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First Apartment Checklist: What You Should Buy Before You Move

While you dream up how to decorate your new home, we're here to bring you the ultimate first apartment checklist. With this comprehensive list in hand, you'll be sure to have everything you need for your first apartment. Get excited, because we're going shopping!

 

Think of this as a condensed version of your first apartment checklist: everything listed here is a must-have. Period. Make sure that you've checked off all these items before you move - weather purchased, commandeered from your parent's basement, or found for cheap at your local thrift store. Then, keep everything on this list close by when you move, After all, who wants to be rifling through boxes for a shower curtain when you should be out the door and on your way to work or class?

Before Move-in

    Mattress, pillows, bedding Toolkit, nails, wall hooks Step Stool Shower Curtain Toilet paper First-aid kit Cleaning Supplies Kitchen essentials: basic dishes sandwich bags, etc. Batteries, power strips, extension cords

Bathroom

    Toilet plunger, scrubber, trash can Bath and hand towels Hand soap, lotion Toiletry storage container Candles, potpouri, etc. 

Kitchen

    Kitchen furniture, Full set of dishes, Pots and pans Kitchen tools: blender, toaster, measuring cups, etc Miscellaneous kitchen items: silverware organizer, dish towels, etc.  Pantry essentials: sugar, flour, condiments, etc. Spices: dried herbs, salt and pepper. etc. 

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