Leaving our DVC room

Discussion in 'DVC-Mousecellaneous' started by Broker, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Broker

    Broker Mouseketeer

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    Just got back from our first trip. Didn't know what to do. We didn't know what to clean and put up. I asked the front desk folks and they said they will do a thorough cleaning when we left. Was this the right info? What I mean is dishes, trash etc.

    But the experience and the room were incredible.
     
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  3. fla4fun

    fla4fun DIS Veteran

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    Yes, they thoroughly clean the rooms between guests. That's why the check in time at DVC resorts is 4pm instead of 3pm, and I've rarely been able to get into my room before 4pm at that. I try to leave the room in organized chaos, to make it as easy as possible for the housekeepers, but that's about it.
     
  4. Muushka

    Muushka <font color=red>I usually feel like I just stepped

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    This is what we do:

    Strip beds
    Remove all towels and put them all in a pile
    Load up dishwasher and start it as we walk out the door
    Pick up all trash and put it in the trash room
    Empty refrig and throw away food, if any ice cream or good stuff, we leave it just in case they might want it
    We don't vacume!

    When we stay at other TS, this is what they tell the occupants to do, which I think is a good idea.
     
  5. DebbieB

    DebbieB DIS Veteran

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    You are not required to do anything but I usually empty the fridge, get all trash into the can (sometimes take it out if the room is close), load the dishwasher if not in studio (in studio leave dishes in sink), straighten up a little.
     
  6. brianm27

    brianm27 DVC Member / AP Holder

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    If we use the sleeper sofa, we leave it open so that they know it has been used and can set it back up accordingly.
     
  7. bobbiwoz

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

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    We do this too.
    Bobbi
     
  8. disneynutz

    disneynutz DIS Veteran DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    We start the dishwasher because the cycle takes so long. If the Mousekeepers wash the dishes, it delays the room being released for the next Guest.
     
  9. WolfpackFan

    WolfpackFan Retired and loving every minute of it!!

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    Okay, DW and myself have an ongoing debate about this. I always kind of tidy up the room and even pull the covers up and straighten the bed. I know they will change the linens, but I just like to leave it neat. Just as soon as I do this though she comes behind and messes the bed up saying the housekeeping will just strip the sheets, etc. I don't see what the big deal is about not leaving the place tidy :confused3. But she does for some reason.
     
  10. dianeschlicht

    dianeschlicht <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

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    We strip the beds
    put all the towels in the tub
    put dirty dishes in the dishwasher and start it
    empty the fridge (including the ice maker)
    Gather up all the garbage and tie the bags (throw away used soaps)
    clean the stove and microwave if we have used them
    call or notify housekeeping when we leave
     
  11. Jennyvelaz

    Jennyvelaz Can a Princess have twins, too?

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    We do the same although I cry the whole time! Not because we're cleaning but because it means the end! We all chime in what are favorite parts of the trip were as we clean.
     
  12. Muushka

    Muushka <font color=red>I usually feel like I just stepped

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    Save the argument and the house keepers some work and strip it!:goodvibes
     
  13. Anal Annie

    Anal Annie at least I KNOW I'm a kook...I just can't help it

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    I do not strip any beds or pile up towels anywhere. I also do not take the trash OUT but I try to leave it all consolidated for them in one spot. I DO leave the sofa bed open so they can see it was used and I DO empty the frig. and I DO wash up the coffee pot & any dishes we've used. We only use studios so I don't have a dishwasher to run or stove to clean...or lint to clean out of the dryer or anything like that...
     
  14. amystevekai&bump

    amystevekai&bump DIS Veteran

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    this may be a silly question - but in the studios, what dishes do you have to do?? (I thought it was all paper plates etc??)

    Sorry I have probably missed something as I am new to all this!!:lmao:
     
  15. Anal Annie

    Anal Annie at least I KNOW I'm a kook...I just can't help it

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    The studios provide you with a limited amount of paper plates & bowls and plastic silverware (like 4 plates & 4 bowls & 4 sets of the plastic silverware) but there's also a coffee pot and glass water glasses and ceramic coffee mugs. I know they changed to disposables for awhile last year but I think they've gone back to "real" glassware in all of them now. They had to install dishwashers in the freestanding DVC resorts so they could be sure everything is washed properly inbetween guests. (They don't trust that some people don't just do a rinse off. Personally, I always WASH our stuff in hot water tho...)
     
  16. amystevekai&bump

    amystevekai&bump DIS Veteran

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    thanks Annie - thats great info!!:thumbsup2
     
  17. IAMaGR8DISMOM

    IAMaGR8DISMOM If I pay for Disney can we do whatever I want?

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    My DH vacuums at OKW but never does at home :rotfl::rotfl:
     
  18. Arthur27

    Arthur27 Go Gators!

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    I put all the towels in the bathroom, collect all trash and bag it. Tidey up the counters etc. Here's a quetion I've been wondering, are we expected to tip? I have been but don't know if that's customary in timeshare.
     
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  20. DVC-Don

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    We empty the fridge, take the trash to the trash room and start the dishwasher on the way out.
     
  21. Hunclemarco

    Hunclemarco DIS Veteran

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    From reading on these threads, housekeeping positions are non-tipping.
    However, you will find many threads that go back and forth as to what people personally do.
     

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