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    The pros of spending a night in your space

    Being your own guest can help you find areas of improvement.
    By Airbnb on Nov 20, 2019
    2 min video
    Updated May 14, 2021

    Highlights

    • It’s helpful to stay in your place as if you were a guest

    • Experiencing your space from a guest’s perspective lets you figure out if there’s anything you want to add or refine

    • After your stay, for example, you might decide to clean up an entryway or add a luggage rack in a bedroom

    • Discover more in our complete guide to creating a guest-friendly space

    One way to check if your space is ready for guests is to spend the night there (or ask a friend to). Start from the very beginning as if you were arriving for the first time: Are your parking directions clear? Can you easily find your way to the entrance at night? Is there a place to put your luggage? Showering and sleeping in your space can help you double-check if the water pressure is okay and the bed is comfortable. Don’t forget to go through the checkout process—if there’s a key, do you know where to leave it? If any quirks come up along the way, it’s a good idea to take the time to refine your space or add clarity to your listing details, house manual, and check-in instructions.

    Highlights

    • It’s helpful to stay in your place as if you were a guest

    • Experiencing your space from a guest’s perspective lets you figure out if there’s anything you want to add or refine

    • After your stay, for example, you might decide to clean up an entryway or add a luggage rack in a bedroom

    • Discover more in our complete guide to creating a guest-friendly space
    Airbnb
    Nov 20, 2019
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