Your First Apartment Checklist For Westfield 12/23/2020 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 First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese 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:MattressAt least two good pillowsBed sheetsBlanket or comforterBedframeArmoire or dresserClothes hangersAdditional items:Footboard and headboardFull length or dresser mirrorBedside table and table lampPortable laundry hamperExtra blanketsTVShoe rackWestfield First Apartment Checklist: The Family RoomWhether 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 chairsExtra seatingCoffee tableEntertainment center or TV standTVAlso nice:End tablesShelves for books, photos, or decorationsAccent pillows and napping blanketsLarge area rugWestfield First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining RoomThe 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)MugsCan opener, spatula, kitchen scissorsMicrowave-if not providedA good frying pan or skilletA cookie sheetA sharp chef knifePot for soupOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or china cabinet for storing extra dishesCoffee potSalt, pepper, and other spicesDish soap and scrub brushplastic or glass storage containersPotato peeler, cheese grater, and other cooking toolsA full knife setMixing bowls and measuring cupsFood -- It’s always good to move in with food already in the fridgeWestfield First Apartment Checklist: The BathroomThe 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 paperSoapToothbrush, toothpaste, and other personal toiletriesShampoo and conditionerLarge bath and hand towelsShower liner, shower curtain, and hooksTrash canAlso Nice:Shower matWall hooks for bathrobes and towelsCup or toothbrush holderWestfield First Apartment Checklist: Miscellaneous ItemsSome necessities can’t be confined to one room. Buy these needed move-in items for an easy transition.Essentials:Cleaning suppliesTrash pails for each roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentBase tool set which includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and wrenchAlso Nice:Wall artworkDesk to work atSmall accessoriesExtra light bulbsSweeper or mopExtension and charging cordsPatio doormatDuffle bag and towels for the apartment pool and fitness centerTour What Could Be Your First Westfield Apartment At Ashley Place ApartmentsDon’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!