Housekeeping means performing all the activities towards cleaning,
maintaining orderliness, and running a house or a business property. It includes the duties of keeping the areas of the hotel clean, tidy, pleasant and hygienic. It also performs the duties pertaining to the decoration of hotel premises.
Main objectives of hotel housekeeping
- To maintain the hotel very clean at all the times
- To maintain cleanliness duties efficiently and effectively
- To manage linen and laundry
- To take care of the furniture, fittings, and fixtures of the entire hotel.
You may think, housekeeping is not an essential one, but it is one of
the major parts in any hotel business contributes to a major amount of profit though it is considered as an ancillary service. The simple reason being, a customer demands a clean, tidy and pleasing environment. Bad housekeeping can be totally a total putt off for
customers and there are chances of recurring business diminish
significantly. The only solution to the bad housekeeping is buying a good housekeeping software which manages and automate all your housekeeping activities. The housekeeping software works in complete sync with the front office and effectively improves service efficiency and reduces paperwork. Some of the software also allows you to assign rooms to your housekeeping staff based on blocks/floors or sort them based on their status to manage the division of work. It helps you in avoiding work duplication and you can automate changes in housekeeping status of the rooms using this software. The software will tag the room as dirty on the guest’s
checkout. Such features help reduce efforts on repetitive tasks and reduce the chance for housekeeping errors. If you would like to reduce this kind of housekeeping errors in future, you should consider buying a good housekeeping software for your hotel.