What to buy to set up your AirBnB: a shopping list to stock your new listing
Here is our Master List we use when setting up and maintaining our AirBnB listings. When we get a new property, our goal is to have it rent ready within 48 hours of acquiring the property. One time we even had it ready within 24 hours of acquiring!
In order to do that, we have to be ready with EVERYthing! You don’t want to make a dozen trips back and forth to your local target, Walmart, or home goods. You want it ready so your crew can get you in and set so you can start making income on your property. Using a master comprehensive list is important to make sure you have everything loaded and ready to unpack before you even get the keys. Other than furniture, shopping should take you 15 minutes, not 15 hours!
The goal of hosting an AirBnB is to give your guests a place to call home. We want it clean and comfortable. We want in inviting and enticing. Each item you buy for the home, think is this necessary to my AirBnB to help my guests enjoy their stay. Then throw in a few upgrades. For example they don’t really NEED shampoos and lotion. We aren’t a hotel. But for a couple of cents per guest, is adds that extra welcoming touch.
It helps streamline the process to just come here and click on all the things we need to add to our cart each time we set up a new listing or need to refill our inventory. As a reminder, there are affiliate links in this post.
Inventory Items (click on words to get the link for the one we use)Coffee K Cups Coffee K cups Spare Blanket Bleach Laundry Pods Dishwasher Pods Lint Remover Light Bulbs Batteries Sugar packs Coffee creamers Hot Chocolate K Cups Wreath holder Shampoo Body Wash Lotion Bar Soap Face Wipes
Furniture (click on words to get the link for the one we use)Bed (headboard, frame, mattress) Dining table with chairs coffee table dresser 1-2 nightstands (dep on size of bedroom) chest of drawers tv stand Living Room Side Table (1-2) Kitchen rug Floor lamp Table lamp
Towel (Wash cloths)
Towel (Hand Towels)
Towel (Bath Mat)
Bathroom- Soft Goods (click on words to get the link for the one we use)
Electronics (click on words to get the link for the one we use)Smart TV HD Antenna Lock with lever E-Lock No lever Blu Ray Player HDMI cable Maid Closet Lock
General (click on words to get the link for the one we use)Display Placard Luggage Rack Wall Art/room Flowers Area rug Curtains Trash can- kitchen Trash can- rooms Shower curtain (Plain White) Shower liner iron Shower Rod Shower Hooks ironing board hair dryer Hangers Laundry basket
Bedroom Soft Goods (click on words to get the link for the one we use)Comforter Sheets (Queen) Sheets (Twin) Mattress Cover (Queen) Mattress Cover (Twin) Pillow protectors Pillows soft Pillow hard
Kitchen Necessities (click on words to get the link for the one we use)K cup holder Wine glasses (non-breakable) coffee mugs (usually included in dishes set) utensils eating utensils cooking knives drawer organizer wine opener cutting board dishes pots/pans oven mitts
Outdoor Space (click on words to get the link for the one we use)Umbrella Base Umbrella Pub table
Safety (click on words to get the link for the one we use)Fire Extinguisher Smoke detector First Aid Kit