Just stock this one amenity.

By Melanie Lieberman
October 17, 2016
A Hair Dryer Earns Airbnb Renters More Per Night
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Successful Airbnb hosts know landing a booking is just the first step toward having a thriving rental business. What many might not know is that buying a hair dryer is the most economical way to make a few extra bucks every single booking.

According to a recent article in Quartz, Airbnb hosts who offer a hair dryer can charge an average of $10 more per night. It’s a step toward making your home or apartment seem more “professional,” like a well-appointed hotel room.

At Quartz’s The Next Billion conference, Airbnb cofounder Nathan Blecharczyk said “It’s a real pain in the butt for a traveler who wants [a hair dryer] to have to haul it with them.”

And though the tool may seem like a necessity to many, it isn’t always obvious—especially to men.

Other items savvy Airbnb hosts should add to their offerings: sharp knives, soft sheets, and cooking essentials like olive oil, salt, pepper, and vinegar.