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The Ultimate Packing List for Your First Apartment

Whether you just graduated from college and are about to live by yourself after four long years of roommates, or have the opportunity to live off-campus during the upcoming school year, moving into your first apartment can be extremely intimidating.

But don’t worry! Her Campus has curated the ultimate packing list for your first apartment so that you can have the easiest transition into your new space -- and so you can focus on the fun parts of moving, like decorating.

Check out everything you’ll need to make your apartment the most functional, coziest and cutest home you've ever lived in!

Kitchen

Air Fryer
All-Purpose Cleaner
Aluminum Foil
Baking Sheet
Blender
Bottle Opener
Broom
Can Opener
Casserole Dish
Cast Iron Skillet
Coffeemaker
Colander
Cups
Cutlery (Knife, Fork, Spoon)
Cutting Board
Dining Room Table
Dish Cloth
Dish Soap
Dish Towels
Dishes and Bowls
Drying Rack
Duster
Dustpan
Garbage Bags
Garlic Press
Grater
Hand Soap
Ice Cube Tray
Instant Pot
Juicer
Kitchen Chairs
Kitchen Scissors
Kitchen Towels
Knife Set
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Meat Thermometer
Microwave
Mixing Bowls
Muffin Pan
Mugs
Napkins
Oven Cleaner
Oven Mitts
Paper Towels
Parchment Paper
Peeler
Placemats
Plastic Wrap
Potato Masher
Pots and Pans
Reusable Water Bottle
Serving Utensils + Dishes
Slotted Spoon
Slow Cooker
Spatula
Sponges
Standing Mixer
Stirring Spoon
Swiffer
Toaster and/or Toaster Oven
Tongs
Trash Bags
Trashcan + Recycling Can
Trivet
Tupperware
Water Pitcher
Whisk
Wine Glasses
Wood Cleaner
Wooden Spoon

Crock Pot SLOW COOKER, $20
WEST ELM Cutting Board, $50
HUBEE Silicone Ice Tray, $16

Bathroom

Air Freshener
Bath Mat
Bath Towels
Blinds or Curtains
Candles
Clorox Wipes
Disinfectant Wipes
Glass Cleaner
Hamper
Hand Soap
Hand Soap Dispenser
Hand Towels
Loofah
Mini Trashcan
Mirror
Mirror Cleaner
Non-Slip Shower Mat
Rubber Gloves
Scale
Shelves
Shower Caddy
Shower Curtain
Shower Curtain Liner
Shower Organizers
Storage Basket
Storage Cart
Tissue Box
Tissues
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Toilet Brush
Toilet Paper
Toilet Paper Holder
Toilet Plunger
Toiletries
Toothbrush
Toothbrush Holder
Toothpaste
Tub and Tile Cleaner

WEST ELM Soap Pump, $20
PB TEEN Mirror, $149
ANTHROPOLOGIE Candle, $13

Bedroom

Air Conditioner/Fan
Alarm Clock
Bench
Blanket, Comforter or Duvet
Candles
Closet Organizers
Coat hooks
Curtains or Blinds
Decorative Pillows
Desk and Chair
Dresser
Full-Length Mirror
Hangers
Headboard
Hooks
Jewelry Box or Stand
Lamp
Mattress
Nightstand(s)
Personal Decor
Pillow Cases
Pillows
Rug
Safe
Sheets
Shelves
Shoe Rack
Small Chair
Small Trashcan
Space Saver Bags
Speaker
Storage Boxes
Wardrobe

URBAN OUTFITTERS DECO SUN Headboard, $350
THE HOME DEPOT Nightstand WITH TWO DRAWERS, $140
WEST ELM Cotton Waffle Blanket, $65

Living Room

Accent Table
Area Rug
Bar-cart
Basket
Blanket Rack
Blankets
Board Games
Bookcase
Chairs
Clock
Coffee Table
Couch
Curtains or Blinds
End Tables
Fan
Floor Lamp
Folding TV Dinner Tray
Game Consoles
Loveseat
Ottoman/Foot Stool
Recliner
Shelves
Side Table
Sofa
Speaker
Storage Cabinet
Throw Blankets
Throw Pillows
TV
TV Stand

URBAN OUTFITTERS Sofa, $650
WEST ELM Clock, $100
WAYFAIR Coffee Table, $385

Laundry

Bleach
Dryer Sheets
Drying Rack
Garment Bag
Hamper and/or Laundry Bags
Iron
Ironing Board
Laundry Detergent
Lingerie Bag/Mesh Wash Bags
Quarters/Laundry Card
Stain Remover
Steamer
Washer/Dryer (if there's no in-unit or basement laundry!)

WEST ELM Hamper Basket, $148
FREE PEOPLE Laundry Bag, $18
Black & Decker Steamer, $25

Technology

Adapters (HDMI, ethernet, etc.)
Bluetooth Speakers
Camera
Chargers (phone, laptop, camera, etc.)
Cord Organizer
E-Reader
Ethernet Cable
Extension Cords
External Hard Drive
Flash Drives
HDMI Cable
Headphones 
Keyboard
Lap Desk/Stand
Laptop
Laptop Case
Laptop Lock
Laptop Pen
Portable Phone Charger/Power pack
Printer
Printer Ink
Printer Paper
Ring Light
Router
SD Card for Camera
Surge Protectors
Tablet
TV
TV Stand
Wireless Mouse

Supersonic Selfie Light, $41
MANGO Laptop Case, $36
JBL Bluetooth Speaker, $110

Miscellaneous

Art
Batteries
Broom
Canned Food
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Clock
Coasters
Decor
Doormat
Duct Tape
Emergency/First Aid Kit
Extra Lightbulb
Fan or Air Conditioner
Faux Plants
Fire Extinguisher
Flashlight
Frames
Ibuprofen
Key Hooks
Knick-Knacks
Lint Roller
Magnets
Measuring Tape
Mop
Nails
Notepad + Pens
Paintings
Photo Albums
Picture Frames
Poster
Reusable Water Bottle
Step Ladder
Stepping Stool
Tool Kit
Umbrella
Vacuum
Vases

WEST ELM Coasters, $50
BKR Water BOttle, $48
POTTERY BARN Doormat, $59

Here's to a stress-free move-in day, and a wonderful first year in your new space!

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