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A housekeeper’s work environment is full of many nasty things that need to be cleaned up, some seen and others unseen. It is the unseen ones I wish to address. Microbes are the bugs that a housekeeper cannot see and that need to be eradicated from the property as it...

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Housekeeping Tidbits

A housekeepers world is full of all sorts of tidbits of knowledge and common issues. Here is some knowledge we can use to be successful housekeepers. We need to know what causes and to fix Blackfoot Syndrome, why cleaning with micro fiber rags is the best, how to properly clean...

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Introducing the new mobile calendar

Properly’s community of users ranges from single property owners to multi-property managers. We heard from all users that they wanted to be able to use Properly from their computer – so we created the web app and we knew it would be particularly helpful for property managers. However, we noticed...

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Properly Integrates with BookingSync Property Management System to Offer An All-Inclusive Changeover Management Solution

At Properly, we are always looking for smart collaborators, so when we met BookingSync Founder and CEO, Sébastien Grosjean at the Vacation Rental World Summit, we knew right away we wanted to partner. Séb comes from a family of vacation rental owners and managers and we admire his history, depth...

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Properly, The Only Cleaning and Changeover Management Solution for Vacation Rentals, Launches!

Today is a proud day at Properly. For more than a year, our tiny but mighty team has been gathering feedback from our generous customers, releasing new features, and improving the product. We are thrilled to launch Properly’s solution for managing changeover and housekeeping operations to the global community of...

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New Feature: Create and Export Reports

Now you can create and export detailed reports on Properly to run your short term rental or property management business even more efficiently. This new reporting feature now helps property managers stay organized while managing changeover operations from start to finish. Reports also help you: • Easily invoice payments for...

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How Properly Saved A Superhost from a Stinky Dog Dilemma

Meet Barkley! Barkley is Alex, our founder’s, dog and everyone at Properly’s favorite furry friend. He’s cute and cuddly but like most dogs, he can be smelly at times. When Alex travels, he rents his Noe Valley, San Francisco house to guests on Airbnb. And although he clearly mentions that...

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10 Vacation Rental Cleaning Hacks You Need to Know

Like many vacation rental owners, one of my biggest sources of pride is positive reviews. Reviews that mention my rental’s cleanliness really make me do a happy dance because I’ve spent a lot of time perfecting the process. Now I’ll share some of those processes with the Properly audience! Often...

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Before You Hire a Cleaner for a Vacation Rental Make Sure You Know the Differences Between Residential and Hospitality Cleanings

The success of your changeover cleanings affects the success of your own short term or vacation rental business. Why? Because the first physical experience a guest has is observing how clean and well prepared the rental is when they walk in. First impressions last the longest and more often than...

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“Follow the Wall”: The Foundational Cleaning Procedure That Ensures Every Changeover Is A Complete Success

One of the foundational pieces of an outstanding housekeeping routine is the discipline to follow the wall. When I learned this principle it was a professional life changing experience and I encourage you to follow it as well for ultimate success in your turnovers. This principle has served me well when...

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Take Out the Guesswork For Housekeepers Cleaning Your Vacation Rental: Make a Standard Property Appearance Manual

Welcome back to Durk Johnson’s Cleaning Column: Housekeeping Tips From a VR Industry Expert. This week Durk explains what a Standard Property Appearance manual is and how you can create your own to ensure that your housekeepers know exactly how to clean and stage your listing for guests. I love...

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Keep Your Guests Safe! How to Spot Germs and Bacteria in Your Home That Can Make You Sick

Welcome back to Durk Johnson’s Cleaning Column: Housekeeping Tips From a VR Industry Expert. This week we’ll learn from the expert about the dirty world of microbes and how housekeepers need to protect themselves in order to keep your guests safe. A housekeeper’s world is a dangerous world! Housekeepers are...

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Introducing Durk Johnson’s Cleaning Column: Housekeeping Tips From a VR Industry Expert

Housekeepers have everything to do with your guest’s warm welcome Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to the Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA where I would be doing housekeeping consulting. Unfortunately my family couldn’t join me on the trip, but it was indeed wonderful to be back...

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