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What are the best pillows for a HomeAway host?

What are the best pillows for a HomeAway host?

Short answer:
Queen affordable size memory foam pillows

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Why go with memory foam pillows for my HomeAway Rental?
Because memory foam pillows look better and need to be replaced less often. All pillows go flat eventually but a memory foam pillow takes longer, which means you need to buy replacements less often. Also, memory foam pillows look more full and plump so they always look perfect for guests and inviting in listing pics. 

Why should I use queen size pillows for my HomeAway?
Price, comfort, and flexibility are balanced out perfectly with a queen size pillow. The queen size is more or less 20 x 30 inches, standard pillow measures only 2 inches smaller, whereas a king size is 6 inches larger. Which means a queen pillow will fit most of your pillowcase but a king only fits a king sized pillowcase. Make your hosting life a little easier and put queen size pillows on all your beds so if they get mixed up its no big deal.  

You also need to keep in mind that king bedding costs a more money. If you have a HomeAway that demands a premium price it makes sense to go with the king, but for the average host, an affordable queen is the better option. Now, if you go smaller than a queen it begins to negatively impart guest comfort. Most guests are used to how a queen pillow feels, so two inches smaller and something just doesn't feel right. Queen size will make your guests happy, costs less money, and works on all your beds.

Why should I NOT spend allot of money on pillows for my HomeAway?
Expensive pillows are not worth it for a HomeAway host. You for sure want to give your guests good pillows, but they are unlikely to notice the difference between the $25  one and the $75 one. Those subtle differences are only felt when you sleep on the pillow for multiple weeks in a row (most likely not your guests). Plus pillows wear out, wine gets poured on them, or they go missing so it will save you money everytime you have to buy replacements. As a host having a reliable source of affordable pillows will save you time and money. 

Need an affordable queen size memory foam pillow? These will take good care of you and your guests:

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