Your First Apartment Checklist For Carmel 12/23/2020 You toured the best place with the right layout for your first apartment. Now, you filled out the contract, put your stuff in boxes, and you’re ready to move. However, knowing what items you’ll want for your new apartment can get confusing. What should you think about for your first apartment checklist for Carmel?Here’s a list of the basics that you should have when you move in. You might be able to find some of these basic items from your old home, but for other things you might need to visit IKEA or Carmel’s local furniture outlet. Online stores like Ebay are good places to find things at, too. We’ll also provide you with a short list of helpful items that can make living on your own more comfortable. Carmel First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese essential household items are ideal for a one-bedroom apartment, as everyone needs a place to put your bed and clothes. If you are leasing a larger apartment, these things also are great for a guest room.Essentials:MattressMinimum of two good pillowsSheets and pillowcasesBed quilt or comforterBedframeDresser or armoireClothes hangersAlso nice:Headboard for your bedFull length mirrorBedside table and reading lampPortable laundry hamperAdditional blanketsTVShoe rackCarmel First Apartment Checklist: The Family RoomThe family room is the room where you’ll spend a good amount of your time. It’s also the space where you’ll have friends and family sit in (although many parties wind up in the kitchen). Essentials:Couch or several comfy chairsAdditional seatingCoffee tableEntertainment center or TV standElectronics such as TV and audio equipmentAlso nice:End tablesBookcases for books, momentos, or decorationsAccent pillows and smaller blanketsArea rugCarmel First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining AreaThe kitchen is straightforward for a first-time renter because most of your bigger items -- like the refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven -- are already in your apartment. You only really need somewhere to sit in the dining area, but make sure it seats at least four people. Even if you live by yourself, it’s nice to eat at the table with guests.Essentials:Dining table and chairs (seats 4)Plates, glasses, and silverware (4 place settings)MugsMixing spoon, can opener, spatulaMicrowave-if not providedA basic frying pan or skilletA cookie sheetA sharp chef knifePot for boiling waterOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or a buffet for storing extra dishesCoffee makerSalt, pepper, and other spicesDish soap and scrub brushStorage containersPotato peeler, apple corer, and other cooking gadgetsA knife set with standMeasuring spoons and measuring cupsFood -- It’s always helpful to move in with a fully-stocked fridgeCarmel First Apartment Checklist: The BathroomThe bathroom won’t need too much, as the shower, toilet, sinks, and mirrors will be there already. If you have a guest bathroom, it only requires toilet paper, soap, and a hand towel. There are only a few essentials needed for your main or master bath, which makes it pretty easy to stock.Essentials:Toilet paperSoapToothbrush, toothpaste, and other personal sundriesShampooLarge bath and small hand towelsShower liner, shower curtain, and hooksTrash canAlso Nice:Floor matWall hooks for towels and bathrobesToothbrush holderCarmel First Apartment Checklist: Other ItemsSome household basics aren’t limited to a single room. Use these needed move-in items for a smooth move.Essentials:Cleaning supplies and productsTrash pails for each roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentCompact tool set of a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and adjustable wrenchAlso Nice:Pictures or photos for your wallDesk for work or billsPersonal knick-knacksExtra light bulbsMop or sweeperCharging and extension cordsEntry doormatTowels and bag for the apartment swimming pool and fitness centerMove Into Your First Carmel Apartment At North Haven ApartmentsDon’t forget, the first task on your first apartment checklist should be the actual apartment! Come and visit North Haven Apartments and learn about the ideal community for your first apartment. Call us at 317-350-1875 or hit the Schedule a Tour button and visit us soon!