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We do have dozens of tea towels. Just replaced them all recently and bought about twenty new ones. This problem was not for lack of equipment in the kitchen, but for lack of duplicates items in the bedrooms, that may be of benefit since eating is allowed in rooms.
There have always been waste paper baskets in the bedrooms. But I have now supplied larger plastic flip top bins for food packaging, and I will ask guests from now on to empty food waste to the outside bins between cleaning days
Nope. It’s like 8 steps from the bedroom to the bathroom bin. My guests never have much garbage- they don’t eat in their rooms, so there isn’t any food or food wrapper garbage, and plastic, glass, metal, and cardboard get recycled.
I only have a small grocery-size shopping bag of garbage in a week myself.
we considered putting bins in the bedrooms, but that’s just a lot of extra work (and a waste of plastic) when as you say, if you walk 8 steps there’s a bin in the kitchen. I considered using the paper bags our groceries come in as bins, even if left it in the wardrobe of each room, a guest could open it up (they stand on their own once opened) and use that, but it does have the supermarket logo on it, and not sure if people would be pleased with my recycling efforts. Also, whilst I don’t have a rule about it, there’s no need to eat in the bedrooms at all and so far, no guest has. that is the bonus of 1-2 night stays, they don’t fully “make themselves at home” ha.
I get a lot of 2 week bookings, but guests share my kitchen and don’t really eat in their bedroom. Mentioning that doing so may mean they end up with roaches and ants in their room has a way of discouraging that behavior.
This is my strategy as well. My towels are cheap and expendable. I would like to provide lovely towels but my place is dog friendly, that’s not a good combination! I also supply beach towels and old “dog towels” which some people use to wipe dirty paws.