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What's your number one time saving tip?

From Booking Assistant to email templates, what's your #1 time saving tip? 

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Alan Smith

Synching my calendar with my calendar on another website. Now there is less need to manually block room availability on both platforms

1 year ago
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christine

I bake several batches of muffins at once, then freeze them. Then just pull out what I need and pop them in the oven in the morning to serve on our continental breakfast buffet. Very fast set up in the wee hours of the morning.

1 year ago
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Paul Chatwin

I eat breakfast and lunch in one sitting so it frees up my daytime.

1 year ago
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christine

LOL Paul, I should try that.

1 year ago
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Gary & Lynne Franks

Email templates are great.

Pulse is brilliant in enabling us to respond on the fly.

Nightsbridge is also excellent once you set up the invoice and registration form templates, so you can generate all paperwork from one place..

Credit card facilities make life a lot simpler too.

We upgraded to a Speedqueen washing machine which has also really helped - it does a better job of washing in far less time.

1 year ago
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monet208

No spare time to save -sorry !

1 year ago
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Thuild - Your …

This one might work and we will be testing it soon.

Steam cleaning and disinfecting bathrooms with a steam cleaner.

Should mean no more detergents, less time spent on cleaning and better results. We will have to see how it ends up working out.

1 year ago
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Eburman01

Prep your breakfast table the night before....

1 year ago
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Theroux1

http://Futurefriends.ca

We prep our table the night before and prep the breakfast for the next morning to put into oven before guests come to the table.

As soon as guest checks out, we prepare for the next arrival even if we don't have another arrival that day.

We have at least 3 sets of linens and towels always ready for each room; one on the bed, one in the laundry and another ready to put on.

1 year ago
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Wendy Irene Cawsey

We iron the sheets directly on the bed as they are being made. I invested in a cord free iron which is highly manoeuvrable and makes this chores relatively quick and easy. Mind you I only iron the top half of the sheets so guests get the feel that extra care and effort has been made on their behalf. Each of the queen beds has a doona, but I never insert the doona into the cover, as that is very time consuming, I simply place the cover on top and tuck it in neatly.

1 year ago
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Francoise

I always clean the place right after the guests departure, and I have the large bed ready all the time.

1 year ago
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Thaba Lapeng

Following Thuild's comments of 13 days ago in respect of steam cleaning and disinfecting the bathroom with a steam cleaner - would like to know what has been the experience so far?

1 year ago
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Thuild - Your …

Hello Thaba,

Unfortunately we haven't received a response whether they will provide us with a product for testing.

So I'm going to stick to normal cleaning methods for now.

Just a little tip, we recently purchased a Karcher K4 Full Control powerwasher. This has an optional sewage pipe cleaning hose, which works miracles. It's high-pressure detergent free unclogging method for kitchen/bathroom and other sewage pipes. I recommend this if you have issues with clogged sinks/pipes, etc. It is also useful to clean your car or outdoor furniture, terrace tiles, etc.

Cheers,

Zsolt - Thuild

www.thuild.com

1 year ago
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monet208

Our best time saving suggestion is that if you have an issue that's not a usual one do not waste time contacting customer services as it will not be on their list of replies

Now such not on our list of replies issues get send on to another department who reply a week later if at all !

1 year ago
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Susan Williams

Just reading this and noticed the q's regarding steam cleaning. This is a much better and quicker method to clean the bathrooms. Especially the shower screens. It does it in a flash, sanitises at the same time and eliminates all the cleaning fluids. Good for mirrors too. I have a "Little Yellow" machine with all the accessories and would never give it up.

I also iron the sheets on the bed, so much easier than manoeuvring large items on a standard ironing board and I find that when they have been stored, they always crease. The bedding looks lovely at guest arrival time and I have only ironed it once.

1 year ago
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Thaba Lapeng

Thank you for your comments, Susan.

Just wondering:

- what product is your "Little Yellow" machine?

- what type of iron do you use?

Regards,

Gerhard.

1 year ago
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Craigmoniecottage

couldn't agree with David more - don't waste time contacting Booking.Com with any issues as their 'Robotic' staff are programmed to ignore/recognise any issues that are not scripted unless it is a negative from a guest which 9 times out of 10 is caused by Booking.Com's poor representation of an 'accommodation providers' trading terms / policies etc. Guests should not have to click into boxes to find such very important information, nor should they have access to alternatives (below the very insignificant title 'Special Request' be available that do not apply.Once again something that is long overdue but now being investigated by CMA

1 year ago