Would you like to save more?
Whether it’s time, cost, or resources, the one thing we all want to do is to save more. Any opportunity where we can save without compromising is seized upon, and businesses across the globe are responding to their customers by offering them more ways to save.
The hospitality market is no different, and as travelers become more attentive in finding ways to save, so to have hotels.
A large expense for any hotel is linens. The combined cost of just sheets and towels, for example, can become a large portion of a guest room’s budget, and it certainly pays to look for savings in these categories whenever possible.
“Ready to Use” has become a leading cost-saving initiative for many hotels. Simply put, these are sheets and towels which can go directly from the box they arrive in to the bed or bath without having to go through an initial laundering. So how does a hotel save by using these types of linens? Ask yourself these questions:
- How much time do housekeepers spend washing every sheet and towel that they unpack over the course of a year?
- How much water, detergent, and electricity is used in laundering a fresh set of sheets or towels each time, and over the course of a year?
The average cost to wash a pound of laundry can range from $0.30 to $0.35 cents (which does not include the cost of labor or other costs such as keeping the lights on in the laundering facility, etc.).
Just by avoiding the initial laundering of a dozen “Ready to Use,” 17-lb. towels, you can save nearly $6.00! Now multiply that across all of the sheets and towels that you unpack and launder in a year and the savings quicky grow.
“Ready to Use” sheets and towels can save you a great deal of money, and they’re eco-friendly, too, saving resources that would otherwise be consumed in an initial laundering.