Starter Apartment Checklist

Our Starter Apartment Checklist has all the basics and more.

If you are lucky to have relatives ready to gift you stuff to get you move out, hand them this starter apartment checklist¬†and you’ll be set.

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Bath, Cleaning

  • Bath Rug
  • Broom/Dust Pan
  • Cleaning Bucket
  • Hamper
  • Hangers
  • Iron
  • Ironing Board
  • Mop
  • Shower Caddy
  • Shower Curtain Liner
  • Shower Curtain with rings
  • Soap Dish
  • Tissue Holder
  • Toilet Brush
  • Toilet Plunger
  • Toothbrush Holder
  • Wastebasket

Tools, Etc.

  • Basic Tool Set
  • Batteries
  • Candles
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Extension Cords
  • First-aid Kit
  • Flashlight
  • Light Bulbs
  • Matches
  • Scissors
  • Smoke Detector
  • Surge Protectors
  • Tape Measure

Basics for Kitchen

  • 1 Qt. Covered Sauce Pan
  • 10 in. Frying Pan
  • 3 Qt. Covered Sauce Pan
  • 8 in. Omelet Pan
  • Bottle Opener
  • Butter Dish
  • Cake Pan
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Cups
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Dinnerware Service for 4
  • Flatware Service for 4
  • Garbage Can
  • Hot Plate
  • Knife – Chef’s
  • Knife – Paring
  • Knife – Serrated
  • Knife Set-Steak
  • Pie Plate
  • Pitcher
  • Placemats
  • Pot Holders/Oven Mitts
  • Salt & Pepper Set
  • Serving Bowl
  • Serving Platter
  • Stock/Pasta Pot (8 Qt.)
  • Tea Kettle
  • Water Glasses
  • Wine Glasses

Other Kitchen Equipment

  • Colander
  • Cutting Board
  • Food Storage Container Set
  • Ice Cream Scoop
  • Kitchen Timer
  • Ladle
  • Measuring Cup Set
  • Measuring Spoon Set
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Napkin Holder
  • Paper Towel Holder
  • Rolling Pin
  • Slotted Spoon
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Vegetable Peeler

Basic Appliances

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hand Mixer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Vacuum

Nice to Have

  • Inflatable Bed for Guests
  • Linens for Guest Bed
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