Must-Have Items for Your New Apartment Home

Must-Have Items for Your New Apartment Home

Now that you have found your perfect apartment, it is time to get your things together and move in! In the midst of the excitement for your new apartment home, you may overlook some very important things you need to have in your new place. Read on to remind yourself of the must-have items for your new apartment.

Your Bed

This might seem quite obvious, but you are going to need a bed in your new place. Make sure that this is one of the first things you move into your new apartment, so you don’t end up sleeping on the floor the first night. You will also need to be sure you have sheets, pillows, and a comforter, as well as all the necessary tools needed to set up your bed, which leads us to the next thing you need in your new apartment, tools.

Basic Tools

One of the best parts about renting an apartment is that you don’t have to worry about fixing things that break, which might make you feel like you don’t need any tools. Even though you might not have to fix the dishwasher, it is a very good idea to have some basic tools. These tools will come in handy for things like changing out batteries on your small electronics or assembling furniture for your new apartment. Check out the list below of the most essential tools to have in your new apartment.

  • Screwdrivers (Phillips and flathead are a must-have)
  • Hex keys of various sizes
  • Ruler
  • Level
  • Utility knife
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Pliers
  • Tape measure
  • Hammer
  • Nails

Kitchen Supplies

When you’re just moving into your apartment, you might not be thinking much about eating dinner, so it is important that you remember to bring the kitchen essentials. Some of the basics that you should bring with you right away can be found on the list below.

  • Plates
  • Cups
  • Utensils
  • Pots and pans
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Dish towels
  • Paper towels
  • Scissors
  • Coffee pot or tea kettle
  • Garbage bags
  • Garbage can
  • Dish soap
  • Sponges
  • Spices and seasonings

Bathroom Essentials

The next thing you are going to need right away in your new apartment are the bathroom essentials. This is a pretty easy list, but you would not be the first person to forget to bring toilet paper on their first day in a new apartment. Check out the list of bathroom essentials below, and be sure to bring them all with you as soon as you move into your new apartment.

  • Toilet Paper
  • Soap
  • Hand towel
  • Bath towel
  • Shower curtain
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Bath mat
  • Toilet cleaner and bush
  • Plunger (be sure you have it before you need it)


It is a good idea to have something to lounge on during the first day in your new apartment; after all, you will probably want to relax after the hard day of unpacking and setting up your apartment. If you are able to move it right away, a couch and chairs are ideal, but even a bean bag will work until you get settled in.

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