What is your most wanted 'missing amenity' at a sit?

Been thinking about things that are ‘missing’ at a sit and I have pretty simple requests -
a bedside table with a reading lamp that I can turn on and off from the bed.
related - an easy to get to electrical outlet near that bedside table - ideal would be a power strip on the table so I can charge my phone/tablet overnight and use them for an alarm clock (if the animals don’t do that). I also have sleep apnea so need plug in my CPAP machine. (Lots of older homes have the outlet centered behind the bed.)
and finally, I don’t unpack my bag unless it is a week or longer sit, so one of those folding stands to open a bag on in the bedroom would be great.
Other sitters have other suggestions?
tom

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I would agree with your simple wish of a bedside lamp @toml

However I am always surprised at the number of homes that don’t have mirrors in the bedroom, not just from my sitting experiences, but generally.

I like to believe that I graduated “The science of adaptability” with honors however for me it would be a mirror … not full length or hand held, just a plain “old” wall mirror.

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Thank you. I needed a good belly laugh.
Suma CumLaude Sister?

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A good old fashioned coffee pot, french press or even a coffee sock instead of these overpriced new fangled express-your cash machines.
I will usually purchase one, or any other item I feel I must have then leave it or donate it at a local thrift shop.

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Hi @toml Your mention of a folding stand made me smile. I have been on a sit where one was in my bedroom and I so appreciated it as I tend to live out of my luggage. I recently saw a house sit listed on THS where the bedroom had two of those stands, in a bay window, with nothing around them, so lots of space. It’s the only thing I remember in any of the photos of that listing. :rofl:

@Angela-CommunityManager, you and I are examples of how a homeowner can never please everyone. I dislike walking by any mirror, and it’s nothing to do with vanity. They just spook me. I have a full length mirror in my home but it’s behind a door that’s always kept open. The rare time I need it, I pull it out. I do have a bathroom mirror. I have done a sit where there wasn’t a bathroom mirror and that seemed strange to me. Maybe they were also spooked by mirrors. :thinking:

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I must be very adaptable because I can’t think of anything. Maybe sharp knives but I get round that by carrying a knife sharpener with me. I suppose good WiFi is an essential for me.

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Great points, @toml . I would also definitely appreciate a folding luggage rack and easy-to-reach outlets by the bed. I love dimmers. A bedside lamp would be great, especially if it had a rheostat, so if I get up to go to the bathroom during the night I am not blinded by a bright light. My HO here left me a flashlight on the night stand (very nice). Also one of those plug-in night lights w/a photocell in the bathroom. I would like good window coverings in the bedroom so I don’t have to wear a sleep mask and empty surfaces in the bathroom to set my toiletries and personal care items. Knick knacks are pretty but I end up moving them so I have space. I also like hooks and towel racks in the bathroom and especially window coverings. I am surprised by the number of homes that have nothing, not even frosted glass, covering their bathroom windows. And I love those newfangled coffee/espresso makers. I would be happy to have any coffee maker, but am not enthused about a French press. I would like to have regular ground coffee available, not just flavored or decaf. At this home I used a Moka espresso pot and had a wonderful cup of coffee.

Funny I sat for my brother last week - he used to use TH for sitters, now calls me. I sat for 3 weeks for him in Aug-Sep and was very happy with his old fashioned electric drip pot and the big can of Cafe Bustelo.
But it broke and now he has a nespresso but the only pods are for expresso size coffee and I want a full cup. I could have gone out and bought some big pods, but it was only a 3 night sit.
I do travel with Sbux instant and at home I use a pour over filterless drip.

Bustelo is my addiction of choice. 🕵️‍♂️

Ha ha once again prime example of personal preferences and Choices.
I love glass bathrooms that make me feel like I’m outdoors but I actually prefer outdoor showers and yep even toilets.

Wait is that Bali calling :phone:

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Me too, we get 6 or 7 jars of the instant at a time. But I really love real brewed coffee when I’m at a sit.

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@toml all of your topics here, except the rack, but as we have a small room only for clothes right next to the bedroom there’s no need for it. Just live out of the dressing room.
@Angela-CommunityManager as there’s no closet in the bedroom there is no mirror, but there are 4 in the dressing room.
@Amparo @mars all options here from capsule espresso to regular filter coffee maker.
Seems like all of you can do a house sit together :rofl::rofl::rofl:

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@Snowbird …I just don’t want to “scare” the pets having just got up :rofl:

A sharp knife and a good range of spices and herbs for cooking (I take my own). Space for my clothes if I’m there a week or longer. An electrical plug by the bed (I take very long cable for my phone).

This sit I’m on now has every type of coffee contraption and more than one of each! In addition to coffee in bulk quantities :confetti_ball:
I still purchased my own as it is a very long sit and don’t like using up people’s “supply”, it’s a long winter.
It’s been great. I have not suffered from any lack of brew.

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Just some space in the wardrobe / for storage. Sometimes we just have to spread our things on the floor, unfortunately (which is not great for somebody like me who loves it tidy and organized).

Wottonuurrff is a ‘coffee sock’?!

Yes!!! Hate those Nespresso-type things. They’re so expensive! The problem is that the coffee from them is usually pretty good, which means I drink more of it, which means it costs me more… never ending circle :smiley:

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It’s a trap I tell you! :laughing:

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A primitive but wonderful way to brew!

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