Preparing Your Property For Summer
Published: Friday 15th Jun 2018
Written by: Abi Radford
Summer is almost upon us (yay!) which means that peak booking season is just around the corner. It’s time to get organised for the influx of guests that will be coming to your holiday home in the next couple of months so we have put together some top tips for preparing your property.
The safety of guests should be at the top of your list so make sure that all boilers, electrical items and fire and carbon monoxide alarms are all serviced regularly and make a note of when they are due to be checked again. Make sure your gas safety and fire risk assessment is also up to date and certificates are put in the welcome folder in your property. It is vitally important to keep a close eye on these as safe guests are happy guests!
Get those gardening gloves on
The winter can take its toll on gardens and outside spaces and it is important that these areas are maintained as much as interiors. Often gardens are the first thing that guests see when they arrive and we all know how important first impressions are! Make sure all pathways are clear of weeds and moss, cut back all plants and trees, and mow that lawn! If you have a patio garden put some fresh plant pots and flowers in and clean up your garden furniture as well. If you want to go that extra mile then lights and accessories make outside spaces more welcoming to guests too.
Much like with the garden the inside of your holiday home should be regularly maintained. Check that all your furniture is stable (we don’t want any wobbly tables or chairs), replace any soft furnishings that are looking worn, double check the inventory in your kitchen - do you need to get new saucepans or crockery? - and ask yourself when the last time you bought new bed linen was. If your property needs a bit of a decor refresh then it’s best to get this done before you are fully booked with guests in the summer as well.
Get those feather dusters out
Finally it is now that you should be looking to complete a deep clean of your property to get it spick and span and looking its best. Move all of your furniture and get into the backs of cupboards, check washing machine drawers and dishwasher filters, and take your duvets to the launderette. If we organise cleaning for you then please get in touch to let us know if you would like a deep clean done.
Completing all of the checks above will ensure that your summer guests get the holiday home that they were expecting when they booked and will ensure that we all have happy customers. It might also be the difference between whether someone comes back next year as well.