Dust to Dollars:

A Comprehensive Vacation Rental Cleaning & Staging Course

Elevate Your Cleaning Career with Expert Guidance from Industry Experts With Your Cleaning Training Course Instructor, Katie Sikkema, Owner of Hollander Cleaning

Become the Go-To Vacation
Rental Cleaning Service in Your Region

Elevate your cleaning services for vacation rentals, commercial cleaning, and home staging with the online course, Dust to Dollars!

Whether you operate a residential cleaning company partnering with short-term rental owners, or you’re a college student, parent, or retiree looking to make some extra income with a flexible schedule with a cleaning gig, you can become known for your excellent cleaning work and get hired again and again.

Dust to Dollars is a self-paced, online cleaning training course that you or your team can take to elevate your cleaning skills while increasing your income. A truly clean vacation rental, staged home, or commercial space is one that is going to impress and keep your happy clients coming back for more services.


Vacation Rental Owners Don’t Know Who They Can Trust

There’s nothing worse for vacation rental owners than to hire a professional cleaning crew to come clean and turn over their property and have the results be less than satisfactory. They’re hiring professional cleaners so that their rental creates a great warm, inviting and positive experience for their customers.

In the dynamic world of commercial and residential cleaning, the challenges extend far beyond the surfaces we clean. As a cleaning business, reliable and trustworthy help is hard to acquire and retain. You’re doing your best to provide excellent cleaning services, but at the end of the day, your crew might be letting you down. Your business might be suffering because you’re not getting repeat business due to the lack of professional training.

owning a cleaning business means
you may have faced some of these common challenges:


High Turnover Rates:

Constantly hiring and training new staff due to high turnover can disrupt the workflow and affect service consistency.


Time Management Issues:

Efficiently managing time during cleaning assignments is challenging without the right training, affecting the overall productivity and profitability of the business.


Inconsistent Service Quality:

Maintaining a consistently high standard across multiple cleaning and staging tasks poses a challenge, impacting customer satisfaction and retention.


The Critical Need for Trust and Rapport:

Property managers that are overseeing the cleanliness and presentation of properties need and expect a high level of reliability and professionalism. The challenge is not just about cleaning surfaces; it's about creating an environment where property managers can trust that each turnover will meet a consistent high standard. The lack of a standardized training approach often results in varied levels of service quality, creating uncertainty for property managers.

Gig Workers New to the Cleaning Industry Don’t Have the Right Training

Countless people are entering the cleaning industry for more flexibility in their schedules and more job security. Vacation rental turnovers are more lucrative than standard cleaning because of the level of detail and staging involved. Whether you’re a college student, parent, or retiree looking to make some extra income with a flexible schedule, you can secure a steady job with the best-paying clients if you have the right cleaning and staging experience. However, it takes industry knowledge to provide top-notch, excellent services. Without the proper training, you could be faced with some of these challenges:

Cleaning Practices:

Everyone can pick up a sponge, right? It’s not rocket science! But, without comprehensive professional training, you might be wasting your time and effort without even knowing it!

Limited Knowledge of Cleaning and Staging Techniques:

The absence of training may lead to subpar cleaning quality and
awkward staging, creating dissatisfied clients.

Service Quality:

Without a standardized training approach and clear processes, you may be getting feedback from those hiring you that your work is inconsistent, or not up to their high standards.

Enroll Now and Let's Turn Dust into Dollars Together!

Register for Dust to Dollars:

A Comprehensive Course to Vacation Rental Cleaning and Staging.

Your Path to Success Begins Here!


Uplevel Your Skills or Your Team with the Dust to Dollars: A Comprehensive Course to Vacation Rental Cleaning and Staging!

At Hollander Cleaning, we created this self-paced, online cleaning training course because we know firsthand that achieving a high standard of clean makes your clients happy and your business thrive. If you can provide consistent, professional results, you can make a name for yourself as a premiere cleaning service provider.

This course is perfect for standardizing your team’s training if you operate a cleaning company, or ideal for leveling up your own cleaning skills, whether you want to work for yourself or get hired by another company.

