Hi, I have been hosting with AirBNB at our rental apartment for some time.
I have now decided to rent out our home when we go on vacation. I am getting ready for my first guests at our home next month. I rent out my entire home (except one closet and the garage, which are locket). This is the home where I normally live in with my husband and cat. I am bringing the cat to a boarding facility and removing the litter box (and putting it in the garage).
I want to make it clear this is a home where I live in most of the year, that the master bedroom is normally lived in and will have a small amount of personal effects.
My question is, how much personal stuff/clothes in the closets, dressers, night stand drawers, bathroom drawers, etc should I clear out? I can empty my dresser drawers into bins and put my clothes in the garage and I can also empty out all of the bathroom drawers and cabinets, but this will take a lot of time every time I have a guest.
Would you remove files from your desk drawers? What is the expectation and what would you do?
The first guests are only staying 5 nights so not sure if this is necessary. I am hoping to get a long term renter in December for 15-30 nights of which I would probably make more room.
Any advice? Also photographs, etc, do you remove them?