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4 Tips For Hosting an Airbnb

Airbnbs are becoming more popular each year and along with hotels, they’re at the top of the pecking order regarding hospitality. Hosting Airbnb takes a lot of planning, attention to detail and commitment. With the right mindset, you can be successful and get good reviews from guests. Here are 4 tips for hosting an Airbnb!

Tips for hosting an Airbnb
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1. Be Clear In Your Listing

When you upload your Airbnb profile, the messaging is very important. Be clear about what your Airbnb offers. List all the essential amenities, talk about the location’s convenience (if it’s close to the shops or a train station), parking, WIFI connection etc. State the check-in and check-out times clearly.

Don’t forget to include pictures. Not only does this help with first impressions but it gives the potential guest an idea of what the room looks like. However, when you are hosting an Airbnb, don’t over-exaggerate information because you won’t manage customer expectations well.

2. Greet Your Guests

Greeting your guests when they first arrive is an important tip when hosting an Airbnb. First impressions count and it’s always great to make them feel welcomed when they arrive. Start a small chat and let them know you are available should they have any questions. Being responsive goes a long to building trust and it helps guests settle.

3. Keep A Cleaning Schedule

Your Airbnb should be spotless. In times like this, hygiene is everything. Poorly cleaned Airbnb or hotels get the most vocal negative reviews. Make sure your Airbnb is praised for its cleanliness. Prioritise keeping a cleaning schedule for your bathroom and toilet and leave a nice freshener in the hallway.   

4. Partner Up With A Laundry Service

As Airbnb hosts, you can’t do everything on your own. That’s why Laundryheap is available for you! Our on-demand service provides laundry for your items. What’s more, you can also rent our fresh bed linens and towels. Partner with us so we can contribute to giving your guests the best experience and stay!

Hosting an Airbnb does come with challenges, but it is also rewarding! Nothing beats the feeling of knowing your guests are thankful for letting them stay at a place they can relax and feel at home.  

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Airbnb Bathroom Essentials

Hosting an Airbnb requires great attention to detail; covering the basics makes the difference for your guests. Your bathroom should be the place for comfort and relaxation. To make your guests feel welcome, here are Airbnb bathroom essentials!

Airbnb Bathroom Essentials

1. Toiletries

It’s hard to exclude toiletries when listing Airbnb bathroom essentials. Granted certain guests may have their own toiletries, it’s always best to have some basic toiletries ready like shampoo, body wash, soap, conditioner etc. A general rule of thumb is to provide both scented and unscented soaps, in case your guests have allergies.

2. Towel Rack and Bathroom Hooks

It goes without saying but towel racks are quite high on the Airbnb bathroom essentials list. They’re helpful for guests who want to hang up their towels. Similarly, bathroom hooks also provide convenience for guests who want to hang their clean clothes up. You don’t want frustrated guests hanging their clothes on the door handles!

3. Towels

When providing towels, always consider the guest first. If it’s a family, it’s best recommended you provide a hand towel, bath towel, washcloth etc. for each guest. If your Airbnb is near a beach or pool, offer beach towels too. Convenience goes a long way in hosting.

We do advise you to remind your guests where to put used towels so they can be immediately washed by your cleaners instead of being stored in rooms for days. If you do need a hand with laundering towels, book with Laundryheap!

A reminder, we also rent towels to Airbnbs so if you’re short on towels, just get in touch with Laundryheap Linen!

4. Toilet Paper

The toilet paper is a basic need in all places. To save your guests from stress and frustration, always order in bulk and never leave your guests short! Generally, it’s best to offer one toilet paper roll for a guest who is staying for only 2 nights in your Airbnb.

5. Bath Mats

Bath mats add vibrance and elegance to your bathroom. They also provide safety for your guests; preventing them from slipping because the floors are kept dry.

6. Thrash Bin

Airbnb bathroom essentials are all about convenience and to add to the list, make sure your bathroom has a rubbish bin so your guests can throw used toiletries or any unwanted items in the bin.

