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Your First Apartment Checklist For Greenwood

December 23, 2020

First Apartment Checklist

You discovered the ideal place with the perfect layout for your first apartment. Now, you completed the agreement, boxed up your stuff, and you’re ready to move. However, knowing what to bring with you can be tricky. What should you think about for your first apartment checklist for Greenwood?

Here’s a short list of the basics that you need to move in. You might be able to bring some of these basic items from your old home, but other things might take a trip to IKEA or Greenwood’s local furniture outlet. Online stores like Amazon usually carry these items as well. We’ll also show you a brief list of extra items that can make independent living easier.

Greenwood apartment bedroom 

Greenwood First Apartment Checklist: The Bedroom

These needed household items work well for a one-bedroom apartment, as you have to have a space to put your bed and stash your clothes. If you will lease a bigger apartment, these items also work well for a guest room.


  • Mattress
  • Two comfy pillows

  • Sheets

  • Bed quilt or comforter

  • Bedframe

  • Armoire or dresser

  • Clothes hangers

Next step up:

  • Footboard and headboard

  • Full length or dresser mirror

  • Nightstand and reading lamp

  • Collapsible laundry hamper

  • Extra blankets

  • TV

  • Shoe rack

Greenwood apartment living room

Greenwood First Apartment Checklist: The Living Room

Whether you refer to it as the living room or the family room, it’s the place where you’ll spend most of your time. It’s also the place where you’ll spend time with guests (although most events end up in the kitchen).


  • Sofa or a few cozy chairs

  • Additional seating

  • Coffee table

  • Entertainment center or TV stand

  • TV

Also nice:

  • Side tables

  • Shelves for books, photos, or accessories

  • Accent pillows and cozy blankets

  • Large area rug

Greenwood apartment kitchen area

Greenwood First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining Area

The kitchen is straightforward for a new renter because a lot of of your bigger items -- such as the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- are already in your apartment. You only really need a place to eat in the dining area, but we recommend being able to seat at least four. Even if you live alone, it’s nice to have room for a meal with family or friends.


  • Dining room table and chairs (for at least 4 

  • Silverware, plates, and glasses (4 place settings)

  • Mugs

  • Kitchen scissors, spatula, can opener

  • Microwave-if not provided

  • A basic skillet or frying pan

  • A cookie sheet

  • A good chef knife

  • Pot for boiling water

  • Oven mitts

Also Nice:

  • Shelves or a buffet for storing extra dishes

  • Coffee maker

  • Cooking spices

  • Dish soap and scrub brush

  • plastic or glass storage containers

  • Potato peeler, apple corer, and other cooking items

  • A knife set with stand

  • Measuring spoons and measuring cups

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

Greenwood apartment bathroom

Greenwood First Apartment Checklist: The Bathroom

The bathroom is rather straightforward, as the bath tub, sinks, toilets, and mirrors are built in. If you have a guest bathroom, it only requires toilet paper, soap, and a hand towel. There are only a few essentials needed in your main or master bath but not as many as in your other rooms.


  • Toilet paper

  • Soap

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and other individual toiletries

  • Shampoo

  • Bath and hand towels

  • Shower liner, curtain, and hooks

  • Toilet brush

Also Nice:

  • Shower mat

  • Over the door hooks for towels and bathrobes

  • Toothbrush holder

Greenwood apartment cleaning supplies

Greenwood First Apartment Checklist: Miscellaneous Items

Some necessities aren’t just for one room. Buy these necessities for a comfortable move.


  • Cleaning supplies and products

  • Trash cans for every room

  • Vacuum

  • Broom and dustpan

  • Laundry detergent

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

Also Nice:

  • Artwork for your wall

  • Desk for work or bills

  • Personal knick-knacks

  • Extra light bulbs

  • Mop or sweeper

  • Charging and extension cords

  • Front doormat

  • Duffle bag and towels for the apartment swimming pool and workout center

Tour What Could Be Your First Greenwood Apartment At Bayshore Apartments

Don’t forget, the first task on your first apartment checklist should be signing a lease for your new apartment! Come and take a tour of Bayshore Apartments and discover the perfect community for your first apartment. Call us at 317-886-1849 or hit the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us today!