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First Home or Apartment Checklist

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Moving into your first apartment is an exciting milestone, but it can also be overwhelming.

To ensure a smooth transition, it’s essential to have a comprehensive checklist of all the essentials you’ll need to make your new space feel like home.

From furniture and kitchenware to cleaning supplies and bathroom essentials, having everything you need on hand will make settling into your new place a breeze.

 

Let’s expand on this list and make sure you’re well-prepared for this exciting new chapter in your life.

Kitchen:

  1. Cookware (pots, pans, baking sheets)
  2. Utensils (spatula, ladle, tongs, whisk)
  3. Knives and cutting board
  4. Mixing bowls
  5. Plates, bowls, cups, and utensils
  6. Glasses and mugs
  7. Can opener
  8. Measuring cups and spoons
  9. Kitchen towels and dishcloths
  10. Food storage containers
  11. Trash can and trash bags
  12. Dish soap and sponge

Bedroom:

  1. Bedframe and mattress
  2. Sheets, pillowcases, and blankets
  3. Pillows
  4. Clothes hangers
  5. Dresser or storage bins
  6. Nightstand
  7. Lamp
  8. Curtains or blinds

Bathroom:

  1. Shower curtain and rings
  2. Towels (bath towels, hand towels, washcloths)
  3. Toilet paper and holder
  4. Shower mat
  5. Plunger
  6. Toothbrush holder
  7. Hand soap and hand sanitizer
  8. Bathroom cleaner and toilet brush

Living Room:

  1. Sofa or seating options
  2. Coffee table or side tables
  3. TV and entertainment center
  4. Lamps
  5. Throw pillows and blankets
  6. Area rug
  7. Wall decorations (artwork, mirrors, etc.)

Miscellaneous:

  1. Cleaning supplies (all-purpose cleaner, vacuum, broom, mop)
  2. Tool kit (screwdriver, hammer, pliers)
  3. Light bulbs
  4. Extension cords and surge protectors
  5. First aid kit
  6. Fire extinguisher
  7. Basic groceries and pantry staples

Optional Items:

  1. Desk and chair
  2. Bookshelf
  3. Plants
  4. Kitchen appliances (microwave, toaster, blender)
  5. Iron and ironing board
  6. Curtains or blinds
  7. Decorative items (rugs, throw pillows, wall art)

Make sure to prioritize your needs based on your budget and space availability.

Additionally, don’t forget to check the lease agreement for any specific requirements or restrictions regarding what you can bring into the apartment.

This post contains affiliate links. As an amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchases. The contents of this page are for educational purpose. Always, seek advise of a licence professional in your area for your needs.