AirBnb Startup Checklist

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There are 100s of things to remember and to buy for your new Short Term Rental income property (STR – aka: Airbnb, VRBO, etc.), and you don’t want to realize you forgot something when a dreaded “they didn’t even have a cheese grater” review comes in!

So, while we are hired by clients to design and furnish their short-term rentals completely, right down to the cheese grater, we also want every short-term rental in the world to be fully equiped (selfishly… we are big travelers and we like cheese), so we are making our Airbnb checklist free for download!

What’s more, we have pre-linked all of our favourite and recommended items so all you have to do is ‘add to cart’. And you can just keep adding to cart everytime something gets low! There is also a fillable furnishings section at the end so you can make yourself a to-do list of the bigger pieces you need to buy.

Option 1: Download the PDF to keep with you. Many of our clients use this to refill essentials throughout the lifespan of their short-term rental.

Option 2: Work directly off our website below to purchase our favourite and featured Airbnb essentials

The Basics (Kitchen)

ItemProduct Name
Pots/PansAmazon Basics 8-Piece Non-Stick Kitchen Cookware Set, Pots and Pans
Knife set AmazonBasics 14-Piece Kitchen Knife Set with High-Carbon Stainless-Steel Blades and Pine Wood Block
Cutting BoardBamboo Cutting Board Set – 3-Piece Wooden Kitchen Chopping Boards for Food Prep, Chopping, Carving Meat, Fruits Vegetables
Coffee MugsGlass Coffee or Tea Drinking Glasses Set of 4 Mugs – 8oz Double Wall Thermal Insulated Cups with Handle, Espresso Latte Cappuccino Stackable Glassware
Short Drinking GlassesAmazon Basics Tritan Double Old Fashioned Glasses – 13-Ounce, Set of 4
Wine GlassesJoyJolt Layla White Wine Glasses, Set of 4 Italian Wine Glasses, 13.5 oz Clear Wine Glasses
Mixing Bowl SetPyrex Prepware 3-Piece Glass Mixing Bowl Set
Baking SheetChicago Metallic Bakeware CM16813CAN Professional Non-Stick Large Baking Sheet, Grey
Tupperwear 28 PCs Large Food Storage Containers with Airtight Lids-Freezer & Microwave Safe,BPA Free Plastic Meal Prep Containers & Kitchen set.Leak proof Lunch Containers-Snacks, Sandwich, Sauces & Bento box
Spoon RestBIA Cordon Bleu White Porcelain 8 inch Curved Spoon Rest
Bottle OpenerFoho Wine Opener, Multifunctional Wing Corkscrew Wine Bottle Opener for all Cork Stoppered and Beer Cap Bottles, Luxury Waiter Corkscrew with Stopper Set for Wine Enthusiast, Waiters – Black
ColanderLuciano Housewares Stainless Steel Perforated Colander with Two Handles, 10 x 3.5 inches, Silver (70697)
Measuring CupsKitchenAid Classic Measuring Cups, Set of 4, Aqua Sky/Black
Measureing SpoonsKitchenAid Set of 5 Measuring Spoons
Cheese GraterStarfrit 094105 Four-Sided Box Grater, Metallic
Cooking Utencils Silicone Cooking Utensil Set, Umite Chef 15pcs Silicone Cooking Kitchen Utensils Set, Non-Stick Heat Resistant – Best Kitchen Cookware with Stainless Steel Handle – Black
Shot GlassesLily’s Home Indoor and Outdoor Unbreakable Shot Glasses, Premium 2oz Clear Acrylic Reusable Cups, Perfect for Any Liquor and Jello Shots. Set of 4 (Clear)
Cutlery TrayMadesmart Classic Mini Silverware Tray, Granite
Aluminum FoilALCAN Aluminum Foil Standard The Strong One, 12 Inches x 175 Feet INF95055 1 Count (Pack of 1)
Oven Mitts and Pot Holders Webake Oven Mitts and Pot Holders Set of 4, 2 pcs Long Silicone Baking Oven Gloves and 2 pcs Silicone Hot Pads Set for Oven Baking
Plastic WrapClingWrap Plastic Wrap, 90 Metre Roll
Paper Towel Royale Tiger Strong Paper Towel, 2 Regular Rolls, 2-Ply, 55 Handy Half Sheet Rolls
Can Opener KitchenAid Can Opener, Black
Reusable Bags BeeGreen Reusable Shopping Bags 6 Pack Foldable Large 50LBS Grocery Bags with Pouch Ripstop Bulk Waterproof Machine Washable
Napkins[500 Pack], White Beverage Napkins 1-Ply Bulk Cocktail Napkins, Restaurant Bar Paper Napkins
Sandwich Bags Ziploc Snack and Sandwich Bags for On-The-Go Freshness, Grip ‘n Seal Technology for Easier Grip, Open and Close, 180 Count
Muffin Tray12 Cups Muffin and Cupcake Pan, Nonstick Brownie Cake Pan, Carbon Steel bakeware for Oven Baking Gray
Baking DishPyrex SYNCHKG055786 Basics 2 Quart Glass Oblong Baking Dish, Clear 11.1 in. x 7.1 in. x 1.7


