Task 3.1 - Follow this Checklist to Furnish Your Rental

Note: Furnish your rental with the understanding that you want to get your initial investment back within 12 months



Basic Kitchen Checklist:

Coffee maker. https://amzn.to/2U6QdJl

Dishes. https://amzn.to/2tJXcfX

Cookware non-stick sauce pan and skillet. https://amzn.to/2Euvx8M

Silverware. https://amzn.to/2U4yrX3

Salt & pepper shakers. https://amzn.to/2ErKMPG

Glassware. https://amzn.to/2Nr3vOn

Ice trays. https://amzn.to/2EvsMUH

Knife set. https://amzn.to/2BPcJ2o

Peeler. https://amzn.to/2H1kQwi

Chop board. https://amzn.to/2EuSVD7

Cork screw. https://amzn.to/2EtWaKQ

Basic Bedroom Checklist:

Queen Mattress. https://amzn.to/2ThLDe0

Vinyl-free bed bug liner. You want this to prevent problems and bad reviews. Mention that you have a liner in your listings, https://amzn.to/2tBkpk4

Mattress protector. Place this over the bed-bug liner and wash it for each new guest, https://amzn.to/2EtrWHX

Sheets and pillow cases. 400 or 600 thread count sheets. Don’t go cheap on anything that touches guest’s skin, https://amzn.to/2tzSelH

Hotel Quality Duvet. https://amzn.to/2H0wJST

Duvet Insert. https://amzn.to/2BRAiaH

Pillows. https://amzn.to/2TkfUsY

Pillow protectors. this is an absolute must, wash after each guest, https://amzn.to/2BQwAy1

Night stand. I like nightstands that hide cords for lamps and smartphone charger, etc. and have at least one drawer https://amzn.to/2BMZTl6

Dresser. Make sure whatever dresser you get has rollers, so that the drawers slide out nicely. You want a nice user experience: https://amzn.to/2BRWSQr

Chair/bench. Place something simple in the room so your guest can sit and put on their shoes: https://amzn.to/2Xnr2nN

Matching hangers. I like wooden hangers because they give a higher class feel in pictures: https://amzn.to/2EujOqH

Clothe Hamper. Extended stay guest will have to do laundry at some point. Make it easy for them: https://amzn.to/2BQAuHb

Nightstand Lamp. Your guest will appreciate a good smartphone charging experience. Make sure whatever lamp you select has a built-in USB charger: https://amzn.to/2EtfOXE

Bedroom Niceties:

Luggage Stand. I’m always grateful to find a luggage stand to aid my packing. I typically leave something behind if I pack on the bed: https://amzn.to/2EvHfQv

Roku TV. We place 43-inch Smart TVs in bedrooms and 55-inch HD Smart TVs in family room: https://amzn.to/38tx7V8  


Artwork. Try to match your guest’s taste NOT your own

Basic Bathroom Checklist:

Bath hand and face towels. I like bath sheets… they are large and feel luxurious.

Soap/body wash. Do not offer bars of soap. Instead offer Ivory body wash that works for nearly everyone: https://amzn.to/2tCfKOT

Shampoo and conditioner. I recommend matching brands: https://amzn.to/2Tb3rYu

Toilet Paper. I typically buy Angel Soft or something of comparable quality. Don’t go cheap here: https://amzn.to/2H5vmCm

Hair Dryer. Hair dryers are required to be classified as Business Class. A hanging hair dryer gives you more punch in your listing’s bathroom photos: https://amzn.to/2EuBuT6

Shower Liner. I recommend fabric shower liners that are machine washable and dryable: https://amzn.to/2EtCwio

Shower Curtain. Make a bold statement with your shower curtain. Be sure to use a fabric that is machine washable and dryable: https://amzn.to/2EtANJQ

Bathroom Niceties:

Lotion. Pick the lotion of your choice; know that your guest will likely get lotion for themselves. You just want to get them started: https://amzn.to/2NobRGk

Q-tips. https://amzn.to/2EuNEeM

Shower Pedestal. If your shower isn’t a tub combo, then your guest may want a place to rest their foot as they prepare themselves, this stool is perfect to assist them: https://amzn.to/2U78INE

Basic Dining Room Checklist

Table and 4 chairs. Get something with at least four chairs, https://amzn.to/2T2wqyh

Place mats. https://amzn.to/2EAGYvx

Wall clock. https://amzn.to/2Xrxt9v

Basic Living/Family Room Checklist

Sofa with Pull Out Bed. Create a competitive edge by being able to sleep extra people with a sofa bed, https://amzn.to/2IFGRmt

Coffee Table. Pick a table to match your taste, https://amzn.to/2ECGLrQ

Area Rug. Design something that is appeal to your guest’s taste, https://amzn.to/2T9brdn

End Table. Pick to match your taste, https://amzn.to/2ECriYJ

Lamp for End Table. Pick to please your guest. Keep them in mind, https://amzn.to/2T7ov2O

Smart TV. Make sure to put a large HD TV in the room where your guest may entertain,  https://amzn.to/38tx7V8  

TV Wall Mount. I like wall mounts that help hide the cords. And, even though these new Televisions are very light, mounting to two studs is a must for me. I use this: https://amzn.to/2UkvFBj

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