The processing of laundry is a critical element of the vacation experience that is often taken for granted. Check out the following behind-the-scenes look at the Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations laundry department:
In one year, Taylor-Made processes over 100,000 pounds of sheets, blankets and comforters and folds over 25,000 towels. The staff of 4 takes care of the washing, drying, folding and pressing of each piece of laundry to help prepare each home and the many beds that are made over 25,700 times in a year.
There are three 50 pound washing machines, two 75 pound dryers and a pressing machine to make up the in-house laundry department. The soiled laundry is loaded into the washer and a selection is made on the chemical station as to the amount of bleach, alkaline and/or detergent necessary for each load. Then, an hour later, the items are ready to be dried or pressed.
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The flat items such as sheets and pillowcases are processed through a press that heats to 365° to automatically dry, press and fold in less than 20 seconds. The other items are put into one of the two dryers that take approximately 40 minutes to run.
Once the dryer items are complete, there team says there will often be, literally, a 10’ high cart to be folded in the afternoon.
The clean and folded items are then organized by size and type. There are folded items on selves divided into king, queen, full, and twin sheets, pillowcases, regular towels, hand towels, washcloths, and bath mats.
This process is non-stop and, depending on the season, between 16-24 loads will be completed in an 8 hour shift.
To prepare the laundry to be taken to the homes, bags are then packaged with a standard 18 towel items in each and then adjusted based on specifics for each home. Separate bags are also prepared for the remaining linens according to the number and size of beds in each home.
Each morning the staging area will be lined with numerous sets of towels and bedding for each home. The housekeepers will take the laundry to the homes and return the soiled linens back to our laundry department. Then, the process repeats again; our laundry department operates 7 days a week.
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When you take advantage of some of the amazing discounts and last minute specials we currently have, be sure to thank the ladies in the laundry department for their hard work! Call now to speak to one of our Reservationists and book your next vacation today! 866-351-1119