Renting through services like Airbnb can save you a lot of money in the long run, especially if you cook your meals there instead of eating out. Before you head to the supermarket, however, make sure you know what you have in the kitchen.
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It seems sensible to pick up food before you make your way to your rental, but it would be unfortunate to grab ingredients for a spaghetti night if the kitchen doesn't have a big pot and a colander. That's why Anjali Prasertong at The Kitchn suggests you take an inventory of the rental kitchen as soon as you arrive.
What cooking tools are available? What food, spices or other basics are already in the pantry? Once you know what's on hand, you can start planning your meals.