7. Bathroom Mirrors

Some of your guests will need to shave or put make-up on. Other guests may need to get ready for meetings and want to see how well-dressed they are in their suits. Always offer the basic convenience of a good bathroom mirror with bright bathroom lighting.

8. Hot Water

Nothing beats the feeling of a nice hot shower; it is relaxing and makes guests feel like they are in paradise. Showering is essential, so ensure maintenance is always checked so that your guests don’t complain about cold showers!

Your guests deserve the best stay, and they also deserve a good laundry service to take care of their clothes!

Happy Hosting!

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Tips For Ordering Toiletries For Your Hotel

Toiletries can be quite a struggle for travellers as they don’t want to overpack. On the other hand, toiletries for your hotel can be the difference between good and excellent service. Guests want to be treated like royalty so it’s only right for hotels to go above and beyond to make sure toiletries are always available.

Toiletries

Here are our tips for ordering toiletries for your hotel

Ordering The Right Amount

Hotel guests are looking for a relaxing time and the bathroom plays a huge part in the overall service. Always ensure you have ordered the right amount of toiletries to save you a lot of frustration. You want to avoid a situation where unhappy guests are confronting you because you have run out of toiletries.

Stay prepared and order enough toiletries with Laundryheap Linen!

Consider Your Budget

Running a hotel is already expensive but if you are keeping tabs on your budget, it will help you to stay on track whenever you order toiletries. Considering your budget is sustainable in the long term.

If you’re looking for toiletries that are budget-friendly, Laundryheap Linen’s toiletries are only £2.49 + VAT per item!

Consider The Size Of Toiletries

Hotels very rarely refill their handwash or shampoos so order small-sized toiletries for your hotel guests. When ordering shampoo or shower gel, it’s recommended you order 30ml amount because it may benefit your hotel guests if they wish to take them home.

Choose Laundryheap Linen

When ordering toiletries for your hotel, you need to consider a provider that offers quality products and convenient service. The good news is there is a provider that fits the bill, and it is Laundryheap Linen!

With a set of shampoo, shower gel, body lotion, condition, body soap and hand soap, our toiletries will look great in your hotel bathroom and will no doubt impress your guests!

Ordering Toiletries For Your Hotel

Visit Laundryheap Linen’s website to order your hotel toiletries!

If you’re a hotel owner and also interested in providing your hotel guests with a reliable laundry service, get in touch with Laundryheap so we can work together in making your guests extra happy!

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The Guide To Wash Your Shower Curtains

Your shower curtain is a great bathroom accessory, but it also is prone to water, soap stains and mould. This means you need to wash your shower curtains regularly to preserve their life span and material.

How to wash your shower curtains
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In this guide, we are going to go through the essential information on washing your shower curtains.

How Often Should You Wash Your Shower Curtains?

A common mistake people make is that they think once their shower curtains get dirty, it needs to be replaced. However, this isn’t the case because shower curtains can be washed and re-used. This saves you money in the process.

A general rule of thumb is to wash your shower curtains every month. It’s important to consistently wash them monthly because they do generate bacteria and it also means you are getting rid of the mould that damages the fabric over time.

How to Wash Your Shower Curtains Using The Washing Machine?

The good thing about washing your shower curtains is that it doesn’t take much time but it does require a little more care than a normal laundry chore.

Firstly, take down the shower curtain and remove any rings. Then place the curtain in the washing machine. It is recommended to put a few white towels into the load for better cleaning results as this will provide extra scrubbing.

Moreover, add the normal amount of laundry detergent and a ½ cup of baking soda. Once that is done, put the machine in a gentle and warm setting if you have a plastic curtain and run the cycle for 30 minutes.

If you have a fabric shower curtain, set it with the highest cycle of 40 to 60 degrees but as always, read the label for care instructions.

When your washing machine starts to reach the rinse cycle, at a ½ to 1 cup of white vinegar.

Lastly, when the cycle finishes, hang your shower curtain up to dry.

