If you have finally taken he first big step and decided to move out of your parent’s apartment than good for you. It can be a very difficult task to determine exactly what you need for your first apartment. Following are a few ideas and suggestions on what you need to pick up from the store before you move into your first place. Of course if someone is planning on throwing you a party then you may get most of these items there, but either way at least you will have some type of guide that you can follow.
The first thing that you will need is some cleaning supplies. Even if the apartment that you are renting or purchasing says that it is broom clean you should still take the time to clean it up first. You will obviously need a mop, a bucket, a pack of at least six sponges both large and small, a broom, a vacuum, and of course some garbage cans and a few garbage bags. In addition to that you will also need a few cleaning and disinfecting items of your choosing. If you have carpet then you may also want to get some carpet cleaner that will get rid of any germs. Some disinfectant spray is also good to have just in case. Besides you never know who lived their before or what items that you had. Once you have all of your cleaning supplies in order to clean your apartment then you will need some cooking utensils and some pots and pans. These are definitely items that some people tend to forget all about because when you live at home you are usually not used to cooking for yourself. Since you will be moving into your own apartment then you will definitely have to do all of the cooking by yourself. Of course you don’t really need a large amount of pots and pans but you will need a good starter set to get you started. You will also need at least one set of dishes, and of course maybe a nice plastic set. You never know when you will have a bunch of kids stop by who will need to use some plastic cups. The apartment will obviously fill up with a lot of the items you will be bringing from home. The only few items that you will still probably need are a living room set, and a dinning room set if you have a dining room.
Of course when it comes to furniture and decorative items you can always purchase this at a later time. Remember that you should purchase your necessities first and then worry about eh rest of the items later. Don’t worry if your apartment still looks a little empty when you move in don’t worry about it. As time goes on your apartment will fill up with plenty of items that you love.