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If you’re an Airbnb host, then you know that keeping your place clean is essential to maintaining five-star guest reviews and attracting guests. But what software should you use to manage your Airbnb cleaning services? TIDY or Turno (formerly TurnoverBnB) In this blog post, we’ll compare the two Airbnb cleaning services and help you decide which one is best for automating your short-term rental cleanings. Either one you choose will easily integrate with your Host Tools account!

Host Tools provides an automated, unified calendar for short-term rental hosts, allowing you to seamlessly list on all major channels. Start your free trial today!

About TIDY and Turno Airbnb Cleaning Services

TIDY

TIDY is powerful software that automates your property’s cleanings and maintenance. You can easily find new cleaners or work with people you already love. TIDY is perfect for keeping your short-term rental in tip-top condition.

Once you’ve got your properties set up, you’ll be able to start booking cleanings. You can book one-time cleanings or recurring cleanings, depending on your needs.

Once you integrate your TIDY account with Host Tools, TIDY will automatically create listings for all of your properties. When a new guest reservation is made on your Host Tools account, it will also be added to your “Reservations” tab within TIDY. TIDY knows the reservation details and can automatically book a cleaning between guests’ check-in and check-out. The turnover cleaning will follow the instructions you set under the “Automatic Booking” section.

Another stellar feature is the “To-Do” list. You can add custom tasks to these lists, and your cleaners will be sure to take care of them when they come to clean.

This is perfect for things like taking out the trash, doing the dishes, or watering plants. The “To-Do” lists will automatically offer suggestions for cleanings, allow hosts to upload example photos, provide an estimate of how long each task will take, let hosts set priority levels of tasks, and require cleaners to upload before and after photos. TIDY also offers the ability to schedule automated payments to both cleaners you find on and off of the app.

Turno

Turno helps owners easily manage and communicate with existing cleaners or use the Turno marketplace to find professional vacation rental cleaners in their area. As a host, you have over 35,000 service providers bidding on cleaning your property.

There is no shortage of options to find the perfect match for your rental. When you integrate your Turno account with Host Tools, you can automatically text or email cleaners with new jobs, depending on what day of the week they are on. You can also auto-text cleaners about changes or guest cancellations

The platform also provides automated payments and records of completed jobs. Cleaners use their own app to receive updates, use checklists, report problems, track inventory, and send hosts messages.

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Airbnb Cleaning Services: TIDY Vs. Turno

Costs of TIDY and Turno

TIDY

TIDY is free for residential use for the first property. Paid packages begin at two properties and up. The free package still includes home maintenance reminders, mapping tools, to-do lists, & job management.

If hosting more than 100 short-term rentals, TIDY will work with you to create custom pricing. It is an excellent tool for both new and experienced short-term rental hosts.

Turno

Turno offers two standard plans. The first option is free for one listing. After that, it is $6 per listing (when billed annually or $8/month if billed monthly).

Winner: Very Similar

*Note these prices are subject to change

Checklists

TIDY

TIDY offers extremely sophisticated “to-do” lists for cleaners. The software allows hosts to include photos that show cleaners exactly what the host is looking for. Plus, it provides estimates of how long individual tasks will take, allows hosts to prioritize jobs, requests before and after photos from cleaners, and more.

Turno

Turno checklist includes options for keeping track of inventory, estimates of how long your cleaning will take, and an overview of past and upcoming cleanings.

Winner: TIDY

Maintenance

TIDY

Based on what items you’ve put into TIDY, the software will send suggested maintenance schedules based on the manufacturer’s recommendation.

Turno

Turno offers a similar package for maintenance notifications and inventory management.

Winner: Very similar

Mobile App

TIDY

TIDY offers a free mobile app for both Apple and Android users.

Turn

Turno offers a free mobile app for both Apple and Android users. A mobile app makes managing your short-term rental remotely that much easier. Plus, Turno offers an app for cleaners, so you both can communicate on the go.

Winner: Very similar

Stand-By Cleaners

TIDY

TIDY’s software automatically places cleaners on standby in the event that the original cleaner does not show up. This is a great option for preventing guests from showing up to an unclean apartment.

Turno

Stand-by cleaners are not currently available with Turno.

Winner: TIDY

Integrating Your Account with Host Tools

Both Turno and TIDY seamlessly integrate with Host Tools. You can learn more about the specifics of integrating your Host Tools account with Turno and TIDY here.

Winner: It’s a tie!

Host Tools Built-In Cleaner Management Features for Airbnb Cleaning Services

If you only have one, or a couple of cleaners that are available on consistent days of the week, you will probably only need to use Host Tools’ built-in cleaner management features. With Host Tools, you can automatically text or email cleaners with new jobs, depending on what day of the week they are on. You can also auto-text cleaners about changes or guest cancellations.

Additionally, you’re able to create a turnover calendar URL so your cleaners can see all scheduled cleanings at a glance. With our multi-user feature, your cleaners can see the upcoming reservations and any notes about the booking. However, if you have a lot of properties to manage, integrating your Host Tools account with TIDY or Turno can be extremely useful.

Overall, both TIDY and Turno are great options for short-term rental hosts looking for Airbnb cleaning services. They both offer similar features, such as checklists, synched calendars, and the ability to integrate with Host Tools.

However, TIDY does have some unique features, such as standby cleaners and more sophisticated to-do lists. Therefore, if you are looking for a cleaning service that offers a little bit extra, TIDY may be the best option for you. However, if you are simply looking for a reliable and easy-to-use cleaning service, Turno is a great choice. Whichever option you choose, you can be sure that you are getting a quality cleaning service to help take care of your short-term rental.

Host Tools provides an automated, unified calendar for short-term rental hosts, allowing you to seamlessly list on all major channels. Start your free trial today!

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