While it’s easy to rank size as the biggest consideration for hotel and motel laundries, managers must be careful not to oversize. As laundry rarely comes in all at once, several smaller washer-extractors may make more sense than a couple larger units. Managers also must consider the variety of items to be washed. Washer-extractors and drying tumblers should offer the operation a high degree of flexibility to accommodate this variety. This allows for more tailored cycles to extend linen life. High-thread count linens, as well as decorative elements included in redesigned beds, further reinforce the need for cycle programmability.