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What Do You Need For A New Apartment/House?

Hey everyone! I’m writing this post because whether you are moving into an apartment for college or into a new house the checklist can be confusing and long. I have moved into one dorm room, and two apartments in my life thus far so I have a pretty thorough checklist to help!

So, what do you REALLY need?

• Technology:

– Fans

– Space Heaters

– Cable Box

-Internet/WiFi

– Google Home or Amazon Echo

– Speaker

– Power strips/ Multiplug outlets/ surge protectors/indoor and outdoor extension cords/ Ethernet and HDMI cables

– Thermostat

– Televisions

– Apple TV/ Chromecast

• Appliances:

– (If not included) Washer/Dryer, Dishwasher, and Oven/Stove

– Vacuum/Roomba

– Toaster/ Toaster Oven

– Microwave

– Coffee Maker/Keurig/ French Press

– Blender

– Crock Pot

– (Kitchen Aid) Mixer

– George Forman Grill

– Griddle

– Outdoor Barbecue

• Kitchen:

– Silverware

– Glass Plates, and Bowls

– Plastic Plates and Bowls

– Glass and Plastic Tumbler Cups

– Mugs and Tea Cups

– Mixing Bowls

– Serving Bowls

– Pots and Pans (two big pots, one medium sauce pot, one small sauce pot, one sauté pan, one/two pans)

– Cast Iron Skillet

– Knife Block

– Cutting Board

– Serving Spoons/ Forks

– Wooden And Metal/Plastic Mixing Spoons and Spatulas

– Pie Cutter, Ice Cream Scooper, Silicone Scraper

– Measuring Cups

– Tea Pot/ Kettle

– Baking Sheets, Cake Baking Molds, Cupcake Baking Sheets

– Dish Towels and Tea Towels

– Drying Rack or Drying Mat

– Ice Cube Trays

– Kitchen Timer

– Food Processor

– Zero Water or Brita Water Pitcher

– Can Opener, Peeler, Apple Cutter

– Pyrex dishes and Bowls

– Tupperware

– Bottle and Wine Opener

– Sponges and Dish Washing Brush

– Oven Mitts and Pot Holders

– Kitchen Rug

– Paper Towel Holder

– Kitchen Utensil Holder

– Multiuse Cake Holder/Dish

– Sponge Holder

– Shopping Bag Holder

– Containers For Flour, Sugar, Coffee Grinds etc.

– K-Cup Holder

– Colander

– Wine/Whiskey/Beer Glasses

– Pie Baking Dish

– Snack Bowls

– Trash Can

– Fruit Bowl

– Rolling Pin

– Glass and Plastic Pitcher

– Shot Glasses

– Cast Iron Crock

– Salt and Pepper Shakers

– Sugar Packet Holder

– Measuring Spoons

– Thermometer

– Roasting and Pizza Pans

– Rubber Gloves

– Electric Hand Mixer

– Whisk, Potato Masher, Tongs and Grater

– Bread Knife and Ladle

– Drawer Organizer

– Scissors

• Dining:

– Placemats

– Table Cloth

– Napkins

– Napkin Rings

– Candle Holder

– Centerpiece

– Dining Table and Chairs

– Decor

• Living Room:

– Couch set

– Coffee Table

– Area Rug

– Entertainment Stand

– End Tables

– Lamps

– Sound Bar

– Coasters

– Bookshelf

– Throw Pillows

– Throw Blankets

– Wall and End Table Decor

– Curtains and Blinds

– (Optional) Pet Bed and other Pet necessities

• Bedroom(s):

– Bed Frame

– Headboard

– Mattress

– Pillows

– Mattress Pad Cover

– Area Rug

– Sheet Set

– Comforter

– Night Stands

– Lamps

– Dressers/Armor

– Curtains and Blinds

– Vanity

– Mirror

– Alarm Clock

– Under-bed Storage

– Decor

– Wall Shelving

• Bathroom:

– Soap Dish

– Soap Dispenser

– Toothbrush Holder

– Baskets

– Mini Trash Can

– Aluminum 4-Tier Pole Bathtub/ Shower Caddy

– Basin

– Tub Mat

– Tumbler Cup

– Loofah/ Sea Sponge

– Hair Dryer, Straightener, Curler, Electric Razor, Hair Brushes and combs

– Shower Curtain

– Shower Curtain Liner and Holder Rings

– Curtain Rod

– Extra Toilet Paper Holder

– Toilet Paper Dispenser

– Toilet Brush

– Toilet Plunger

– Bath Mats

– Hand Towel Holder

– Bathroom Storage Cabinet

– Hand Towels

– Bath Towels

– Wash Cloths

– Scale

– Candle

– Towel Hook

• Laundry/Mud Room:

– Ironing Board

– Laundry Baskets

– Hamper(s)

– Iron

– Garnet Steamer

– Storage Baskets

– Broom

– Dust Pan

– Duster

– Swiffer/ Mop

– Drying Rack

– Bucket

– Step Stool

– Polish and Cleaning Rags

– Coat Hangers

– Rubber Shoe Mat

– Long Storage Bench

– Door Mat

– Storage Cubbies/ Cabinets

– Shoe Rack

• Pantry:

– (If not already included) Shelving

– Plastic/ Glass containers for food

– Cereal Container

– Bag Clips

– Spice Rack/Holder

– Pantry Lighting

– Olive Oil and Vinegar Bottles

• Bedroom Closets:

