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Discovering the housekeeping difference

July 3, 2018

You know hotel housekeeping can be quite a challenge. You also know care and consistency around housekeeping is what builds a property’s reputation in the eyes of guests. When housekeeping gets overlooked, hotels typically feel a bottom-line impact. Like any other operational task that’s vital to the everyday success of a business, effective housekeeping demands proper planning and the right equipment.

From maintaining the pristine appearance of guest rooms to making sure pool and exercise areas have an endless supply of towels, every housekeeping team should be guided by a clear strategy. One industry expert emphasizes the importance of ongoing training. “Housekeeping is really all about the basics and really knowing those basics well,” said Rick Takach, CEO and chairman of hotel management company Vesta Hospitality. “As long as your team is very well-trained, that’s your best way to make sure things are running smoothly and you’re getting your rooms done as quick as possible.”

Just as important are the tools of the trade. For more than three decades, Royal Basket Trucks has produced carts, trucks, and containers that support the critical work of housekeeping. Today, Royal Basket offers a full line of products for collecting, sorting, and transporting in a variety of environments.

To experience the difference of Royal Basket, choose from a variety of colors, sizes, and divided sections for optimal organization and increased efficiency. Royal Basket also offers non-marking casters to spare specialty floors from damage. Every cart is built to order, made in Wisconsin, and ships on a short timeline.

Turn to the innovative options of Royal Basket, and give your housekeeping staff the support that goes with every successful strategy.

P&G Pro Line® – the complete carpet care system that delivers amazing results

April 27, 2018

Keep your carpets looking their best with P&G’s complete high-performance Pro Line Carpet Care System. It’s safe and effective and cleans your carpets in three simple steps using only five products – half the number of products that other carpet cleaning systems use. This means you can reduce your operational costs and improve your staff’s efficiency.

The P&G Pro Line Carpet Care System provides…

Powerful Spot Removers to Minimize Re-Work

Whenever soiling occurs, it is important to remove spots, spills, gum or other sticky residue as soon as possible to prevent the spot from becoming a permanent stain. P&G Pro Line offers a selection of specially formulated spot removers that target hard-to-remove stains, like coffee, rust, wine and bodily fluids.

 A Bonnet Cleaner to Minimize the Need for Extraction

This type of carpet cleaning, considered a “lighter” cleaning, employs a rotary carpet shampoo machine and a special carpet cleaning pad. Bonnet clean your carpets weekly or monthly to clean top fiber sections of the carpet. Regular use of P&G Pro Line’s Bonnet/Traffic Lane Cleaner will extend time between extraction cleanings.

 A One-Step Extraction Cleaner & Deodorizer

Extraction cleaning should be done when the carpet looks heavily soiled. In extraction cleaning, hot water and cleaning agents are applied to the carpet pile at high pressure to loosen dirt. Almost simultaneously, the water, dirt and cleaning solution is removed, leaving your carpet clean and fresh. P&G Pro Line’s Extraction Cleaner saves time – it cleans and deodorizes in one step.

Tips for working smarter, not harder

August 26, 2016
  • Buy ready-to-use sheets and towels. They can be unpacked and put into service immediately, no washing needed. Because you save time, reduce water usage and energy costs, you’ll also achieve sustainability goals as well.
  • Save on laundry costs and protect the environment by using conservation signage. There are several kinds to choose from, including signs that cover sheet and towel re-use and general energy consumption.
  • Be sure to invest in No Smoking signs to keep your property’s air clean, too. This saves time in cleaning and deodorizing rooms and public spaces.
  • Keep a small tool kit on housekeeping carts, so that your housekeeping staff can fix minor problems, instead of taking a room out of service.
  • Use an Instant Erasing Pad or Magic Eraser® to save time cleaning scuff marks off of any surface.
  • Provide “light touch” housekeeping service every other day for multiple-day guests, which reduces labor as well as costs of products required to service room.
  • Use lint rollers to save time picking up lint and hair in bathrooms and rugs.
  • To leverage productivity of your housekeeping, security, maintenance, room service and other staff, use two-way radios.

