When I travel for more than a month, some essentials are welcomed and packed first! What we have found when booking a fully furnished home away stays is that not all kitchens are stocked the same.
Usually, photos are provided of the furniture, bedroom, and kitchen, but not what is in those cupboards. Sometime you might get a water pitcher so that you can make iced tea, you know you have to when you’re in the south, and sometimes you only get four little glasses. When we have room, we bring several boxes of Kitchen items.
When we are lucky, things get to stay in those boxes. We do contact the condo owner for a list of kitchen items or ask if they have several things so we can pack less. We are picky about the quality of our kitchen items! They might have knives, but almost always, they are dull, or of cheap quality, so we bring our own.