You can create different housekeeping schedules from the Housekeeping configuration screen under the Inventory sub-menu.
Click the Add new button to create a new Cleaning type.
- Add the Name of the Cleaning type as it will appear on the Housekeeping report
- the Frequency of the clean (daily etc)
- set the Status to 'Active'
- add a descriptive Summary of what the Cleaning type includes (eg, make up beds, change towels) and finally, check the applicable tick boxes:
- Exclude Sunday - if ticked, will prevent the service type from appearing on the Housekeeping report on a Sunday.
- Linen - Where ticked, a change of linen will be indicated on the housekeeping report and a summary of the number of bed linen types required will be displayed.
- Towel - Where ticked, a change of towels will be indicated on the housekeeping report and a summary of the number of towel bundles required will be displayed.
Prioritising the Cleaning types.
Once all the Cleaning types have been added, you will need to prioritise them, so that in the event of two Cleaning types occurring on the same day (eg "Daily and Departure") you can specify which one takes precedence.
Click Change order, and then click and drag the Cleaning types around so that your most important type has Order=1 and so on.
Configuring which rooms use a particular Cleaning type.
Caterbook allows you to have different cleaning rules for each Room type. Your superior rooms, in addition to being larger and more luxurious, might also have a different frequency and level of cleaning to your standard room types.
Select Room Types from the Inventory sub-menu.
Click the room type Name to open it's settings.
From the Cleaning frequency drop down, click to select all the Cleaning types that would apply to this room type. Click Save and repeat for other room types.
Your Cleaning schedule will now appear on the daily housekeeping report where applicable.
The full Housekeeping report can be broken down into smaller Cleaning groups (eg to show rooms on the first floor only). See the following article for details: