What to Pack for Your First Apartment

One of the most exciting and most stressful times is when you move into your first apartment. As opposed to a dorm, most of the time, you have to bring your own furniture, appliances, almost everything. Where do you even begin? Well, this article is here to help you. Here is a packing list for your first-time apartment!

1. Kitchen:

  • bowls, plates, cups, mugs
  • utensils (forks, spoons, knives)
  • drying rack
  • pots and pans
  • ladle, spatula, serving spoon 
  • strainer
  • blender
  • cutting board 
  • baking sheet
  • Keurig/coffee pot
  • toaster/toaster oven
  • trash can
  • dishcloth and oven mitts 
  • can opener
  • ziplock bags
  • Brita filter

2. Bathroom:

  • shower curtain
  • bath towels
  • facial towels
  • shower mat
  • trash can
  • hanging hooks 
  • toothbrush holder
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • toothbrush/toothpaste
  • hair tools (brush/comb, coconut oil, etc)
  • lotion and moisturizer
  • contact solution/case
  • face scrub
  • nail clipper 
  • hand soap
  • chapstick 

3. Living Room:

  • trash can
  • decorations
  • TV
  • lamps 
  • rug 
  • couch/armchairs
  • coffee table

4. Bedroom:

  • trash can
  • bed set (comforter, sheets, pillowcases, duvet)
  • pillows
  • desk lamp
  • hangers
  • desk storage 
  • throw blanket
  • laundry hamper

5. Cleaning Supplies:

  • vacuum
  • broom
  • Clorox wipes
  • paper towels
  • napkins
  • shower brush
  • scrubbing bubbles
  • toilet brush
  • dish soap
  • dish sponge
  • detergent/dryer sheets
  • tissues 
  • trash bags
  • Swiffer
  • Febreeze
  • toilet paper

6. Electronics:

  • laptop or computer
  • laptop or computer charger
  • phone
  • phone charger
  • speakers
  • gaming stuff
  • headphones

7. School Supplies:

  • backpack
  • folders
  • notebooks
  • pencils/pens
  • calculator
  • Post-it notes
  • stapler
  • agenda
  • calendar 
  • index cards
  • highlighters
  • flash drive
  • paper/binder clips
  • printer paper
  • printer

8. Miscellaneous:

  • extension cord
  • Command hooks/strips
  • push pins
  • doornails and hammer
  • tape
  • corkboard 
  • batteries
  • umbrella
  • fan
  • first aid kit
  • reusable water bottle
  • wall putty