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The Packing List for Your First Apartment

Posted August 2, 2017

Living in an apartment with your own bedroom, kitchen and spaces are very exciting and it can be very fun!  At the same time, moving into a new apartment for the first time can be an extremely daunting task.  Some of these items are obvious but some are definite necessities you may have overlooked.  Here is the list of items that are suggested to bring to your new home:

Kitchen 

  • Pots and pans (at least 1 skillet, 1 large pot, and 1 smaller pot) 
  • Dishes and bowls 
  • Cutlery 
  • Serving utensils 
  • Blender 
  • Can opener 
  • Bottle opener 
  • Dish towels 
  • Coffeemaker 
  • Broom 
  • Dish soap 
  • Dish drying rack 
  • Duster 
  • Dustpan 
  • Hand soap 
  • Mugs 
  • Paper towels 
  • Garbage bags 
  • Wastepaper basket 
  • Sponges 
  • Swiffer 
  • Plastic wrap 
  • Aluminum foil 
  • Knife set 

Bathroom 

  • Bath towels 
  • Hand towels 
  • Bath mat 
  • Shower curtain 
  • Rug 
  • Shower shelves 
  • Cleaning supplies 
  • Air freshener 
  • Shower organizers 
  • Toilet plunger 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Toiletries 

Bedroom 

  • Comforter (Full-size) 
  • Several sets of sheets (Full-size) 
  • End table or nightstand 
  • Hangers 
  • Shoe rack 
  • Under-the-bed box 
  • Storage boxes 
  • Over-the-door storage units 
  • Jewelry box or stand/organizer 
  • Alarm clock 

Living Room 

  • Floor lamp 
  • Ottoman 
  • TV stand 
  • Throw blankets 
  • Throw pillows 
  • Area rug 

Laundry 

  • Hamper and/or laundry bags 
  • Lingerie bag/mesh wash bags 
  • Drying rack 
  • Ironing board 
  • Iron 
  • Garment bag 

Technology 

  • TV 
  • DVD player 
  • Game consoles 
  • Computer/laptop 
  • Wireless Internet router 

Miscellaneous 

  • Flashlight for emergencies 
  • Emergency/First Aid kit 
  • Batteries 
  • Extension cords 
  • Surge protectors 
  • Doormat 

So, that’s it!  Hopefully, after this hand helpful guide, you are just a little more informed about what you will need to make your move-in day more exciting and less stressful. 

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