Airbnb Inventory Checklist

Kicking off your career as an Airbnb host is an exciting time. However, there is some upfront work to do to ensure that your vacation rental sticks out from the crowd. With over 6 million active Airbnb listings, you'll need to do everything possible to provide the ultimate guest experience and secure a plethora of five-star reviews.

In addition to furnishing your home, as a superhost, you'll want to provide inventory and appliances that not every other host offers. When you automate your daily hosting tasks with Host Tools, keeping up with extra Airbnb inventory and appliances will be a breeze! 

This blog post provides you with the ultimate Airbnb inventory and appliance checklist that easily impresses guests.

Host Tools provides an automated, unified calendar for short-term rental hosts, allowing you to seamlessly list on all major channels. Start your free trial today! 

Airbnb Inventory Checklist


  • Bath mat
  • Bath towels (2 per guest)
  • Body wash
  • Garbage can
  • Hairdryer
  • Hand soap
  • Hand towels
  • Mini shampoo and conditioner
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper

See Related: 9 Eco-Friendly Toiletries Your Short-Term Rental Guests Will Love


  • Alarm clock
  • Bed linens
  • Charging station
  • Extra blankets and pillows
  • Full-length mirror
  • Garbage can
  • Hangers
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Safe/Lockbox 
  • Reading lamp or bedside table lamp


  • Bottle opener
  • Chef knife
  • Coffee maker
  • Coffee mugs
  • Cutlery 
  • Cups
  • Dishes
  • Dishtowels
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Drying rack
  • Food Processor or Blender
  • Garbage can and extra bags
  • Hand soap
  • Ice trays
  • Kettle
  • Napkins
  • Oven mitts
  • Paper towels
  • Plates
  • Tea and coffee
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sponge
  • Tupperware
  • Wine glasses
  • Wine opener

Living Room

  • Books or magazines
  • Coasters
  • Pen and paper
  • Universal chargers

Airbnb Appliance & Supplies Checklist


Cleaning supplies

When you automate your listing with Host Tools, you'll easily schedule your property's cleanings and communicate with your cleaning service all in one place. Keep the below items in stock and have your cleaners update you when they are running low:

  • Disinfectants for bathrooms and other germ-prone areas
  • Detergent
  • Glass cleaner
  • Magic eraser
  • Microfiber rags
  • Multi-purpose spray
  • Razor blades or chisel
  • Scrub pads
  • Swiffer/mop and broom
  • Toilet brush
  • Paper towels
  • Vacuum
  • Wood polish (for that finishing touch!)

Read more about cleaning supplies for your vacation rental.

Safety Supplies

  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Fire extinguisher 
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke alarm
  • Thermometer

Welcome Supplies

Airbnb Inventory for Different Types of Travelers

Choosing a target audience and marketing your Airbnb to them is a great way to secure more bookings. Finding a niche for your home and marketing to specific types of travelers who are already looking for your amenities is a more efficient way to attract guests than marketing to the general population.

For example, if your home has a great office space, promote it to digital nomads and business travelers. If your home is a romantic getaway for honeymooners, highlight its cozy and luxurious atmosphere. Below are items to add to your rental for your target audience: 

Business Travelers

  • Blackout curtains
  • Self-check-in with a smart lock
  • Printer
  • Strong WiFi


  • Bathrobes
  • Welcome wine


  • Board games
  • Childproof locks
  • Coloring book and crayons
  • Crib
  • Playing cards

See Related: How to Make a Kid Friendly Airbnb

Closing Thoughts

At first glance, this list can feel overwhelming. However, when you automate your booking calendar, cleaning schedules, guest communications, and more with Host Tools, you save copious amounts of time managing your rental.

With all of the time saved from using Host Tools, you'll have more energy to keep up with a quality inventory and appliance list to provide a superior guest experience. Remember to stay a step ahead of other hosts by going above and beyond with the inventory you offer and market your home to a niche.

Host Tools provides an automated, unified calendar for short-term rental hosts, allowing you to seamlessly list on all major channels. Start your free trial today! 

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