Keeping track of inventory is one of the most difficult and time-consuming responsibilities for vacation rental property managers. Thanks to the TurnoverBnB checklist function and other vacation rental technology, it is now easier than ever to keep track of inventory and arrange company procedures.
What’s the Point of Keeping an Eye on Your Vacation Rental Stock?
Vacation rental managers deal with a wide range of issues, including theft, property damage, and massive mess-ups. Additionally, inventory control is a challenge that both Airbnb hosts and cleaners must deal with regularly. To provide the best possible experience for visitors and save money, Airbnb hosts must maintain track of their inventory.
To help Airbnb hosts manage their inventory quickly and accurately, we’ve compiled a list of the top resources.
1. Organize Yourself First (and Stay Organized)
Do not skip this step, despite how tempting it may seem to do so: Make a thorough inventory of everything you’ll be using during your stay. To keep track of the supplies that will be consumed by guests and need to be replenished, we suggest creating an inventory list on paper or in a spreadsheet.
Extra supplies can be stored in a locked closet or storage unit provided by Airbnb hosts. Cleaners can restock supplies quickly and easily if they have a stock of goods on hand.
2. Secondly, only stock your Airbnb with the essentials.
To reduce the risk of theft and damage, Airbnb recommends that guests only bring the bare necessities,
- such as toilet paper,
- hand, and body soap, and
- towels (one towel per visitor).
When staying at a hotel, some guests may also desire the option of cleaning their rooms. Basic cleaning items, such as
.• Disposable paper towels
• Disposable gloves
• Disinfectant wipes or spray
• Antibacterial hand sanitizer.
If you include any of the following additional facilities in your rental.
• Air conditioning/heating
• Free parking
• A pet-friendly area, a pool and a jacuzzi, and cable television are all available.
3. Use an inventory checklist provided by Airbnb to keep track of your belongings.
When it comes to cleaning a vacation rental, an inventory list is a must-have. Using a free template or starting from scratch, you can create your own. A section for restocking items that are low on stock or otherwise unavailable should be included in your checklist.
Your vacation property cleaning will go more easily each time if your cleaners use an Airbnb inventory checklist. Inexperienced workers can benefit from checklists that allow them to inspect all inventory thoroughly.
4. Use an operations management tool to automate your inventory processes.
The most frequently requested feature by Airbnb hosts is a way to keep track of and manage their inventory.
TurnoverBnB has even built a checklist view that hosts may customize per property to help maximize revenue by avoiding waste, loss, and mismanagement in the vacation rental industry. Inventory management can be used by cleaners to keep track of their work and inform hosts when inventory reaches a predetermined threshold. Cleaning services can use this functionality. The hosts are automatically notified when a supply is running low, which simplifies the process for cleaners and reduces the risk of misinterpretation.
5. Photographic Record of the Event
In inventory management, photos and videos can be a significant visual aid. You may give cleaners a better idea of what you need by snapping a snapshot of a fully stocked kitchen cupboard. In the event of a break-in or theft, a photograph might serve as evidence.
We suggest taking a new cleaner on a tour of the machine when they first start. An Airbnb host should develop a set of photos of the property that contain directions on how to resupply items if a real walk-through is not possible.