A few months ago, I wrote a tip about how much to tip housekeeping and make sure they actually get it. It turned out to be a fairly popular post and I received a number of good comments and emails from readers, chiming in with some tips of their own. One of those comments from a reader named Rich offered up a suggestion that I’d never thought of doing.
Rich says: “Here’s a tip from a friend who used to work at hotels. He actually strips the bed when he is checking out. Two reasons – one, it helps the housekeeper because it’s one less thing to do, and two, it ensures that the next guest in the room gets fresh sheets! A number of hotel housekeepers have been caught not changing sheets between guests, and my friend’s technique ensures that won’t happen. Paying it forward!”
It’s a solid tip, don’t you think? There aren’t too many times that I thought my hotel hadn’t changed the sheets but now this has me thinking back that maybe, just maybe they hadn’t as I have found hairs in and on my bed before.
On a side note, it’s always lovely when I come home from a trip and have a long blonde hair stuck to my clothes. That’s a whole other story.
Fortunately, there aren’t too many hotels that have bed spreads but if they do, usually for design purposes, they get kicked right to the floor since they’re not washed very often.
These days, with the labor shortage, there’s probably a much greater chance the sheets aren’t getting changed than before the pandemic. Heck, some hotels aren’t even offering housekeeping any longer. I don’t mind this at all because I’m usually only in a hotel for a short period of time and I don’t like people coming into my room since it increases the chance of things getting stolen, misplaced and more germs. Pre-pandemic too.
I definitely don’t need my sheets changed, towels replaced or trash emptied. Unless, of course, I’m traveling with my kids then I really need house-keeping multiple times a day. Ha!
How about you? Have you ever discovered your hotel or house rental didn’t change the sheets? If yes, what did you do and did the hotel or rental place agree?
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