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

[:en]

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 I clean and when I inspect during a changeover. Essentially, it is just using the wall as the roadmap for the cleaning practice by literally touching the wall as you move through the property. It ensures that every part of the property is looked at in a systematic and orderly way, including the closets, cabinets, under furniture, and behind doors.

In the hospitality industry, both the housekeeper and then the inspector practice following the wall. When following the wall, either to clean the property or to inspect it, there are several things to remember.

1. Scan from top to bottom as you move through the property.

In other words look start looking at the top corner of the wall and continue all the way to the bottom of the base board.

2. Use furniture, counters, or differences in flooring to create invisible walls.

This ensures you check every part of the property. (If you don’t do this you risk missing kitchen islands or the furniture in the middle of the room.

3. When checking dressers or cabinets, start scanning at the bottom and work your way up.

This allows for a more efficient flow around the property.

4. If there are multiple levels to a property work on each floor as its own section.

5. Finish the route in the kitchen (or at least have the kitchen as close to the end as possible).

The location of the kitchen which is where you will be finishing shall determine which hand you will follow the wall with.

Following this pattern creates a repeatable process that allows for quality and speed to follow as the work is completed.


Durk Johnson has over 15 years experience as leading authority in the vacation rental housekeeping industry. Currently he serves as the executive director of Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP), a national organization that specializes in housekeeping principles and procedures. To learn more about VRHP visit www.vrhp.org.

Before VRHP, Durk worked with vacation rental companies from the snow capped mountains of Park City, Utah to the sugar white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama to the countries of New Zealand, Spain, Chile, and Italy. You can read more of Durks’s cleaning and housekeeping posts on his bi-weekly column right here on the Properly blog.

Stay up to date with more home-sharing and vacation rental news by following Properly on Twitter and Facebook. You can download Properly, the free visual checklist app, by visiting our website.

[:it]

Uno degli elementi essenziali di una procedura di pulizia ben riuscita è la regola di seguire la parete. Quando ho scoperto questo principio, è stato un momento di svolta nella mia vita professionale e suggerisco anche a voi di seguirlo per conseguire il massimo risultato nei cambi degli ospiti.

Questo principio mi è stato utile quando pulisco e quando controllo durante un cambio. In sostanza, si tratta semplicemente di usare la parete come “percorso” per eseguire le pulizie, letteralmente toccando la parete mentre ci si sposta all’interno dell’immobile. Garantisce che ogni parte della casa si controllata in modo sistematico e ordinato, compresi gli armadi e gli armadietti, gli spazi sotto ai mobili e dietro alle porte.

Nel settore dell’ospitalità, sia gli addetti alle pulizie che chi controlla il loro lavoro possono seguire la parete. Nel farlo, sia che si pulisca o si controlli la pulizia dell’immobile, ci sono alcune cose da ricordare.

1. Controllare dall’alto al basso mentre ci si sposta all’interno dell’immobile.

In altre parole comincia a guardare nell’angolo in alto della parete continua a seguirla fino in basso a livello del battiscopa.

2. Usa mobili, banchi o differenze nella pavimentazione per creare pareti invisibili.

Questo ti assicura di controllare ogni parte della casa (se non lo fai, rischi di dimenticarti le isole della cucina o i mobili al centro delle stanze).

3. Quando controlli cassettiere o armadi, comincia a farlo dal basso procedendo verso l’alto.

Questo metodo consente un flusso di lavoro più efficiente mentre ci si sposta nell’immobile.

4. Se un immobile è disposto su più di un piano, lavora a ciascun piano come una sezione separata.

5. Termina il percorso in cucina (o almeno lascia la cucina più vicino possibile alla fine del tuo giro).

La posizione della cucina come punto finale determina il senso del giro, ovvero se tenere la parete a destra o a sinistra.

Seguire questo schema permette di ottenere un processo ripetibile che assicura qualità e velocità nell’esecuzione del lavoro.


