Your First Apartment Checklist For Indianapolis 12/23/2020 You found the perfect place with the optimal layout for your first apartment. Now, you completed the lease, packed your bags, and you’re ready for moving day. However, knowing what items you’ll want for your new apartment can be hard. What items should make the list for your first apartment checklist for Indianapolis?Here’s a list of the essentials that you should have when you move in. You might be able to bring some of these basic items from your current home, but other pieces might take a trip to IKEA or Indianapolis’s local furniture outlet. Online stores like Ebay usually carry these items as well. We’ll also provide you with a quick list of extra items that can make living on your own more comfortable. Indianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese necessary items work perfectly for a one-bedroom apartment, as everyone needs a place to put your bed and store your clothes. If you will lease a bigger apartment, these items also work well for a guest room.Essentials:MattressTwo good pillowsSheetsComforter or Bed quiltBedframeArmoire or dresserClothes hangersAlso nice:HeadboardFull length mirrorNightstand and reading lampPortable laundry hamperAdditional blanketsTVShoe rackIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The Living RoomThe living room is the space where you’ll spend most of your time. It’s also the space where you’ll have friends and family sit in (although many events end up in the kitchen). Essentials:Sofa or a few comfy chairsExtra seatingCoffee tableTV stand or entertainment centerTV, stereo, or other electronicsAlso nice:End tablesAdditional shelving for books, photos, or knick-knacksAccent pillows and napping blanketsArea rugIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining AreaThe kitchen is straightforward for a new renter because most of your bigger items -- like the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- are already in your apartment. You only really need a table and chairs for the dining area, but be sure it seats at least four. Even if you live alone, it’s nice to eat at the table with friends or family.Essentials:Dining room table and chairs (for 4)Silverware, plates, and glasses (4 place settings)MugsKitchen scissors, spatula, can openerMicrowave-if not providedA basic frying pan or skilletA cookie sheetA good chef knifePot for boiling waterOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or china cabinet for holding extra dishesCoffee potSpices, including salt and pepperDish soap and scrub brushplastic or glass storage containersPotato peeler, apple corer, and other well-used gadgetsA knife set with standMixing bowls 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 are built in. If you have a guest bathroom, it only requires toilet paper, hand soap, and a hand towel. There are only a few basic items needed in your main or master bath but not as many as in your other rooms.Essentials:Toilet paperHand soapToothpaste, toothbrush, and other individual sundriesShampoo and conditionerLarge bath and hand towelsShower liner, curtain, and hooksToilet brushAlso Nice:Floor matOver the door hooks for bathrobes and towelsToothbrush holderIndianapolis First Apartment Checklist: Miscellaneous ItemsSome necessities can’t be confined to one room. Use these household items for an easy move.Essentials:Cleaning suppliesTrash pails for each roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentBase tool set that includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and small wrenchAlso Nice:Wall artworkDesk for your computerPersonal accessoriesExtra light bulbsSweeper or mopCharging and extension cordsFront doormatTowels and bag for the apartment swimming pool and fitness centerFind Your First Indianapolis Apartment At Penrose on Mass ApartmentsRemember, the first thing on your first apartment checklist should be securing an apartment lease! Come and take a tour of Penrose on Mass Apartments and learn about the ideal community for your first apartment. Call us at 317-661-4399 or hit the Schedule a Tour button and visit us soon!