Top 3 time saving tips

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What are your top 3 time saving tips?

1) Cloud based Booking Engine that links to OTA's and has CMS

2) Standardising bed sizes - sheets, pillows and towels 

3) Ironing table / Rotary Iron

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We use the swiffer on the long pole to clean the tile and glass in the standup showers. Also use vinegar and water sprsyed on first.

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Didn't even realize it until this morning.   I put the cream for coffee in a small pitcher each day.  Today, I used a pretty, opaque pitcher I recently inherited.    I realized that the transparent glass pitcher I usually use saves me time.   I can see if it needs refilling with a glance from across the room    

With the opaque pitcher, I have to specifically go to it and check.  

I realized all of our liquids - juices, water, cream - are in clear containers.     Time saver.  

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  Vacation time for innkeeper...refreshed and ready to go later!

  Sheets and towels stored together by room.  I sure miss that system down here.

   Clorox Wipes for cleaning bathrooms.

   

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Online reservations

Laundry in the master bath.  Lots of washing and drying while sleeping

color coded sheet sizes kept inside a pillow case for easy grabbing.

 

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eyevea wrote:

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Laundry in the master bath.  Lots of washing and drying while sleeping

color coded sheet sizes kept inside a pillow case for easy grabbing.

 

I like the idea of stuffing the sheets in a pillow case.

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Fitted sheet, two pillow cases on top, wrapped in top sheet.

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Here too.

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1. Online reservations

2. Cleaning supplies in each bathroom (and other supplies on the same floor as the rooms, water bottles, vacuum, 

3. All sheets (iron free!!!) the same and a back-up set in each room for quick turn-overs

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Laundry on same floor as guest rooms.

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Anon Inn wrote:

Laundry on same floor as guest rooms.

That's interesting.   My guest rooms are on three separate floors.   My time saving tip regarding laundry is that the laundry is right next to the kitchen.   That's where I spend most of my time, so I always know if the laundry is ready and I can rotate as soon as it is.

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My laundry is next to the kitchen, where I spend as little time as possible!

Having laundry facilities and storage near the guest rooms would be better for me.

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#1 - King sheets on one shelf/ Queens on another (different colors except for the flannels as they are all cream color but rarely have 2 sizes at the same time)

#2 - ALL supplies are in a room upstairs so no trudging up and down to do the rooms.

#3 - use the foyer as a laundry chute, stand at railing and drop the laundry

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gillumhouse wrote:

#1 - King sheets on one shelf/ Queens on another (different colors except for the flannels as they are all cream color but rarely have 2 sizes at the same time)

#2 - ALL supplies are in a room upstairs so no trudging up and down to do the rooms.

#3 - use the foyer as a laundry chute, stand at railing and drop the laundry

We also stock the second and third floors with supplies.   We have an antique desk on the second floor and an antique sink with cabinet on the third.  We stock them with glasses, toiletries and tourist brochures so they are at hand when we need them.  

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(1) full service laundry - provide everything Single has blue tags, double red tags, king gold tags - delivered and picked up twice a week 

(2) changing over to wooden topped tables - no linen to change or mess about with - quick wipe and your off

(3) 30 min program dishwasher - would love an industrial as they are 5 mins! clears the kitchen in no time - used to be a 2 hour cycle! washing up all day! (we do 4 to 5 dishwasher loads)

 

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Allergic to irons. Saves me lots of time.

Shower Gel cuts down on the time to clean showers as well as the harsh chemicals, since I avoid soap scum.

All the same towels, but I have several different size beds, but they are easy to tell my colour.

Sheets folded into sets in the closet, so you don't have to go looking for anything. Fitted sheet, two pillowcases wrapped into top sheet, one packet, one bed.

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Yeah.

1. Iron?   what's that?

2. color code the sheets for the bed sizes

3. breakfast buffet - no table service.

4. on line reservations.

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My contribution might be room arrangement and design of furniture. Except for a couple of upholstered chairs in each room, I designed and made our furnishing with the goal of them being easy to wipe and clean. Furnishings are either attached to the floor so there is no cleaning under them or wall hung so that they can be cleaned under with little effort.

As with "Kaulbach House" above #2, one size bed, and for us one common stock of linen and towels, #3 makes me smile, long before our motel days, about 1968, I bought a clothes dryer for the first house we purchased (over the objections of DW), she decided she liked the dryer, I don't think I've seen an iron around here since.

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