Guide: 8 steps for cleaning the hotel room

Cleaning a hotel room can be done in many different ways, according to the guidelines of the hotel and the personal preferences of the housekeeper. To ensure consistency and uniformity in the way the rooms of the hotel are cleaned, it is a good idea to use a detailed step-by-step guide, which you can use as basis for training and instructing new employees.

Guidelines

Cleaning a hotel room can be done in many different ways, according to the guidelines of the hotel and the personal preferences of the housekeeper. To ensure consistency and uniformity in the way the rooms of the hotel are cleaned, it is a good idea to use a detailed step-by-step guide, which you can use as basis for training and instructing new employees. 
To make it easier for you, we have asked our cleaning experts for advice and gathered 8 steps for cleaning a hotel room. They can be applied straight away or be used as inspiration for your own cleaning guidelines.    

1. Knock on the door before entering. Use the door stop and turn on the light. Avoid surprising the guest in the room by always keeping the door open while working. Place the cleaning trolley in the doorway as well. 

2. Clear the room and table around the sink. Empty bins, remove used linen and towels. Draw back the curtains and open the window for airing. 

3. Make the bed according to hotel standards.

4. Clean the bathroom. Use your guide Get a spotless bathroom in 10 easy steps  for inspiration and as a check list.

5. Check and complete all relevant brochures, pens etc. cf. hotel standard. Check also minibar etc.

6. It is now time to remove any dirt and dust from furniture with hard surfaces. Our guide, 5 steps to perfectly cleaned furniture provides you with detailed guidance for how to wet and use cloths most efficiently. 
We recommend that you wipe and clean the furniture in the same order in all rooms in order to avoid mistakes and secure consistency. 
Tip: Remember to wipe the remote control, knobs and door handles, and to remove possible spots in the window. Check that the lights and phone work as you wipe them.  
 
7. The last cleaning procedure to complete is to clean the floors in the bathroom and in the rest of the hotel room. 

If the surface is made of wood, linoleum or similar, use your guide Clean floor in 5 steps in order to learn more about preparing and using a mop in the most efficient way. 
Vacuum the mats and carpets methodically by starting at the back of the room and working your way towards the door. 

8. Before leaving, check the room in general. Make sure that furniture and curtains are in place after your cleaning routine. Remember to close the window as well.