Moving into your first apartment is the dream, but nobody said it would be easy. On top of the physical labor, financial costs, and stress of the actual move, there’s all the work that comes with unpacking, organizing, decorating, and stocking up on basic needs. The last of these tasks can involve buying so many new items that you might not even know where to begin. That’s why My First Apartment offers so many first apartment checklists.
This ultimate guide to first apartment checklists will help you avoid coming up empty-handed when you’re making a big dinner in the kitchen, entertaining lots of guests, or balancing the many bills that come with living alone. Use each of the below to make sure you’re fully prepared for whichever occasion arises.
1. The First 10 Items You Need For Your First Apartment
If you’re not looking to spend a ton of money or just don’t have the time to go crazy on buying new things for your home, then this checklist of the first 10 items you need for your first apartment is perfect for you. This checklist outlines the basics needed for any good apartment without going crazy on optional items. Click here for the checklist.
2. Starter Apartment Checklist
Think of this checklist as an expansion of the one above. It contains many more than 10 items, lots of which are essential to proper apartment living. To make your shopping easier, this checklist clearly states which items you should buy first. Bring this with you on your next home goods store excursion, and you’ll be in good hands. Click here for the checklist.
3. Your First Grocery Store Trip Checklist
Not sure how to make more than the most basic of meals in your new kitchen? This grocery list has you covered. It’s broken down into categories including spices, produce, and even non-food items to keep your kitchen clean and organized. Click here for the checklist.
4. Basic Furniture Checklist
A home isn’t a home without furniture. Friends who visit you will need couches and chairs to sit on, your kitchen or dining area will need a table for eating, and your bedroom will need a few more items than just a bed to work best for you. Click here for the checklist.
5. First Apartment Budgeting Basics: Your Monthly Expenses Checklist
Checklists aren’t always about tangible items. This budgeting checklist will help you to keep your finances in order as you balance monthly rent and utility payments with grocery needs and the money you spend going out with friends. Click here for the checklist.
6. Everything You Need for Your First Apartment: The Ultimate Checklist
If you’re the kind of person who wants to leave no stone unturned, this is the checklist for you. It lists nearly every single item you could possibly need in any room of your apartment – even the doorway! Click here for the checklist.
What first apartment checklists would you like to see in the future? Share your thoughts in the comments!