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Apartment Move-in Checklist

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Moving into a new home can be exciting and it can also be stressful. It means a fresh start in a new place, but it also requires moving your furniture, family, and life

When you first move into your new home, you’ll want to have some essential items to help you live in your apartment until you’ve finished unpacking everything. You’ll also want to have other items that will aid you after you’ve unpacked. Here’s an apartment move-in checklist that will guide you during your move.

Kitchen necessities

Kitchen necessities can help you make and eat food in your apartment before you’ve unpacked all of your kitchen equipment. Paper plates, bowls, and cups can help you avoid digging through all of your boxes to find your flatware. Make sure to also include plastic utensils on your list. Paper towels are also a good idea to have so that you can wipe any messes away. 

Other types of kitchen items will help you thrive after you’ve unpacked everything. Things like dish soap, oven mitts, and aluminum foil are necessities you’ll eventually need when you’re using your kitchen. Bringing kitchen necessities like these with you to your new home will help you feel settled sooner. 

  • Paper towels
  • Dish soap
  • Sponges
  • Hand soap
  • Large kitchen trash bags
  • Large kitchen trash can
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Oven mitts
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic wrap
  • Silverware and drawer organizers
  • Dishwasher detergent or pods
  • Ziploc bags
  • Dish towels

Bathroom essentials

It’s easy to forget these bathroom essentials when you’ve moving. You’ll definitely want to bring some toilet paper with you to your new apartment, as well as a shower curtain. Bring extra towels with you, since your towels are probably packed in a box. Having these bathroom essentials can help you survive while unpacking, and save you an extra trip to the store after you’ve finished. 

  • Toilet paper
  • Shower curtain, liner and hooks
  • Hand towels
  • Bath towels
  • Soap
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Hand soap
  • Trash can
  • Bath mat
  • Plunger

Miscellaneous items

There are a few miscellaneous items that can make or break you when you move. You’ll need tools to help you hang up your frames, like a hammer and nails. That way you can quickly get to work making your apartment feel like a home. Include cleaning supplies on your list, such as a duster, wipes, and cleaning solutions, since you’ll need these items later on. Hangers are also an item you should put on your to-buy list because most people throw them away when they move. You’ll thank yourself if you bring these apartment necessities with you when you move.

  • Toolkit 
  • Nails or wall hooks
  • Hangers
  • Broom and mop
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Storage containers
  • Dustpan
  • First aid kit
  • Extension and power cords
  • Light bulbs
  • Laundry detergent or pods
  • Fabric softener
  • Bedding including pillowcases

Making your apartment feel like home

Having these apartment necessities can help make your transition smooth and effortless. You won’t need to go back and forth to the store as often, and you’ll be able to focus on unpacking your possessions, arranging furniture, and decorating. Once you finish unpacking and organizing your apartment, you can start exploring your surroundings. You can meet your new neighbors and get to know the neighborhood. This move-in checklist will help make your new apartment quickly feel like home, and in no time you’ll feel comfortable and included in your community

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