Shampoo and Booze Episode 57: Airbnb Rental Kitchen & Amenity Must Haves

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This week we talked about what to stock in your rental kitchen and how to make it easily findable.If you leave something out, people with improvise and that is NOT what you want.

We cover finding affordable appliances, and what are the MUST haves of food and amenities. Spoiler alert, there should be coffee and a coffee maker of some kind, for goodness sake.

Some items we mentioned on the podcast:
Microfiber Dish Towels
Safety Cut Can Opener
Metal Grease Pot
and of course a Label Maker for labeling all your stuff!

We are doing a GIVEAWAY! We want to choose one lucky podcast listener to give design advice on your airbnb! To enter, submit your airbnb listing to us and we will choose a listing to give ‘live’-ish design advice. We’ll record it over video, so everyone can see the listing (we will smudge out location and listing info), and we’ll be ever so kind about what features are GREAT and what could use some WORK. Send us your listings at shampooandbooze@gmail.com. May the odds be ever in your favor.

We're also proud to announce our Airbnb Advice and Design services! We're calling ourselves Not Perfect Design and you can see all our service tiers here.  

Thinking of becoming an Airbnb host or guest? Use our referral code and get $20 off your next stay or $80 credit if you become a host!

Shampoo and Booze Episode 56: Airbnb Renting In Your Home + Another Property


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This Week, we’re talking about the differences and experience of running an airbnb inside your home, or as a detached or separate property. We answer questions about safety (renting a room in your home as a single person) and different styles of hosting both in your home and with guests at another property.

We are doing a GIVEAWAY! We want to choose one lucky podcast listener to give design advice on your airbnb! To enter, submit your airbnb listing to us and we will choose a listing to give ‘live’-ish design advice. We’ll record it over video, so everyone can see the listing (we will smudge out location and listing info), and we’ll be ever so kind about what features are GREAT and what could use some WORK. Send us your listings at shampooandbooze@gmail.com. May the odds be ever in your favor.  


Don’t forget about our design and listing advice services, head over to our Services Page at NotPerf.com to book your design advice session.

Thinking of becoming an Airbnb host or guest? Use our referral code and get $20 off your next stay or $80 credit if you become a host!

Shampoo and Booze Episode 55: Setting Expectations, Being Truthful On Your Airbnb Listing

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Ash and Ryanne talk about being honest about what your space will be like for guests. How not to over or undersell your listing. How to be honest and set expectations to book the guests who really want your place.

We're also proud to announce our Airbnb Advice and Design services! We're calling ourselves Not Perfect Design and you can see all our service tiers here.
Thinking of becoming an Airbnb host or guest? Use our referral code and get $20 off your next stay or $80 credit if you become a host!

Shampoo and Booze Episode 54: We're back! Update and intro to new friend Ashley and our Airbnb Design Services

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Welcome back! We're starting up the podcast again after a while off. Ryanne updates everyone on her and Jay's progress and new buildings. Say hi to Ashley, Ryanne's sister, who is also an Airbnb Superhost and now podcast superhost as well. We talk about Small Incremental Development (omg there is a word for all this?).

We're also proud to announce our Airbnb Advice and Design services! We're calling ourselves Not Perfect Design and you can see all our service tiers here.

Thinking of becoming an Airbnb host or guest? Use our referral code and get $20 off your next stay or $80 credit if you become a host!

Shampoo and Booze Episode 53: Renovation 100% Done! Now time to make money.

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We finished the renovation. Pop the champagne (or apple cider)! Check it out. We even have a bunch of bookings already. Feels great! See below for some before and after photos. Wow, what a job that was.

We are currently traveling for 30 days in Scandinavia before a video job in Vienna. We have been able to find a couple great people in our area to clean our rental while we're gone. We simply plug in a new Data SIM (Cell Hire has worked in every country we've been in, it's great) and communicate with any guests and our cleaners. This is the dream. Hope we can maintain it with a second rental.

Our farmhouse rental has been doing great as well. We recently changed out the washer when it broke to a compact apartment sized one by Magic Chef (it holds a lot more than it seems) and we absolutely love it! We also added an Amplifi Wifi Mesh network to have the best connectivity possible. It's pricey on Amazon, but you can find a deal if you keep an eye out on eBay.

We want to know what you want to hear from this podcast if we continue making it. We took a long break doing updates while we finished the house and wanted to do an update. Is this still interesting to you? Hope your rentals are rockin!

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Shampoo and Booze VIDEO: Ikea Fabrikor Hack - From Broken Key Lock to Fab Magnetic Cabinet w/ Knob

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One of our favorite pieces of furniture in our farmhouse rental is the Ikea Fabrikor metal and glass cabinet. It's the perfect solution to the antique house problem of having no closets. We store bath and beach towels in ours. However, Ikea seems to think having only a lock and key to open and close the door is a great idea. It's not, it's horribly bad design. As you can see in the video, our lock mechanism has simply snapped in half from normal use. This is the third time it's broken, so rather than try to repair the lock and key, I decided it was time to "Ikea Hack" the door to make it more stable and usable for our guests well into the future. Enjoy!

Have you had to hack a piece of furniture etc to work in your rental? We'd love to hear about it in the comments!

Thinking of becoming an Airbnb host or guest? Use our referral code and get $20 off your next stay or $80 credit if you become a host!

Shampoo and Booze Episode 52: Do I Charge Friends And Family to Stay At My Rental?

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Our friends, Mikey and Wendy, just started their own Airbnb rental. We know how much work they put in to build this place from scratch. It looks awesome!

Since they're just starting, Mikey asked a good question: how do you handle friends and family who want to come stay? Can they stay for free or just a discount? Do you put a limit on the number of days they can stay? How do you have this conversation when your rental is a business?

Our family and friends know our rental is a business we depend on. So we definitely let family stay for free (because we love them!), but they know that staying for long periods of time would mean we would lose a lot of income. Friends know we give discounts but staying for free isn't possible. We sometimes barter with friends for a free stay which is fun because we get some work done.

With summer vacation starting, it's just the beginning of the height of our rental season for the Farmhouse. We're booking 20+ nights a month. Feels great. On the other hand....after a three month hiatus on our River House renovation, we're just now starting work again. Our goal is to get it done by August 1. Cross our fingers!

We were mentioned on a couple blogs recently: Fashionably Broke and Lodgify. There are some links to some other good podcasts we hadn't heard from. 

Thinking of becoming an Airbnb host or guest? Use our referral code and get $20 off your next stay or $80 credit if you become a host!