10 Things You Need Right Away in Your Apartment

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Even though space can be limited in your apartment, there are some essentials you need to have right away. Use this helpful list to make sure you have what you need in your new apartment.

First Aid Kit

It should go without saying, but it’s one of the most overlooked things, you need a first aid kit in your apartment. You never know when you’ll need a bandage or some ibuprofen. Keeping a first aid kit in your apartment and keeping it stocked is essential.

Cleaning Supplies

You’re going to want to have cleaning supplies right away when you move in. The apartment should be clean already, but you don’t want to get caught off-guard moving into a dirty apartment. Make sure you have floor cleaner, surface cleaner, disinfectant, a vacuum or broom, shower cleaner, and glass cleaner. Hand soap and laundry supplies are also useful to make sure you have right away.


While one of the perks of living in an apartment is worry-free maintenance, it is still an excellent idea to keep some tools around for minor repairs and things like hanging pictures or measuring furniture.

Kitchen Utensils and Cooking Accessories

You are bound to spend a good deal of money in the moving process; one way you can avoid paying extra is to cook food in your new home rather than eating out. You must have the right utensils to make food at home, so you’re not stuck eating out and spending all of your money.

Storage Solutions

Because space is so valuable when you live in an apartment, having adequate storage solutions is a must for keeping your home organized. Find where you can make storage space such as under your bed or on your doors, and search for storage solutions accordingly.

Power Strips

Make sure you have a few power strips handy as apartments are known for never having enough outlets. You should also make sure that the power strips you have and are surge protected; it might be a good idea to invest in smart power strips to help you cut down on your electricity bill.

Wall Hooks

Just as crucial as nails and damage-free hanging tools, wall hooks are a lifesaver, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. Use wall hooks to hang up your towels and keep your floors and counters clear.

Extra Lighting

While your apartment might have great natural lighting, it is rare to live in an apartment that isn’t going to need a lamp somewhere. There are tons of different options for lights, and it should be easy to find one that fits your design theme. It’s also a good idea to keep some matches and candles around in a power outage.

Multi-Purpose Furniture

Make the most of the limited space in your apartment with multi-purpose furniture. Get an ottoman that holds blankets and pillows or a couch that pulls out into a bed to help you save space.

Personal Touches

Now that you’re well on your way to being moved in, it’s time to add some personality to your apartment. Hang up some of our favorite artwork or photos and decorate a little! Add your personal touches and make your new apartment feel like home.

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