Checklist: Apartment Essentials

Checklist: Apartment Essentials

Everything you need if you’re moving into a new apartment

Moving is the worst. If you’ve never had your own apartment, you likely have no idea what you actually need. Between furniture, household appliances and supplies, and even general comfort items it can be easy to forget the essentials. Anyone has moved has found themselves in situations like getting ready to take a shower but then realizing that you forgot to buy a towel, or have gone to make a sandwich before realizing you forgot to buy a

The checklist below is pretty minimal as its only the things you really need. The rest of the stuff you’ll want in your new home can be accumulated over time. Also, this list can easily be divided up between roommates.

Living Room or Common Area

_ Couch, chairs, or other things to sit on
_ Coffee table
_ Bookshelves
_ Television
_ Stand for TV
_ Throw pillows for couch/chairs
_ Artwork
_ Lamp(s)
_ Blankets


_ Silverware
_ Silverware organizer (drawer insert)
_ Dishes (e.g. plates, glasses, mugs, bowls, serving platters, etc.)
_ Trash and recycling cans
_ Pots and pans
_ Oven mitts
_ Spatulas, ladles, whisks, etc.
_ Coffeemaker
_ Tupperware (food storage container)
_ Cutting boards
_ Toaster or toaster oven
_ Microwave
_ Knives
_ Dishtowels
_ Measuring cups and spoons
_ Mixing bowls
_ Trash Can


_ Shower rod and curtain
_ Toilet brush
_ Toilet plunger
_ Bath mat(s)
_ Air freshener
_ Tissues
_ Trashcan
_ Over-the-door towel hook
_ Towels-have extra!


_ Bed
_ Pillows
_ Mattress and box spring
_ Mattress pad
_ Sheets and comforter
_ Nightstand
_ Lamp
_ Dresser
_ Hangers (more than you think you need)
_ Hamper
_ Trashcan
_ Curtains

For General Survival

_ Cleaning supplies (e.g. rags, paper towels, sprays)
_ Laundry supplies
_ Trash bags
_ Vacuum cleaner
_ Small broom and dustpan
_ Extension cords
_ Surge Strips
_ Basic tool kit
_ First aid and emergency kit
_ Flashlight
_ Batteries