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Summer Vacation: 9 Easy Tips When Preparing Your Beach House For Guests

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You might be considering spending the summer in your beach house. If not, you are busy sprucing it up for guests. Plus, you have to promote your beach house way before the season changes to find prospects.

We have listed nine ideas you can use to prepare your home for guests for the perfect summer staycation:

1. Deep cleaning

At Planet Maids Cleaning Services NYC, we tell our clients to give their property the tender loving care it needs.

You can do this by giving it a deep, thorough cleaning before having family or guests coming in and out during summer. You can leverage this time to spruce up the interiors by opening windows, allowing you to inhale some fresh air. It also provides excellent ventilation for the cleaning products you use.

Here’s a quick list of what and where to clean:

  • Do a deep clean on the carpets, upholstery, and floors.
  • Clean every room from top to bottom. This includes light switches, fans, and window ledges.
  • Dust everything off using extra dusty items to give it a thorough cleaning.
  • Wipe the surface areas.
  • Thoroughly clean appliances from the inside and out.
  • Shine and wax furniture and wooden floors.
  • Wash the blinds, windows, window treatments, and screens as well.

2. Check pool and hot tubs

If your property has a pool or a hot tub, ensure that these are fully operational before welcoming guests.

There’s nothing that can dampen your guest’s spirits other than having a pool without heat or a broken tub.

Do not forget to check the filter, skimmer, and pump of your pool so that they can work properly.

3. Provide safety equipment

Make sure that you protect everyone staying and secure by providing all the essential safety equipment and features.

You may include first aid kits, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide, smoke detectors, outdoor lights, and deadbolt locks.

If you’re not staying over, make sure you leave a list of emergency numbers on the kitchen counter. Another thing you can do is to print out a sheet of what you need to do in case there’s a hurricane in the area.

Placing a functioning flashlight on the kitchen drawer can also be pretty handy.

4. Repair any safety hazards

In the same way, you should also ensure that you try to fix any hazards in the property.

Ideally, there should be no obvious safety hazards such as a loose step or exposed wiring.

Try to fix anything you might think may injure your guests or cause their safety to be compromised.

5. Check your internet and cable

In the same way, make sure that you check your internet and cable before having guests over.

Make sure that both of these are up and running. That way, your guests will not encounter any issues throughout their stay. Doing so also makes your beach house attractive to prospective guests.

6. Take care of maintenance

Every home often has regular maintenance that needs to be done. So, make sure that you take care of it before your guests arrive.

Check if all the lights are working. Make sure that you clean the windows from the inside and out to get rid of grime. Schedule an HVAC system checkup ahead of time so that you can replace the air filters.

Ensure that you inspect the sinks for any signs of leaks and ensure that drains are clog-free.

7. Provide enough bedding

If your beach house is booked for the summer, ensure that all bedrooms are well-stocked with high-quality bedding.

Ideally, you want to include at least two sets of pillows on each bed, high-quality sheets, and mattress pads.

You should keep the extra blankets in the closet as well. That way, guests don’t have to forage for additional bedding.

8. Kitchen essentials

It would help if you also stock your kitchen with basic cooking essentials. This includes pans, pots, utensils, cutting boards, dish towels, oven mitts, and the most common condiments and spices.

You can also add bowls, cups, plates, and silverware, depending on how many guests you’re expecting.

Make sure that all of your kitchen appliances are working as well. This means that you test out the coffeemaker, dishwasher, microwave, stove, and oven for any issues. Apart from that, make sure the fridge is running correctly, too.

9. Help guests to keep the space clean

Messes can happen all the time. So, give your guests the right tools to clean up after themselves.

Make sure that you stock up essential cleaning supplies. This includes a vacuum cleaner, all-purpose cleaning spray, air freshener, a mop, dustpan, and broom. Place slipcovers on the sofas as well as mattress covers on beds.

By carefully preparing your beach house in advance, you can make your guests’ stay in your property a whole lot easier. Nonetheless, you have a nice place to stay this summer.