Last week I got caught up in a massive project fluffing and buffing our house for summer tenants. Otherwise know as house cleaning! Like many people who live in travel destinations we often rent our home for a summer rental. We have even done a rental exchange for vacation homes overseas. Which is a great way to keep your vacation costs under control. Here are my fluffing tips for rental or special guests.
Tip 1 – Clean, clean, clean. It is something that very few of us do often enough. But when you have rented your house take the time to really scrub. Especially if you have pets, rent a carpet washer and do the entire house. And don’t forget to clean your closets.
Tip 2- Spruce up your linen. Clean sheets make a big impact! No one want your tired yellow pillow cases. I have tons of new rags for painting and waxing projects from this week since it was my excuse to go through every bit of bed linen I own.
Tip 3 – Clean towels are obvious, but run out to a box store and buy a few cute hand and fingertip towels. They can add a finishing touch that says “welcome”.
Tip 4 – Get rid of clutter. We all tend to have too many things on display. Take the time to declutter your home. Then add a few pillows or pretty pieces of pottery as a finishing touch.
Tip 5 – Once you’re all clean, add a pretty bowl with a fresh sachet or flowers and add room freshener to your closets.
Your guests will thank you.
Of course, I decided that I needed to paint two pieces of furniture in the master bedroom, so I took a little longer to finish my projects, because I kept adding to them!