BED AND LINENS
I researched the heck out of mattresses, toppers, pillows, and linens and put together the perfect package! In fact, almost every guest raves about the bed, and many contact me later to find out where I got it. You can see what I buy by visiting my Stuff We Love page and look for the Airbnb Goodies. I try to order only those items that have lots of reviews by people, with very high ratings. I read both the good and the bad reviews. I ordered a California King memory foam mattress and added a pillow top mattress topper (for temperature control and comfort), and I bought the softest sheets possible. I purchased three different densities of pillows, so everyone has a pillow that is perfect for her/him.
Knowing that a camping trailer had very limited hot-water capabilities, we removed the propane hot water heater and replaced it with an instant hot water that provides a shower which will never go cold. I only wish I had this in my own house, where we frequently run out of hot water during baths & showers. Soon, baby. Soon!
I’m not exactly a tidy person or much of a housewife. (Just ask my husband.) But with my Airbnb glamper, I’ve been told my pickiness may be over the top. I can’t help it. If you see a speck of dirt or dust, you can wipe it up, right? I mean, why would you leave it there for your guest to stare at? Here are just a few things I get weird picky about:
- Everything has to be dusted and/or cleaned with a natural cleaner. This includes not only the counters, table, and shelves, but also fixtures, books, appliances, the tv screen, speakers, and even the trash can lids. The sinks and faucets must sparkle.
- The bed has to be perfect and there is only one way to make it. No, I’m not crazy (well…). It’s just that the bed is accessible from only one side. The other three sides are against the walls. That means making the bed requires a serious protocol (about two pages typed, double-spaced) to ensure no part of my body gets between the sheets. In the end, the bedspread, pillows, and blanket at the foot of the bed can’t be a jumble of wrinkles as if I had just crawled all over it when in fact that’s exactly what I did.
- The bathroom gets extra care (including the walls around the toilet, boys) with disinfectant to ensure everything is perfectly sanitary when a guest arrives.
- And no hair, no hair, no hair! (After I started hosting on Airbnb, I quickly realized why the detectives on crime TV shows always took hair samples. Because everybody leaves hair, always!) If I find hair when I stay in a hotel, I get seriously wigged out realizing I have to coexist with some other guest’s residual body part. So, yeah. No hair. Rule #1.