How to Wash Your Shower Curtains By Hand?

Sometimes your shower curtains don’t need washing machine attention and the good news is that handwashing is also effective in washing your shower curtains.

To begin handwashing, remove the shower curtain for better handling. Make sure the curtain is a little wet and then pour some baking soda on it to scrub any mould, dirt, water, or soap stains. We recommend using a brush or a cloth to rub the baking soda into the shower curtain.

Afterwards, turn on your tap to warm water settings and begin to rinse to remove any remaining stains. If you feel happy with the results, hang it up to dry.

Everybody wants their bathroom to look spotless. Make sure you add your shower curtains to laundry and cleaning duties. If you find yourself too busy or unsure about the instructions, book with Laundryheap so we can wash your shower curtains for you!

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How to wash a bath mat

When it comes to doing laundry it’s important not to forget the household items that need to be regularly cleaned. This is how to wash your bath mat.

  • Why wash your bath mat?
  • How often should you wash your mat?
  • Using the washing machine 
  • Hand washing 
  • Leave it to the experts

Why wash your bath mat?

Bathrooms are the perfect environment for mold and bacteria. They are damp and humid, providing a ripe environment for mold to grow on every surface, including your bath mat. In addition to mold, bath mats can become slippy with oil buildup from spilled shower products. Regularly washing your bath mat will prevent these hazards.

 How often should you wash your mat?

Washing your bath mat largely depends on how many people use your bathroom and how often. This being said, as a rule of thumb, it is best to wash your bath mat at least once a week to prevent a build-up of bacteria and oil. 

Using the washing machine

The easiest way to wash your bath mat is by putting it in the washing machine. That being said, it is best to check the care label as it may be hand wash only. 

After checking your bath mats care label, take it outside and give it a good shake to remove any loose dirt. Shaking your mat out will also allow you to better see if there are any stains on your mat that need to be pre-treated. 

Once you have shaken out your mat, pre-treat any stains that you can see. You can use a standard stain remover or a natural stain remover, such as hydrogen peroxide. 

Next, put your bath mat in the washing machine as normal. It’s best to use a warm setting for your wash as you want to successfully get rid of any lingering bacteria. It is also best to wash your mat on its own as this will ensure it has optimal space in your washing machine and will guarantee a successful clean. 

When your wash is complete, dry your mat completely before putting it back in your bathroom. The best way to dry your mat is in the fresh air, however, if the weather does not permit this, you can use a low setting on your tumble dryer, or use a drying rack. If you are using a drying rack, make sure that there is ample ventilation to prevent musty smells and damp. 

Hand washing 

If you would prefer to not use your washing machine you can hand wash

Similarly to when using the washing machine, before you begin hand washing your mat shake it out to remove any loose dirt. 

To hand-wash your bath mat you will need to prepare a diluted bleach solution. It is best to do this in a bath or shallow sink so that you have plenty of room. Before preparing your bleach solution make sure that you are wearing gloves to protect your hands from coming into direct contact with the bleach. You must also ensure that your room is well ventilated to prevent the toxic fumes from the bleach causing you any harm. 

Begin preparing your bleach solution by adding one gallon of cold water to your bath or sink. For every one gallon of cold water that you add you can add one teaspoon of bleach. Depending on how long it has been since your bath mats last clean depends on how much bleach you decide to use. 

Once the diluted bleach solution has been made, place your bath mat in the solution and leave it to soak for three to four hours. 

After three to four hours, remove your bath mat and leave it to dry under the same instructions as when using a washing machine.

Finally, drain and rinse the bath/sink and clean away the dirt left behind from your bath mat.

Leave it to the experts 

If your bath mat is proving particularly difficult to clean, or you just don’t want to clean it yourself, leave it to us. We will pick up, professionally dry clean, and re-deliver your bath mat to you all within 24 hours. To book your dry cleaning service head to the Laundryheap website or download the free Laundryheap app. 

We are now available in Los Angeles.