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Moving into an Apartment Checklist

It's finally time to get your very own apartment!  CollegeDepot.com would like to help you prepare for the big move by providing you with this comprehensive checklist of what you will need for your new pad.  Print it out and keep it somewhere convenient until you have all you need.  Good Luck!

 

Living Room

  • Sofa (sofa bed preferably)
  • Chairs
  • Coffee Table
  • End Tables
  • Table Lamps (and standing lights if needed)
  • Area Rug (if necessary)
  • Entertainment Center or TV stand
  • TV/VCR
  • Stereo/Speakers
  • CD or Tape Rack
  • Window Wear (i.e. blinds or curtains)
  • Plants and holders (hooks for hanging plants)
  • Fan and/or Electric Heater
  • Phone
  • Ashtrays
  • Pictures or Posters

 

Kitchen

  • Kitchen Table and Chairs
  • Pots and Pans (get a variety of saucepans and frying pans with lids)
  • Kettle
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Cookie Sheets/Cake Tins
  • Cups & Mugs
  • Glasses
  • Plates and bowls (set of 8)
  • Colander
  • Pyrex or Casserole dishes (for baking)
  • Sugar bowl, Creamer
  • Pitcher
  • Salt & Pepper shakers
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Plastic wrap
  • Foil
  • Plastic zip loc bags
  • Ice cube trays
  • Butter dish
  • Spatulas and Wooden spoons
  • Sharp knives
  • Can Opener
  • Bottle Opener
  • Corkscrew
  • Cutlery Tray
  • Toaster/Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee pot (and plenty of filters)
  • Spice rack
  • Paper towel dispenser
  • Potato peeler
  • Cheese grater
  • Chopping board
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Dish towels
  • Oven mitts
  • Broom
  • Mop and bucket
  • Sponges and rags
  • Spray cleaners
  • Disinfectant cleaners
  • Bleach
  • Garbage can (plenty of garbage bags)
  • Fridge magnets
  • Bill organizer (magnetic for side of fridge)
  • Fruit basket
  • Phone

 

Bedroom

  • Bed
  • Mattress Pad
  • Sheets (at least 2 sets)
  • Comforter or Duvet
  • Bed skirt
  • Extra blankets (the more the merrier)
  • Pillows (don’t forget extras)
  • Night table
  • Bedside lamp
  • Dressers
  • Shelf units
  • desk
  • Storage bins (trunk)
  • Stereo (optional)
  • Laundry hamper
  • Hangers
  • Plants and holders
  • Fan and/or electric heater
  • Curtains or shades
  • Phone
  • Pictures/posters
  • Decorations

 

Bathroom

  • Shower curtain and liner
  • Shower caddy
  • Small garbage can (plus bags)
  • Soap dish
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Rinse cup
  • Bath towels/robe
  • Hand towels (at least 2 sets)
  • Face cloths
  • Scented sprays
  • Tissue holder
  • Toilet seat cover
  • Bath mat
  • Water saver shower head (optional)
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers/file/buffer/polish/remover
  • Small scissors
  • Makeup bag
  • Hand mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Curling iron (if necessary)
  • Medicines (Tylenol, cold medicine, etc..)
  • Toilet brush
  • Toilet plunger
  • Door hooks (for towels and robes)
  • Curtains or shades

 

General

  • Vacuum (plus extra bags)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Deadbolt
  • Tool kit (hammer, screwdrivers, etc…)
  • Hooks (picture, ceiling, etc…)
  • Computer (and stand)
  • Dart board
  • Games
  • Playing cards
  • Crates/storage
  • Phone
  • Answering machine

 

Basic Food Set Up

  • Salt & pepper
  • Oil & vinegar
  • Pasta & rice
  • Jarred sauces
  • Bread
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Juice
  • Cookies/crackers
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayo
  • Peanut butter
  • Salad dressing
  • Non-perishable snack foods
 
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