There’s nothing quite like planning a weekend with your friends and renting a house. In my case six of us airbnb-ed a pool house in Palm Springs for Coachella. And while alcohol is always the popular choice to bring here are a few other house share items that will score high in your house.
1. Aveeno Protect + Hydrate SPF Lotion and face/makeup wipes – Sunscreen (and bug spray if you’re going anywhere mosquito filled) is a great item to buy in bulk for everyone in your house. Someone inevitably forgets it and a sunburn is no way to spend a trip! I’m stocking our house with Aveeno Protect + Hydrate SPF 30 lotion since it’s oil-free, water and sweat-resistant and offers 24 hour skin hydration against chlorine. Also their Positively Radiant Makeup Removing Wipes will be all over the house. With late nights, no one is sleeping with their makeup on my watch! Plus for spills to cooling off outside these are super handy to have around the house.
2. Lavazza Coffee – You can never be sure of the coffee situation when you’re renting a house so bringing a french press and 1-2 packs of coffee will make you a champion amongst your friends. As you all know I’m a Lavazza girl (check out their awesome giveaway we’re doing HERE), and having a good morning roast is so necessary especially for the long Coachella days ahead.
3. Tide Pods – Most house rentals come with a washer/dryer and especially if it’s a pool house, you want to have good detergent in the house. One pack of Tide Pods (16pack/$4.99) will tie over everyone. Tide Pods are also super convenient since they combined detergent, stain remover and brightener which is so necessary when you’re washing everything from clothes to swim suits. And since they are individually wrapped it’s easy to transport anything you don’t use. If you prefer a liquid detergent, Tide recently came out with the NEW HE Turbo, which is specially formulated for high-efficiency washers and offers 6X the cleaning power in half the time.
5. A little extra something, something – Everyone gets super excited when I post anything on instagram with eos lip balms. (And a winner amongst my girlfriends and guy friend). They are colorful and fun, plus an awesome balm and with dry, chapped lips on the horizon it’s a nice gift to give to everyone in the house. Just make sure to get different flavors/colors so no one swipes yours. A thoughtful surprise always goes a long way to starting an awesome weekend!