• 752 East Agate Court #8, Box 1388, Granby, CO 80446
  • M-F 9am-5pm

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Cleaning Services - Grand County, Colorado

Cleaning Checklist

Short-Term Rentals (STR)

A short-term rental clean, often referred to as a “turnover clean,” is a thorough cleaning service performed on a property used for short-term rentals, such as vacation homes, Airbnb properties, or other accommodations with frequent guest turnover. The primary purpose of a short-term rental clean is to prepare the property for new guests, ensuring a clean and inviting space for their stay.

Hello, Friends!

We’re grateful to be given the opportunity to serve you and your guests. Our cleaning team comes with their own cleaning supplies, including cleaners, vaccums, and mops, but we’re happy to use your provided cleaning supplies if you prefer. Key features of a short-term rental clean typically include:

  • Changeover Cleaning: The cleaning team focuses on resetting the property after the departure of one guest and before the arrival of the next. This includes cleaning bedrooms, bathrooms, living areas, and the kitchen.
  • Linen Service: Linens, including bed sheets and towels, are changed and laundered. Fresh linens, provided by the property owner, are reset for incoming guests.
  • Surface Cleaning: All surfaces are thoroughly cleaned, including countertops, appliances, and furniture. Any visible dust, dirt, or debris is removed.
  • Bathroom Sanitization: Bathrooms are cleaned and sanitized, including toilets, sinks, showers, and tubs.
  • Kitchen Cleaning: Kitchen areas are cleaned, with a focus on appliances, countertops, and ensuring that dishes and utensils are clean and properly stored
  • Floor Care: Floors are vacuumed and/or mopped to ensure cleanliness and tidiness.
  • Trash Removal: All trash is emptied, and new liners are installed in waste bins.

The goal of a short-term rental clean is to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for incoming guests, which is essential for maintaining positive guest experiences and reviews in the competitive short-term rental market.

Handyman Services - Grand County, Colorado


  • Load, run, and empty the dishwasher and/or wash and dry dishes and put them away in the correct cabinets neatly and organized.
  • Clean and sanitize all surfaces, including countertops and tables.
  • Clean and sanitize all appliances (toaster, microwave, range, oven, phone, coffee maker, blender, etc.) This does not include cleaning behind or underneath appliances.
  • Clean, scrub, and sanitize sink.
  • Remove all food from the refrigerator and pantry (please send notes to Wheatley Creek Services if any items stay). If any food is left for the next guest, dispose of any opened containers.
  • Clean inside and outside of refrigerator and freezer.
  • Place a new paper towel roll and trash bag in the receptacle.
  • Take out trash.
  • Refill soap dispenser.
  • Put out clean dish towels, linen napkins, and a new sponge.
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop floors.


  • Dust and clean surfaces, including all bedroom furniture, electronics, lamps, and blinds.
  • Wash and change linens (wash flat, fitted, and pillowcases). Comforters and duvets are cleaned as needed.
  • Fold blankets and stage pillows – see client notes for available staging pictures.
  • Check under all beds for items that need removal, e.g., clothes, medicine, tags, trash, dust, and hair.
  • Clean glass.
  • Check the closet for items that need removal, e.g., clothes, medicine, tags, trash, dust, and hair. Push hangers to one side of the closet.
  • Take out trash.
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop floors.

Laundry Area

  • Make sure the washer and dryer are empty.
  • Do not leave anything in the dryer unless prior permission is given.
  • Remove lint from the dryer.
  • Ensure laundry provisions are stocked (e.g., laundry detergent, dryer sheets, or fabric softener).
  • Take out trash.
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop floors.

Living Areas

  • Clean and polish the mirrors – leave no streaks.
  • Dust surfaces, between chairs, underneath tables, entertainment center, lamps, and blinds.
  • Check under cushions and couches for debris and other items.
  • Fold blankets and stage pillows – see client notes for available staging pictures.
  • Ensure all board games, movies, and books are in good condition and neatly organized.
  • Ensure the welcome sheet/book is in a visible place and is in good condition.
  • Take out trash.
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop floors.
  • If applicable, check fireplace firewood is neatly stacked.


  • Clean, scrub, disinfect, and sanitize showers, bathtubs, vanity, sink, and backsplashes.
  • Clean and sanitize toilets (inside, outside, under the front, around the base, and behind).
  • Clean and polish the mirrors – leave no streaks.
  • Wash tile walls.
  • Set clean towels and shower mat — use “hotel-standard” staging. Check for wear and tear or stains on towels.
  • Ensure shower curtains or doors are free of mold and water spots.
  • Replenish toilet paper (1 extra roll under the sink).
  • Clean and place the hair dryer neatly under the sink or in a drawer.
  • Ensure the tissue box is sufficiently full.
  • Ensure bathroom provisions are stocked (e.g., shampoo, conditioner, or lotion).
  • Clean out drawers and cabinets.
  • Double-check there is no hair left in the bathroom on any surfaces.
  • Take out trash.
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop floors.

Throughout Property

  • Check client profile for custom notes.
  • Report if the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are beeping.
  • Check for personal belongings left in rooms. Report if possibly left by guests.
  • Check locks and close entry doors (report if battery warning is on).
  • Set thermostats to the agreed-upon temperature for an empty house or an upcoming arrival.
  • Close and lock all windows before leaving.
  • Check for pest control service needs.
  • Check for stains on carpets, rugs, furniture, or curtains.
  • Take photos of any issues and upload them to the client profile.
  • Disinfect high-touch surfaces such as handles, doorknobs, and counters.
  • Discard paper and plastic bags.
  • Tidy up outdoor furniture so it is presentable.
  • Walk through and check the home is not only clean but staged attractively.

Not Included in Turnover Clean

  • Windows are not included in a deep clean, but our handyman team can schedule a window clean for interior and exterior windows – including large, high windows.
  • Our cleaning team only dusts as high as their dusting wands can reach and aren’t eligible for ladder work. For high-ladder work, our handyman team can be scheduled.
  • Exterior spaces, exterior doors, and garage spaces are not included in a turnover clean. However, our handyman team can help with these cleaning and organizing needs.
  • Clean-up of human or animal waste or bodily fluids will incur additional fees.
  • We do not clean mold or other biohazards, but we will inform the owner of any issues and work with them on a solution or local reference.
  • We do not provide steam cleaning of carpets, rugs, or upholstery. If you need this, call our office, and we can give you a reference.
  • To avoid scratching and damaging floors, we leave all hardwood polishing and waxing to the hardwood flooring experts.
  • We do not clean artwork.
  • We do not clean electronics; however, we will use a soft, lint-free microfiber cloth to lightly dust electronics, when necessary.
  • We do not move heavy furniture to clean underneath it unless otherwise agreed upon.
  • We do not make-up top bunks on bunk beds. We will remove any used linens, replace the pillowcase with a fresh one and place the pillow at the head of the bed. Then, we neatly fold the comforter, placing it at the foot of the bed along with a set of clean, folded sheets.