Stock white sheets and towels as these are the easiest to stain treat.
Consider stocking face wipes for makeup removal (or designated black makeup towels) to prevent guests from using washcloths or towels.
If a guest damages your linens, file a claim to get reimbursed with a part of their security deposit.
Direct message your guests about your policy on potential damage before their stay. If you don’t get in contact with them before, reminding them that bedding, towel, and linens could be regarded more carefully in the future may help their next host!
Ask your Airbnb laundry delivery service to separate out damaged items. While it will not help you recoup your cost, it will prevent damaged items from recirculating in your clean inventory. If you’ve already lost the damaged item beyond repair, the last thing you want is a bad review because it went back into circulation with your next guest.
The Folde, and many other professional Airbnb laundry delivery services, offer customized packaging options to help you with inventory and stain management.
We’ve found that Airbnb guests have a lower tolerance for stain than hotel guests. It’s backwards…but it’s also true. While staying at a hotel, guests understand that hundreds if not thousands of guests have used the linens before, And, this subconsciously lowers their standards of cleanliness. However, at an Airbnb property rental, their standards seem to subconsciously increase – operating under the illusion that it’s their own private, boutique rental.
If you request your stained laundry and linens be returned in separate packaging from the clean linens, you’ll be able to quickly:
If indeed your laundry is white – as this is what we recommend, keep it white by making sure your Airbnb laundry service knows to add bleach, whitener, or Vanish in every wash. Most Airbnb laundry services give you the option to add treatment preferences to your account. And, if they don’t, be sure to contact them before ordering to make sure you can get whitening agents added to keep your whites white!
With this, set your laundry service preferences with some consideration for allergies. We always recommend free & clear detergent (detergent without perfumes or dyes) to help protect your guests from having a reaction to your bedding.