Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pillows on the top or bottom?

When making beds for our customers we are left with the decision to either leave the duvet pillows at the top of the bed or elsewhere.

Those that rent at the shore know that comforters aren't cleaned each week. They can go all summer without being cleaned.

We often put the duvet pillows aside or at the bottom of the bed so that they aren't on our clean linens. While it may look a little unusual we are definitely always thinking of our customers.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Summer Planning with Pinterest

With the cold days of February almost behind us,  its time to start thinking of Summer.  Stores are starting to get their Spring/Summer inventory and realty office phones are ringing with requests for vacation rentals.  Orders are also starting to roll in for our rental items.

One of our new signs that Summer is approaching is the number of repins we've been getting on our Pinterest page. It's pretty cool to see that folks are including some of our suggestions onto their pages for their summer vacation.   

Check out our Pinterest page for lots of great ideas for planning your next vacation, where to visit at the Jersey Shore, recipe ideas and more!  

Monday, February 25, 2013

Relax is now Nationwide

By the request if one of our summer customers we were asked to provide linens and towels for their winter vacation in Stowe Vt. We were thrilled to do this!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Bear Affair

We are delighted to participate in the  Bear Affair Auction to benefit the Philadelphia Children's Alliance.  The Auction will be held on Thursday, May 2nd at the Crystal Team Room.  

A Relax Concierge gift certificate will be included for a lucky winners vacation to Ocean City.

Info About the Philadelphia Children's Alliance: 
There are more than 130 reported cases of child sexual abuse in our city each month. Unfortunate, but not surprising when conservative estimates tell us that one in 4 girls and one in 6 boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. We don’t have to look far these days to find very public stories of child sexual abuse and the enormous toll that abuse takes on individuals and communities. Stopping child sexual abuse and keeping children safe is the ideal of every community. This year, our staff expects to stop the cycle of abuse and help the healing begin for more than 1,200 children. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fun New Baby Items For Summer 2013

Babies visiting the Jersey Shore will love the new additions to our rental items for Summer 2013.

We look forward to introducing Tranquil Turtle's (tm) for that ocean feeling while trying to fall asleep.  Play Yards will also be making their debut along with  activity mats.  

Be on the look out for more items soon!

Visit to reserve one for your next vacation!  

MSMA Fashion Show Basket Raffle

With spring just around the corner, it is also the time for charity fashion shows.  Relax has been donating to several shows since we started back in 2010.   One of our favorite shows is for our alma matre, Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung NJ.    This year the Mercery Guild will host its Annual Luncheon Fashion Show and Basket Raffle on Sunday, April 21st at the Bridgewater Marriott.  The theme is "Broadway Lights."

Here are our past blog entries about the 2011 and 2012 fashion show.

Be on the lookout for our gift certificate!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Thank You Presidents Day Weekend Guests

The Jersey Shore is OPEN for business and we are here to help vacationers relax.  Despite the cold weather that comes with Presidents Day Weekend, many families head to the shore for a little R&R.  

We are happy to accept orders all year round for most of our locations.  

We especially thank one of our guests staying in Ocean City.  We received a request for linens from a son of one of our summer vacationers.  He really wanted to make sure his parents didn't have to deal with the burden of bringing linens.   Thats so nice!  

Friday, February 15, 2013

Avalon Vacation Guide

It's finally that time of year!  Vacation guides are being published for Summer 2013.

Just looking at all the exciting things going on in the Avalon Vacation Guide makes me long for summer!

Check out all the exciting events and happenings so you can start planning your vacation. While your at it, check out our ad on page 57.

We look forward to providing you with our premium vacation rental items and services.  We deliver linens, towels, cribs, beach equipment and more so you can spend more time planning your vacation and less time managing it.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Thank You Goldcoast Sotheby's Ocean city

Thank you to Goldcoast Sotheby's in Ocean City for providing your vacationers with our business cards.  We like your new location at 9th and West!  We look forward to making your guests stay more relaxing and enjoyable with our premium rental items and services.

