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Choosing High-Quality Products for Higher Returns

February 10, 2020

Choosing high-quality products and supplies when shopping for your vacation rental will lead to higher returns in the long-run. When us owners are shopping for items for our rentals, sometimes we have trouble picking higher priced items because we are trying to keep our business cash flowing well. But with some items, it can end […]

Choosing high-quality products and supplies when shopping for your vacation rental will lead to higher returns in the long-run. When us owners are shopping for items for our rentals, sometimes we have trouble picking higher priced items because we are trying to keep our business cash flowing well. But with some items, it can end up being cheaper in the long run to pay more upfront.

Sheets, Pillows, & Towels

One example is high-quality sheets, pillows, and towels for your rentals. If you pick the higher quality versions of these items, they will likely last much longer and you won’t have to buy new ones so soon. Also, they tend to be softer, fluffier, and more absorbent, which creates a more luxurious experience for your guests!

I recommend reading consumer reviews carefully to see what other people have to say about how long these products last and how nice they actually are.

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Eco-Friendly Cleaners & Toiletries

Another category where spending more upfront could be beneficial is eco-friendly cleaning supplies and toiletries. These items often have a higher price point but would be really impressive to people traveling with children who want to keep them safe from toxic chemicals and also those traveling with pets if you do allow pets in your rental.

If you buy from a big online corporation like Amazon or Costco, it is possible to get good deals for these items that would be a higher price elsewhere. Amazon also has a Subscribe & Save option that has big discounts for things that you put on subscription with them that you use all the time. I wrote about this at length in a former blog if you look into my blog history.

Getting higher quality items such as those mentioned above should result in many good guest reviews that could get more traffic to your profile and more people booking your place in the long run.

Of course, you don’t want to break the bank on something just because you think it will last longer if it doesn’t make sense for your bank account. So make sure you would still cash flowing after making these decisions! If you decide to make some of these types of upgraded purchases, be sure to include them in your vacation rentals description so that you will catch the eye of the discerning renter. That’s all for now, have a great day and happy renting! 

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By Angie

Angie is a professional Airbnb and VRBO host that operates on the island of Maui, Hawaii.