What are the essentials for basic apartment living?

Living alone with out your parents in an apartment for the first time simply implies independence. Living independently allows you the chance to explore your true self and gain a sense of comfort in your own company while also forcing you to be more self-reliant without the support of your family back home. If you’re moving out for the first time, this checklist might help you get organized and prepared for your new place.

Living Space

foldable divider in a room

Although you do not need to have a formal living room in your home, the living room is the most significant room in the house to decorate. Families typically spend most of their time together at home in this room, so it must be comfortable and inviting.

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  1. Couch & Chair Set
  2. Pouf or Ottoman
  3. Coffee Table and Side Table
  4. Table Lamp
  5. Room Divider
  6. TV Console
  7. Wall Décor
  8. Curtain & Curtain Rod
  9. Area Rug or Carpet
  10. Throw Pillow
  11. TV and Sound System

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Kitchen Essentials

onions being sautéed in a pan

A home’s “powerhouse” is the kitchen. The kitchen is the center of the family’s activity and joy. It’s a central location for storage and seating in addition to having everything needed to make meals. No matter how big or small your kitchen is, you must have a full selection of kitchen necessities such as cookware and bakeware, cutlery, appliances, and other kitchen necessities.

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  1. Stock Pot
  2. Skillet
  3. Large Pot
  4. Sauté Pan
  5. Casserole Dish
  6. Grill Pan
  7. Tongs
  8. Whisk
  9. Ladle
  10. Oven Mitts and Pot Holder
  11. Slotted Spoon
  12. Trivet
  13. Knife Sharpener
  14. Bread Knife
  15. Paring Knife
  16. Butcher knife
  17. Garlic Press
  18. Lemon Juicer
  19. Potato Masher 
  20. Measuring Spoons & Cups
  21. Can Opener
  22. Peeler
  23. Cutting Board
  24. Grater
  25. Colander or Sieve
  26. Air Tight Food Storage Containers
  27. Aluminum Foil, Cling Wrap & Parchment Paper
  28. Sponge & Scouring Pad
  29. Dishwashing Liquid
  30. Dish Rack
  31. Blender
  32. Coffee Maker
  33. Microwave
  34. Sandwich Maker
  35. Air Fryer
  36. Dish Towel
  37. Silverware Set
  38. Plates, Bowls, & Saucers
  39. Dining Table & Chairs

Bedroom Essentials

TV set in a modern room

A restful night’s sleep revives, re-energizes, and gets the body ready for the workday. An active and carefree morning helps you stay in shape all day. Therefore, for your comfort and quality sleep, having a well-organized bedroom is essential.

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  1. Mattress
  2. Bed Sheet
  3. Pillow & Pillow Case
  4. Comforter
  5. Mattress Pad
  6. Dresser
  7. Shoe Rack
  8. Side Table
  9. Alarm Clock
  10. Coat Rack

Bathroom Essentials

woman washing hands with a blue liquid hand soap

Every home needs a bathroom since it serves a basic hygiene function, offers some privacy, and is the ideal location to unwind with a hot shower after a hard day.

For your bathroom to have that wow factor, bathroom essentials are a must. Asking homeowners whether items in the bathroom are not available is never a good idea. When a bathroom is packed with necessities, visitors will feel more at home. 

toothbrushes in toothbrush holder

  1. Shower Curtain, Rod & Hook
  2. Bath Towels, Hand Towels, and Towelettes
  3. Toilet Paper
  4. Bath Rug
  5. Anti-Slip Mat
  6. Waste Basket
  7. Toothbrush Holder
  8. Plunger
  9. Toilet Brush
  10. Shower Caddy
  11. Soap Dispenser or Dish
  12. Hand Soap
  13. Personal Care Products (Bar or Shower Gel, Shampoo & Conditioner, etc)
  14. Water Bucket & Dipper 
  15. Mirror
  16. Reed Diffuser

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woman’s hand using first aid kit

The upkeep of the flat may be the most crucial aspect of proper housekeeping. It involves DIY projects, cleaning, and simple house repairs. Here is the whole list of things you must have in a new home in order to ensure your safety, privacy, and comfort. From essential safety equipment to required cleaning materials, and everything in between.

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  1. Home Tool Kit
  2. Nails, Wall Hook, & Brackets
  3. Extension Cords
  4. Duct Tape
  5. Electrical Tape
  6. Teflon Tape
  7. Sealant
  8. Vacuum
  9. First Aid Kit
  10. Smoke Detector
  11. Fire Extinguisher
  12. Trash Bin & Trash Bags
  13. Multi-Surface Cleaner
  14. Disinfecting Surface Cleaner
  15. Rubber Gloves
  16. Microfiber Mop


Do some market research before making any purchases for your new apartment to make sure you are getting the most value for your money.

Once you have moved in, you can purchase some home decorations and improvements. Such as the juicer, baking pan, hand mixer, full complement of automatic fire alarm devices, etc. Before the big day, you might find this extensive list of items that we think are crucial for moving into a new house useful.