Your First Apartment Checklist For Indianapolis 12/23/2020 You discovered the best place with the perfect floor plan for your first apartment. Now, you completed the contract, boxed up your stuff, and you’re ready to move. However, knowing what items you’ll want for your new apartment can be hard. What should be on your first apartment checklist for Indianapolis?Here’s a checklist of the basics that you should have when you move in. You might be able to take some of these basic items from your childhood home, but for other bigger items you might need to go to IKEA or Indianapolis’s local furniture store. Online stores like Amazon usually carry these items as well. We’ll also give you a short list of helpful items that can make independent living a little better. Indianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese necessary household items work well for a one-bedroom apartment, as you have to have a space to put your bed and store your clothes. If you have a bigger apartment, these things also work well for a guest room.Essentials:MattressTwo good pillowsBed sheetsComforter or Bed quiltBedframeDresser drawersClothes hangersAdditional items:HeadboardFull length mirrorBedside table and reading lampCollapsible laundry hamperAdditional blanketsTelevisionShoe rackIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The Family RoomWhether you call it the the family room or the living room, it’s the room where you’ll spend most of your time. It’s also the room where you’ll entertain (although many events end up in the kitchen). Essentials:Couch or several comfy chairsAdditional seatingCoffee tableEntertainment center or TV standTVAlso nice:Side tablesBookcases for books, photos, or decorationsAccent pillows and napping blanketsArea rugIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining RoomThe kitchen is easier to know what you need for a new renter because most of your appliances -- such as the oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- are already included. You only really need somewhere to sit in the dining area, but we recommend being able to seat at least four. Even if you live in a studio apartment, it’s nice to have enough space to eat with family or friends.Essentials:Dining room table and chairs (for 4)Plates, glasses, and silverware (4 place settings)MugsCan opener, spatula, kitchen scissorsMicrowave-if not providedA basic frying pan or skilletA cookie sheetA good chef knifePot for soupOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or a buffet for extra dishesCoffee potCooking spicesDish soap and scrub brushplastic or glass storage containersPotato peeler, apple corer, and other cooking gadgetsA full knife setMeasuring spoons 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 shower, sinks, toilets, and mirrors will be there already. If you have a guest bathroom, you only need toilet paper, soap, and a hand towel. There are only a few essentials needed for your main or master bath but not as many as in your other rooms.Essentials:Toilet paperHand soapToothpaste, toothbrush, and other personal sundriesShampooBath and hand towelsShower liner, curtain, and hooksToilet brushAlso Nice:Floor matOver the door hooks for towels and bathrobesToothbrush holderIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: Other ItemsSome necessities aren’t limited to one room. Buy these household items for an easy move.Essentials:Cleaning supplies and productsTrash pails for every roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentSmall tool set which includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and adjustable wrenchAlso Nice:Pictures or photos for your wallDesk for your computerSmall accessoriesExtra light bulbsMop or sweeperExtension and charging cordsPatio doormatDuffle bag and towels for the apartment pool and fitness centerFind Your First Indianapolis Apartment At Riverview ApartmentsDon’t forget, the first item on your first apartment checklist should be securing an apartment lease! Come and take a tour of Riverview Apartments and learn about the perfect community for your first place. Call us at (317) 751-4053 or click the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us today!