Durk Johnson ha oltre 15 anni di esperienza come una delle massime autorità nel settore delle pulizie per gli affitti vacanze. Attualmente è Direttore generale di Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP), un’organizzazione statunitense specializzate nell’elaborazione di principi e procedure delle pulizie domestiche. Per saperne di più su VRHP visita www.vrhp.org.

Prima di VRHP, Durk ha lavorato con società di affitti vacanze dalle nevose montagne di Park City nello Utah alle candide spiagge sabbiose di Gulf Shores in Alabama, nonché in paesi quali Nuova Zelanda, Spagna Cile e Italia. Puoi leggere altri post sulle pulizie e la manutenzione degli immobili di Durks nela sua rubrica quindicinale qui sul blog di Properly.

Rimani aggiornato sulle notizie di home sharing e affitti vacanze seguendo Properly su Twitter e Facebook. Puoi scaricare Properly, l’app di checklist visive, visitando il nostro sito.

[:fr]

L’un des éléments fondamentaux d’une excellente routine de ménage est la discipline consistant à suivre le mur. Lorsque j’ai appris ce principe, cela a été une expérience de changement de vie professionnelle et je vous encourage à le suivre aussi pour que vos rotations soient couronnées de succès.

Ce principe m’est bien utile quand je nettoie et inspecte, au cours d’un roulement. En bref, il s’agit juste d’utiliser le mur comme une feuille de route pour la pratique du nettoyage, en touchant littéralement le mur tandis que vous traversez la propriété. Cela permet de garantir que chaque partie de la propriété est examinée de manière systématique et ordonnée, y compris les placards, les armoires, sous les meubles, et derrière les portes.

Dans l’industrie de l’hôtellerie, l’H/F de ménage et le contrôleur pratiquent tous les deux le suivi du mur. Quand on suit le mur, que ce soit pour nettoyer la propriété ou la contrôler, il y a plusieurs choses à se rappeler.

1. Balayez du regard du haut vers le bas tandis que vous traversez la propriété.

Autrement dit, commencez par regarder le coin supérieur du mur et descendez jusqu’en bas de la plinthe.

2. Utilisez des meubles, comptoirs, ou différences au niveau du sol pour créer des murs invisibles.

Vous êtes ainsi assuré(e) de vérifier chaque partie de la propriété. (Si vous ne faites pas cela, vous risquez de rater des îlots de cuisine ou des meubles au milieu de la pièce).

3. Lorsque vous vérifiez des buffets ou armoires, balayez du regard du bas vers le haut.

Cela permet une circulation plus efficace dans la propriété.

4. Si une propriété possède plusieurs étages, travaillez sur chacun d’entre eux comme une section à part entière.

5. Terminez le parcours dans la cuisine (ou faites au moins en sorte que la cuisine soit aussi proche de la fin que possible).

L’emplacement de la cuisine, qui est l’endroit par lequel vous finirez, déterminera la main avec laquelle vous suivrez le mur.

Le suivi de cette méthode crée un processus répétable avec une qualité et une cadence à suivre tandis que le travail est accompli.


Durk Johnson possède plus de 15 années d’expérience en tant que figure dominante dans l’industrie du ménage des locations de vacances. Il travaille actuellement comme directeur exécutif de Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP), une organisation nationale spécialisée dans les principes et procédures relatifs au ménage. Pour en apprendre davantage au sujet de VRHP, rendez-vous sur www.vrhp.org.

Avant VRHP, Durk a travaillé avec des entreprises de locations de vacances, depuis les montagnes enneigées de Park City, en Utah, jusqu’aux plages de sable blanc de Gulf Shores, en Alabama, en passant par les pays suivants : Nouvelle-Zélande, Espagne, Chili, et Italie. Vous pouvez lire plus de posts de Durk sur le nettoyage et le ménage dans sa colonne bihebdomadaire ici, sur le blog de Properly.

