The Ultimate Packing List for Your First Apartment

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You finally did it. You walked across that stage with your cap perched precariously on your head and hey, you may even have done it in heels. You have your degree and you’re finally out of college. Graduated and a member of  the real world. Congratulations! So, what’s next? Your fab—or not so fab—new apartment. Moving into a new apartment for the first time can be an extremely daunting task. Some of these are obvious, like couches and chairs, but some are definite necessities you may have overlooked. Check out everything you’ll need to make your new “house” a home.

1. Kitchen

2. Bathroom

  • Bath towels (HC Pick: Pottery Barn Classic Towels)
  • Hand towels
  • Bath mat
  • Shower curtain
  • Rug
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Scale
  • Air freshener
  • Shower organizers
  • Toilet plunger
  • Toilet paper
  • Toiletries

3. Bedroom

4. Living Room

5. Laundry

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

6. Technology

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

7. Miscellaneous

  • Flashlight for emergencies
  • Emergency/First Aid kit
  • Batteries
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Extension cords
  • Surge protectors
  • Fan or air conditioner
  • Doormat

8. Home Improvement

So, that’s it! Hopefully, after reading this handy little guide, you’re just a little more informed about what you’ll need to make your move-in day more exciting and less stressful. Who knew we needed so much stuff just to live?!