“A stitch in time saves nine,” as the saying goes, maintaining and improving the value of a vacation home may be as simple as following this proverb. Because when hundreds of guests are staying and living in a place, it is bound to get dirty or damaged, but simple and regular maintenance goes a long way. It not only encourages your guests to return to your home, but it also attracts new visitors. As a result, a homeowner must devote sufficient time and effort to the preservation of his or her residence. That may not be as simple as it sounds, especially when you are away from home, so let’s go through some useful tips to keep your home spick and span:

  • Ensure a complete check of the house after each visit, including all relevant issues. Examine the locks and bolts on the doors, gates, windows, and other probable entry points. Door and window hinges should be oiled on a regular basis.
  • Check to see that the plumbing system is in good working order and is free of leaks. It is preferable to take care of it before your visitors become uncomfortable. Regularly inspect the bathroom and kitchen fixtures and faucets to ensure that they have not been left running by prior guests.
  • To avoid any undesired mishaps, make sure all electronics are turned off and unplugged from the socket.
  • Look for any signs of damage, such as cracks or marred paint, on the inside and outside of the house. If you uncover any, you must have them repaired immediately before they cause more serious and costly damage. When you’ve plastered the cracks, get it painted right away because guests are easily turned off by a cracked plastered wall that appears to be low-maintenance.
  • Keep your roof clean and free of any accumulated dried leaves, which can clog drain pipes and destroy the beauty of your property during the rainy season.
  • Since the kitchen is the room that is used by the guests most frequently, it needs extra maintenance. There are many appliances in the kitchen that may be out of order due to improper use. I must double check all the equipment and get it fixed if any damage is found. Remove all kinds of stains and marks on the walls and floor. In addition, check cutlery and crockery, replace them if any of them are missing, and remove the damaged ones, as they will not impart a good impression on your new guests.
  • There is a lot of furniture in the living room that has to be thoroughly examined. Vacuum the sofas and look behind the cushions for any stain-causing materials that may have been left behind. When your home is not occupied it is better to sheath them with cover, so they won’t get dusty and old.
  • Replace the towels and linen after a set period of time. Maintain a high level of cleanliness by keeping the pillows and bedsheets clean and dry cleaned on a regular basis.
  • If you happen to have a garden or a lawn either, keep it mowed and dry leaves cleared, and trees and hedges pruned.
  • Swimming is supposed to add to the attractiveness of your home, but a dirty pool may be a turn-off as well as unsanitary. When not in use, cover your pool with an enclosure, and before welcoming your new guests, remove it and carefully clean it.

Follow the above-mentioned suggestions on a regular basis to maintain your vacation property looking nice. Depending on the size of your property, you can hire professional Airbnb property management in Dubai to keep this checklist updated on a regular basis, or you can do it yourself using easy techniques.