8 Tips I’ve Learned from Over a Year in Airbnbs

Sleeping around Europe has taught me valuable lessons.

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Being able to eat in rather than out means I get to spend as much or as little on food as I’d like. And let’s not forget the money I save by not having to pay electricity and water, Internet, and cable bills.

If a deal is too good to believe, side-eye it good.

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Stock up on kitchen sponges.

Don’t be afraid to request a new shower curtain.

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Don’t leave home without a wine, bottle, and can opener — just in case.

Pack an extra roll of toilet paper in your suitcase.

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Buy a plug-in air freshener for odor emergencies.

Check that there’s a supermarket nearby — and a microwave in the kitchen.

The view from my Airbnb balcony in Bar, Montenegro.

Choose your locations wisely.

Brother Son Husband Friend Loner Minimalist World Traveler. Author of “Is It True What They Say About Black Men?” and “Storms in Africa” https://rb.gy/3mthoj

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