Your First Apartment Checklist For Indianapolis 12/23/2020 You discovered the ideal place with the optimal layout for your first apartment. Now, you filled out the agreement, packed your bags, and you’re ready to move into your new place. However, knowing what items you’ll want for your new apartment can get confusing. What should be on your first apartment checklist for Indianapolis?Here’s a list of the basics that you need to move in. You might be able to bring some of these essential items from your current home, but other things might take a trip to IKEA or Indianapolis’s local furniture store. Online stores like Ebay usually carry these items as well. We’ll also give you a brief list of helpful items that can make living on your own easier. Indianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese essential household items are ideal for a one-bedroom apartment, as everyone needs a space to put your bed and clothes. If you have a larger apartment, these things also are great for a guest room.Essentials:MattressTwo standard pillowsBed sheetsComforter or BlanketBedframeDresser drawersClothes hangersNext step up:Footboard and headboardFull length mirrorNightstand and lampCollapsible laundry hamperAdditional blanketsTelevisionShoe rackIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The Living RoomThe living room is the place where you’ll spend a good amount of your time. It’s also the room where you’ll spend time with guests (although most events wind up in the kitchen). Essentials:Couch or several cozy chairsAdditional seatingCoffee tableTV stand or entertainment centerElectronics such as TV and audio equipmentAlso nice:End tablesAdditional shelving for books, momentos, or knick-knacksThrow pillows and napping blanketsArea rugIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining RoomThe kitchen is easy for a new renter because a lot of of your appliances -- such as the refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven -- are already in your apartment. You only really need a place to eat in the dining area, but make sure it seats at least four. Even if you live by yourself, it’s nice to eat at the table with guests.Essentials:Dining room table and chairs (for at least 4)Plates, glasses, and silverware (4 place settings)MugsCan opener, spatula, kitchen scissorsMicrowave-if not providedA good skillet or frying panA baking sheetA good chef knifePot for boiling waterOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or a buffet for extra dishesCoffee potCooking spicesDish soap and scrub brushplastic or glass storage containersCorkscrew, apple corer, and other well-used gadgetsA knife set with standMeasuring spoons and measuring cupsFood -- It’s always nice to move in with food already in the fridgeIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The BathroomThe bathroom is rather straightforward, as the shower, sinks, toilets, and mirrors are built in. If you’re stocking a guest bathroom, all you really need is toilet paper, hand soap, and a small towel. There are only a few essentials needed for your main or master bath, which makes it fairly easy to stock.Essentials:Toilet paperSoapToothbrush, toothpaste, and other individual toiletriesShampoo and conditionerBath and small hand towelsShower liner, shower curtain, and hooksTrash canAlso Nice:Floor matOver the door hooks for towels and bathrobesCup or toothbrush holderIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: Miscellaneous ItemsSome household basics can’t be confined to one room. Consider these household items for a smooth move.Essentials:Cleaning supplies and productsTrash pails for each roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentSmall tool set of a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and small wrenchAlso Nice:Artwork for your wallDesk for work or billsSmall decorationsExtra light bulbsSweeper or mopCharging and extension cordsPatio doormatDuffle bag and towels for the apartment swimming pool and fitness centerMove Into Your First Indianapolis Apartment At Linden Square Village ApartmentsRemember, the first thing on your first apartment checklist should be the actual apartment! Come and tour Linden Square Village Apartments and check out the ideal community for your first place. Contact us at 317-333-6914 or hit the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us today!