Restez à la pointe de l’actualité en matière de partage de logements et de locations de vacances en suivant Properly sur Twitter et Facebook. Vous pouvez télécharger Properly, l’appli gratuite de listes de tâches visuelles, en vous rendant sur notre site Internet.

[:es]

Una de las partes fundamentales de una rutina de limpieza es la disciplina de seguir la pared. Cuando aprendí este principio, fue una experiencia que cambió mi vida profesional y te aliento a que lo sigas también para que tengas el máximo éxito en tus cambios de invitados.

Este principio me ha servido cuando limpio y cuando hago inspecciones durante los cambios de invitados. Básicamente, es simplemente usar la pared como mapa de ruta para la práctica de la limpieza por medio de, literalmente, tocar la pared mientras uno se mueve por la propiedad.  Esto garantiza que cada parte de la propiedad es observada detenidamente, de manera sistemática y ordenada, incluyendo los armarios, los gabinetes, debajo de los muebles y detrás de las puertas.

En la industria de la hospitalidad, tanto el limpiador como, después, el inspector practican el seguir la pared. Cuando se sigue la pared, sea para limpiar la propiedad o para inspeccionarla, hay algunas cosas a recordar.

1. Examina de arriba a abajo a medida que te mueves por la propiedad.

En otras palabras, comienza a revisar en la esquina superior de la pared y sigue hasta abajo en el zócalo.

2. Usa  los muebles, las encimeras, o las diferencias en el piso, para crear paredes invisibles.

Esto garantiza que revises todas las partes de la propiedad. (Si no haces esto, te arriesgas a omitir las islas de las cocinas o los muebles que están al medio de la habitación.

3. Cuando revises las cómodas o gabinetes, comienza a examinar en la parte inferior y trabaja hacia arriba.

Esto permite un flujo más eficiente alrededor de la propiedad.

4. Si la propiedad tiene varios niveles, trabaja en cada piso como una sección en sí mismo.

5. Termina la ruta en la cocina (o al menos ten la cocina tan cerca del final como sea posible).

La ubicación de la cocina, la cual es donde vas a terminar, determinará en cual dirección seguirás la pared (derecha o izquierda).

Seguir este patrón crea un proceso repetible que posibilita la calidad y la rapidez a medida que el trabajo es terminado.


Durk Johnson tiene más de 15 años de experiencia como una autoridad en la industria de la limpieza de los alquileres vacacionales. Actualmente sirve como director ejecutivo de Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP), una organización nacional que se especializa en principios y procedimientos de limpieza. Para informarte más acerca de VRHP visita www.vrhp.org.

Antes de VRHP, Durk trabajó con empresas de alquiler vacacional desde las montañas nevadas de Park City, Utah a las playas de arenas como azúcar blanca de Gulf Shores, Alabama, a los países de Nueva Zelanda, España, Chile e Italia. Puedes leer más artículos de Durk sobre limpieza y quehaceres domésticos en su columna bisemanal aquí en el blog de Properly.

Mantente actualizado con más noticias de alquileres compartidos y alquileres vacacionales siguiendo a Properly en Twitter y Facebook. Puedes descargar Properly, la aplicación de las listas visuales de tareas, visitando nuestro sitio web.

[:]
68 Comments
  1. Jasongop 6 months ago

    Republican politicians all over the country have repeated the Great Replacement theory
    A century-old racist theory reentered the political discourse around immigration and has become commonplace on the campaign trail as Republicans hope to retake control of Congress in November.

  2. Jasongop 5 months ago

    Metronidazole (Flagyl ER) is used for treating certain bacterial infections of the vagina (bacterial vaginosis).
    Special offer – buy metronidazole online – No Prescription Required. Safe & Secure Payments. Fast & Free Delivery.
    Two Free Pills (Viagra or Cialis or Levitra) available With Every Order.

