers or spray shoes with disinfectant spray.
  • Clean your cell phones, leave them in a zip lock or car.
  • No mixing chemicals (see above red text).
  • Never shake linens or towels – ROLL them.
  • Clean easily forgotten “touchpoints” like thermostats, cords, wall/fan/lamp light switches & cords, blind cords, electrical cords, remotes, broom/vacuum handles, headboards, shower liners, toys/games/books, and anything else you can think of.


To prevent the virus from traveling from room to room, we recommend doing one room at a time and then changing gloves for each room.  We are having our cleaning crews do a regular cleaning first, then going over everything a final time for a “double D,” a Disinfect Cleaning.

We hope this keeps you, your staff, and your guests virus free.


For more on cleaning, read our article, “How to Properly Clean Your BNB to Protect Your Guests from COVID-19” by clicking here.


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