Mousekeeping is a mystery to many. These are the Cast Members that clean your room when you’re staying in a Disney Hotel. Disney has clean hotel rooms. I will share some Mousekeeping secrets with you. Now you can make your bedroom at home 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. Read my speed cleaning tips here if you need help speeding things up.
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. Cleaning is 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.
You will clean your bathroom from top to bottom. That means cleaning the mirrors the countertops and the toilet. I use a duster to clean the light fixtures first. An all in one cleaner safe for the glass and the counters is best. This will save time and make it easier to clean. I will clean the bathroom mirror second and wipe the counters after that. Then wipe out the sink and between the faucet and the mirror. I also wipe the outside of the cabinets and drawers. The final item to clean is the toilet. If you have time to scrub out your toilet bowl.
In my research, I found 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 cleaning faster and requires less reaching and bending.
The floors will be cleaned last. A vacuum on the bare floor mode or a Swiffer works well. I heard Mousekeepers prefer a broom and I prefer the vacuum. Mousekeepers put the towels into the laundry. New fresh towels are left on the towel rack. You can opt for clean towels or hang yours to dry.
That sounds like a lot of work. Time flies especially in a small bathroom. 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. 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. Last, they vacuum your room. An average hotel room takes them 15-30 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, do this once a week at home. Tissues, old water bottles, stray socks, are common things to wind up under the bed.
Mousekeepers 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.
What do you like best about staying at a Disney hotel?
If you want to learn more about speed cleaning click here.
If you want to learn how I keep my tubs clean without scrubbing click here.
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