  3. antibioticsgop 4 months ago

    Antibiotics are medicines that fight bacterial infections in people and animals. They work by killing the bacteria or by making it hard for the bacteria to grow and multiply.
    Special offer for you – buy antibiotics online (no prescription required) and get fast & free delivery, safe & secure payments and two free pills (Viagra or Cialis or Levitra). Available with every order!

  4. RichardDib 4 months ago

    Ampicillin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and E. coli or salmonella infection.This is an irreplaceable diuretic which is available to everybody due to its safety, efficiency, and low cost – only $0.25 per pill.
    Special offer – Where To Buy Ampicillin and Get Discount for all Purchased! – No Prescription Required.
    Safe & Secure Payments. Fast & Free Delivery.
    Two Free Pills (Viagra or Cialis or Levitra) available With Every Order.

  5. RonaldEsomy 3 months ago

    One of America’s most accurate tech investors says this tech could trigger https://artevinostudio.com/myphp/buyneurontinonline/ the single biggest financial event since 1602

  6. amoxicillin-gop 3 months ago

    Amoxicillin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and E. coli or salmonella infection.
    Buy amoxicillin online next day delivery – Save UP to 201.99$ and get two free pills Viagra or Cialis or Levitra (available with every order).
    Highest Quality Generic Drugs. Safe & Secure Payments. Fast & Free Delivery.

  7. levothyroxine-gop 3 months ago

    Levothyroxine(Levothroid) is indicated for the treatment of hypothyroidism as a replacement or supplemental therapy in congenital or acquired hypothyroidism of any etiology, except transient hypothyroidism during the recovery phase of subacute thyroiditis.
    Buy levothroid 200 mcg online – Save UP to 250.47$ and get two free pills Viagra or Cialis or Levitra (available with every order).
    Highest Quality Generic Drugs. Safe & Secure Payments. Fast & Free Delivery.

  8. RichardDib 2 months ago

    Ampicillin is used to treat many different types of infections caused by bacteria, such as ear infections, bladder infections, pneumonia, gonorrhea, and E. coli or salmonella infection.This is an irreplaceable diuretic which is available to everybody due to its safety, efficiency, and low cost – only $0.25 per pill.
    Special offer – https://qmc.com.au/wp-content/plugins/slide/buyampicillinonline/ Purchase Ampicillin Online and Get Discount for all Purchased! – No Prescription Required.
    Safe & Secure Payments. Fast & Free Delivery.
    Two Free Pills (Viagra or Cialis or Levitra) available With Every Order.

  9. cytotecbuyDib 2 months ago

    Cytotec is used for reducing the risk of stomach ulcers in certain patients who take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
    Special offer: Save up to $498 (only $1.85 per pill) – https://centaur.ag/wp-content/uploads/wpc247/antibiotics/buycytotec/ buy avodart online and get discount for all purchased!
    Two Free Pills (Viagra or Cialis or Levitra) available With Every Order.
    No Prescription Required. Safe & Secure Payments. Fast & Free Delivery.
    Tag: where to buy cytotec, buying cytotec, get online cytotec no prescription

  10. Prochlorperazine Ea 2 months ago

    buy leflunomide leflunomide 20 mg pricesleflunomide pharmacy how to purchase leflunomide

  11. MilesDok 2 months ago

    BK

  12. Spironolactone Ea 2 months ago

    meclizine purchase meclizine 25 mg tablet meclizine 25 mg no prescription

  13. avodartbuyDib 2 months ago

    Avodart is used for treating symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlargement of the prostate gland. It also helps to reduce the risk of urinary blockage and the need for prostate surgery. It may also be used along with other medicines (eg, tamsulosin).
    Special offer: Save up to 129$ (only $0.25 per pill) – https://avodartcheap.tumblr.com/ buy avodart online and get discount for all purchased!
    Two Free Pills (Viagra or Cialis or Levitra) available With Every Order.
    No Prescription Required. Safe & Secure Payments. Fast & Free Delivery.
    Tag: buying avodart online uk, avodart online uk buy, purchase avodart online

