Laundry is an unending and stressful chore, more so for Airbnb hosts with a constant stream of guests. Soon as one basket of dirty laundry gets cleaned, another one awaits. Laundry is also the biggest variable cost, and minimizing it can go a long way in making your life stress-free. That said, here’s how to cut your Airbnb laundry time in half and save time and money while at it.
Implement a Washing Basket System
Sorting dirty laundry isn’t everyone’s cup of tea since it’s time-consuming. Implementing a washing basket system will save you the time that you’d otherwise spend sorting dirty laundry. This entails having several baskets where your guests can drop off their dirty laundry. Each basket should have a label of the type of clothes you want in it.
Incorporate Laundry Into Your Daily Routine
One of the things Airbnb hosts look forward to is guests coming through their doors constantly. However, this means more laundry, besides the other chores that need to be done to guarantee their comfort. You can save a lot of time by incorporating laundry into your daily routine. For instance, putting dirty laundry in a washing machine while you do the dishes saves a lot of time.
Hang and Fold Cleaned Laundry Properly
Properly hung and folded laundry may not require ironing, which is another time-consuming chore. When hanging washed laundry, peg them either at the seam or waistband. For instance, avoid hanging sweaters and shirts by the shoulders. After washing and drying your laundry, fold them on flat surfaces to minimize wrinkling.
Purchase Fast-Drying Towels and Bedding
Cotton bedding and towels may be comfy, but they increase your laundry time significantly because they don’t dry out fast. In this regard, consider using brushed microfiber towels and bedding. They are as comfortable as cotton and dry in less than ten minutes. With such fast-drying towels and beddings, you won’t have to worry about accumulating heaps of laundry.
Outsource Your Laundry Service
One of the best decisions you can make as an Airbnb host is outsourcing your laundry service to a commercial laundromat. It allows you to focus on providing the best customer care and managing the business rather than worrying about dirty laundry. Outsourcing your laundry service also saves you time since you don’t need to invest in the typically expensive laundry equipment.