Things You Need For Your First Apartment

Things You Need For Your First Apartment



ou find an apartment, you signed the lease, who wrote the check. Congratulations, you are now all set to move into their first apartment! Except, wait a minute, you're not. It is necessary to put things in the apartment. And what exactly do you need?
Here's a handy checklist of things you need (or at least want, in all likelihood), organized by the room, with extra white space for you to fill. Our suggested priorities are bold, but before you panic, keep in mind that many of these items can be bought cheaply or even second hand picked free. And if we've missed something, please let us know in the comments

Entrance area

    Welcome mat (outside the door)
    Small carpet area (inside the door)
    Wall hooks for jackets, keys, etc.
    Small table or bench shoe storage
    Lamp, if there is no other source of light at the door

Hall

    Sofa, chairs, or other things that sit on
    Coffee table
    Shelves
    TV
    TV Stand
    Sofa cushions / chairs
    Artwork
    Lamp (s)

Kitchen

    Food!
    Cutlery
    Covered organizer (insert drawer)
    Dishes (eg plates, glasses, cups, bowls, serving dishes, etc.)
    Trash cans and recycling
    Pots and pans
    Kitchen gloves
    Spatulas, ladles, whisks, etc.
    Container for storage counter spatulas, ladles, whisks, etc.
    Dishcloths
    Dish Rack
    Measuring cups and spoons
    Bowls
    Bottle opener and corkscrew
    Plastic containers for food storage (such as Tupperware or Gladware)
    Rolls of aluminum foil, wax paper, plastic wrap and parchment paper
    Paper (or newspaper) to wardrobes and shelves line
    Plastic bags Zip-top in various sizes
    Chopping boards
    Toaster oven or toaster
    Microwave
    Coffee maker
    Caldera or stew
    Ice cube trays
    Blender
    Hand blender
    Can opener
    Well, sharp knives (knife at least a great chef and a small kitchen knife)
    Serving spoon
    Colander
    Additional shelves or free storage as needed (for example, metal racks Target or IKEA)
    Dishwashing soap and sponges / scrubbers
    trash can
    Small carpet
    For kitchen essentials, visit our homepage pantry and Staples Checklist, Checklist our team starter and sources of kitchen equipment favorite Sam

Dining area

    Table and chairs
    Tablecloth or placemats
    Napkins
    Candles / tealights and candles
    Supports

Bath

    Shower curtain (and rings to keep up)
    Shower Caddy
    Toothbrush
    Toiletries (eg, bath soap, hand soap, shampoo, lotion, etc.)
    toilet paper
    Toilet brush
    Toilet plunger
    Mat (s) Bathroom
    Air freshener
    The tissues
    trash can
    Over-the-door towel hook
    Towels (bath and hand) and tea

Fourth

    Bed!
    pillows
    Mattress and box spring
    Mattress
    Sheets and duvet
    Nightstand
    Lamp
    Dressing room
    Hangers (more than you think you need)
    Block
    trash can
    Curtains
    Alarm clock
    Desk
    Desk chair

Miscellaneous

    Cleaning products (such as rags, paper towels, spray)
    Laundry soap, fabric softener, stain remover (such as Shout) and a jar of quarters for laundry
    Garbage bags
    vaccum cleaner
    Small broom and dustpan
    Extension cords
    Surge strips
    Basic tools, including screwdrivers (flat, Phillips-head), hammer (and some small nails), tape, box-cutter or X-acto knife, tape, pliers, wrench, and tape (at least, get one Leatherman, including most basic versions of the aforementioned tools)
    Large plastic containers or other storage
    Feathers
    Paper (shopping lists, doodles, etc.)
    Flashlight (s)
    Batteries of various types, including backups for your flashlight
    Candle
    Matches
    Tweezers
    Amateurs
    Emergency kit, as explained Alissa after Hurricane Sandy
    Window Air Conditioner
    Internet router and associated cables
    Bulbs
    First aid kit
    Carbon monoxide alarm
    Fire alarm

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