About Eric Austin

Your Dirty Laundry

The scoop on dirty laundry It’s Summer, and the heat is on in Austin. Many people vacation this time of year, and many will make the trek to Disney World. As the owner of Austin Linen Service, I am always thinking what’s happening behind the scenes of a successful business. So how about Disney World? […]

Hospital Linens Are A Deadly Mess

Yes, if you’re like me you see them everywhere — medical technicians, nurses, and doctors in scrubs or lab coats. Heck, you even see them at Whole Foods where medical professionals are shopping in them. What you don’t see on these garments is the living, thriving bacteria that could kill you. Dirty scrubs spread bacteria […]

Your Gym’s Dirty Little Towel Secrets

Most gyms are crawling with germs. One study found that 75 percent of weight equipment was contaminated with cold-causing rhinoviruses, and even wiping surfaces down twice didn’t completely remove the germs. The truth is sniffles are the least of your worries according to Jack Foley, director of sports medicine at Lehigh University and coauthor of […]

Solutions To Medical Linen Loss

Medical linen loss in hospitals and medical facilities across Texas and the country is widespread and expensive. Nearly 90 percent of all linens used, like towels, scrubs, and blankets, don’t reach their economic life potential, thereby costing the healthcare industry more than $840 million a year. This phenomenon is called “linen loss.” Medical linens are […]

Choosing Cotton Towels

A quality towel feels soft and luxurious. At Austin Linen Service we are known as the experts around linens and towels. Following are a few tips on how to select the best cotton towels: Know the fabric quality Yes, we are talking about cotton towels, but there is a wide variation in quality. Egyptian cotton […]

Does the Color of Hotel Linens Affect Your Sleep?

It’s true. All the best hotel bed linens are white. Try to imagine an ideal hotel bed linen that isn’t white, and you’ll see what we mean. White is the symbol of luxury, and the best hotels in the world bet that you’ll feel more luxurious — and sleep more luxuriously — in a clean, soft […]

10 Things You Should Know About Spa Linens

You want sheets for your spa that are attractive, easy to care for, and most of all are soft and comfortable. Towels are part of the customer experience. Keep them fresh and new with high-quality cleaning. Avoid pilling. Know when you should replace your spa linens. It’s powerful to notice how your customers react to the linens. […]

We Want Clean Linens

Do we want clean linens? Well, if online search is an indication, then yes of course we do. There are over 54,300,000 searches for “clean hotel linens.” A recent advertisement for a hotel on TripAdvisor promoted not just a clean room but adequate and clean towels every day. If hotels, spas, medical facilities, and massage […]

Don’t Throw In The Towel

I’m not one to help myself to a hotel towel when traveling. I’ve learned some people are prone to use hotel linens as souvenirs or to wrap a souvenir. Today many luxury hotels in the Austin area use a digital tracking system to ensure that its linens stay onsight. Many of these hotels also track […]

Choosing The Right Pillow

Where do you start when choosing a pillow? Should you decide based on brand, price, or material? Ultimately I believe your home pillow selection comes down to your personal preferences. For example for a hotel or bed and breakfast, it will likely come down to quality and price. However, it is different for everyone. Following […]