Moving into a new apartment is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming as you find yourself busy settling in and arranging the place to your liking. To help you set up your new home, there are certain apartment essentials that will prove to be beneficial.
1. Kitchen Essentials
Some of the most important needs for any apartment renter are the things found in the kitchen. You will need the obvious, such as dishes, silverware, cups, mugs, pots and pans, baking dishes, a microwave, cooking utensils, oven mitts, dishtowels, knives, and a trashcan. Stocking your kitchen with some basics and necessities will help you to enjoy your new kitchen. And of course, don’t forget to stock your refrigerator and pantry with your favorite foods!
2. Bedroom Essentials
Your bedroom is another key area of your apartment that is essential to set up and have some important things such as a mattress and bedding, including pillows, sheets, blankets and so on. You should also make sure that you have items like a lamp, laundry hamper, and storage options.
3. Bathroom Essentials
The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your apartment to make sure you have all the essentials. Bathroom necessities include toilet paper, soap, towels, toothbrush and toothpaste, a trashcan, and all toiletries you use.
Accumulating furniture to outfit your apartment can be expensive and so it can be done slowly over time. Major items to focus on are seating options (couch, chairs), dining table, bed frame, lamps, and a dresser. Other furniture pieces that are good to have are a TV and TV stand, bookshelves, coffee table, end tables, nightstands, and a desk. Of course, what you need is dependent on your lifestyle and décor preferences, so take some time to think about the furniture pieces that will best fit you and your new apartment.
5. Cleaning Supplies
Whether you pride yourself on maintaining a clean house or absolutely hate to spend time cleaning, it is still important to have certain cleaning supplies on hand. Cleaning your apartment will keep your apartment in good condition and help to make sure that you get your security deposit returned to you after you move out. It is also encouraged to have a clean toilet and clean kitchen for when guests come over. Cleaning supplies to make sure you have are a vacuum, broom, dustpan, mop, window cleaner, all purpose cleaner, cleaning wipes, paper towels, dish soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener, trash bags, and a bathroom cleaner.
6. Tape And Scissors
Duct tape is one of those things you should always have. It can be useful for repairing things, holding things together, attaching things, and so much more so be sure to add duct tape to your list of things to buy. Masking tape and transparent tape are also good to have available. Scissors are a necessity for many projects or simple everyday tasks such as opening boxes, so be sure to have a good pair of scissors when you move into your apartment.
7. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Apartment buildings should have both smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors installed in the apartment before you move in. These are essential for helping you to identify serious issues that could affect your health and safety. If you do not find detectors in your apartment, speak to management to have them installed.
8. Basic Tools
Screwdrivers, hammers, and nails are some of the most essential tools to have on hand when moving into a new apartment. Whether assembling furniture, hanging pictures, or taking care of simple repairs, these tools and those found in a basic tool kit are always good to have. Make sure that you also have a flashlight available for moments in which you might need more light to do a repair or if the power goes out.
9. Extension Cord And Surge Strips
Outlets are not always installed in convenient places, especially after you have brought in furniture and décor. Extension cords can be helpful in reaching outlets or for extending the reach of other electronic tools. A surge strip will allow you to plug in more than just two things at a time like a typical outlet allows. With a good surge strip, you are able to provide the essential electricity you need.
10. Ladder Or Step Stool
This makes it into our list of apartment essentials because you will inevitably find yourself unable to reach something in your apartment at some point in time. Whether you need to reach something on the top shelf of your kitchen cabinet or you simply want to hang some artwork, a step stool or ladder will surely come in handy.
For more ideas on essential items for your new apartment or to find your next Northern Colorado apartment,contact All Property Services today.