Add to that deck two dozen each of bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, a nice assortment of linen napkins, tablecloths, dish cloths, oven mitts, several pool towels and a few aprons, and that’s the hand I play when our guests must head for home after they’ve spent a great getaway weekend at the Inn.
To you this might look like laundry drudgery, but this nicely sorted, ready-to-go, snaking pile of linens makes me very happy. It means that I have just spent time helping people relax with beautiful comfortable beds, fluffy soft towels, and have created home-cooked breakfasts for them. There is pleasure in knowing that you can enhance the experience for people who come to savor some time away from home.
Besides that, I’m one of those demented types who actually enjoys doing laundry. Truly. And making things tidy. Really.
I don’t know if you’ve had a chance to look at our reviews on TripAdvisor, but many people comment about how clean the rooms are, and guests will often ask me if I take care of the Inn by myself. No way, sister! When we get really busy I have people who come over to help keep the joint in order. Many thanks to Aimee, Sherry, Joan, Tom – and soon Eileen, Wendy, and Taylor – who strive to keep Olde Square Inn ready to welcome guests.
By three o’clock, we have scrubbed, vacuumed, turned, freshened, sorted, and mowed. By ten pm the towels, sheets, and linens have been washed, dried, folded, ironed, and tucked away in their respective baskets to be ready for our next guests. I love it all.
I think as a way to thank my team I should get them all lime green shirts (lime green like our awnings, right?!) and have them pose for a nice Olde Square Inn Family Photo. They could hold their favorite cleaning tools and stand on the steps in front of the Inn or by the Olde Square Inn sign on the front lawn. They would probably not be amused, but I would be very amused, especially if I didn’t have to be in it . We’ll see if autographed copies are coming soon.