Ten Things to Have on Move-In Day

things to have on move in day

Space can be a hot commodity in your apartment, but there are a few things you need to have right away. Use this helpful list to know you have what you need in on move-in day.

First Aid

It should not have to be mentioned, however a first aid kit is one of the most overlooked essentials. Accidents happen when you least expect them. You will want to be prepared for when you need a bandage or some ibuprofen. Having a first aid kit in your apartment and keeping it well supplied is imperative.

Cleaning Gear

Being able to clean right away when you move in is a must. The apartment should be clean already, but you don’t want to get caught slipping with 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 should be on the right-away list as well.


While one of the perks of living in an apartment is having a maintenance department, it is still a good idea to keep some tools around for minor fixes and hanging pictures or measuring furniture.

Kitchen Supplies and Cooking Accessories

It is hard to go through the moving process without spending a chunk of change; one way you can avoid spending excess money is to cook food at the apartment rather than eating out. You need the right utensils to cook at home so you do not end up eating out and spending all of your money.

Innovative Storage

Because space is so valuable in an apartment, having multiple storage arrangements is necessary for keeping your home organized. Try to utilize strange spaces for storage such as under your bed or on your doors and be open to different storage solutions.

Power Strips, Electrical Cords, TV Cables, Oh My!

Be sure you have a few power strips on-hand as there is never enough outlets. Before buying any power strips, you will want to have surge protected strips. Additionally, it might be a good idea to invest in smart power strips to help keep your electricity bill low.

Harmless Wall Hooks

Just as important as nails and damage-free hanging tools, wall hooks are a lifesaver, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. Wall hooks can be used to hang up towels and keep your floors and counters clear, allowing for more open space, making your apartment feel more roomy and less cramped.

Creative Lighting

While your apartment might have great natural lighting, it is rare to live in an apartment that will not need extra lighting. There are tons of different options for lights, and it will not be difficult to find one that fits your design theme. In the event a power outage, it is good measure to keep matches and candles around.

Furniture with More Than One Purpose

Make the most of the limited space in your apartment with multi-purpose furniture. Get an ottoman that can also hold blankets and pillows, or a couch that pulls out into a bed to help you save space where you can. Furniture such as chairs or stools that can be stacked on each other and tucked away when they are not being used is smart, too.

Add your Custom Flair

Now that you are almost all the way moved in, it’s time to add some personality to your apartment. Hang up some artwork or photos and decorate a little! Add your personal touches and make your new apartment feel like your home.

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