The smallest task can be important, like straightening a pile of magazines on a coffee table, emptying a waste paper bin or folding a spare blanket in a bedroom.
When you’re speed cleaning, it’s unlikely you’ll need to do the whole house, unless you’re expecting a police search. Focus on the rooms the guests will actually see, starting with whatever your least favourite room is.
Get your hotel head on, and ask yourself what would irk you if this was a hotel room.
Bare surfaces are always impressive, whatever the room.
Throw the curtains wide if it’s daytime.
Open the windows to get some air in; stuffy feels dirtier.
Next, we’re looking at individual rooms, with timing guidelines. Set a timer and allocate a few minutes to each task...