You listed your home on Airbnb. You even have a few nights booked out a couple weeks from now. Are you truly prepared? Here are 8 items we believe you should have before your first night of hosting.
Duvet Insert and Cover
Why a duvet you ask? Washing a comforter after every guest visits can be expensive and time-consuming. However, with a duvet you have the luxury of only washing the dirty duvet cover while the insert only needs to be cleaned every couple months.
LINENSPA All-Season White Down Alternative Quilted Comforter
Duvets can be relatively inexpensive. This one on amazon is perfect for your guests and can even be washed in a standard washing machine.
Don’t forget the duvet covers! There are thousands to choose from and you’ll be able to find one to match your bedroom perfectly. Search duvet covers on amazon.
Speaking of the duvet and the duvet cover, you will want to pick up some extra sheets. White is usually best because it will make your guest the most comfortable by ensuring that the sheets are clean.
A set of white hotel sheets should get the job done. They are inexpensive and easy to replace should anything happen to them.
While accidents are fairly uncommon, it’s always best to be prepared for the worst! If you don’t have one already, grab yourself a mattress protector to prevent stains and damage.
Yeeeeah… nobody wants to share their personal towels with random strangers. We recommend going with a set of white towels, washcloths, and hand towels so your guests will know that they are clean and so that the towels can be bleached when washed. Pick up this 8 pack of towels for each bathroom you have.
Whether or not your guest decides to make coffee, it’s expected that you have one! If you don’t already have a coffee maker, order a small one off amazon. No need to get all the bells and whistles. A cheap 5-cup coffee maker will do just fine!
First Aid Kit
Don’t forget the safety! A first aid kit may never be used, but you don’t want leave your visitor with nothing in case something happens.
You can draft your own guide for guests to go through or grab a couple brochures from around town. Remember, the majority of the travelers will be from out of town and they are looking for fun things to do while they’re here. Having a helpful guide for your city will point them in the right direction and potentially avoid them asking you questions about where to go.
Shampoo, Soap, Toilet Paper, and Conditioner are mandatory when hosting your guests. But why not spruce it up a little by offering additional toiletries such as toothpaste, lotion, cheap razor blades, shaving cream, and more? These extra small touches (that people rarely use) will lead to great reviews when the stay is over.
You can easily go to your local grocery store for the items or pick up a toiletry kit like this one on amazon.