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I admire your optimism M Adamopoulo - thinking guests will do anything for themselves, particularly if they are on holiday.
I prefer to do the job myself and control the bed linen to suit my washing timetable, rather than have guests affect that as well... also helps improve reviews if you do it for them IMHO.
Well I'm sure there will be differing opinions on this, but here we say the maximum use for a set of bed linen is 5 nights, any longer than that and we change the bedding roughly mid-way through the stay - so for a seven night stay perhaps change after four nights.
If the stay was longer, change every five nights.
Sara - I think you will find most supermarkets stock smaller bottles of carpet cleaner - certainly Tesco do... but once you find out how many uses it has, you'll be buying the larger containers ;>))
Only possible problem being that I find the larger "commercial" carpet cleaners work better than some of the supermarket offerings.
Sara take a look at the clearance section of www.justlinen.co.uk or www.soakandsleep.com the former have the brands and the latter just good value linen IMHO.
Towels etc www.visionsupportservices.com/shop/ - Renoir towels are excellent, but I have not tried their bedding...
30 years experience (almost) M Adamopoulou ....
Regarding replacements - it is worthwhile signing up with a few bed linen suppliers just so that you can keep an eye out for special offers/"end of line" deals. The linen has to be replaced, but replacing a few months early if a good price is offered also makes good sense....
I can suggest a few in the UK if anyone is interested - not necessarily the cheapest; but ones that I believe offer better quality.
Traditional B&B service Welsh Lady, just like ourselves.
Guests arriving early are just one of the normal hazards of life - if the room is empty but not set up for the arriving guests yet - I let them leave their bags in the room and go into town whilst we finish the room.
If the guests have not yet left (our check-out time is 10.00 hrs) then I take the new guests bags, tell them the old guests have not left the room yet since our check-out time is 10.00 hrs and tell them to go into town and return after 14.00 hrs which is our normal check-in time.
If guests that are due to leave linger after 10.00 hrs and the room is let that night - around 10.30 I knock on their door and ask them if they plan to stay on an extra night, since our check-out time has already passed. This generally moves them on swiftly, since they do not want to pay for the extra night.
You are clearly a believer in this new breed of flying pigs Alana ;>))