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Your First Apartment Checklist For Westfield

You discovered the ideal place with the optimal floor plan for your first apartment. Now, you completed the agreement, boxed up your stuff, and you’re ready for moving day. However, knowing what items you’ll want for your new apartment can be hard. What should you think about for your first apartment checklist for Westfield?

Here’s a short list of the basics that you should have when you move in. You might be able to bring some of these basic items from your childhood home, but for other pieces you might need to shop at IKEA or Westfield’s local furniture outlet. Online stores such as Ebay usually carry these items as well. We’ll also provide you with a brief list of helpful things that can make living on your own more comfortable.

Westfield apartment bedroom 

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Bedroom

These essential household items work well for a one-bedroom apartment, as you need somewhere to put your bed and store your clothes. If you will lease a 2- or 3-bedroom apartment, these things also work well for a guest room.

Essentials:

  • Mattress

  • At least two good pillows

  • Bed sheets

  • Blanket or comforter

  • Bedframe

  • Armoire or dresser

  • Clothes hangers

Additional items:

  • Footboard and headboard

  • Full length or dresser mirror

  • Bedside table and table lamp

  • Portable laundry hamper

  • Extra blankets

  • TV

  • Shoe rack

Westfield apartment living room

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Family Room

Whether you call it the living room or the family room, it’s the place where you’ll spend most of your time. It’s also the room where you’ll spend time with guests (although all get-togethers end up in the kitchen).

Essentials:

  • Sofa or several comfortable chairs

  • Extra seating

  • Coffee table

  • Entertainment center or TV stand

  • TV

Also nice:

  • End tables

  • Shelves for books, photos, or decorations

  • Accent pillows and napping blankets

  • Large area rug

Westfield apartment kitchen area

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining Room

The kitchen is straightforward for a new renter because many of your bigger items -- like the refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven -- 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 alone, you’ll want to have room for a meal with family or friends.

Essentials:

  • Dining table and chairs (for 4)

  • Dishware included plates, glasses, and silverware (4 place settings)

  • Mugs

  • Can opener, spatula, kitchen scissors

  • Microwave-if not provided

  • A good frying pan or skillet

  • A cookie sheet

  • A sharp chef knife

  • Pot for soup

  • Oven mitts

Also Nice:

  • Shelves or china cabinet for storing extra dishes

  • Coffee pot

  • Salt, pepper, and other spices

  • Dish soap and scrub brush

  • plastic or glass storage containers

  • Potato peeler, cheese grater, and other cooking tools

  • A full knife set

  • Mixing bowls and measuring cups

  • Food -- It’s always good to move in with food already in the fridge

Westfield apartment bathroom

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Bathroom

The bathroom is rather straightforward, as the bath tub, sinks, toilets, and medicine cabinets are built in. If you have a guest bathroom, you only need toilet paper, soap, and a hand towel. There are only a few basic items needed in your main or master bath, which makes it pretty easy to fill.

Essentials:

  • Toilet paper

  • Soap

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and other personal toiletries

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Large bath and hand towels

  • Shower liner, shower curtain, and hooks

  • Trash can

Also Nice:

  • Shower mat

  • Wall hooks for bathrobes and towels

  • Cup or toothbrush holder

Westfield apartment cleaning supplies

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: Miscellaneous Items

Some necessities can’t be confined to one room. Buy these needed move-in items for an easy transition.

Essentials:

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Trash pails for each room

  • Vacuum

  • Broom and dustpan

  • Laundry detergent

  • Base tool set which includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and wrench

Also Nice:

  • Wall artwork

  • Desk to work at

  • Small accessories

  • Extra light bulbs

  • Sweeper or mop

  • Extension and charging cords

  • Patio doormat

  • Duffle bag and towels for the apartment pool and fitness center

Tour What Could Be Your First Westfield Apartment At Ashley Place Apartments

Don’t forget, the first item on your first apartment checklist should be signing a lease for your new apartment! Come and visit Ashley Place Apartments and check out the perfect community for your first apartment. Call us at (317) 689-0173 or hit the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us soon!

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