Owning a vacation home is a luxury. It is a dream that most people generally cannot afford, but if you have achieved it, you can feel really good about that. There may be one tiny detail about your vacation home that you probably do not feel good about. That detail is cleaning it when are spending time in the home while on vacation! After all, you are on vacation, so what are you doing cleaning your second home? Here are a few tips and tricks to avoid doing anything but relaxing at the vacation house when you are on vacation.
If You Live Within Driving Distance of the House, Go Once a Month to Clean
Some people live in the same state as their vacation house. These are usually the folks who have a cabin in the woods, but it can be others. If you live within driving distance of your vacation house, you can drive to it once a month and give it a good cleaning just to make sure that you do not have to clean it when you are actually staying there for a week.
Cover Everything with Sheets
Yes, the sheets do make the house look abandoned and maybe even a little creepy-weird, but honestly, it is one of the best ways to avoid dust collection on everything. Dust collects on the sheets and not on the furniture in the house. Then you just wash the sheets once a month (or on the first day of vacation) to get the dust out of the sheets. The furniture stays clean and dust-free, which is important if you or anyone in your family have a dust allergy.
Hire a Vacation Home Cleaning Service
Of course, if you do not like the idea of having to clean on vacation or cleaning once a month, or your vacation home is in another state, you can always hire a cleaning service. They can enter the home on scheduled cleaning days (they will need a spare key or need to know where the spare is kept at the house) and clean it from top to bottom. You can have them clean it in preparation for your arrival on vacation, clean it after you leave, and clean it anytime in between. If you decide to rent out your vacation house to strangers, you can have the cleaning service keep the house tidy for you between renting guests.
Contact a service, like briggs clean and shine, to get started.