Find the right fit with the Quick Cart from Rubbermaid

August 4, 2016

Looking to elevate your housekeeping game? Explore the advantages of the powerfully flexible Rubbermaid Quick Cart.

Sure, its very name spells out its biggest benefit. Compared to traditional housekeeping carts, the Quick Cart does indeed speed the cleaning process. Compact and lightweight, it easily maneuvers in tight spaces. It also offers versatile compartments, which allow for multiple configurations and uses around all areas of your property.

Here’s another housekeeping bonus. The Quick Cart is quiet and discreet. Its modern design blends into public areas and, as it disappears into guest rooms, this smart cart helps your staff keep a low profile in the cleaning process.

Just as importantly, the Quick Cart withstands rigorous daily use. It’s constructed with high-performance materials for added strength and durability. Treated with Dupont Teflon fabric protector, the cart repels water, oil and stains – greatly extending its life.

Part of the Executive Series, the Quick Cart is a prime example of Rubbermaid’s reputation for delivering efficient and effective cleaning tools. What more can we say? See for yourself why the Quick Cart is becoming hospitality’s go-to housekeeping solution.

Eliminate odor at the source

October 7, 2015

In hospitality, you know that presenting a clean and comfortable property is an everyday pursuit. In high-use areas, odors can quickly become a problem when not properly addressed. Cover-ups that simply mask the scent are not the solution. What’s an attentive staffer to do?

In many cases, the answer is to turn to a brand you know and trust. With Febreze® odor eliminators, from P&G, unpleasant smells are gone for good. Its proprietary cleaning system goes to the source of odors and eliminates rather than disguises them.

When you keep it handy, Febreze Ready to Use spray couldn’t be any easier to use. You spray directly on a fabric until it is slightly damp. As it dries, odors disappear.

When something stinky gets in the way, you can also reach for Febreze Air Effects. Using patented technology, Febreze Air Effects as well as Febreze Fabric Refreshers lock onto odors and eliminate them. With Febreze Air Effects, you can kick odors out and invite freshness in. From pet and bathroom smells to stubborn smoke or lingering food aromas, a simple spray sweeps odors away.

Take a look at all of your Febreze options, including a variety of fresh scents and sizes, at

Go discreet and efficient Rubbermaid’s Executive Series™ carts deliver

July 13, 2015

Collapsible X-Cart engineered for versatility

Do you want to give your property a smarter image? One way to improve its look is by upgrading to the Executive Series Quick Carts and X-Carts from Rubbermaid Commercial Products®. The stylish Executive Series is specifically designed to blend into your environment with quiet sophistication to ensure a positive impression

Quick Cart…the industry’s most durable cart solution

Supporting your premium guest experience, Quick Cart empowers staff to maintain areas discreetly and efficiently. It keeps the cleaning process hidden from view of guests and allows staff to easily move throughout the property. Featuring lightweight and compact, yet durable construction, the Quick Cart delivers a flexible solution, which can be customized for the unique needs of your property.

Quick Cart features include…

  • Double-stitched ballistic nylon treated with Teflon® fabric protector
  • Aluminum telescoping handle
  • Robust ball-bearing wheels designed for quiet operation
  • Removable Teflon-treated liner for easy cleaning

Depend on the Collapsible X-Cart for efficient performance without compromising image. These easy-to-maneuver basket trucks efficiently transport a wide variety of materials and then conveniently collapse for efficient storage. This best-in-class product features unmatched durability with industry-leading weight-load capacities to increase worker productivity.

Collapsible X-Cart features include…

  • Robust stainless steel, powder-coated frame
  • Supports loads up to 220 lbs.
  • Cart collapses to just 4-1/2″ W for easy storage
  • Easy-clean detachable bag
  • Premium, quiet casters

To learn more about this innovative line or place an order, visit us online at