Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's Our Job

Mueller State Park has three very nice cabins. They are 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom cabins with fully equipped kitchens, great living rooms and decks, and all linens are furnished. Here are some shots of the 4-bedroom Ponderosa.

Our position here is cabin technician. That means we were given our RV site in return for cleaning the cabins each time they turn over. We work 20 hours a week, each. On our days off, the rest of the maintenance staff does the work.

So, what do we do? John cleans the bathrooms. First he folds the towels.

Then he hangs them on the towel racks and fills the extra-towel rack.

He cleans the toilet (I didn't take a picture of that) and the sink.

And mops the floor.

I make the beds. when cabin guests leave, they are asked to strip the beds. So, I start with a bed with just a mattress cover.

First the fitted sheet.

The top sheet and blanket need hospital corners, of course. I always made our beds in the stick house that way, so it is no problem.

We split the rest of the tasks--cleaning the kitchen and outdoor grill, dusting, vacuuming and sweeping.

Today, we cleaned the 2-bedroom and 4-bedroom cabins. I made 6 beds; John cleaned 3 bathrooms and 2 grills. All of that took almost 4 hours.

On days there are no cabins to clean, we find other tasks. I'll blog about them some other time.

I have really come to appreciate my RV sheets. The top sheet is fitted at the bottom end. That means I never have to make those hospital corners or tuck in the comforter.


  1. The two of you missed your calling. :) The cabins look very nice. I have no doubt you are wonderful tidy keepers of them.

  2. Kevin and I workamp last summer. He cleaned the cabins, there were 11, as well as mowing, pool cleaning, etc. and I worked in the office. I liked my job much better!

    1. We enjoy working together. But I can't imagine 11cabins. We're they KOA-style camper cabins?

  3. I would have no worries staying in a cabin cleaned by you two. Yes, hospital corners are something I've always done too...Wallace can't seem to get the hang of them tho'.