A few years ago, my husband and I decided to go on an incredible vacation to Europe. Unfortunately, we didn't know very much about booking hotels, and so we ended up staying in some pretty "interesting" places. When we weren't scared about the other guests, we were worried about taking home bed bugs, and we were surprised about the pricing! After that experience, we decided to research travel accommodations, so that we weren't ever put in that same situation ever again. This blog is a cumulative report of our findings--which is why this website is chock full of information about travel and lodging. Read on to find out more.
If you're staying in a short-term rental, you may realize that it just doesn't feel like home. But there are a few things you can do to make your rental cozier and more inviting.
Whether you're staying in a hotel room or another form of rental, you may want to know more about how to make your temporary home more comfortable this winter. These tips will help.
Add a Couple of Personal Touches
Whether you're in a rental for business or pleasure, adding a couple of personal touches can make a big difference. Bring along a few photos to put on the nightstand or desk, or pack a favorite pillow or blanket. These little things will help you feel more at home in your rental.
Make Use of the Space
If you're in a hotel room, chances are you won't have a ton of space to work with. But you can still make the most of the space you have. Use the desk to create a small office. Fill up the dresser with your clothing or hang things in the closet.
Don't Overlook the Small Things
It's the small things that can really make a rental feel like home. Make sure you have all the toiletries you need, including soap, shampoo, and toothpaste. Try to use the brands you use at home rather than the hotel conveniences. You'll feel more comfortable with your morning and nightly routines.
Make the Bed as Comfortable as Possible
You may not have control over the mattress in your rental, but you can make the bed as comfortable as possible. Bring along a favorite pillow or two. Use the hotel's top sheet and add your own blankets on top. Try to recreate your bed at home as much as possible.
Choose a Short-Term Rental with Helpful Amenities
When you're looking for a short-term rental, try to find one that has helpful amenities. A kitchenette can be a lifesaver if you need to eat in. Laundry facilities can be a godsend, especially if you're traveling with children. A pool or fitness center can help you relax and unwind after a long day.
As you shop for a short-term rental for your stay, don't be afraid to ask questions. The more you know about the rental, the easier it will be to pack up your belongings and ensure you have everything you need for a cozy, comfortable stay.