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Green: Eco-Friendly Commercial Laundries

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in News | Comments Off

Green: Eco-Friendly Commercial Laundries

Hotel on-premise laundry facilities are quickly becoming a thing of the past. According to Textile Rental Services Association’s President & CEO, Joe Ricci, these facilities are becoming increasingly detrimental – financially as well as environmentally. In a recent article written by Joe in the Hotel Executive Business Review, he outlined a few ways on-premise laundry is costing hotels so much, what makes them environmentally harmful as well as how and why a commercial laundry company is a better solution.  What is the best solution...

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Housekeeping: Deep Cleaning

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in News | Comments Off

Housekeeping: Deep Cleaning

It’s spring – so for you it might be time for spring cleaning. However, the hospitality industry is consistently cleaning year-round to keep their hotel in top shape. Below is a list of deep cleaning areas to pay attention to from William D. Frye, coauthor of Managing Housekeeping Operations. Take a look: 1) High dusting. Use a dust wand with long handle to reach high areas, including smoke detectors and sprinklers. Dust light diffusers, air vent grates, and the tops of hutches, armoires, and door jams. 2) Window areas. Dry clean fabric...

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Housekeeping: The 5-Minute Bed

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in News | Comments Off

Housekeeping: The 5-Minute Bed

What is an efficient and faster way to make a bed? In the hospitality industry, it is prudent for the housekeeping staff to be able to make the bed of a hotel room in a reasonable amount of time. The article below, written by the coauthor of Managing Housekeeping Operations, William D. Frye, offers a 3-step process that will minimize unnecessary movements and reduce time to make a bed. Here are the steps: 1) Stand at one side of the bed and wave the bottom sheet evenly across it. In a similar fashion, spread out the top sheet so it lies...

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A Healthy Dress Code

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in News | Comments Off

A Healthy Dress Code

What’s the ideal manner of dress for doctors, nurses and healthcare personnel to help reduce the risk of spreading germs? Do you know? According to an article by JoNel Aleccia from NBC News, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has released a new guidance stating that short sleeves, bare hands and forearms and white coats are the staples of bacteria-free dress for healthcare professionals. The new guidance goes on to mention that having these articles of clothing laundered at least once a week is also a major component to...

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Going Once…Going Twice…SOLD!

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in News | Comments Off

Going Once…Going Twice…SOLD!

Your Linen Service, Inc. has been a part of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) community for several years.  Every year AH&LA’s foundation, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF), hosts the Big Apple Auction.  Your Linen Service had the great pleasure of participating in the auction this year. Your Linen Service donated a luxury hotel towel set that included 2 full-length bath robes, 2 hand towels, 2 bath towels and 2 wash cloths.  All of the proceeds were to benefit college students working...

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Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in News | Comments Off

Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Tragedy struck the Philippines in early November when Typhoon Haiyan coursed a destructive path through many portions of Southeast Asia.  Many towns, cities, and homes were severely damaged or destroyed. Organizations across the globe are contributing in some way to help the people of Southeast Asia.  One of the organizations that are reaching out is the Tulungan Foundation, a non-profit located in Virginia whose mission “is to help the poorest in the Philippines and assist them in rebuilding and uplifting their lives”. Virginia Linen Service...

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Hospitality Education

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in News | Comments Off

Hospitality Education

American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) established a nonprofit education foundation in 1953 called the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AH&LEI).   AH&LEI is “committed to hospitality training and education, supported by quality standards of practice through leadership, professional certification, education, and advocacy.”  Their products, textbooks and courses are used in various institutions for training and certification in the hospitality industry. Your Linen Service congratulates its President...

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Just a Few Tips

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in News | Comments Off

Just a Few Tips

Are you ever stumped on what to tip a waitress, bartender, or housekeeping staff? Thanks to a partnership between Forbes Travel Guide and American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) you don’t have to second-guess what the appropriate gratuity may be for a dinner or hotel stay. AH&LA and Forbes Travel Guide have launched their first-ever Gratuity Guide. Click the link to go to the website of AH&LA where you can download the guide to keep for...

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