Your First Apartment Checklist For West Lafayette 12/23/2020 You toured the best place with the perfect floor plan for your first apartment. Now, you completed the agreement, packed your bags, and you’re ready for moving day. However, knowing what items you’ll want for your new apartment can be tricky. What should be on your first apartment checklist for West Lafayette?Here’s a checklist of the basics that you should have when you move in. You might be able to bring some of these basic items from your old home, but for other things you might need to shop at IKEA or West Lafayette’s local furniture store. Online stores such as Amazon or Target are good places to find things at, too. We’ll also give you a short list of extra items that can make your first year more comfortable. West Lafayette First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese necessary household items are ideal for a one-bedroom apartment, as everyone needs somewhere to put your bed and store your clothes. If you are renting a bigger apartment, these things also are great for a guest room.Essentials:MattressAt least two standard pillowsSheets and pillowcasesBlanket or comforterBedframeDresser or armoireClothes hangersAdditional items:Footboard and headboardFull length or dresser mirrorNightstand and reading lampCollapsible laundry hamperAdditional blanketsTelevisionShoe rackWest Lafayette First Apartment Checklist: The Living RoomThe living room is the space where you’ll spend most of your time. It’s also the place where you’ll have friends and family sit in (although all get-togethers end up in the kitchen). Essentials:Couch or a few comfortable chairsAdditional seatingCoffee tableTV stand or entertainment centerElectronics such as TV and audio equipmentAlso nice:Side tablesAdditional shelving for books, momentos, or accessoriesThrow pillows and cozy blanketsLarge area rugWest Lafayette First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining RoomThe kitchen is easier to know what you need for a new renter because a lot of of your bigger items -- like the stove, 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 people. Even if you live by yourself, it’s nice to have room for a meal with friends or family.Essentials:Dining room table and chairs (for at least 4)Dishware included plates, glasses, and silverware (4 place settings)MugsMixing spoon, can opener, spatulaMicrowave-if not providedA basic skillet or frying panA cookie sheetA sharp chef knifePot for soupOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or a buffet for extra dishesCoffee makerSalt, pepper, and other spicesDish soap and scrub brushplastic or glass storage containersCorkscrew, cheese grater, and other cooking toolsA knife set with standMeasuring spoons and measuring cupsFood -- It’s always helpful to move in with a fully-stocked fridgeWest Lafayette First Apartment Checklist: The BathroomThe bathroom is rather straightforward, as the shower, sinks, toilets, and medicine cabinets are already there. If you’re stocking a guest bathroom, it only requires toilet paper, hand soap, and a small towel. There are only a few essentials needed in your main or master bath but not as many as in other rooms.Essentials:Toilet paperSoapToothpaste, toothbrush, and other individual sundriesShampoo and conditionerBath and hand towelsShower liner, curtain, and hooksToilet brushAlso Nice:Floor matWall hooks for towels and bathrobesCup or toothbrush holderWest Lafayette First Apartment Checklist: Miscellaneous ItemsSome necessities aren’t limited to one room. Consider these household items for an easy move.Essentials:Cleaning suppliesTrash pails for every roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentBase tool set of a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and wrenchAlso Nice:Wall artworkDesk for work or billsSmall knick-knacksExtra light bulbsSweeper or mopExtension and charging cordsOutside doormatTowels and bag for the apartment swimming pool and fitness centerFind Your First West Lafayette Apartment At The Ivy Towns and FlatsOf course, the first thing on your first apartment checklist should be the actual apartment! Come and tour The Ivy Towns and Flats and see the perfect community for your first apartment. Call us at 765-300-4521 or click the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us today!