25 First Apartment Essentials

Moving into your first apartment and not sure what you’ll need? Here’s a list of 25 essential items that will get you started furnishing your new place.

Cleaning Supplies:

1. Broom and dustpan
2. Mop, bucket, and all purpose cleaning liquid
3. Paper towels
4. Disinfecting spray
5. Wash cloths (microfiber works great)
6. Laundry detergent, softener, and stain remover
7. Vacuum cleaner if your floors are carpeted
Have items 1-5 on hand on your moving day and use them before you start unpacking.


Young Couple Moving In To New Home Together8. Pots, pans, and mixing bowls (you can start with one large pot and one cast iron frying pan)
9. Cooking utensils (wooden spoon, metal spoon, spatula)
10. Dishes (plates, bowls, cups, and silverware)
11. Scissors
12. Trash can and trash bags
13. Dish soap and sponge/scrubber


14. Couch and/or chair
15. Lamps
16. Bed
17. Bedding (mattress, mattress pad, sheets, comforter, pillows)
18. Night stand
19. Dresser


Shower curtain20. Toothbrush and toothpaste
21. Toiletries (bath soap, hand soap, shampoo)
22. Toilet paper and tissues
23. Shower curtain and rings
24. Towels and wash cloths
25. First Aid Kit

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Kalee Cowan is a graduate of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Rural Studies: Writing and Communication. She is a writer, a baker, and a customer service representative for an insurance agency in her South Georgia hometown. When she is not working, she is attending concerts, reading an always growing list of books, and spending time with her family. You can find her on Instagram and Pinterest.

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