After months of searching for your new apartment, filling out paperwork, and depositing a large chunk of change, you can finally move into your new place and start decorating it how you prefer. However, there are a few items you will notice that you need right away. It can be fun to shop for fun decor, but when you first move into a new apartment, it is essential to have these five items already at hand to ensure a smooth move-in process.
Moving into a new apartment can be exhausting. That is why it is essential to set up your sleep space before your other rooms. That way, at the end of each day of unpacking and cleaning, you can sleep in your own bed and feel at home in your new apartment. You will not only want to have a mattress, but the frame of the bed, as well as a fitted sheet, comforter, and pillows with pillowcases. The next must-have for a new apartment will help you set up your bed.
A Basic Toolkit
Even if you don’t consider yourself a handy person, once you are living in your new apartment, you will realize how often you need some of these items for all sorts of everyday tasks. An essential toolkit that is useful to have in your apartment will include the following items:
- A Phillips and a flathead screwdriver
- A hammer
- Wall hooks
- A tape measure
- An adjustable wrench
- A utility knife
- A Level
- A Ruler
While it is useful for your ability to rest and relax in your new apartment to set up your bed right away, it is also extremely handy to have kitchen supplies available. Even if you are only eating takeout for a few days while you move in, several kitchen supplies will come in handy and make organizing and cleaning your kitchen items much more straightforward. A few essential kitchen supplies to have in your new apartment include:
- Plates, which you can often buy in sets of four
- A can opener
- A saucepan
- Cutting knives
- A cutting board
- A spatula
- Measuring cups and spoons
- A coffee pot or kettle
- Garbage bags
- Paper towels
- Dish soap, or dishwasher soap
You will need to have your bathroom up and ready to use as soon as you move into a new apartment. You can make sure your bathroom has all you need by moving in and making sure that you already have bathroom essentials, including:
- Toilet paper
- A shower curtain, and a bath mat or rug
- A toilet brush and cleaner
- A toilet plunger, because you don’t want to be caught unprepared!
Seating for Your Living Room
Depending on what you can initially afford, you should try to get a sofa or a chair or two for your living room when you first move into a new apartment. You will want somewhere other than your bed, kitchen, or floor on which to unwind and relax. It’s also convenient to use a placeholder chair and wait to spend more time later picking out that perfect living room sofa.
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