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Vacation Rental Maintenance Tips for Property Owners

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If your property is looking a bit same-old-same-old, try these simple and economical vacation rental maintenance tips to liven up your space. Property management companies will charge you an arm and a leg to do these simple maintenance tasks, so why not do it yourself? You do not have to have multiple trips to the hardware store, little things can go a long way if you’re armed with patience and a little creative spirit.


Add some flowers, plants or fresh fruits.

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”5748″ title=”Add fresh flowers to brighten up your vacation rental property.” align=”left” width=”200″ height=”100″]Adding plants or fruits in any room instantly revitalizes the feel of your vacation rental property.

This simple property maintenance tip your guests feel more at home, and it doesn’t cost much.


Replace or refresh fixtures, such as door knobs and light switches.

[image source_type=”attachment_id” title=”Maintain your fixtures & replace if needed.” source_value=”5761″ align=”right” width=”200″ height=”100″]These are parts of your rental property that are most commonly used and also most commonly taken for granted when you do your property maintenance. A nice shiny doorknob, or a non-yellowed-out light switch will make a ton of difference to your guests. It’s the upkeep of the little things that makes your rental property stand out.


Check the lights.

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”5763″ title=”Brighten up your rental property – replace your lights.” align=”left” width=”200″ height=”125″]You’ve checked the fixtures, why not keep going? Keep on sharpening your property management skills! Brighten your interior on gloomy winter days by changing up your lights.

Make sure you get the energy-efficient ones; it’ll definitely pay off in the long-run.


Declutter your storage spaces.

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”5765″ title=”Out with the old. Clean out the cupboards in your property.” align=”right” width=”200″ height=”150″]Check your cupboards, open your drawers and get ready for little property clean up. Are there old stained cups and silverware that could possibly be retired? Do you have linens stored in the closet for a few years that you’ve never used?

Perhaps it’s time to take them out of your vacation rental property or swap them for a new one. (Image credit: Flickr – Sharon Mollerus.)


Update the notes on your fridge.

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”5767″ title=”Keep the property maintenance numbers on your fridge updated.” align=”left” width=”200″ height=”140″]Check the in-resort contact phone numbers that you have listed on your fridge. Are they still active phone numbers? Are there any new contacts that you would like to add, and some that you need to remove?

Remember that this information needs to be constantly updated to assure your guests that you are going above and beyond in offering them the best vacation rental service possible. (Image credit: Flickr sarnil.)

Ultimately, your future guests who are looking to book Whistler vacation rentals will first go by what they see on your page. First impressions count, so show off your hard work by posting new photos on your webpage. Make sure your guests know that you have put time and effort into making their vacation a memorable one. If you’re still in the organizing mood, read further and check out tips on vacation rental room configuration.


Do you have any other cheap and easy ways to help rejuvenate your vacation rental home? Leave your suggestions in the comment section below.