I have a whole room to store stuff so it’s not a problem for me. It is faster to switch out some stuff instead of doing it in place. There are some things that we have always just switched out when we change over, not new to the covid situation. We have the storage space and sometimes had 3 apts to turnover in one day and found some ways to make it easier and faster.
Our throw pillows have removable covers that we wash. But we have 2 sets so that we can wash and change the covers at a more leisurely pace - we switch out the ones just used for the spare set whose covers have already been washed. We do the same thing for bed pillows so that we can wash the pillow covers not just the pillowcases. It also allows us to be able to have the pillows ready to go with fresh pillowcases for the next guest before the current guests even leave.
We have extra snack baskets too, so that I can have a new filled snack basket to drop in the apt when we clean. Any left over snacks from the previous guests have time to be wiped down and sit and de-covidize. It will be filled out with snacks for the next turnover. We did this prior just for quickness. Also, extra canisters of tea bags, coffee etc, so we can just switch them out instead of cleaning and stocking in place.
This isn’t related to covid and isn’t as much an issue anymore because we are only doing our Studio on Airbnb currently and it doesn’t get too many lengthy stays with only a kitchenette. But when people stay for even a week, the plants get a little sad looking. My husband has a potting bench with plant lights that he calls “Plant Rehab”. He always had a few extra plants ready to go into the apts in case the ones in there needed to go for “rehab”. Personally, I don’t think there’s anything that makes a place look sad faster than a sad looking plant.
We also have extra hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion so that they can be filled (we fill from gallon pump containers) and ready to go. We just pull the others out, clean them up and refill for the next turnover.
Of course, we have multiples of all linen including duvets, duvet covers (hate to bring it up ), bathmats, shower curtains, dish towels, oven mitts, etc, etc. We even have extra rugs and rug pads. And that has saved our butts more than once - someone got it soaked in the bathroom, a doggie accident, kitchen spill, etc
That was all in place prior because we had to flip so efficiently. But for Covid, we have started using packets of sugar instead of filling a sugar bowl, using individually wrapped makeup removers, sunscreen, insect repellant and aspirin instead of providing larger multi-use packaging. A lot of other stuff was already individually wrapped like the deodorant, earplugs and face masks. We did leave a few things that are multi-use but only because they have pump dispensers and can be disinfected between guests.
We do get a bag together the night before we clean that has all of the replacements in it so that we don’t have spend time getting the linen and such together the day of. I do recommend doing anything ahead of time that is possible to do ahead of time. It makes turnover so much less stressful - it also prevents you finding out that you’re missing something the last minute too.