ItemProduct Name
ShampooHerbal Essences Bio:Renew White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint Shampoo and Conditioner Set, 20.2 fl oz Each
Body WashJ.R. Watkins Lemon Cream Natural Daily Moisturizing Body Wash, Hydrating Shower Gel for Men and Women, Free of SLS, USA Made and Cruelty Free, 532 Milliliters
Toilet PaperRoyale Velour, Plush & Thick Toilet Paper, 12 Double Equal 24 Rolls, 142 Bath tissues per roll
First Aid KitOHS AB#1 First Aid Kit
Hair DryerRevlon 1875W Quick Blowout Travel Hair Dryer
Toilet BrushNileHome Toilet Brush and Holder,Toilet Bowl Brush with 304 Stainless Steel Long Handle, Hidden Toilet Brush with Durable Scrubbing Bristles for Bathroom Deep Cleaning
Toilet Plunger mDesign Plastic Toilet Bowl Plunger Set – with Drip Tray, Compact Discreet Freestanding Bathroom Storage Organization Caddy with Base, Sleek Modern Design – Heavy Duty – White
Cotton ballsPerfect Stix Cotton Balls M-500ct Medium Sized Cotton Balls (Pack of 500)
TissuesRoyale Original 2 Ply Facial Tissue, Soft & Strong, 6 Tissue Boxes, 126 Tissues Per Box
QTipsQ-Tips Cotton Swabs 30 Purse Pack
Shower curtain liner AmazonBasics Heavyweight Vinyl Shower Curtain Liner with Hooks – 72 x 72 Inches, Clear
Shower curtain RodAmazon Basics Tension Curtain Rod, Adjustable 36-54″ Width – Black, Classic Finial
Rod HooksTop-spring 24Pcs Shower Curtain Rings Plastic C Hook Hanger for Bath Drape Loop Clip Glide Bathroom Shower Window Rod (Black)
Hand Held Mirror Diane Handle Mirror, Black, 11″ x 7.5″, 1 Count
Shower MatiDesign Pebblz Plastic Non-Slip Suction Bath Mat, for Shower, Bathtub, Stall, 22″ x 22″, Clear
Drain Hair CollectorHair Catcher Durable Silicone Hair Stopper Shower Drain Covers Easy to Install and Clean Suit for Bathroom Bathtub and Kitchen 5 Pack


ItemProduct Name
SafeAmazonBasics Security Safe Box, 0.5 Cubic Feet
Mattress Protector AmazonBasics Hypoallergenic Quilted Mattress Topper Pad Cover – 18 Inch Deep, Full
Pillow Covers Utopia Bedding Waterproof Zippered Pillow Encasement Bed Bug Proof Pillow Protectors Jersey – 20 x 28 Inches – (Pack of 2, Queen, White)
Alarm ClockDigital Alarm Clock, LED Clock for Bedroom, Electronic Desktop Clock with Temperature Display, Adjustable Brightness, Voice Control, 12/24H Display for Home, Bedroom, Office, Kids, Elder
Full Length Mirror KIAYACI Full Length Mirror Floor Mirror with Standing Holder Hanging/Leaning Large Wall Mounted Mirror Horizontal/Vertical Bedroom Mirror Dressing Mirror Aluminum Alloy Thin Frame (Gold, 59″ x 16″)
HangersZober Premium Quality Space Saving Velvet Hangers Strong and Durable Hold Up to 10 Lbs – 360 Degree Chrome Swivel Hook – Ultra Thin Non Slip Suit Hangers – 50 Pack (Ivory)
Comforter DOWNCOOL Queen Down Comforter,White Goose Duck Down and Feather Filling,Medium Warmth All Season 100% Cotton Quilted Duvet Insert (Queen,White)
Duvet Cover JELLYMONI Ultra-Soft Microfiber 3pcs Tufted Duvet Cover Set, Grey Boho Textured Bedding Cover Jacquard Rhombus Geometric Pattern Reversible Comforter Cover with Zipper Closure & Corner Ties (Queen)
White Noise Machineelesories White Noise Machine, Small Sleep Sound Machine for Adults Baby Sleeping, Also Be Used as a Wireless Speaker for Home, Office Privacy | Nursery | Travel | 13 Soothing Sounds
Blackout Curtains NICETOWN White Blackout Curtains – Noise Reduction & Energy Smart Drapery Panels Thermal Insulated Rod Pocket Window Dressing for Guest Room/Bedroom/Kids Room (Gray, 52 x 84 inch)
Ear Plugs 3M Safety Disposable Earplugs, 7-Pair (92077-80025T)
Iron Sunbeam Classic 1200 Watt Mid-Size Anti-Drip Non-Stick Soleplate Iron with Shot of Steam/Vertical Shot Feature and 8′ 360-degree Swivel Cord, White/Clear, GCSBCL-317-000
Ironing board Whitmor Tabletop Ironing Board, Cream, 12.0×32.0x33.75
FanHoneywell HT900C 7″ TurboForce® Table Fan, Air Circulator, Black, with 90 Degree Head Pivot, Energy Saving, 3 Speed Settings