Mousekeeping is a mystery to many. These are the Cast Members clean your room when you’re staying in a Disney Hotel. Disney has clean hotel rooms. I will share some Mousekeeping secrets with you so you can make your bedroom at home just as cozy as a Mousekeeper does.
Mousekeeping has Occupied tasks for when you’re staying in the room. You do this daily at home. Check Out tasks happen after you leave. These are once a week tasks done besides regular duties.
Here is what Mousekeeping does.
In rooms with kitchens they will put your dishes in the dishwasher and run that for you. So if your home and you've been struggling to keep up with the dishes make that a priority. First thing before you leave put dishes in the dishwasher and run it. They wash out the Coffee maker if needed. They use a multi-tasking cleaner to wipe the counters and sink.
Next, the Mousekeeper will clean your bathroom. They clean the entire bathroom every day. With a small restroom, it should not take over 10 minutes even if you’re cleaning the shower. If it take you a long time to clean the bathroom read my speed cleaning tips here.
Disney uses Eco-Lab products, and they’re supposed to be phenomenal, but they’re hard to find. The gist is they use one cleaner for everything (it's faster that way) I use Method, and first I spray my Pinterest Miracle bathroom cleaner in the tub. I use a different cleanser for the tub because a multitasking spray won’t get rid of soap scum. I could not find out what Mousekeepers used to clean the tubs. Maybe it the Eco-Lab cleaner comment below if you know.
You will clean your bathroom from top to bottom that means cleaning the mirrors the countertops and the toilet. Spray the mirror and counters. Start with the mirrors. Wipe out the sink and between the faucet and the mirror. Wipe the toilet. If you have time to scrub out your toilet bowl.
In my research, I found that most MouseKeepers will use a scrub brush on a telescopic pole. They spray the shower, and they start from the top and scrub the walls down and scrub out the tub. The pole makes it faster and requires less reaching and bending.
Now clean the floor quickly. Use the vacuums bare floor mode or a Swiffer. I have heard Mousekeepers prefer a broom and I prefer the vacuum. Mousekeepers put the towels into the laundry. New fresh towels will be hung and folded. You can opt for clean towels or hang yours to dry.
That sounds like lot's of work. In a small bathroom the time flies. The Mousekeeper will empty every trash bin in your room that includes the bathroom. Mousekeeping replaces toilet paper or soaps and shampoos if needed.
When Mousekeeping makes your bed they use a wedge to help lift the mattress for the perfect bed. Making your bed shouldn’t take that long once you get used to doing it. Do what hotels do only fuss with the flat sheet and fold a cover or blanket and spread it at the end of the bed.
Mousekeeping will dust your room. A lambs wool or a microfiber duster are great time savers. Lastly they vacuum your room. An average hotel room takes them 15 minutes.
During checkout the occupied tasks and a few extras take place. Fresh blankets and sheets replace the ones the guests were using. Mousekeeping checks drawers for forgotten items.
Most Mousekeepers check under beds and you should do this once a week at home. Tissues, old water bottles, stray socks, are common things to wind up under the bed.
Clean cups replace the old ones. The toiletries are restocked.
If I missed anything, please let me know.
In the Disney community, there is a lot of debate over tipping Mousekeeping. You do not have to tip. Please consider the tipping system is in place for a reason. Newer Cast Members do not make that much money. If your room is clean, please tip. I suggest at least two dollars per person per day. Consider leaving a daily tip instead of one at the end of the trip.
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