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THE HOSTING JOURNEY: THE HOME ESSENTIALS
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BEDROOMKITCHENGENERAL
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LIVING ROOM
BATHROOMTECHNOLOGY
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Updated 11/2018
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DESCRIPTION
PRODUCTLINKEVELYN'S NOTES
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BEDROOM
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Bed
Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress
https://amzn.to/2qmlUBb
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Frame
Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Mattress Foundation, Platform Bed Frame
https://amzn.to/2EYsKqN
If using a metal frame, make sure you use a bed skirt!
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Bed
Zinus Ironline Metal and Wood Platform Bed with Headboard
https://amzn.to/2OjJgkvMy recommendation is non fabric, think bed bugs!
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Bed Bug Mattress Cover
Utopia Bedding Waterproof Zippered Mattress Encasement - Bed Bug Proof Mattress Cover - Queen
http://amzn.to/2uE1gQGDon't forget to protect the box spring as well.
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Bed Bug Pillow Cover
Waterproof Zippered Pillow Encasement Bed Bug Proof Pillow Cover Protects Against Dust Mite, Bacteria, Allergens - Polyester Jersey Fabric Pillow Protector by Utopia Bedding (Queen)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00U6HREPQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=evelynbadia-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00U6HREPQ&linkId=76a3d1e8068599c5eb1ec191fcb1e5ee
Pillows also need to be protected.
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Mattress Protector
SafeRest Full Size Premium Hypoallergenic Waterproof Mattress Protecto
https://amzn.to/2qnXBmr
You want something easy to remove and wash.
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Bed SkirtAmazonBasics Pleated Bed Skirthttps://amzn.to/2qoe5uJ
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Pillows
2-Pack Hotel Collection Plush Pillow - Down Alternative Pillows,
https://amzn.to/2QcgWCo
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Sheets
Performance Sheet Set Solids 400 Thread Count - Threshold™
https://www.target.com/p/performance-sheet-400-thread-count-sheet-set-gray-full-threshold-153/-/A-50068225
I love the double corners. the top and bottom labels and easy care. Yes, I use these for my Airbnb!
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SheetsBest Bed Sheets 100% Cotton Sheets Set
https://amzn.to/2JwHKL8
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Sheets/Winter Month
Plaid Flannel Sheet Sethttps://amzn.to/2Fgjka3I like some warm flannel sheets, nice and cozy.
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Duvet Insert
LINENSPA All-Season White Down Alternative Quilted Comforter - Corner Duvet Tabs - Hypoallergenic - Plush Microfiber Fill - Machine Washable - Duvet Insert or Stand-Alone Comforter - Queen
Great alternative for guests who might be allergic to down.
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Duvet CoverDuvet Cover & Sham SetI have this cover in my home and it looks very pretty.
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Duvet CoverQuality Duvet Cover Set Full Queen Size
I'm trying them out and will let you know. I know a lot of people like microfiber but for me microfiber feels inexpensive.
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Coverlet for Summer Months
Bedspread Coverlet Set Gray Comforter Oversized 3-Piece Quilt Set
https://amzn.to/2JWN4HO
It's great to have something for warmer months.
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Night Table
Zinus Modern Studio Collection 20 Inch Square Side / End Table
https://amzn.to/2QdkoMS
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Lamp
USB Table Desk Lamp, Acaxin Bedside Lamp with Dual USB Quick Charge Port
https://amzn.to/2QbM84x
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ShadesCordless Single Cell Shades
https://amzn.to/2yYbEnm
Your guest wants the room dark. They are on vacation and want to sleep late.
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Luggage Rack
Casual Home Luggage Rack with Shelf
https://amzn.to/2DvqmpO
You don't want your guests to place their luggage on the bed.
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HangersVelvet Hangers
https://amzn.to/2RFxgvE
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Bathrobes
TowelSelections Women's Robe Turkish Cotton Terry Kimono Bathrobe Made in Turkey
https://amzn.to/2Dy5P3O
Perfect to provide for people sharing your home.
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KleenexKleenex Anti-Viral Facial Tissues
https://amzn.to/2QkrY8P
A little touch that goes a long way.
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WastebasketWastebasket Garbagehttps://amzn.to/2Fki7i6
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Full Length Mirror
Bedroom Floor Mirror
https://amzn.to/2Dsk3n7
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Full Length Mirror/Over the Door
Over The Door Mirror
https://amzn.to/2PR7VSc
Just in case you have a small bedroom.
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Floor Mirror Alice Floor Mirror
https://amzn.to/2PIOMC7
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Ear PlugsEar Soft Yellow Neons, Earplugs
https://amzn.to/2DAxmSy
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Slippers
Minteks Hotel Spa Slippers for Women and Men, Washable Cotton Guests Slipper in Bulk Closed Toe
https://amzn.to/2Dfy1bC
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Charging Station
USB Charging Station - Charging Dock
https://amzn.to/2JCMsH1
A great extra to have for your guests.
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Power Strips
Outlet Power Strip 5-foot Heavy Duty Extension Cord
http://amzn.to/2Dn1wItA good way to avoid guests moving the furniture around.