  14. LukaSl 2 months ago

    prestito fino a 30000 euro

  15. Propranolol Ea 2 months ago

    olmesartan for sale how to purchase olmesartan 20 mgolmesartan pills olmesartan purchase

  16. KasenSl 2 months ago

    Druckerei Konigsberg in Bayern

  17. Zanaflex Ea 1 month ago

    order prilosec 40 mg prilosec usa prilosec uk

  18. CohenSl 1 month ago

    kulutusluotto lainaa 45000 euroa

  19. Depakote Ea 1 month ago

    where can i buy amaryl amaryl pills where can i buy amaryl

  20. QuinnPi 1 month ago

    Fitnessstudio Hoppegarten

  21. Loratadine Ea 1 month ago

    diltiazem pharmacy diltiazem 60mg pills cost of diltiazem

  22. Leonidashor 1 month ago

    http://www.laaninorge.com/10000

  23. Coreg Ea 1 month ago

    mestinon 60mg pharmacy mestinon medication mestinon 60 mg otc

  24. Prilosec Ea 1 month ago

    imdur 60 mg prices imdur coupon imdur 40mg over the counter

  25. AlexBown 1 month ago

    ulmer zelt

  26. Clomid Ea 1 month ago

    terbinafine pharmacy terbinafine 250 mg pharmacycheap terbinafine where can i buy terbinafine

  27. Sebastianbeemi 1 month ago

    lana 15000 kr direkt

  28. RonaldEsomy 1 month ago

    Buy cheap antibiotics online https://antib.webstarts.com/ and save your money.
    Highest quality and secure payments. Free delivery and free pills for every order.

  29. Divalproex Ea 1 month ago

    antivert united kingdom where to buy antivert 25 mg antivert without prescription

  30. KingstonMoog 1 month ago

    lan pa 40000 kr

  31. Loperamide Ea 1 month ago

    indocin online indocin canada indocin 75mg uk

  32. ArcherTeare 4 weeks ago

    Friseure Fischach

  33. how to buy levaquin 4 weeks ago

    cheap pyridium pyridium 200 mg united kingdom pyridium 200mg medication

  34. propranolol cheap 4 weeks ago

    arava 10 mg tablet order arava 10 mg arava tablets

  35. BaylorPeary 4 weeks ago

    lan 5000 kr

  36. compazine 5mg without prescription 4 weeks ago

    meclizine medication where to buy meclizine 25mg meclizine 25mg no prescription

  37. Leonelhoth 4 weeks ago

    Glasgestaltung Andreas Dierig

  38. dapsone caps for sale 3 weeks ago

    zyvox united states [url=http://zyvox24.com/#]where to buy zyvox [/url] zyvox 600mg for sale

  39. Lelandhoth 3 weeks ago

    basta lana 70000 kr

  40. protonix canada 3 weeks ago

    metoprolol australia [url=https://metoprolola.com/#]metoprolol pharmacy[/url] metoprolol coupon

  41. olmesartan otc 3 weeks ago

    cheap cipro 1000mg cipro 1000mg uk cipro usa

  42. amoxicillinaDib 3 weeks ago

    Amoxicillin is used for treating infections caused by certain bacteria. It is also used with other medicines to treat Helicobacter pylori infection and ulcers of the small intestines. Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic. It works by killing sensitive bacteria.
    Special offer: Save up to $50 (only $0.44 per pill) – buy amoxicillin online and get discount for all purchased!
    Two Free Pills (Viagra or Cialis or Levitra) available With Every Order.

