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What are the best Towels for a Vacation Rental?

What are the best Towels for a Vacation Rental?


Quick answer: Affordable white towels with easy to find replacements

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Why do I need easy to find replacements for my Vacation Rental Towels?

Having what you need when you need it is vital to running a successful vacation rental business. If you don’t have a good source for supplies then you end up wasting your most important business resource, time. You will end up wasting time searching the far corners of Amazon jungles or having to dig through endless clearance bins every time you need new towels. And most of the time, they won't have the same towels you purchased last time. So now you have to sort through mixed up towel sets after every wash (another waste of time). Guests don't just ruin towels when they go on clearance, so having a reliable source for replacements will make your hosting life easier.

Why should I NOT spend a lot of money on towels for my Vacation Rental?
Because expensive towels quickly eat into your profits. Some quick math, a standard towel set is one bath towel, one hand towel, and one washcloth per guest. The good rule of thumb is to always have on hand three sets per possible guest. So if your vacation rental sleeps two guests then you need 6 sets or 18 towels. One set for guests to use, one set for a backup, and another set in case of emergencies. With the average lifespan of a rental towel being 4-6 months, you can see how quickly the cost of high-end towels can add up.

Why use white towels for my Vacation Rental?
They look clean when guests arrive, make for good listing pictures, and are easier to clean. That’s right, white towels are easier to clean. With all your guest's various lotions and potions, your colored towels can become discolored. And when that happens all you can do but throw them out and buy new ones. With white towels, you can more often than not restore them with a good whitener. There is a reason why hotels almost excessively use white towels. They will last longer, save you money, and are more appealing to guests.


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