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Night LightsFlashlight Night Light for Emergency
http://amzn.to/2B55mR7
Perfect for guiding your guests at night and in the event of an emergency.
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LIVING ROOM
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Apartment Therapy Annual Top 15 Best Sleeper Sofas & Sofa Beds
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Sofa BedFriheten
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S69216757/#/S69216757
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TVSmart TVhttp://amzn.to/2G83QkY
I do recommend having a television, but not in the bedrooms.
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Fire Stick
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player
http://amzn.to/2DtEY8QJust in case you don’t provide cable tv.
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Throw Blanket
Decorative Thick Chenille Throw Blanket for Couch Throws Sofa Cover
http://amzn.to/2FNHODU
Provide a warm and cozy blanket.
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Side Tables
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Lamps
Floor Lamp - Modern Standing Light for Living Room
https://amzn.to/2PRNrJ6
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Rug - Washable
Ruggablehttps://ruggable.com/
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CoastersSkyline at Nighthttps://amzn.to/2T6UzjK
You can go something iconic of your city and have some extras to give or sell as gifts.
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Board GamesMonopoly Junior Board Game
https://amzn.to/2PVTGLX
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Coloring Books
New York for Kids: 25 Big Apple Sites to Color
https://amzn.to/2TaKfY3Is there a coloring book or sticker of your city?
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Crayons64 Count Crayon Set
https://amzn.to/2PVVNzn
Obviously!
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KITCHEN
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Keurig
Keurig K55 K-Classic Single Serve Programmable
http://amzn.to/2kPl3pvIt's always great to provide coffee, tea, and some essentials.
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French PressFrench Press Coffee & Tea Makers 8 Cup
http://amzn.to/2fWAOMu
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Coffee MakerMr. Coffee 12-Cup Coffee Makerhttps://amzn.to/2B1CzjC
I have all different options, from a french press to this kind of coffee maker.
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Tea KettleKettle with C Handle and Trim Bandhttps://amzn.to/2Disq3r
I have this one. Some hosts prefer an electric one, but I don't have the counter space.
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Electric Tea Kettle
Electric Kettle Water Heater with SpeedBoil Tech
https://amzn.to/2JVeQV0
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Stainless Steel Pots
Cook N Home 12-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set
http://amzn.to/2ELXrKBYou can go with nonstick, but be careful with scratches.
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Cookware Set
Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware Set
https://amzn.to/2PSh50L
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Dinnerware Set
Dinnerware Set, Service for 6http://amzn.to/2D8SknkSomething neutral and dishwasher safe.
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Coffee Mugs
Coffee Mugs Set of 6 - White Ceramic Porcelain Mugs
https://amzn.to/2ROh4Z5
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Wine GlassesLibbey Stemless 12-piece Wine Glass Set
http://amzn.to/2r8myW9
I recommend buying two sets.
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Knife Set
AmazonBasics 14-Piece Knife Set with High-carbon Stainless-steel Blades and Pine Wood Block
http://amzn.to/2DAWmWI
Yes, please provide knives for your guests.
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Utensil Set
Kitchen Utensil Set - 23 Nylon Cooking Utensils - Kitchen Utensils with Spatula - Kitchen Gadgets Cookware Set - Best Kitchen Tool Set Gift by HomeHero
http://amzn.to/2B4CMiVAnd don't forget the wine opener!
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Flatware
20 Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Silverware Set, Service For 4, Mirror Polished, Include Knife/Fork/Spoon, Dishwasher Safe
http://amzn.to/2D9zFrT
It's best to buy a double set. I don't know why I'm always losing pieces.
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CorkscrewProfessional Wine Opener by HiCouphttps://amzn.to/2Dh8Pkf
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GlasswareGlassware 12-pc. Sethttp://amzn.to/2D7ScETI recommend buying a second set because they will break.
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Toaster
Hamilton Beach Brushed Stainless Steel 2-Slice Toaster
https://amzn.to/2JYFjkH
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4-Slice Toaster
4-Slice Extra-Wide Slot Toaster, Stainless Stee
https://amzn.to/2RNnIin
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MicrowaveMicrowave Oven with Sound On/Off
https://amzn.to/2DgYpRE
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Blender
Hamilton Beach 58160 Wave Crusher Multi-Function Blende
https://amzn.to/2K3XPZ7
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Cutting Board
Bamboo Cutting Board 3 Piece Sethttps://amzn.to/2Fju9s4
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Dish Drying Rack
Expandable Dish Drying Rackhttps://amzn.to/2K42El3
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Dish Drying Rack
Kitchen Compact Steel Frame Dish Rack
https://amzn.to/2B6DJdG
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Can OpenerCan Opener with Lid Lifter Magnethttps://amzn.to/2Tdjd26
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Vegetable Peeler
Peeler, Swivel
https://amzn.to/2qLxwOh
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Dish SoapMethod Dish Soap Pump Refill
https://amzn.to/2RORMtQ
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Sponges
Heavy Duty Dish Wand Sponge For Kitchen Sink Cleaning Brush
https://amzn.to/2DFaSj9
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Paper TowelsPaper Towels
https://amzn.to/2Pvkh2W
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