One of the reasons that many travelers favor private vacation home rentals over hotels or motels is that they have access to a kitchen. This allows them to cook home-style meals when they're away from home, which can dramatically cut down on their travel costs. If you're preparing the kitchen of your vacation rental in advance of guests visiting, one idea to consider is to supply disposable plates, glasses, dishes, and cutlery. On the surface, this may seem to cheapen the vacation rental experience for your guests, but it can actually be a good idea for several reasons.
Reduction In Washing Time
No one wants to spend time washing dishes while they're traveling. However, if someone wants to cook for himself or herself while visiting your vacation rental, doing the dishes will be necessary. By providing disposable dishes for your guests, they can eat and then toss the items into the recycling bin or, if necessary, the garbage can. While your guests will still need to clean pots and pans and other similar vessels, the amount of time that they save by using disposable dishes and cutlery can be substantial.
Less Risk Of Damage
The last thing you ever want to have happen is to notice after your guests have left that some of your dishes are damaged. For example, perhaps the guest chipped a dish while washing it by hand in the kitchen sink, or maybe someone knocked a glass off the counter and broke it completely. This situation presents not only the expense of having to replace these items, but also the hassle of finding replacement pieces that match the rest of your set. Plus, if you have a sentimental attachment to the pieces, this discovery can be upsetting. When you instead supply disposable items, you'll have no such worries.
Cost Savings Of Utilities
It's ideal to cut down on your vacation rental expenses as much as possible so that your profits can be high. If your guests are using your dishes, glasses, and cutlery, they may run the dishwasher multiple times during their stay. Although the cost of the water and the electricity to heat the water and run the machine might not be overly high, there's definitely an expense — and one that can add up over time. Conversely, disposable pieces are commonly available at $1 stores in large quantities, allowing you to save money by providing these items.