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Absolute Apartment Must Haves! 5 Things to Buy for Your New Apartment

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There are more renters now than at any time since 1965!

This reality means that more people prefer to rent an apartment than get a mortgage and purchase a home. If you have recently signed a lease on a new apartment, there are some apartment must-haves that you should invest in.

Some items can make or break your comfortability at home, and without them, your apartment will always feel like it is missing something. Following a new apartment, checklist is exactly what you need to stay on task.

What exactly do you need for your new place now that you are on your own? Keep on reading to learn the ultimate checklist for the new apartment must-haves so that you can be cozy and comfortable.

Let’s get started.

1. Bathroom products

For some reason, if you were to think of the most important item for your new apartment, most people would overlook toiletries. These apartment must-haves are vital to keeping your apartment clean and comfortable for both you and your guests.

Of course, toilet paper is number one. However, this bathroom essentials list covers all the bases:

  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Towels for the bathroom (hand towels, bath towels, face clothes)
  • Shower curtain

2. Cleaning Products

If your apartment is dirty, you will not enjoy living in it, period. You will also not be able to entertain friends because who wants to show off their messy apartment? To keep your place neat and tidy, you will need:

  • Dish towels for the kitchen
  • Paper towel
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Toilet cleaner
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Dish soap
  • Dish-cleaning sponge
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Mop
  • Garbage can
  • Trash bags
  • Composting bags (if applicable)

After a long day at work, there is nothing better than coming home to a clean apartment. Use these essentials to keep your sanctuary spotless.

3. Don’t Forget About Where You Sleep

When you think about health, one of the most important factors of being healthy is getting adequate amounts of sleep. This reason makes your mattress the most important piece of furniture in your house. In addition to that, you need to dress it up with:

  • Bed sheets
  • Pillows
  • Pillowcases
  • Bed skirt (if applicable)
  • Pillow topper

Your apartment is your sanctuary, and if you are not comfortable sleeping, then you will not succeed in living on your own.

4. Tool Kit

Wall art and personal pictures are a great way of displaying creative self-expression in your new apartment. However, you cannot hang up any art or pictures without:

  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Sticky Tack
  • Wall Hooks
  • Screwdriver (To put your furniture together!)

5. Kitchen Essentials

Living on your own can get expensive, especially if you are eating out all the time. To save money, start cooking more and trying out new dishes! First things first, you will need kitchen tools, such as:

  • Cutlery (forks, knives, spoons)
  • Sharp cutting knives
  • Cutting board
  • Frying pan
  • 2 different sized saucepans
  • Drinking glasses and mugs
  • Plates and bowls
  • Spatula, wooden spoon, spaghetti spoon
  • Toaster, microwave, blender
  • Coffee maker

With these kitchen tools, you can now host dinners for friends and impress them with your newfound cooking skills!

Learn More About New Apartment Must-Haves

These apartment must-haves are the bare minimum of any new apartment. You have the freedom to play with more furniture, cushions, colors, and decor. This space is yours now, so enjoy it!

Want to learn more about setting up your new apartment? We have numerous handy articles on our blog to help you get started.

Feel free to contact us for any questions or help to find your first apartment. 

McLellan Estates operates two apartment complexes in the Bay Area, Crestview Apartments and Old County Road Apartments, both in close proximity to shopping, parks, dining, and transportation.

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