Laundry cost in your hotel represents a major expense due to the high energy requirement
With the economy in slowdown mode at least in certain cities, if you are looking to save some money, this post may be for you.
Around 30 years ago, American airlines saved a lot of money by just removing one olive from its salad.
After much analysis, it was proven that this change while saving the organisation a huge amount, did not reduce guest satisfaction.
As with any operation, the major cost in Laundry operation for any hotel are payroll cost, energy cost, water and chemicals
Everything is measured in cost per kg of materials washed and it quickly adds up if the laundry is not efficiently designed to use the equipment correctly.
Other cost include cost of replacing the discards.
Opportunity to save
Many hotels have implemented the linen reuse program effectively to save cost. And it is good for the environment as well as less laundry gets washed.
However at best only 15% people participate in the program or you have a very short length of stay minimizing the impact of the program.
There is yet another way.
Typically hotels use bottom sheet, top sheet and duvet cover as bedding standard.
By removing the top sheet and only using the bottom sheet and the duvet with duvet cover, you can save a lot of money.
Just like the olive, not many guest will realize it.
How much can you potentially save?
Use the calculator below to see how much you can save every year in operating expense.
In addition, there is one time saving from linen purchase due to reduction in par levels
Laundry cost is a big expense.
You can potentially save money there by reducing one bedsheet from the bed effectivel
Let me know in the comment box below if the saving is big enough to warrant a change. Do you think it will affect your guest satisfaction.