Airbnb Start-Up Essentials

I currently manage two Airbnbs and I’ve found the below products to be the most efficient and effective when starting up. I am a bit of an Amazon junkie – which you will quickly notice below. Products are affiliate links, but have all been tested by myself and have proven to be staple in my business. Products are organized by room/category to make your search easier.

Cleaning

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

Are you a paper towel hog? Save money and product by converting to these microfiber cloths. After I’m done with them I wash them during my next cleaning. They pick up way more than paper towels, are great for dusting, and provide a deeper clean.

Rubbermaid Cleaning Caddy

Keep your cleaning supplies organized and in one place. This cleaning caddy makes cleaning a lot simpler and it’s easy for you to gauge when you are low on supplies. I also store my microfiber cleaning cloths in the caddy for easy access.

Roomba Vacuum Cleaner

Ok, this is a game changer. I have never, ever used a vacuum in either one of my properties. The iRobot 890 Robot Vacuum Cleaner with wi-fi connectivity makes it easy to schedule cleanings via the app, or activate it to start cleaning from anywhere. I have it start vacuuming as soon as my guests leave the house. My floors, are spotless (carpet and hardwood).

Bathroom

Shower Curtain & Liner

What makes this shower curtain special is the easy snap-in, snap-out liner. You don’t need to take the entire shower curtain down to wash it. Also if you need a new liner you can buy one separately.

Eco Amenities – Shampoo & Soap

These are an absolute must have! Shipped in bulk, these 200 count hotel sized shampoo and soaps will not go to waste. They are each individually wrapped and offer a pleasant subtle scent.

Conair Travel Hairdryer

A hairdryer is necessary if you plan on hosting anyone with hair. This hairdryer is compact, has a fold in handle and retractable cord. For the purpose of space and atheistic (ie: no sloppy cord wrapped around it) it’s a no brainer.

First Aid Kit

This 299 piece first aid kit comes complete with a condensed soft case. It’s easy to keep in a bathroom drawer where it can be easily accessible for guests. Don’t forget to include the location of your first aid kit in your guestbook/welcome packet.

Bedroom

Zinus Memory Foam Mattress

If there is one thing my guest’s rave about, it’s this mattress. Guests are shocked at the price tag – and not in a bad way. This 12 inch queen mattress comes shipped (prime delivery) to your door for a total of $279.00! I have this mattress in both my homes and recently converted my personal $1200 mattress to one was well. It’s that good. No boxspring required.

AmazonBasics Alternative Down Pillows

A two pack of soft, affordable, snuggly goodness. Not much else I can say.

Casual Home Luggage Rack

A luggage rack is a necessity for any Airbnb bedroom. I like Casual Home’s luggage rack mainly because of the fold out shelf below. This gives travelers additional storage space. They also have a few different color options which is useful to match decor.

Kitchen

Over the Cabinet Storage Organizer

Most of us store all kinds of things in the cabinet under the kitchen sink, from plastic grocery bags, to cleaning supplies, it’s usually a mess. Now that you have all of your cleaning supplies in the above mentioned cleaning caddy, it’s time to tidy up the rest of this area.

17 Piece Utensil & Gadget Set

If your cutlery drawer is filled with mismatched accessories, different colored ladles and 3 types of the same spatula, it may be time to consider a uniformed approach. This utensil set offers all the necessities and then some; the measuring cups will also be a great addition of guests who love to cook.

YouCopia 30 Bottle Spice Organizer

Get your spices organized and in one location. This organizer allows you to pull out drawers of spices and lower them to eye level so you know exactly what you are working with. This organizer stores 30 different spices!

Living Room

Roku Smart TV

If you already have an Apple TV or Firestick this may not be for you. Guests want to be able to stream their favorite shows and movies, in today’s world web based streaming applications are non-negotiable. The Roku TV offers all these options without having any outside hardware, after all it’s a smart TV. Also, there’s something about having just one remote.