Here is a simple and proven way for staff in housing to increase tip revenue. You probably never have to think that something as simple as how towel is broken could really matter in your advice, but that's true.
Folded towel animals (aka towel origami) have long been stapling onboard popular cruise lines like Carnival and Royal Caribbean. Cabin stewards go through 10 days of training to learn how to make a towel expensive like elephants, scorpions, puppies, monkeys, goats and even birds.
How does this affect your earnings?
Why not borrow from a successful and proven idea? Ask someone who has recently returned from a cruise they loved the most. Perhaps it's because they're so cute, maybe because the idea is so unique, maybe it's because of all the different ways that cabinet ministers have learned to show these cuddly creatures. But one thing is certain, visitors love them and more importantly, they remember and talk about them.
Also, visitors perceive that the person who cleaned his room that day spent a lot of time working and thinking about making their towel expensive. It gives the room a personal touch.
The congressional assembly says the universe responds in kind. So if a guest feels like someone has done good and thoughtful to them, they will respond in kind by doing something good again (ie a bigger tip).
If you've ever been on a cruise, have seen this in action. Guests complete the towels on the towels and respond to good, big advice.
Next time you or your staff goes to clean a room, add a towel and see how much your tips go up.