You know you're an experienced innkeeper when...

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Remember that list of 'you know you're an innkeeper' sayings we had going? Well, while wiping down 15 Windsor chairs' spindles yesterday, I figured we needed a new list of things you know when you're an experienced innkeeper:

You know you're an experienced innkeeper when...

1. You look at new furniture and the first thing you think is- that's too hard to clean.

2. You're buying new bed linens and you run from anything that is 'dry clean only'.

3. You see a cute tchotchke at the store, put it in your cart and then take it out thinking, 'Yeah, and who's gonna have to dust that thing everyday?'

 

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Your house is immaculate, you could eat off your guest room floors, and your private quarters look like a tornado blew through a Costco warehouse!

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Happy Keeper wrote:

Your house is immaculate, you could eat off your guest room floors, and your private quarters look like a tornado blew through a Costco warehouse!

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Happy Keeper wrote:

Your house is immaculate, you could eat off your guest room floors, and your private quarters look like a tornado blew through a Costco warehouse!

Amen to that!

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...you never have a full roll of TP in the OQ...with 3 additional partial rolls waiting in the wings.

...you snatch up dozens of boxes "Ecologs" at the end of the season.

...you become an expert at pouring shampoo/conditioner from one tiny bottle into another tiny bottle.

...you routinely crawl around on your hands and knees with a sticky-roller thingy getting every last bit of hair off the floor.

 

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You can get through the grocery store to do your shopping in less than an hour and you don't need a list. 

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-when butter is on sale you buy POUNDS of it... and freeze it of course

you have a "go to" recipe

ditto on the TP and Paper Towels too-as long as the PT are half way absorbant-we get them.

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 You buy all your candy individually wrapped, including chocolate.

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I always say you are and experienced innkeeper when -

1- you never buy anything that is not wipe clean, easy wash etc

2- you have a section in your wardrobe of outfits you can just fling on and you know they will look alright ie black top black trousers for when you are in a rush.

3-you know pretty much to the penny what your breakfast ingredients cost and where to get the best deals on things like eggs.

4-you have the werdest shopping ie 100 toilet rolls and 20 cans of beans.

5- you bulk by when non perishables are on sale ie 30 things of toilet cleaner when its on buy one get one free.

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You know you are an innkeeper when you buy 18 dozen eggs for breakfast and no one that lives in your house eats eggs.

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Welcome!

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You take your returnable bottles to the bottle redemption and they no longer give you the hairy eyeball over the sheer volume of alcohol bottles in your car. (What they do give you, tho, is a nice pocket-sized daybook your DH uses for his shopping lists!)

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 When you can make a different breakfast every morning for a week an never look at a recipe.

 

 

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In peak season, you buy your eggs in dozen.... cartons!

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When you see a sale and FIND the space to store so you can stock up on:

Eggs

Blueberries

Blackberries

Raspberries

Flour

TP

Bottled water

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How about buying glasses (wine, specifically) that are cheap and replaceable, because so many get broken so often.

Toilet paper in the absolutely largest double/triple roll so that you don't have to continously swap them out.

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Eric Arthur Blair wrote:

How about buying glasses (wine, specifically) that are cheap and replaceable, because so many get broken so often.

Toilet paper in the absolutely largest double/triple roll so that you don't have to continously swap them out.

Yeah we are the only ones who buy giant loads of TP! It is pretty funny when you think about it and we KNOW WHICH ONES we want and which we DO NOT EVER WANT AGAIN! I have one brand only, then a second if that is unavailable - but it is not my preferred.  Not too thick, not too thing - jusssssssssss right.

The other day I didn't buy any eggs, and I felt, weird. I always buy eggs, no matter when or where I buy them. I left the grocery store feeling lost...

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This could be a very long list!  We are so keen.

How about DISHWASHER space hog, you like it but won't buy it unless is stacks well in multiples in the dishwasher.

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

This could be a very long list!  We are so keen.

How about DISHWASHER space hog, you like it but won't buy it unless is stacks well in multiples in the dishwasher.

I got caught on this one when we started out. We spent £300 on matching tableware for breakfast, then I discovered that the plates I served a full cooked on don't fit in the dishwasher, and have been a PITA ever since.

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