Most simultaneous home exchanges are one-off, one-to-one swaps between members; however, some members arrange two or even a series of swaps, one after the other. Such arrangements take very careful planning as, if one member is unable to take part in an agreed exchange for any reason, this would affect others in the chain of swaps. Although it is very rare that there will be a problem, as with any home swap, it’s sensible to have a fall-back plan, perhaps agreeing to pay for alternative accommodation for your exchange guests should you have to cancel at short notice.
With detailed agreements in place so that all those taking part in back-to-back swaps are clear about their commitments, it is also important to consider arrangements for ensuring your home is ready for your second exchange guests to move into after the first exchangers have moved on. The vast majority of home swappers will leave your home clean and tidy, exactly as they found it. However, as you won’t be there to check this as when preparing before a first swap, it will give you peace of mind to have arranged for a trusted cleaner to come in between home exchange guests to clean, change bed linen, wash towels, etc. Then, you can relax as you start your second exchange, knowing that your home will be just as you left it and ready for your guests' arrival.
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