If you’re just starting out as an Airbnb host or if you’re an experienced host looking for the best products for your bathroom, then we’d like to introduce you to our favourite bathroom goods.
Your bathroom is an important part of your guests’ stay with you. Its cleanliness is paramount of course, but so are those small touches that can make your guests’ time with you – and your own life – easier. As with so many aspects of life, it’s the little details that matter.
Supplying hotel-size toiletries for your guests can be a very welcome added touch. Because you can buy these in bulk, they are not expensive. Some guests will bring their own favourites when they are staying with you but others, especially those who are arriving by air and don’t want to carry heavy bottles that might leak, will appreciate your supplies. See some great products here.
Lovely fluffy towels feel luxurious but it’s false economy to buy towels that a) are too expensive and b) can’t be easily cleaned and restored to their former glory. Below you’ll find our favourite make. They are inexpensive and easy to wash – and they can be bleached if necessary. See too our favourite washcloths.
I hate going into a bathroom and using a bar of soap that other people have used before me – and I’m not alone. This is why hotels provide individually wrapped bars and why public places use liquid soap – which is a low cost alternative. Either buy individual bottles and top them up or buy a dispenser and fill it from a large pack.
You’d be surprised to know how many hosts leave inadequate supplies of toilet paper – and how many guests complain when their needs are not met in this department. Again, buying in bulk is the cheapest way to go. Leaving a small pack of tissues for your guests is a welcome touch too.
THE LITTLE EXTRAS
In the summer, or if you live in an area with all-round good weather, guests appreciate a sunscreen and (if applicable) an insect repellent. Remember too that when guests are staying at a hotel, they can contact the front desk or housekeeping if they have forgotten anything. You can supply the same service
We have found that the easiest and cheapest way to keep our rental stocked with supplies is by ordering online. Of course, some hosts prefer to visit discount warehouses to buy their products but that takes time and the cost of gas and wear and tear on your car has to be taken into account too.
Having everything delivered to your door is so much easier and delivery is usually quick and efficient. Whenever possible, we prefer to buy goods from just one online store (Amazon in our case) as this helps us effortlessly keep a track of our expenses and it’s less time consuming as everything can be bought at the one site.
A NICE TOUCH
At time of writing, these individually wrapped soaps cost 18 cents each.
Depending on the price point of your rental, you may prefer to supply a more luxurious soap
It’s easy to simply refill this dispenser after each guest – and economical too
This is one of the most popular brands around. The jug style makes refills easy and quick
An important note: If you are supplying wipes (or cotton balls or q-tips etc) be sure that there is a suitable trash can in your bathroom. Otherwise guests may be tempted to throw them into the toilet with disastrous results for your plumbing!
JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.