Laundry and other related housekeeping is integral to your hotel business functioning smoothly and also to keeping costs low. Reducing overall hotel housekeeping costs can make a huge difference in your bottom line, but it requires a balancing act because a clean hotel is a high priority for many travelers. Costs related to housekeeping and laundry can sometimes sneak up on a hotel owner, so it’s important to keep watch on your overhead.
One important cost associated with housekeeping is labor, and this cost includes benefits and insurance as well as wages. Make sure your staff knows what’s expected of them regarding interaction with guests and cleaning standards. Outsourcing, or hiring in a cleaning firm, can be a good way to cut costs but your consistency may suffer.
Going green is becoming popular in the hotel industry, and can be a great way to save money with energy efficient appliances as well as a way to attract more guests.