Moving into an Apartment
March 13, 2007 4:58am CST
I'm moving into an apartment in August. I live in a dormroom now but..I need many more things for an apartment. What are some things I'll need to buy appliance/supply wise? I'm trying to make a list so that I'll have everything ready by August. The place is fully furnished so I wont have to worry about furniture or anything. Plus, if anyone has any tips about apartment living I would appreciate it :) I would even like to hear stories.
13 Mar 07
I moved into my own apartment when I was 17, and as scary as it was to start from scratch, it was rather enjoyable. You didn't mention if you'd be living alone or not, so I'll assume that you aren't, and that you are soley responsible for the apartment. As for supplies and appliances, it depends on how you live. There's always the essentials such as microwave, kettle, toaster, iron, television, radio, fans, heaters, vaccuum cleaner. There's also the cleaning tools. Broom, mop, bucket (I always forgot a bucket) rags for dusting, polishing and general cleaning, dish washing liquid, laundry detergent, fabric softener, floor cleaner, air freshener (usually needed in apartments on the smaller side, because of stuffiness) and glass cleaner. Most apartments are a lot smaller than a regular house, so space saving options are a must. Boxes, crates, bags, coat hangers, anything you can put things in and store out of the way and out of site. Apartments tend to look cluttered VERY easily, so you'll need somewhere to put everything. If you have pets, you'll need to think about some sort of covering for the supplied furniture (usually a blanket works well) as well as taking care of the smell (all animals smell, just like humans :P) Then there's the usual kitchen supplies of pots, pans, skillets, forks, knives, spoons, mixing bowls, plates, glasses, mugs, chopping board, electric mixures, measuring cups (I ALWAYS forgot these) sharp knives etc. What I usually do is think about the foods I like to eat, and cook, and think about what items I'd need to make them. Also the little extras such as power boards, double adaptors, extension cables, phone cables and if you have pets or small children around frequently, power point protectors. That's all that comes to mind at the moment, but if anything else comes to mind, I will let you know. Good luck :)