What kind of linens should you buy for your short-term rentals? Should you focus on quality or durability? And how do you take care of the bedsheets and towels so that they last longer?
Harold Gonzalez is the Cofounder of EXSTR Apartments, a STR property management company based in Cali, Colombia, where ‘the weather is hot, the drinks are cold and you’re always welcome.’ Harold got his start in hospitality working for Marriott International in New York City, and after eight years in the hotel industry, he transitioned to vacation rentals. Today, Harold and his business partner, Patrick, manage a portfolio of 21 units—including my penthouse in Cali! Harold has special expertise in maintaining linens, and he recently led a training on the subject in our STR Profit Academy.
On this episode of Get Paid for Your Pad, Harold joins me to explain how to manage your linen efficiently, offering insight on how to decide what type of bedsheets and towels to offer your guests and find the right balance between durability and quality. He shares the do’s and don’ts of washing and drying linens for a short-term rental, describing how to get rid of difficult stains without using harsh chemicals. Listen in for Harold’s advice on deciding whether to outsource linen management or take care of it in-house and learn how to extend the life span of the bedding and towels in your Airbnb units.
Harold’s insight on traveling to Cali, Colombia
Harold’s background in the hospitality industry
The pros and cons of outsourcing linen management
How to decide what type of linens to offer guests
Harold’s advice on choosing the best linens for a STR
The don’ts of washing and drying STR linens
The do’s of washing and drying STR linens
How to get rid of stains on linens
How to extend the life span of your STR linens
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