Our Essential STR Supplies List

By Kylee Niederhauser

Does stocking your short-term rental with guest supplies seem like a mystery to you?

Are you feeling overwhelmed with all of the different options and price points and aren’t sure what to provide for a 5-star guest experience that doesn’t totally break the bank?

And what about coffee? How could you possibly please everyone’s tastes and preferences?

(short answer: you can’t)

Stress no more, friend. You’re in good hands.

Below you’ll find the exact list that we use when stocking our properties.

We’ve linked all of the products that we’ve tried and tested ourselves from various vendors but feel free to shop around for the best prices in your region. #inflationproblems

Kitchen Items

Paper towels – Costco (or Target)

Trash bags – Costco (or these, or Amazon Subscribe & Save)

Sponges – Costco

Hand soap – Amazon Subscribe & Save (plus we use this dispenser)

Dish soap – Amazon Subscribe & Save (plus we use this dispenser)

Dishwasher tabs – Costco (or Amazon Subscribe & Save)

Rinse Aid – Amazon Subscribe & Save

Spices – basic selection

Oil – Costco, in this dispenser

Coffee (K-cups for Keurig) – Costco, Amazon

Creamer singles – Amazon

Sugar packets – Amazon


Toilet paper – Costco (or Target)

Hand soap – Amazon Subscribe & Save (plus we use this dispenser)

Small trash bags – Amazon

Shampoo – Public Goods

Conditioner – Public Goods

Body Wash – Public Goods, Amazon

Refillable bottles – Amazon

Bottle labels – Etsy, or we make our own

Extra bottle tops – Amazon (might need to trim tube length)

** A quick note about Public Goods: we recently signed up for HostGPO which uses collective buying power to get discounts from major brands like West Elm, Pottery Barn, Rugs USA and Williams Sonoma. At the time of writing this post, members receive 25% off of Public Goods wholesale bundles. If you’d like more info click here.

November 2023 UPDATE: Public Goods has raised their prices a bit, including shipping costs. 🙁

BUT we just found out that HostGPO is launching their own signature line of bagged shampoo, conditioner and body wash refills at $0.11 per ounce with FREE shipping. So refilling is still easy but pricing is lower than we’ve ever seen. Once our Public Goods supply is out, we’ll be switching over to the HostGPO signature line. If you’d like more info, click here.


Free & Clear Laundry Detergent Pods – Amazon Subscribe & Save

Free & Clear Fabric Softener – Amazon Subscribe & Save

Bleach (for cleaning team only, don’t use with septic) – Amazon, Target

Welcome Basket

Don’t forget to pay attention to expiration dates and consider your calendar/occupancy before buying in bulk.

Chips – Costco, Amazon

Popcorn – Costco, Amazon

Granola bars – Costco, Amazon

Jerky/beef sticks – Costco, Amazon

Instant oatmeal – Costco, Amazon

Trail mix – Costco, Amazon

Cookies – Costco, Amazon

Kids crackers – Costco, Amazon

Kids pouches – Costco, Amazon

Kids juice boxes – Costco, Amazon

4 thoughts on “Our Essential STR Supplies List

  1. Hi! I love love love your YouTube channel! As a new host, I was very excited about leaving my guests a welcome snack pack and maybe a bottle of wine or local beer. After all, it’s something I greatly appreciate as a guest. I was disappointed to learn that, due to food sensitivities and for liability reasons, a lot of hosts aren’t doing this. I was a bit surprised but also excited to learn that you do! Have you ever had a bad experience or complaints with this or do you find that guests appreciate it?

  2. Great list – very helpful! Could you share the type of quilts you buy for your bedding?

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