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​Ultimate Host Checklist To Stock Your Airbnb

Are you ready to take your Airbnb game to the next level? Then you need this checklist! Whether you’re a seasoned host or just starting out, you know that creating the perfect guest experience is essential for success. So, what’s one of the most important factors in making your guests feel at home? That’s right, having a fully-stocked and thoughtfully-designed space!

That’s why we’ve compiled our ultimate Airbnb checklist, a comprehensive guide to everything you need to stock make your short-term rental feel like a home away from home. From the coziest bedding to the most essential kitchen tools, we’ve got you covered with all the must-haves to create the perfect space for your guests.

But this isn’t just any ordinary Airbnb stocking & checklist. This is the ultimate, click-worthy, can’t-miss guide to making your Airbnb stand out from the competition. We’ve scoured the internet, consulted with top hosts, and put together a list that covers every detail, big and small.

So get ready to take notes, because this is the guide you’ll want to bookmark and refer back to again. Whether you’re a busy host with multiple listings or just starting out with a single space, our Airbnb stocking list is the one-stop-shop for everything you need to create the perfect guest experience.

Written in collaboration with Slumber Spokane, an incredible property management company here in Spokane, WA.

Download the list to print here: Airbnb Checklist

Ready to dive in? Let’s get started!

The Bedroom Checklist

  • Bedframe
  • Mattress (and box spring if necessary)
  • 2 mattress protectors
  • 3 sets of sheets
  • 4 pillows
  • 4 pillow protectors
  • 8 pillowcases
  • 2 throw blankets
  • 3 comforters or 3 duvet covers + 2 inserts
  • Nightstand table(s)
  • Lamp(s)
  • Extension cord
  • Wall decor
  • Luggage rack
  • Clothes hangers
  • Dresser or storage
  • Full-length mirror
  • Curtains or blinds

The Kitchen Essentials

  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pot and pan set
  • Baking sheets
  • Dinnerware set
  • Utensils
  • Mugs
  • Cups
  • Knife set
  • Measuring cups
  • Cooking utensils and utensil holder
  • Canisters for coffee and sugar
  • Oven mitts
  • 4 dish towels
  • Kitchen rug
  • Dish drying rack & mat (if no dishwasher)
  • Garbage can
  • Paper towel holder
  • Cooking basics (salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, olive oil)
  • Decor
  • Brita water filter and dispenser
  • Hand soap
  • Fire extinguisher

Bathroom Necessities 

  • 1 shower liner
  • 1 shower curtain
  • 1 or 2 rugs (depending on layout)
  • Toilet brush
  • Plunger
  • Toilet paper holder if not attached to the wall
  • 8 bath towels
  • 4 wash clothes
  • 4 hand towels
  • Blow dryer
  • Decor
  • Hand soap
  • Garbage can
  • Toilet paper

Cleaning Supplies (restock monthly)

  • Cleaning caddy holder
  • Garbage bags (13 and 4 gallon)
  • Paper towels
  • Cleaning rags 
  • Kitchen grease-cutting spray
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Dishwasher tablets
  • Sponges
  • Scrubby brushes
  • Lysol all-purpose spray/wipes
  • Hand soap refill
  • Vacuum
  • Broom with dust pan
  • Mop (bona or swiffer), concentrate and pads
  • Glass cleaner
  • Stainless steel cleaner if applicable
  • Scrubbing bubbles bathroom cleaner
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Laundry detergent, fabric softener, bleach, etc.
  • Dryer sheets
  • Laundry basket

Dining Items

  • Table with chairs
  • Decor for table
  • Wall decor
  • Dining room rug

Living Room

  • Wreath for door
  • Entry mat
  • Couch
  • Accent chairs/loveseat if there’s room
  • Throw pillows
  • Throw blanket
  • Coffee table
  • Smart TV
  • WiFi router
  • Side table
  • Wall decor
  • Rug
  • Small decor pieces for bookshelves, tables, and built-ins
  • Curtains or blinds

Miscellaneous Items

  • Iron and ironing board
  • Playpen and 2 sets of mat liners
  • High chair
  • Keypad lock from August Smart Locks
  • Extra toiletries and feminine hygiene products dependant on owner’s budget

Property-Specific Items

Stocking your short-term rental property with the right items can make all the difference in providing a memorable experience for your guests. From practical amenities to unique touches, this list of special stocking items will help elevate your rental and leave your guests feeling right at home.

Outdoor gear:

If your rental is located in an area that is popular for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, or skiing, consider including items like hiking poles, bike locks, or snowshoes.

Baby gear: 

If your rental is family-friendly, consider providing items like high chairs, pack and plays, and baby gates.

Pet-friendly items: 

If your rental allows pets, consider providing items like pet beds, food and water bowls, and pet waste bags.

Board games and books: 

For guests who want to unwind inside, consider providing board games, puzzles, or a selection of books.

Local recommendations: 

Consider including a list of recommended local restaurants, bars, and attractions to help guests get the most out of their stay.

Snacks and drinks: 

A small selection of snacks and drinks can be a nice touch for guests who arrive hungry or thirsty.

Emergency supplies: 

In case of an emergency, consider including items like flashlights, first aid kits, and extra batteries.

Yoga mat: 

For hosts with a fitness-focused audience, providing a yoga mat can be a thoughtful and convenient touch.

Travel guidebooks: 

Depending on the location of the rental, providing local travel guidebooks can help guests make the most of their trip.

Umbrellas: 

If you live in a rainy area, providing umbrellas can save guests from getting caught in a sudden downpour.

Eco-friendly products: 

If you’re committed to sustainability, consider providing eco-friendly products like reusable shopping bags, compostable plates and cutlery, and green cleaning products.

We hope this Airbnb stocking list will make your life as a host much easier! By having all the essentials and a few thoughtful extras on hand, you’ll create a comfortable and inviting space that your guests will love. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to refresh your rental, use this checklist as a guide to stock up and stay prepared. And remember, a happy guest is a returning guest, so invest in quality items that will stand the test of time. Happy hosting! And remember you can download this entire list through this link: Airbnb Checklist.

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