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Shopping List for your Furnished Rental

Kitchen

  • 2 sets of silverware and dishes for the number of guests the home will sleep

  • Wine Glasses
  • Wine Opener
  • Coffee Mugs

  • Coffee Maker Owner’s choice what kind, but please let us know if it is drip or Keurig so that we can let guests know
  • Toaster

  • Cutting Boards

  • Knives

  • Scissors We buy our dishes at Dollar Tree. They are resilient and easy to replace one at a time.
  • Mixing Bowls

  • Fire Extinguisher for under the sink (this is code)
  • Large kitchen trash can

    Highly recommend getting a basic one. Fancy cans break – expect lots of use and buy simple containers that will last. I typically purchase either a swing top or no top at all. Guests don’t care about this, so don’t spend a ton of money on it. I prefer black over silver because it never looks dirty

  • Appliances

    I typically purchase black or transition to black. White ages quickly and stainless shows streaks and dirt.

    Basic cleaning supplies such as Windex and all-purpose cleaner.

  • Box of LED lightbulbs under the sink in case one goes out. LED bulbs last years and cost very little to use
  • Microwave Required: 8 x 10 frame to display welcome letter and house info for guests.

Living Room / Dining Room

We highly recommend that you purchase new furniture. Used furniture looks and feels used. Beware that upgrading furniture once you have a full calendar is very difficult. It’s better to buy it right the first time so that it will last 7-10 years instead of 1-2.

  • 2 throw blanket
  • Table seating for number of guests the house sleeps
  • Smart TV  we like Roku since guests can add apps and no credit card is on file)
  • Combo fire/CO2 alarm this is code
  • Glass top tables age well and are hard to scratch and resist glass rings

Bedrooms

  • Two sets of sheets for each bed Extra set of sheets in coordinating closet
  • Hangars
  • Dresser for each bedroom
  • Mattress Covers highly recommend zippered, bed bug proof cover over the mattress. On top of that, a gathered, waterproof mattress cover
  • 2 pillows for each guest per bed So a queen bed would have 4 pillows, a twin would have 2. No decorative pillow cases.
    • If patterned sheets are used, buy white pillow cases for back pillows. These can easily be cleaned between guests
  • One Fire Alarm in each bedroom
  • Blackout Curtains They are great for sleeping and also help with the electric bill
  • Mattress  – highly recommend 12” memory foam mattresses from
    Amazon. Don’t go less than 12”. These come right to your door and are easy to install.
  • Charging Station

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer inexpensive is best
  • Two towels for each guest the house sleeps
  • Hand towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Basic cleaning items such as toilet cleaner and bathroom cleaner (Dollar Tree)
  • 2 extra shower curtain liners under bathroom sink in each bathroomThese are cheap and a must for turnovers every few months.

Laundry

  • Washer & Dryer
  • Small Trash Can dollar tree

Office Furniture

These items attract working professionals and set you apart.

  • Desk highly recommended
  • Office Chair not a kitchen chair
  • Extra Monitor

Exterior

  • Manual lockboxes One near the door, one is hidden on the property with extra keys inside. This is owner’s preference. If you choose to go keyless, have a plan for regular better replacement. Definitely hide a manual lockbox with a key to the keyless entry for easy guest/cleaner access if necessary
  • Grill We recommend a simple charcoal grill and utensils with a cover and box to hold everything
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dusk to dawn light bulbs  If guests leave the exterior lights on, they turn off during the day.
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