Running a BNB vacation rental is a great way to make extra income. But while it’s often touted as a “side hustle”, if you’ve been doing it for a while you know how much work is involved to keep everything up to standard.
Guests have high expectations from vacation rentals. Therefore, it’s vital you keep your property in tip-top shape. One of the first things guests will notice is how clean your rental property is. And for good reason! Who wants to spend their hard-earned vacation in a dingy, dusty house?
Dirty floors, cluttered spaces, and gross linens will have guests running, leaving you with nothing but a few harsh words and a one-star rating.
Sure, there are some chores you might be able to skip out on between guests. But the one thing you absolutely must do each time is the laundry. No one wants to sleep in a stranger’s dirty sheets. Leaving old sheets on the bed is a surefire way to get poor reviews.
Unfortunately, laundry is also one of the hardest chores to tackle in your vacation rental. Guests produce mountains of laundry: towels, tablecloths, sheets, and pillowcases, just to name a few. Doing this much laundry can be time-consuming, and it also takes a toll on your standard washer and dryer.
If you run a BNB or vacation home rental, it’s time to consider investing in an industrial sized washer and dryer. It may sound like a big investment, but it will save you time, money, and lots of repairs in the long run.
Here are a few of the benefits:
How do you launder your rental property laundry? There are so many ways to do laundry these days. Your residential washer, a wash and fold service, and the standard laundromat are just a few. These are all solid options, but most rental properties produce enough laundry to make these options a waste of both time and money.
By having an in-house commercial laundry machine, you can save money on outsourcing your laundry to third-party providers or racking up crazy energy and water bills in your own home. This can significantly reduce the cost of cleaning and maintaining the property, increasing profitability.
Industrial laundry machines are designed to handle large loads of laundry quickly and efficiently. This can help hosts like you streamline laundry operations, saving you lots of time and increasing the speed at which you can turn over rooms. Rather than waiting for your laundry pick-up time or spending all day doing tiny loads of laundry in your residential machine, you can tackle loads of sheets at once. Remember, commercial washers are the same tools hotels use. A hotel with 180 rooms typically has 2-3 washers and 2-3 dryers. Imagine how quickly you could get the laundry done from your vacation rental with just one industrial washer and dryer!
Nothing is more important than keeping your guests safe and happy. If they know that the sheets they’re sleeping on have been cleaned with the highest caliber machines, they’ll be able to sleep easily. Industrial laundry machines are specifically designed to remove dirt, stains, and bacteria from textiles. This can help you maintain a high level of cleanliness and hygiene in your properties. As a result, your guests will be happy and return to you for reliability and professionalism. It will also alleviate any anxieties you may have about the hygiene of your guests.
It may seem strange that getting a larger washer and dryer would benefit the environment. But investing in industrial laundry machines can contribute to sustainability by reducing water and energy consumption. Not only is it great for the environment, but your hydro costs will be significantly reduced.
By investing in an industrial washer and dryer, you are already doing more than many vacation rental and BNB hosts. You can describe your enhanced cleaning practices on your listings and assure potential guests that they’ll enjoy the cleanest possible rental. You will also be able to promote a more eco-friendly image and attract guests who prioritize sustainability when you switch to industrial laundry by guaranteeing that your vacation rental uses much less water and energy than the average.
Running a BNB vacation rental is lots of hard work. You need to keep your property up to standard to keep guests happy. If you’re looking for a way to increase turnover and cut down on the amount of time and energy you spend on laundry, consider investing in an industrial washer and dryer. You’ll benefit from lower costs, faster turnover, and satisfied guests who will love staying at the cleanest and most environmentally-friendly vacation rental!