Thank you fox realty ocean city

Thank you to Fox Realty in Ocean City for providing our business information to your vacationers!  We look forward to working with you again this Summer.

Thank You Berger Ocean City

Thank you to our friends at Berger Realty in Ocean City for letting us leave our business cards for another rental season.  We are often in the offices getting keys at the offices for our bed making services. We appreciate all your referrals! 

Thank you Keller Williams ocean city

Thank you to our friends at Keller Williams Realty in Ocean City for letting us leave our business cards. The new office looks fantastic! We look forward to working closely together to provide KW vacationers with our premium rental items and services.

Thank You Monihan Realty Ocean City

Thank you to our friends at Monihan in Ocean City for letting us leave our business cards for another rental season. We are excited to continue to provide Monihan vacationers with our rental items and services.

Thank You Prudential Ocean City

Thank you to Prudential Fox & Roach in Ocean City for providing vacationers with our business cards. It was great to visit all the offices at Battersea, 34th street and 55th Street. We will certainly make vacationers stays more relaxing and enjoyable!

Please note that their website has changed to and

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Nothing like a snowstorm

To make you want to start planning your summer vacation at the jersey shore!

Friday, February 8, 2013

LBI Is Alive! See You This Summer

This is a great video showing the condition of Long Beach Island (LBI).  As you will see - your favorite places are still there and getting ready for your visit.  We are ready for you too!

I just wish I was in as good shape as the runner in this video.  Our LBI concierge is a marathon runner and probably would keep up with him!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Super Bowl is over... Bring on the rentals

Realtors all over the Jersey Shore typically start bookings for the busy summer rental season soon after the Super Bowl. Over the past two years, bookings for the best places during the best weeks started earlier.

With Sandy behind us, Cape May county realtors continue to report higher than normal rentals. LBI rentals are also in good shape for the season. Further north, rental bookings are off to a slower start with towns working really hard to recover.

Our advice: Book your vacation soon! Contact your realtor for available rentals. Once you know what you want, get in the car  to check out the properties  and book it.  Once you know the details, reserve your rental items from us!

Bedtime Lullaby

Now that we have a little one we've been listening to lots of music in hopes we can get some much needed sleep.  We thought this lyric from Brahm's Lullaby was perfect for our customers who've rented our linens for their vacation:

Close your eyes 
Now and rest
May these hours 
be blessed.

To listen to this popular lullaby, click here.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

My First Crib Rental Experience

Here I am hanging out near my rented crib in sunny Florida. 
Our family is in the process of planning our first vacation since the baby was born.  Our baby is  four months old now and is ready to visit his cousins in sunny Florida.

We are excited to take a trip to meet our new cousin and also to catch some sun since we don't do much sitting during the summer months.

My mom brought out some pictures from my first vacation to Florida.   I was about the same age as my son.    When asked how it was traveling with a baby - my mom said they rented a crib and it made their vacation so much easier.   Who knew that someday I'd own a rental equipment business that provides cribs to vacationers staying at the Jersey Shore!

Now back to planning our vacation!

Friday, February 1, 2013


Thanks to our friends at Jersey Shore Vacations for spreading the word that the shore is open for business.

Over the River and Through the Woods

... To Grandmothers House We Go!

We are so fortunate to have our sons grandmothers close by for frequent visits.  We are learning that traveling requires some effort and coordination.  The best part though is knowing that grandmom has all necessities (and more)  for the baby.  Grandmom has:

Pack and Play
Baby seat
Activity Mat
Baby Bath Tub
Changing Pad
Bath products
Backup Bottles
Extra clothes
(and lots of love!) 

For families visiting grandmom - we'd love to help make the baby's stay more enjoyable.  We rent many of the essential items for the perfect trip to grandmoms house!  We will also be introducing some new items based on our trips for Summer 2013. Visit for more info.