WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A JUST-IN-CASE KIT FOR SHORT-TERM RENTAL GUESTS

August 19, 2021

By f_david

If you’re like most people, you’ve accidentally left things behind before when traveling. You know how annoying it is when you forget to pack your toothbrush or razor. It’s frustrating to have to run to a store first thing when you get there. It’s even more frustrating if you realize it late at night and find out the majority of the stores are closed. Thankfully, you can help your guests by taking this into consideration.

Your guests will appreciate it if you have a just-in-case kit for those forgotten items. They’ll also appreciate a few first aid remedies. In this blog, we discuss some of the things to include in your kit. The convenience factor can be a real win when it comes to guest satisfaction, which means you could score better online reviews and more repeat bookings.

Think toiletry items

A just-in-case kit should contain items your guests should have packed. Here are some examples of things to include:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Dental floss
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Sanitary napkins or tampons
  • Disposable razors
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hand soap
  • Body wash
  • Travel tissues
  • Body spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Some of these items may be things you provide in your bathroom anyway. If that’s the case, you’re already ahead of the game.

    Consider first-aid needs

    You could buy a premade first-aid kit to keep in your rental or create your own. Either way, you’ll need to replenish it periodically. Make sure to include the following items in your first-aid kit:

  • Rubbing alcohol wipes
  • Antibiotic Cream
  • Pain relievers (those for adults and ones specified for children)
  • Antacids
  • Various sized adhesive bandages
  • Elastic bandages
  • Gauze
  • Medical Tape
  • Sterile gloves that can be disposed of
  • Aloe
  • These are just a few things to consider as you create your just-in-case kit. As you put everything together, also consider some items outside of these kits.

    Going beyond the just-in-case kit

    Remember there are other things your guests may require such as more blankets, an ironing board, a fire extinguisher (hopefully not), fans, extra towels, and even additional lightbulbs. Consider what is important to have in your rental and what extras your guests may need, then start stocking up.

    We hope this blog helps you think about what you can provide guests. If you’d like additional help with managing your short-term rental, please reach out to us at PMI: https://www.fortlauderdalevacationmanagement.com/