– Closet Organizer

– Felt Hangers

– Storage Baskets/ Bins

– Hat Organizer

• Storage Closets:

– Baskets

– Shelving

– Storage Bins/ Baskets

• Home Office:

– Desk

– Desk Lamp

– Bulletin/ Dry Erase Board

– Calendar

– Desk Chair

– Desktop Computer

– Bookshelf

– Cubby/ Filing cabinet Storage

– Printer

– Decor

• Garage:

– Tool Bench

– Batteries

– Flashlight

– ShopVac

– Tool Chest

– Tools (basic tools for home: flat head and philips head screwdrivers [large, medium and small sizes], hammer and nails, power drill with different bits, box cutter, pliers, wrenches, hex keys, hacksaw, level, tape measure, putty knife, stud finder, ratchet set, duct tape, vise-grips, clamps, wall hanging hardware, Sheetrock anchors and screws)

– Paint rollers, brushes, painters tape, tarps and Paint rolling pan

– Work Gloves

– Car Wash, Antifreeze fluid, Motor Oil etc.

– Ice Melt

– Buckets

– Coolers

– Garage Shelving

• Outdoor/ Shed:

– Security Camera

– Garden Hose

– Gardening Tools

– Lawn Mower

– Snow Plow

– Snow Shovels

– Bikes and Helmets/ Other Outdoor Activity Items (Skis, Kayak, Outdoor Games)

– Patio Furniture

– Fire Pit

– Outdoor Space-heater

– Walkway lights

– Outdoor Lighting

– Folding Chairs

– One or Two Folding Tables

– Garbage Cans

– (If not included) Mailbox

– Outdoor Decor i.e. Flower pots

– Shelving and mounted Storage

– Animal/ Insect Repellent (mouse traps, ant spray etc.)

– Weed Killer

– Ladder

• Attic:

– Weatherproof Bins

– Ornament Boxes

– Christmas Tree Bag (If you celebrate)

– Holiday Decorations In Color Coded or Clear Bins

– Outdoor Front Door Decor (Wreath, Welcome sign etc)

• Products:

– Windex

– Dish Soap

– Dishwasher Detergent

– Laundry Detergent

– Softener

– Dryer Sheets

– Color Catcher Sheets

– Shout Stain Remover

– Distilled White Vinegar

– Clorox Bleach

– Oxy Clean

– Zero Odor Eliminator

– Scrubbing Bubbles

– Mr. Clean Sponges

– Body Wash

– Shampoo and Conditioner

– Bar Soap

– Bath Bombs/ Bath Salt/ Bubble Bath

– Face Wash, Exfoliator

– Hand Wash Soap

– Wallflower and fillers (Bath and Body Works)

– Air Freshener Spray

– Paper Towels

– Toilet Paper

– Tissues

– Stove Cleaner

– Stainless Steel Cleaner

– Medicines (Pepto Bismal, Tums, Gas X, MiraLax, Advil, Tylenol, DayQuil, NyQuil, Mucinex, Flu Medicine, Bandaids, Neosporin, Peroxide, Rubbing Alcohol, Benadryl, Claritin or Zertec, Saline Nasal Spray, Eye drops, Eye Wash, Medical Tape, Gauze, Cortizone, Calamine Lotion, Thermometer, OFF Spray, Nasal Aspirator Bulb, Vaseline, Tweezers, Activated Charcoal [for accidental poisoning], number for poison control, any other necessary medicines)

– Fire Extinguisher

– Matches and Lighter

– LED Lightbulbs

– WD-40

– Pencils, Pens, Markers

– Notepad

– Printer Paper

– Scotch Tape

– Gift Bags and Tissue Paper

– Hot Glue Gun and other crafting necessities

– Shavers and Shaving Creams

– Lotions

– Cotton Balls/Swabs and Q-Tips

– Extra Sheet Sets

– Extra Blankets and Pillows

– Pool and Beach Towels

– Sunblock

– Carbon Monoxide Detector

– Fire Alarm/ Smoke Detector

– Safe

– Sewing Kit

– Suitcase

– Carry- On Bags

– Duffle Bag

– Toiletry Bag

– Umbrella

– Portable Charger

– Travel Mugs

– Subscriptions (Netflix, Hulu, HBO etc)

– Spray Bottle

– Microfiber Cloths

– Microfiber Dust Mop

– Ziploc Bags

– Saran Wrap/ Glade Cling Wrap

– Aluminum Foil

– Parchment Paper and Wax Paper

– Grout and tile Cleaner

– Grout Cleaning Brush

– Scrub Brush

– Ceiling Fan Cleaner

– Baking Soda

– Sugar

– Flour

– Coffee

– Tea

– Salt and Pepper

– Canola/ Vegetable Oil

– Olive Oil and Red Vinegar

– Pam Cooking and Baking Spray

– Oven Cleaner

– Swiffer Mop Attachments

– Scrubbing Sponges

– Spices

– Wrinkle Release Spray

– Lint Roller

• Foyer:

– Welcome Mat Outdoor

– Entrance Mat

– Coat Rack

– Table with Centerpiece

– Key Hooks or Key Bowl

– Mail Organizer

– Decor (Chandelier, Flowers)

I hope this helps a little with your shopping and moving experience! Make sure to subscribe and comment any other items that you would recommend!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

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