Quick Answer: White affordable bed sheets that can be reliably purchased when you need replacements.
Why should I use white bed sheets for my VRBO?
White sheets are clean and crisp, they look great in pictures, and are easy to clean. Yes indeed, white sheets are easier to clean. Colored sheets become discolored by your guests' ointments and lotions. And when that happens, those sheets are done, nothing to do but throw them out. White bedding, however, can be restored with whiteners and ready for the next guest.
White sheets make your VRBO appear inviting to guests. Colored sheets might work with your decor but they hide stains and guests are well aware this. So even if your colored sheets are fresh from the package, they will still make your guests question their cleanliness. This is why almost all hotels exclusively use white bedding.
Want to know how to keep your white sheets white? Check this out,
How Do You Keep White Sheets Clean In Your Rental?
Why should I NOT spend a lot of money on bed sheets for your VRBO?
Because owning a VRBO means buying lots of sheets and expensive ones will eat into your profits. Most hosts keep three sets of sheets on hand for every bed in their rental. Each set sheets will last roughly six months. So if you do the math, you can see how the cost of high-end sheets will quickly add up.
I am for sure not saying to use cheap, itchy sheets. That way only leads to terrible reviews. But you can find comfy, super soft ones in microfiber for a good price or if you prefer to spend a little more on 100% cotton sheets.
Why do I want sheets with easy to find replacements?
It saves you time and makes hosting easier. When all your sheets match, you can wash them together without mixing up the various fitted and flat sheets. And when you need replacements, you aren't wasting time scouring the corners of Amazon to find those same sheets you bought last time (spoiler, they aren't there anymore). Having a reliable source where you can easily and quickly get the same sheets is a major time saver. And as you know, time is money.
Should I get cotton or microfiber sheets for my VRBO?
No matter what anyone says, it is entirely a personal opinion. Hosts will swear until they are blue in the face that one is better than the other. But opinion is not fact. Both have their pluses and minuses, and every host develops their own preference.
Here is a quick pro and con list of the two options:
- Microfiber is cheaper. Cotton lasts a little longer.
- Microfiber is more wrinkle resistant. Cotton is more stain resistant.
- Microfiber is softer to the touch. Cotton sleeps cooler.
Your best bet is to experiment with different options until you find what you like. Just remember to make sure they are white, affordable, with easy to find replacements.