What do you need to buy when you move into an apartment?

United States
July 22, 2008 3:45pm CST
My husband and I are moving into a apartment in 3 days, and we don't have much! I know we need dishes, and silver ware, and the obvious furniture, but does anyone have a list or any advice? What do you think you need when you move?
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@CopyPaper (229)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
I was moved-in into my new apartment a few months ago. Before I moved in, I have to check what are the most important things I need to buy and see to it that I have enough spaces for this things. Here we go: (in-oder) 1. bed (bed foam would be enough) 2. silver wares and dishes 3. cleaning products (such as rags, toilet bowl cleaner etc) 4. stove 5. dresser 6. dining 7. couch 8. refrigerator (if you want to stock meat for a week or more) 9. appliances (such as TV and component if you need some entertainment) 10.furnitures
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
23 Jul 08
I wouldn't buy anything before moving in. Wait until you have everything you own move in, then start buying stuff. Basics: Food & necessities (like toilet paper - bring a roll on move in day!) Vacuum Cleaner Broom Mop & bucket Dishes, Cups Mixing bowl Coffee Maker hand mixer (we have this & a blender, we use a mixer a lot more) Silverware Pots & Pans Baking set (they have cheap sets you can buy that come with a few pans, cookie sheets) toaster Pack of various sized tupperware containers (ziplock has a multipack you can buy) Towels Sheets Dish Towels Wash Rags Cloth Napkins I would steer clear of larger gadgets - like bread machines - because people will probably be giving you house warming gifts.
@bowtieguy (5931)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Plates, galss, cuttlery, towles, cleaning stuff, furnishings, tolietries, a roomate. Those are all things I needed when I moved into my firtst apartment. My dad really helped me out a lot in the begining making sure I had everything I needed.
• United States
22 Jul 08
If you are moving into an apartment that you will pay rent to a landlord, be sure taht whatever you buy as decor for the walls, can be put up with something besides nails or screws, maybe a double sided adhesive. Many landlords hate when tenants put all sorts of holes in the walls, from hanging stuff. We use the double side adhesive and havent had any probs when we move things, it comes right off the wall...and well depending what type of people are in your building, i would suggest earplugs.. Seems apartmetn buildings are magnets for noisy partiers, at least in all the areas I have lived.
@snowy22315 (29907)
• United States
22 Jul 08
You probably want to ge a basic set of pots and pans. Also you are going to need a shower curtain, bed linens, lamps of some sort, laundry basket, a strainer or collander, flashlight, microwave, blender, maybe a toaster oven, pot holders and or dish towels, tvs and radios, towels, and plants to spiff the place up alittle. You can probably look on the internet and put in first apartment as a search term and get a list.
@Bluepatch (2481)
• Trinidad And Tobago
22 Jul 08
I think its a good idea to go with the attitude that you'll discover what you need over a period of time. I've been renting where I live for nearly four years and there are still thoughts of buying this and that. You have to get used to the new place and adjust properly before you finally decide what you really like to be in there with you. So the open mind is the thing and time will be the experience.
• Canada
22 Jul 08
I moved into my apartment straight from my childhood home. I bought y furnature, my dishes, a cofee maker, a blender, a food processor, a microwave, a flashlight, oven mits, dish towels, bathroom towels, a shower curtain, and extra bedding.