Your First Apartment Checklist For Indianapolis 12/23/2020 You toured the ideal place with the optimal floor plan for your first apartment. Now, you filled out the lease, packed your bags, and you’re ready to move. However, knowing what you’ll need for your own place can be tricky. What items should make the list for your first apartment checklist for Indianapolis?Here’s a list of the basics that you’ll want to move in. You might be able to bring some of these checklist items from your old home, but other pieces might take a trip to IKEA or Indianapolis’s local furniture outlet. Online stores like Amazon or Target are always helpful. We’ll also give you a short list of extra items that can make your first year more comfortable. Indianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese necessary items work perfectly for a one-bedroom apartment, as you need somewhere to put your bed and store your clothes. If you will lease a bigger apartment, these things also can go in a guest room.Essentials:MattressMinimum of two standard pillowsSheetsComforter or BlanketBedframeDresser drawersClothes hangersAlso nice:HeadboardLarge mirrorNightstand and reading lampCollapsible laundry hamperAdditional blanketsTelevisionShoe rackIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The Living RoomThe family room is the space where you’ll spend most of your time. It’s also the place where you’ll have friends and family sit in (although all get-togethers end up in the kitchen). Essentials:Couch or a few cozy chairsAdditional seatingCoffee tableEntertainment center or TV standElectronics such as TV and audio equipmentAlso nice:Side tablesShelves for books, DVDs, or decorationsAccent pillows and smaller blanketsArea rugIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining AreaThe kitchen is easier to know what you need for a new renter because many of your appliances -- such as the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- are already included. You only really need a table and chairs for the dining area, but we recommend being able to seat at least four people. Even if you live alone, it’s good to have room for a meal with family or friends.Essentials:Dining room table and chairs (seats 4)Silverware, plates, and glasses (4 place settings)MugsCan opener, spatula, kitchen scissorsMicrowave-if not providedA good frying pan or skilletA cookie sheetA sharp chef knifePot for soupOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or a buffet for extra dishesCoffee potSpices, including salt and pepperDish soap and scrub brushStorage containersCorkscrew, cheese grater, and other cooking itemsA full knife setMixing bowls and measuring cupsFood -- It’s always helpful to move in with a fully-stocked kitchenIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The BathroomThe bathroom isn’t that hard to stock, as the bath tub, toilet, sinks, and mirrors are built in. If you’re stocking a guest bathroom, it only requires toilet paper, soap, and a small towel. There are only a few essentials needed in your main or master bath, which makes it pretty easy to fill.Essentials:Toilet paperSoapToothpaste, toothbrush, and other individual toiletriesShampooBath and hand towelsShower liner, shower curtain, and hooksTrash canAlso Nice:Shower matWall hooks for towels and bathrobesToothbrush holderIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: Other ItemsSome necessities can’t be confined to a single room. Consider these needed move-in items for an easy move.Essentials:Cleaning supplies and productsTrash pails for every roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentCompact tool set that includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and wrenchAlso Nice:Wall artworkDesk for work or billsSmall accessoriesExtra light bulbsSweeper or mopExtension and charging cordsPatio doormatDuffle bag and towels for the apartment pool and fitness centerMove Into Your First Indianapolis Apartment At The Waverley ApartmentsRemember, the first thing on your first apartment checklist should be securing an apartment lease! Come and tour The Waverley Apartments and discover the perfect community for your first apartment. Call us at 317-800-7017 or click the Schedule a Tour button and visit us today!