Your First Apartment Checklist For Indianapolis 12/23/2020 You found the best place with the right layout for your first apartment. Now, you signed the contract, packed your bags, and you’re ready to move. However, knowing what to bring with you can be hard. What should you think about for your first apartment checklist for Indianapolis?Here’s a checklist of the essentials that you should have when you move in. You might be able to find some of these checklist items from your old home, but for other bigger items you might need to shop at IKEA or Indianapolis’s local furniture warehouse. Online stores like Ebay are good places to find things at, too. We’ll also show you a brief list of helpful items that can make living on your own more comfortable. Indianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese essential household items work well for a one-bedroom apartment, as everyone needs somewhere to put your bed and clothes. If you have a bigger apartment, these things also work well for a guest room.Essentials:MattressMinimum of two comfy pillowsSheets and pillowcasesComforter or BlanketBedframeDresser drawersCloset hangersAlso nice:Footboard and headboardFull length or dresser mirrorBedside table and lampPortable laundry hamperAdditional blanketsTVShoe rackIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The Family RoomWhether you refer to it as the living room or the family room, it’s the space where you’ll spend a good amount of your time. It’s also the room where you’ll spend time with guests (although most parties end up in the kitchen). Essentials:Sofa or a few comfortable chairsAdditional seatingCoffee tableEntertainment center or TV standElectronics such as TV and audio equipmentAlso nice:Side tablesAdditional shelving for books, photos, or accessoriesThrow pillows and napping blanketsArea rugIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining RoomThe kitchen is easy for a new renter because most of your appliances -- such as the refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven -- come with your apartment. You only really need a table and chairs for the dining area, but be sure it seats at least four people. Even if you live alone, it’s good to have room for a meal with friends or family.Essentials:Dining room table and chairs (seats 4)Dishware included plates, glasses, and silverware (4 place settings)MugsCan opener, spatula, kitchen scissorsMicrowave-if not providedA good frying pan or skilletA baking sheetA good chef knifePot for soupOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or a buffet for storing extra dishesCoffee makerSpices, including salt and pepperDish soap and scrub brushStorage containersCorkscrew, cheese grater, and other kitchen gadgetsA full knife setMeasuring spoons and measuring cupsFood -- It’s always nice to move in with a fully-stocked kitchenIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The BathroomThe bathroom isn’t that hard to stock, as the shower, sinks, toilets, and mirrors will be there already. If you have a guest bathroom, you only need toilet paper, hand soap, and a small towel. There are only a few basic items needed for your main or master bath, which makes it fairly easy to fill.Essentials:Toilet paperSoapToothbrush, toothpaste, and other personal sundriesShampooLarge bath and hand towelsShower liner, curtain, and hooksToilet brushAlso Nice:Floor matOver the door hooks for bathrobes and towelsCup or toothbrush holderIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: Other ItemsSome necessities can’t be confined to one room. Consider these household items for a smooth transition.Essentials:Cleaning supplies and productsTrash cans for each roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentSmall tool set of a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and small wrenchAlso Nice:Artwork for your wallDesk to work atPersonal decorationsExtra light bulbsSweeper or mopCharging and extension cordsPatio doormatDuffle bag and towels for the apartment pool and workout centerMove Into Your First Indianapolis Apartment At StoneBridge Luxury Apartment HomesDon’t forget, the first item on your first apartment checklist should be signing a lease for your new apartment! Come and tour StoneBridge Luxury Apartment Homes and check out the ideal community for your first place. Contact us at 317-743-3314 or click the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us today!