Storage Solutions For Airbnb Hosts
Best Short-Term & Long-Term Sydney Storage Solutions
With 346,581 unique properties listed at least once in Australia between July 2016 and February 2019, it seems many Australians are literally cashing in on the potential to make some extra income from renting out their home or properties on platforms such as Airbnb.
If you’re looking to rent your home out on Airbnb or similar platforms, taking advantage of short-term or long-term self-storage solutions can help present your property to its full potential while protecting your valuables at the same time.
Below are our top 8 storage tips for Airbnb and short-term holiday rental hosts.
The presentation of your home is the most important step towards getting bookings and maximising the price you can charge for your property. By de-cluttering and de-personalising your property, you can present it in the most appealing light for your potential guests.
2. De-personalize your space
Having some personality in your space can make it more appealing and help it stand out to potential guests. Your guests don’t want to get too personal with you however, so removing family photos, trinkets and kids artwork will make them feel more ‘at home’ and less ‘in your home’.
3. De-clutter your most functional spaces
Streamline your space and aim to leave only what is necessary and functional especially in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms. Clean out each draw and cupboard in your kitchen keeping only the required amount of items such as utensils, toiletries and linen and storing the remainder in a self-storage facility in labelled boxes.
4. De-clutter toys
Box up your children’s toys, especially those that your little ones may not be happy sharing with strangers. Toys that are not hygienic to share should also be removed such as soft toys, chew toys and bath toys.
5. Protect your valuable and sentimental items
Renting your home out to strangers is not without risk so it pays to completely remove valuables such as jewelry, family heirlooms, photos, artwork, expensive cutlery and crockery, clothing items and linen. This also includes important financial and legal papers which should be securely locked away.
6. Remove any food or toiletries that you don’t want guests to use
Guest will naturally help themselves to any food, drinks and toiletries in the home so if you have been saving that bottle of Grange for a special occasion, don’t leave it in the liquor cabinet! Non-perishable food, beverage and toiletries should be carefully sealed and packed away for storage leaving only the items you are happy to share with your guests.
7. Remove valuable or sentimental furniture
Your Airbnb guests may not see the same value in your antique chair passed down from your Grandmother so don’t risk damage to such irreplaceable items and pack and store them safely in storage. The same applies to valuable ornaments and artworks. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. This brings us to our last tip..
If it’s worth storing, it’s worth insuring! Goods are not automatically insured when in storage so for added peace of mind, Global Self Storage Alexandria recommends all of our clients purchase storage insurance for their possessions. Find out more about our storage insurance options here.
The friendly team at Global Self Storage Alexandria can help you find the most suitable and cost-effective storage solution for your Airbnb hosting needs.
Here are the 4 top reasons why Global Self Storage Alexandria is the best option for your Airbnb storage solutions:
1. We rent storage spaces from the size of a small closet to a standard car garage.
Use our handy online storage space calculator to work out how much space you will need.
2. We offer the best price for short-term storage or long-term storage needs.
Complete our online storage quote request form or call our helpful staff. Our friendly team will respond as soon as possible with a storage quote to meet your needs.
4. We will beat any quote!
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If you’re looking for a storage solutions for your Airbnb or holiday rental property, the helpful team at Global Self Storage Alexandria can help.