April is a special month for Cleancio! This month marks the 5th birthday of Cleancio! To celebrate this, we want to reflect on the achievements and history of Cleancio. Let’s take a look throughout the years of Cleancio.
In the first place, Rocio Lane was an Airbnb host as a hobby. However, managing and cleaning the units was a challenge on top of her busy schedule. She spent a lot of time trying to communicate with her housekeeper to coordinate schedules and cleaning needs. And needing a last-minute cleaning was impossible to book. This causes her to have to clean the unit herself. Not only that, but quality of service provided by the cleaning company caused her ratings and earnings to drop. So with this problem, Cleancio became the solution. This led to the creation of Cleancio in Chicago, Illinois. Within a year, Cleancio grew from 2 to over 300 properties. Cleancio ended 2016 with a feature in Today’s Travel Startup Watch by Skift.
In 2017, Cleancio was accepted into WiSTEM at 1871 Chicago. WiSTEM at 1871 Chicago is a program for women founders in science, technology, engineering, and math. WiSTEM has a network of over 3,000 women and their successful stories. Lane attended the event for WiSTEM’s fifth cohort. These events are filled with businesswomen in Chicago who share their ideas and inspiration. Applying to WiSTEM’s sixth cohort, Lane was accepted, helping her take Cleancio to the next level.
Without delay, Cleancio was awarded the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification by the WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council). Officially, Cleancio is a women-owned business! Equally important, Lane was featured in 29 Women Who are Making Waves in the Vacation Rental Industry by Lodgify. Not only that, but Lane was in the Top 100 finalists for the 17th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards. Last but not least, Lane was featured in the 9 Short-Term Rental Industry Influencers to Follow by Guesty.
2019 – 2020
2019 was a busy year for Cleancio! Chicago isn’t the only Cleancio location. In 2019, Lane launched its’ second market in Miami. Lane spent 2019 attending multiple vacation rental event, including Host 2019 in London, UK. Vacation rental events weren’t the only things Lane was a part of. Ama La Vida: Founding Females series, featured Lane. In addition, Lane won a pitch competition at FUND conference. Even with the COVID19 pandemic that hit in early March 2020, Cleancio still opened its doors in Miami. Despite the pandemic, 2020 was still a successful year for Cleancio. Lane was a contributor to STRz’s Predictions for 2021. Lastly, Lane was featured in Top 20 Female CEOs of Vacation Rental Tech Companies.
Additionally, Cleancio plans to launch a new scheduling software this year. There is already a scheduling software for all of Cleancio’s clients, but this one focuses on improving and adding more features. When making this new software, clients are the number one priority. What do the clients like and dislike? What features could be added? How can this software be more user friendly? All of this is taken into account to make the new scheduling software even better.
Better yet, Cleancio was featured in Who’s Who of the Vacation Rental Industry. Lane was also featured in Short Term Rentalz’ Women Defining The Rental Industry’s Future. Unfortunately, big in-person events are not allowed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This leads to virtual events taking over. One of them being the Tourism Renaissance in March. Lane was a guest speaker at this virtual event. For her segment, Lane spoke about building a dream team.
Future of Cleancio
You’ve read all about the history of Cleancio. But what’s next in the future for Cleancio? Lane plans to expand Cleancio to more locations in the east coast. With this expansion means more cities have access to Cleancio’s wonderful service. Not only that, but more people working in a setting that encourages them to reach their full potential. And of course, sharing her passion to a wider audience.
In brief, it has been a crazy 5 years for Cleancio. But it definitely won’t stop here. We are looking forward to more! We are very excited to see what else is in store for Cleancio. Thank you to everyone who is a part of our journey. Cleancio wouldn’t be here without you and your support.
Overall, Cleancio focuses on providing high-quality and reasonably priced services. This allows vacation rental unit hosts to focus more on increasing their bookings and guest satisfaction. This also increases more time focusing on their career and other hobbies. With an in-house training team, great cleaning quality is ensured. This raises you and your guests’ satisfaction. Our in-house housekeepers are available 365 days a year. Sit back and relax – You never have to worry about not finding a housekeeper. Or deal with a last minute cancellation.