This is amazing feedback, you guys. I also had set my cleaning fee at $100 for events and probably will do so for off sites as well, so it’s nice to see that my prices are right in line.
We’re going to try some new things this time around and offer tablecloths, napkins, etc and we’re working our cleaning cost into both the item rental fees and the flat rate cleaning.
Even before the pandemic we were a little obsessive about sanitizing everything; sometimes people would put their nasty bare feet on our furniture or shoes on the rug and you never know what people’s bathing habits are, so I’d throw down in the bathroom with some bleach every single day and steam/mop/polish the concrete floors all the time. Now I guess I seem a little less nuts!
I agree that it should be more though; there’s a lot a LOT of work that goes into it, but I have this gut feeling that if we go too high, people just won’t book.
I’m in downtown Los Angeles again, not too far from the fashion district, which means that I can score everything from tablecloths to disposable plateware at a fraction of the cost of Amazon or a standard store.
We’re putting in a bit of a markup on everything, as I have this hunch that with the restaurant situation being what it is, maybe people will look into socially distant pop up dinners.
The loss of business from the pandemic, coupled with moving expenses have just devastated my credit and finances. We’d made an absolute killing with a facemask manufacturing business…
…and then we all almost died from COVID-19 back in April.
So here’s to future success for all of us!