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Home swapping safely: the ultimate guide to cleaning and preparing your home

Home swapping safely: the ultimate guide to cleaning and preparing your home

Ellena Morgan
By Ellena Morgan - 4 minute read

Regard­less of whether you’re plan­ning on trav­el­ling local­ly or fur­ther afield, we can all agree that it’s nice to stay in a glo­ri­ous­ly clean home! So with that in mind, we’ve cre­at­ed some guide­lines on clean­ing and prepar­ing your home in advance of a swap.

Fol­low­ing the events of recent years, it’s hard­ly sur­pris­ing that our mem­bers are more pas­sion­ate than ever about the clean­li­ness of their homes and the homes they’re swap­ping with. Let’s be hon­est, it’s nice to know that you can relax in a space which is ultra hygien­ic! And as we want to make sure our com­mu­ni­ty stays safe regard­less of what­ev­er the future holds, we’ve round­ed up the best advice on get­ting your home ready for trav­el-lov­ing guests.

Take the guess­work out of prepar­ing your home

We’ve thought this through, so that you don’t have to! You can find the full guide­lines here. Or click on the links below to find a wealth of down­load­able information:

Do all Love Home Swap mem­bers have to com­mit to these guidelines?

Our mem­bers are real­ly house­proud (it’s one of the many rea­sons that our com­mu­ni­ty is so fan­tas­tic) so if you are prepar­ing to host a home swap, we ask that you stick to these guide­lines as close­ly as pos­si­ble. If you have any con­cerns about host­ing a mem­ber or prepar­ing your home, please get in touch with our friend­ly Cus­tomer Care team.

Love Home Swap has reviewed guid­ance from the CDC (Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion) (www​.cdc​.gov), WHO (World Health Organ­i­sa­tion) (https://​www​.who​.int/) Pub­lic Health Eng­land (https://​www​.gov​.uk/​g​o​v​e​r​n​m​e​n​t​/​o​r​g​a​n​i​s​a​t​i​o​n​s​/​p​u​b​l​i​c​-​h​e​a​l​t​h​-​e​n​gland) web­sites to pro­duce these guide­lines for home swap­pers. The CDC, WHO and Pub­lic Health Eng­land have not endorsed this con­tent. Love Home Swap does not make any express or implied war­ran­ty or rep­re­sen­ta­tion about the com­plete­ness, accu­ra­cy, reli­a­bil­i­ty, suit­abil­i­ty, or avail­abil­i­ty of this con­tent. Your use of and ref­er­ence to these guide­lines is at your own risk.