    No Prescription Required. Safe & Secure Payments. Fast & Free Delivery.
    Tag: amoxicillin without prescriptions buy, buy online amoxicillin, amoxicillin purchase

  43. Rileyhoth 3 weeks ago

    Gymnasium Mulheim an der Ruhr

  44. indocin 75mg tablets 2 weeks ago

    catapres 100mcg purchase catapres united kingdom cheap catapres

  45. amoxilbuyDib 2 weeks ago

    Amoxil is euphemistic pre-owned for the benefit of treating infections caused at near infallible bacteria. It is also hand-me-down with other medicines to look after Helicobacter pylori infection and ulcers of the teeny intestines. Amoxil is a penicillin antibiotic. It works by windfall sensitive bacteria.
    Special offer: Save up to $50 (only $0.44 per pill) – where to buy amoxil and get discount for all purchased!
    Two Free Pills (Viagra or Cialis or Levitra) available With Every Order.

    No Prescription Required. Safe & Secure Payments. Fast & Free Delivery.
    Tag: buying amoxil online uk, amoxil to buy, get amoxil online no prescription

  46. Bowenhoth 2 weeks ago

    lening 5000 euro

  47. cytotecDib 2 weeks ago

    Cytotec is used for reducing the risk of stomach ulcers in certain patients who take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)..
    Special offer: ordering cytotec online, save up to $498 (only $1.85 per pill) and get discount for all purchased!
    Two Free Pills (Viagra or Cialis or Levitra) available With Every Order.
    No Prescription Required. Safe & Secure Payments. Fast & Free Delivery.
    Tag: cytotec buy, order cytotec online, cytotec without prescriptions buy

  48. crestor 5 mg australia 2 weeks ago

    how to buy clozapine clozapine 50mg online pharmacy clozapine otc

  49. clomidDib 2 weeks ago

    Clomid (Clomiphene) is used for treating female infertility and for certain conditions as determined by your doctor. Clomid is an ovulatory stimulant. It works by helping to produce more hormones that cause your ovaries to release.
    Special offer: clomid to buy, save up to $213 (only $0.78 per pill) and get discount for all purchased!
    Two Free Pills (Viagra or Cialis or Levitra) available With Every Order.
    No Prescription Required. Safe & Secure Payments. Fast & Free Delivery.
    Tag: where to buy clomid, purchase clomid, buy clomid

  50. Charleshoth 2 weeks ago

    Hautarzte Ratzeburg

  51. where can i buy digoxin 1 week ago

    spiriva without a doctor prescription cheapest spiriva how to purchase spiriva

  52. donepezil australia 6 days ago

    where to buy lopid cheapest lopid 300mg lopid 300mg medication

  53. doxycyclineDib 6 days ago

    I’m not sure where you’re getting your information, but good topic. I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for great info I was looking for this info for my mission.

  54. Brysonhoth 5 days ago

    Herr Dr. med. Hans-Ulrich Eckhardt

  55. antivert 25mg no prescription 5 days ago

    cozaar 50 mg pills cozaar united kingdom where can i buy cozaar 25mg

  56. cheap dapsone caps 4 days ago

    biaxin 250 mg medication buy biaxin 250 mg buy biaxin

  57. Georgehoth 3 days ago

    Immobilienunternehmen Weilmunster

  58. avodartDib 3 days ago

    I am not sure where you’re getting your information, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
    Thanks for magnificent info I was looking for this info for my mission.

  59. carvedilol canada 3 days ago

    cheap lamisil 250mg lamisil 250mg prices lamisil no prescription

  60. finasteride 5mg pills 2 days ago

    atarax canada how to buy atarax 10mg atarax 25mg cheap

  61. lasixDib 2 days ago

    I’m not sure where you’re getting your information, but good topic. I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for fantastic info I was looking for this information for my mission.

  62. mestinon 60 mg price 2 days ago

    levofloxacin united kingdom order levofloxacin 250mg where can i buy levofloxacin

  63. Wesleyhoth 1 day ago

    Herr Dipl.-Med. Rainer Krause

  64. seroquel coupon 16 hours ago

    levaquin for sale levaquin 750mg united kingdom levaquin 750 mg cheap

  65. Christopherhoth 6 hours ago

    laanpengeonline.info/laan-30000-kr

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Add Comment *

Name *

Email *