The Dust To Dollars online course was designed by Katie Sikkema, owner of Hollander Cleaning and a seasoned industry expert. This 13-module course is your comprehensive guide to mastering the art of commercial and residential cleaning. You’ll watch all the recorded videos at your own pace and review the handouts and additional resources when it’s convenient for you. You’ll also have access to a private course portal!

As an attendee, you’ll have access to 13 comprehensive training modules covering every aspect of cleaning and staging vacation rentals. Additionally, the lessons and techniques learned can be applied across a variety of residential and commercial cleaning jobs.

You’ll learn everything from standard cleaning to deep cleaning techniques, so you can stand out in the market. We emphasize efficiency and time management skills, ensuring that you can maximize your earning potential per hour.

The comprehensive online cleaning course also teaches the importance of trust and professionalism which are key qualities sought by property managers and homeowners. Additionally, you’ll enhance your staging skills, mastering the art of creating visually appealing spaces. Each module provides detailed insights, empowering participants with hands-on knowledge essential for their success.

A Message From
Your Course Instructor:

Katie Sikkema

When my husband and I needed a little extra income, we reached out to a vacation rental management company to see if they needed any additional cleaners. They loved our work, and we just kept growing. Within a few months, we were earning over $2500/month in turnovers. The next summer, we were doing $8,000/month, and a year after that our team was doing more than $25k/month in turnovers, in addition to other commercial cleaning accounts. We could not believe that our plan for “a little extra income,” turned into a thriving business. We created this course to provide others with the skills and knowledge they need to get into the industry and succeed. We sincerely hope these skills can help you thrive as we have.

Katie Sikkema

What’s You’ll Learn

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn as a participant:

Part #1

Getting Started

Lesson #1-3: Prepare Before You Clean

Establish a solid foundation for successful client communication and satisfaction. Dive into the nitty-gritty of timelines, laundry policies, cleaning checklists, and staging preferences. Learn what equipment you need to clean with quality and efficiency.

Part #2

The Turnover Clean

Lesson #4-11: Turnover Process Breakdown

Immerse yourself in the turnover cleaning process, from laundry considerations to detailed cleaning of bathrooms, kitchens, dealing with duvets, and mastering the art of staging. Learn the nuances of making beds, folding towels, and creating welcoming and inviting spaces for guests.

Part #3

The Deep Clean

Lesson #12-13: Deep Clean Strategies

Delve into the intricacies of deep cleaning with a comprehensive checklist and timeline.
Understand the importance of consultations with the owner/manager, equipment readiness, and the step-by-step process for a thorough
deep clean.


The course covers a wide range of topics, including standard and deep cleaning techniques, equipment selection, turnover clean procedures, bathroom and kitchen cleaning, staging basics, advanced staging techniques, efficiency tips, and much more!

The course consists of 13 modules of recorded videos, and it is entirely self-paced. Each module will have a recorded video and a variety of handouts and resources. You can progress through the content at your own pace when it is convenient for you!

No prior experience is required. Whether you’re a beginner or have some cleaning experience, this course is structured to accommodate learners at various levels.

Yes, once you have completed all the modules, you will be directed to a multiple choice exam. If you pass the exam, you will receive a certificate that validates your mastery of the cleaning techniques and principles taught in the program.

Enrolling is easy; simply scroll down to the registration area. We offer various payment options for your convenience.

Dust to Dollars stands out by offering a comprehensive curriculum, insider tips from industry experts, a focus on efficiency, and practical guidance for building a reliable and profitable cleaning business.


A Comprehensive
Vacation Rental
Cleaning and Staging course

Elevate Your Cleaning Career with Guidance from Industry Experts
With Your Course Instructor, Katie Sikkema, Owner of Hollander Cleaning


For $497 you can get all this course content and a 1-1 consulting session with Katie to answer any additional questions you have about getting started in the cleaning industry.

If you are already an established business and you want to train your staff, you can get unlimited access for all your employees or contractors for $997/year.