Storage Hacks for Your Airbnb
It is a balancing act to make a home available as an Airbnb rental. Especially if you are working with a small space that you need to ensure provides guests with all or most of the creature comforts of home. Here are some space-saving ideas many of the most successful Airbnb rentals worldwide use to keep spaces clutter-free and functional.
Open shelves give a more spacious feel to a room and provide more storage space by eliminating the extra inches needed for clunky cabinet doors. They can make spaces feel airier and less cluttered. You can use this option in the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. Anywhere you have open wall space can be improved with extra shelving space.
These are a great place to store various kitchen items, including cooking pots and pans, utensils, and cutlery. You can install them over kitchen islands, counters, and sinks. They can help free up cabinet space while making it obvious where to find certain kitchen items when one wants to cook.
You can ensure more space is left to install shelves and other storage spaces by opting for smaller appliances around the kitchen. With most Airbnb guests being hosted for a matter of days, they are unlikely to need a full-size refrigerator or a six-burner stovetop.
Multifunctional furniture lets you use it for more than just one purpose. You can have sofas that can convert into extra beds to allow more guests. Space maker patio furniture that you can sit on or use as a table while also using as a storage chest for all kinds of items. Bookcases with a fold-down table or stackable beds. Many options will allow you to provide guests with greater convenience from the same furniture without taking up extra space.
Keep to the Essentials
There is no need to provide every convenience a guest could ever need. This would mean adding more stuff to the space that will likely make it look more cluttered and offer additional opportunities for damage. Limit the amount of utensils, glasses, cutlery, and cookware to what is needed for essential cooking for a few people and take away the rest.
Ensure the cutlery is of good quality and if you know kids will be amongst the guests, have plastic options that are less likely to be broken. If it is a residence to the property owner, make an effort to remove any personal items like family photos, clothing, valuables, and so on for the guest’s stay.
If you have recessed spaces or empty nooks around the home, use them for storage. You can install open shelves or cover them with a curtain to create more hidden storage space without the added expense and bulkiness of cabinet doors.
Installing under cabinet and door hooks can create more opportunities for storage of more lightweight items like spices, oven mitts, etc. You can do this in the kitchen, bathroom, and anywhere else you have a door to a room or furniture