New Apartment Checklist

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New Apartment Checklist

Posted by Alyssa on November 5, 2018


If you are moving into a new apartment, or you know someone who is moving into their first apartment, it can feel overwhelming getting everything set up. Packing, unpacking, and runs to the store for basic supplies can make even the most organized person feel scattered and forgetful! That’s why I’ve come up with a first apartment checklist to help you keep everything in order. 

New Apartment Checklist


Don’t worry about furnishing your entire apartment all at once. There are a few things you definitely need like a mattress, a dresser, a table, chairs, and a couch. Take your time finding things you like and keep your eyes open for deals.


In your kitchen, you’ll want to make sure you have enough dishes that your guests won’t be eating off napkins or paper plates. You probably don’t have the room or the budget to have a gourmet kitchen right away, and you don’t need one! Some kitchen basics you may need are:

  • Water glasses
  • Plates
  • Cereal bowl
  • Utensils
  • Frying pan
  • Pots
  • Cookie sheets
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Spatula


Bathrooms are easy to set up and don’t require too much to get them going. You will want to make sure you have:

  • Shower curtain
  • Toilet paper
  • Garbage can
  • Towels
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Laundry hamper

living room

via The Everygirl


It can be easy to forget about cleaning supplies, but make sure they make your list! You’ll want to clean as you unpack so your apartment is ready to go the moment the last box is emptied.

  • Vacuum
  • Broom and mop
  • Multi-surface cleaner
  • Rags
  • Laundry detergent
  • Toilet bowl cleaner and scrub brush
  • Dish/dishwasher soap
  • Window cleaner


There are some basic things you will need so make sure you have them on hand.

  • Extension cord
  • Phone charger
  • Trash cans in each room
  • Batteries
  • Power Strip
  • Clothing hangers
  • First-aid kit
  • Step stool
  • Toolkit with nails and wall hooks

This is a very basic new apartment checklist, but it should get you started on your new home! Once you’ve got things up and running you’ll be able to add accessories, art, and different touches to make your new apartment feel like home.


What do you always make sure you have when you move into a new apartment?

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