- May 22, 2010
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I was more concerned about my health than a few stained carpets or sheets! The tough part was we had relatively no work for our housekeeper. We kept encouraging him to go on unemployment, but you have to show you made a minimum amount the previous year and he just didn’t have the hours being PT. So, no unemployment $$ for him. He ended up doing a lot of odd jobs and taking care of an elderly family member.The money saved, both in labor and supplies, will go to the bottom line and help them stay in business.
I'm sure some B&Bs will switch to this model, though I know a lot of owners won't be able to give up the control and peace of mind gained by checking in the rooms daily, even multiple times/day, to make sure people aren't damaging things or breaking the rules.
We told them at check in and again at breakfast, it was also on the website when you made a reservation. ‘For your protection and ours, we will not be going in your room to clean. If you need anything, just ask.’I find it really difficult to not refresh the rooms. I feel like I'm short-changing the guests, especially the ones who have been here previously. How do you let them know you won't be doing daily housekeeping?
As an individual (me as a guest) I always preferred to find my stuff where I left it and not moved or disposed of, as an operator we have always asked for that reason, most guests chose the "leave me alone" option. As a tiny motel, our guests may be different. I take the position that I'm the motel maid and not "your mom", straightening an empty bed, easy enough, but for us it is often a group of 4, food, clothing, electronics, cover the bed and the floor, I wouldn't know where to start.I find it really difficult to not refresh the rooms. I feel like I'm short-changing the guests, especially the ones who have been here previously. How do you let them know you won't be doing daily housekeeping?
Guess who just read this and thought...ah, laminated note, great idea . I've done the same, but not laminated. I've been printing and cutting out little quarter page sheets for a year,to leave in the guest's room. And have been frusterated that we need to change them after almost every guest. Laminated. Yes. Great thought!We put together a covid info sheet that we laminated and leave on the bed. It includes a note that we will not be refreshing your room during your stay. Then, instructions to leave laundry and trash outside the room for replacement.