Shampoo & Booze: 74 Q + A Roundup, Set Airbnb Expectations!

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In this episode we tackle questions about having multiple occupants on one property and how to advertise and communicate with guests about their stay (check out Tim's amazing tiny house rental progress). We also talk about how to set expectations in general, through your description and messages with guests. Try not to surprise guests with quirky check-ins at your short term rental!

Also, check out our Pro-Tip about removing rust with this handy little product:


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Shampoo & Booze: 73 Buying Real Estate Property for Airbnb and Short-Term Rentals

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We're talking about BUYING PROPERTY with short-term rentals and Airbnb in mind. What do you look for? How to assess your area and what makes it special! We talk about crunching the numbers and weighing your options between different management styles. How close will you be to the property? Is it a detached building? An in-law apartment? A completely separate property?

Listen to this latest episode to glean deep wisdom on real-estate, HGTV and perhaps a short rant about lace doilies and fake flowers. Enjoy!

See our Airbnb Advice and Design services and book a session today. We call 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 & Booze 72: Sourcing Furniture, Art, Rugs for your Airbnb

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A short term rental can take a ton of furniture, rugs, artwork (we like to say layers!). Even if you're just kitting out a guest room, you'll need it all to make your guests feel at home. Where do you get all that if not "the furniture store"? We talk about our sourcing secrets, what to buy used, when you can buy at big box stores and when to hit the flea markets.

See our Airbnb Advice and Design services and book a session today. We call 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 & Booze 71: Expect Airbnb Wear and Tear, When To Charge or Not?

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Wear and tear on your house, your furnishings and your supplies is inevitable. We talk about when it's bad enough to charge guests, when it's just the cost of doing business and how to keep calm, cool and professional.

See our Airbnb Advice and Design services and book a session today. We call 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 & Booze 70: NotPerf.com Design Advice Services Tiers

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We wanted to take the time to walk all y'all through our design services tiers. We think everyone (including us) can use another set of eyes and some kind advice on our listings before and during the renting process. Check out our design advice videos (Part 1, Part 2) of Jordan's upstate NY farmhouse, where we do a complete session from top to bottom.

See our Airbnb Advice and Design services and book a session today. We call 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 & Booze 69: To Allow Weddings? An Airbnb Outside Paris! Listener Q+A

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In this episode we cover listener questions! Chloe from France asks about starting and managing a family property as a short-term rental, remotely. We talk her through the pros and cons of hiring a management company or a family/friend. Also discussed is wether longer-term rentals are desirable and why.

We heard from Rob who is converting a family vacation home in New England into a short term rental and possible wedding/event venue. We discuss our thoughts on to 'wedding venue' or not to venue, that is the question!

As usual, send your questions in the form of audio or written to shampooandbooze@gmail.com to get your questions, answered.


See our Airbnb Advice and Design services and book a session today. We call 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 & Booze 68: Caffeine! Coffee, Tea and Coffee Makers in your Airbnb

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In this episode we nerd out about CAFFEINE options in your short term rental. Have you ever been to an Airbnb and can't find a coffee maker?!?! We have, and we think that's insane. Hear us talk about the best options for making coffee, buying coffee and offering guests the best cups while they stay with you. Also, hear our disdain for using K-cup or single-cup coffee-pod makers. Ugh. (Ryanne loves the Bonvita drip maker!)

Also, we talk about the new 'Custom URL' option through airbnb: See Airbnb's Article about Custom URLs.



See our Airbnb Advice and Design services and book a session today. We call 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 & Booze 67: We Stayed in 4 Airbnbs as Guests, Hear our advice!

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We discuss (rave/rant) about our Summer stays in Airbnbs. Hear our thoughts about coffee makers, fancy Brooklyn bathrooms and a stripped down beach rental in Maine! How do you let guests know about the various quarks of your short term rental? Do you drop by randomly while people are renting? (Spoiler alert: no!) Listen to this episode for all of our brilliant and common sense advice from our own rental experiences.


See our Airbnb Advice and Design services and book a session today. We call 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 & Booze Episode 66: Listener Q+A: Airbnb Linens, Condiments and Intuition!

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In this episode we cover your questions and comments! We answer our thoughts on Linens, and referenced these two past episodes:
Airbnb and Short Term Rental Laundry Part 1 + Part 2
Airbnb Linens Bed and Bath Amenities
We learn about Ask a Clean Person!

We congratulate listener Shiri for putting her Airbnb online after all her hard work on these beautiful renovations. Check it out here: https://abnb.me/vmXDEp35eY

Listen to Episode 66 for all of our recent Q+A.


See our Airbnb Advice and Design services and book a session today. We call 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 & Booze Episode 65: Optimizing your Airbnb Listing with The Best Title & Pictures

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In this episode we cover ways to optimize your short-term rental or Airbnb listing. We talk about choosing a title for your listing, and details about image selection. Ryanne just went through this process for her brand new listing. What's our advice on making your Airbnb listing stand out from the crowd? Listen to Episode 65 to find out!

See our Airbnb Advice and Design services and book a session today. We call 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 & Booze Episode 64: Birth of an Airbnb, Pro-Tips, Listener Q&A

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Ryanne and Jay finish their newest Airbnb, take photos and start writing their listing! Ash deals with renters that were so nice, they washed (and dried) their stained linens! We take your questions and try to answer the best possible way we can.

See our Airbnb Advice and Design services and book a session today. We call 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 & Booze Episode 63: Airbnb Design Advice Critique, Video Edition PART 2

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This episode we chose a WINNER for our Design Advice Giveaway (Jordan!and recorded a Two Part Video giving him advice for his fabulous Airbnb in upstate New York. Check out his airbnb HERE.

We cover ideas for each room and  below are links to all of the items we suggested in Part One for his spaces. We always encourage second-hand and low-cost solutions for brightening and updating your short-term rentals. For clients we put together ideas to purchase or look for in your buying/hunting, and this gives you an idea of how that might work. See our Advice Services HERE.

Off-White Braided Jute Rug, RugsUSA

Check out Part One of our Design Advice Giveaway!

See our Airbnb Advice and Design services and book a session today. We call 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 & Booze Episode 62: Airbnb Design Advice Critique, Video Edition PART 1

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This episode we chose a WINNER for our Design Advice Giveaway (Jordan!and recorded a Two Part Video giving him advice for his fabulous Airbnb in upstate New York. Check out his Airbnb HERE.

We cover ideas for each room and  below are links to all of the items we suggested in Part One for his spaces. We always encourage second-hand and low-cost solutions for brightening and updating your short-term rentals. For clients we put together ideas to purchase or look for in your buying/hunting, and this gives you an idea of how that might work. See our Advice Services HERE.

Ikea Islands, Butcher Block Options
Gel Staining Oak Cabinets, Pinterest Ideas
Abstract Navy Rug, Wayfair
Floral Area Rug Orange Tones, Wayfair

Check out Part Two of our Design Advice Giveaway!

See our Airbnb Advice and Design services and book a session today. We call 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!