First Apartment Checklist: Necessities and a Few Extras

Moving can be stressful, packing some things ahead of time can help immensely. These lists are in alphabetical order by room, and contain everything from the basics to items to make your apartment feel a little more homey.

  1. 1. Kitchen

    - A complete set of kitchen Utensils

    - Aluminum Foil

    - baking sheets/ pans

    - Bar cart

    - Blender

    - Brita water filter

    - Casserole pan/ cake pan

    - Chip clips

    - Cleaning supplies

    - Coasters

    - Coffee mugs

    - Coffee pot/ Keurig

    - Colander/ Strainer

    - Cook book

    - Crock pot

    - Cutting boards

    - Dish drying rack

    - Dishes

    - Dish Soap

    - Dish towels

    - Dishwasher soap

    - Drinking cups

    - Flower vase

    - Food to stock the pantry and fridge

    - Fruit basket

    - Garbage bags

    - Garbage can

    - Hand soap

    - Hand towels

    - List pad for the fridge

    - Magnets

    - Measuring cups

    - Microwave (if not included)

    - Mixing Bowls

    - Napkin holder

    - Napkins

    - Oven mit

    - Paper Towel holder

    - Paper towels

    - Place mats

    - Pot holders

    - Pots and pans

    - Rug/ floor mat

    - Salt and pepper shakers

    - Scissors

    - Shot glasses

    - Silverware

    - Skillet

    - Spices

    - Sponge

    - Spoon Rest

    - Table and chairs

    - Toaster/ toaster oven

    - Towel bar/ hook

    - Tupperware

    - Wall decorations

    - Water bottle

    - Ziplock bags

  2. 2. Living Room

    - Art Supplies

    - Blankets

    - Board games/ cards

    - Books

    - Cables for electronics

    - Candles

    - Chair

    - Coffee table/ end table

    - Couch

    - Decor

    - Desk

    - Desk Chair

    - Extra door lock

    - Key Rack

    - Lamp

    - Notebooks and binders

    - Note cards

     

    Office:

    - Paper

    - Pen and pencil holder

    - Pens and Pencils

    - Printer

    - Printer stand

    - Rug

    - Stapler

    - Sticky notes

    - Tape dispenser

    - Three hole punch

    - Throw pillows

    - Trash Can

    - TV

    - TV stand

    - Wall decorations

    - Wall decorations

    - Wifi router / cable box

  3. 3. Bedroom and Closets

    - Accessories

    - Bedding/ blankets

    - Bed frame

    - Box spring

    - Clothes

    - Decor

    - Dresser

    - electronics/ phone chargers

    - Hamper

    - Hangers

    - Jewelry box/ organization

    - Lamp

    - Lamps

    - Makeup

    - Mattress

    - Mattress pad

    - Mattress topper

    - Mirror

    - Night stands

    - Pillows

    - Sheets

    - Shoe rack

    - Shoes

    - Vanity

    - Wall Decorations

    - Wireless speaker

  4. 4. Bathroom

    - Cleaning supplies

    - Decor

    - First aid kit

    - Hair care products

    - Hand towels

    - Medications/ vitamins/ pain relievers

    - Nail clippers/ file

    - Personal hygiene products

    - Plunger

    - Razor

    - Scale

    - Shower curtain

    - Shower curtain rings

    - Shower liner

    - Shower rod

    - Skin care products

    - Soap

    - Soap dispenser

    - Storage for soap in the shower

    - Toilet brush

    - Toilet paper

    - Toothbrush/ toothpaste

    - Towel bar/ hook

    - Towels

    - Trash can

    - Wall decorations

  5. 5. Miscellaneous

    - Any storage bins / other organizational products

    - Batteries

    - Beach towels

    - Broom

    - Cleaning supplies

    - Dust rags

    - Extension cords

    - Holiday decorations

    - Laundry supplies

    - Light bulbs

    - Mop

    - Musical instruments (if any)

    - Potted plants/ plant stand

    - Sports equipment

    - Sunscreen

    - Umbrella

    - Vacuum

    - Wall plug-ins

    - Wrapping paper/ gift bags