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Housekeeping cart Is an equipment to store or keep a number of linen,supplies,and other cleaning materials,just like a giant tool box.It’s also called maid’s cart,cleaning cart or room attendants’cart.At the beginning of work day,maid or attendants get job assignment from head housekeeper,and prepare clean linens and necessary cleaning materials.Maid cart are often placed in linen room,the headquarter of the housekeeping department.In here,housekeepers receive room assignments,report room status, and check out at the end of his/ her work.
All suppliers and materials load on the cart depend on the number of rooms, type of rooms to be serviced on the assigned floor.
The effectiveness of trolley arrangement leads to room cleaning process and customers satisfaction.For housekeepers,they should keep this in mind:Never over stock or under stock the housekeeping trolley!Overstocking will increase the risk of accidents or damage to the supplies. Whereas under stocking can slow down the efficiency of cleaning because of the regular trips to the floor linen room to collect the required items.So it’s necessary to give a security margin of 10% extra linens in case of need.
The suppliers to be organized in different places:bed sheets in one shelf, towels in another, bathroom amenities in top amenity tray or separate drawer,and dirty linens in side bags.Some multifunctional housekeeping carts have door and lock,then customers won’t see what kind of linens housekeeper use,and everything looks neatly and orderly.
A maid cart should be spacious enough to carry all the required supplies for room cleaning work.It depends on your hotel scale:star hotels,with hundreds of guestrooms,they usually need heavy duty maid cart with 2 side bags.but if you just operate small hotel,motel or apartment,small compact size maid cart with only 1 side bag is enough,its size is half of heavy duty size maid cart.
Besides,a housekeeping maid cart should be also light weight,easy to move.In this case,you can choose aluminium maid cart,it’s lighter than steel maid cart,also more durable than plastic maid cart.For some hotels under humid environment or by the sea,aluminium maid cart couldn’t be better,because it can’t get rust,very suitable to outdoor use.
Whether a maid cart be light weight also have connection with its wheels.Plastic or steel wheels will very hard to push,and will very noisy when used in public area,rubber wheels is better,is non-marking,and don’t make noise when it moving,so it won’t disturb customers if a hotel without carpet.