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First Apartment Checklist: What You Should Buy Before You Move

Think of this section as a condensed version of your first apartment checklist: everything listed here is a must-have. Period. Make sure that you’ve checked off all these items before you move — whether purchased, commandeered from your parent’s basement, or found for cheap at your local thrift store. Then, keep everything on this list close by when you move. After all, who wants to be rifling through boxes for a shower curtain when you should be out the door and on your way to work or class? 

1.  Mattress topper, pillows, and bedding

2.  Toolkit, nails, and wall hooks

3. Step stool

4. Shower curtain

5. Toilet paper

6. Cleaning supplies

7. First-aid kitFree Moving Tools

8. A few kitchen essentials

9. Coat/clothing hangers

10. Batteries, power strips, and extension cords

11. Television and DVD player, or streaming device

12. Storage solutions

13. Houseplants and beyond

14. Full set of dishes

15. Pots and pans

16. Kitchen tools

17. Miscellaneous kitchen items

18. Spices

19. Pantry essentials

20. Toilet plunger, scrubber, and cleaning solution

21. Toilet paper

22. Trash can

23. Bath towels

24. Hand soap, lotion, and towels

25. Storage solutions for your toiletries

26. Closet storage solutions

27. Full-length mirror

28. Laundry hamper

29. Sewing kit

30. Office supplies

31. Chip clips and rubber bands

32. Broom and dustpan

33. Light bulbs & batteries