Moving into your first apartment can be scary. Whether you’re living with roommates, friends, or on your own, there’s always a fear that you’ll forget something important, and only realize you need it when it’s not there. Since moving is already stressful enough, here’s a list of some items you really don’t want to forget when you move into your first big kid apartment.

In the kitchen:

  1. A can opener

  2. A trash can

  3. Trash bags

  4. A mop

  5. A broom & dustpan

  6. Oven mitts

  7. Sponges

  8. Dish soap

  9. Baking soda for the fridge

  10. Measuring cups

  11. Dishes

  12. Cups & glasses

  13. Pots & pans

  14. A cutting board

  15. Silverware

  16. Knives

  17. A spatula

  18. Coffee maker

  19. Toaster

  20. Colander

  21. Bottle opener

  22. Tupperware

  23. Ice cube trays

  24. Salt & pepper

In the bathroom:

  1. Towels

  2. Washcloths

  3. Toilet paper

  4. A shower curtain

  5. Toilet plunger

  6. Toothbrush

  7. Toothbrush holder

  8. Toothpaste

  9. Shampoo & conditioner

  10. Body wash

  11. Handsoap

  12. Laundry basket

  13. Bath rug

In the bedroom:

  1. Pillowcases

  2. Sheets

  3. Bedding

  4. A bed skirt

  5. Curtains

  6. Curtain rod

  7. Phone charger

  8. A headboard

  9. Iron

  10. Ironing board

  11. Hangers

  12. Stain remover

Other:

  1. Ibuprofen

  2. Power strip

  3. Light bulbs

  4. Laundry detergent

  5. Batteries

  6. A vacuum

  7. Cleaning supplies such as glass or bathroom cleaner

  8. Cleaning rags

  9. Flashlight

  10. Bandaids

  11. A lighter

  12. Bug spray

  13. Umbrella

Corrie L
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Corrie is a Cabinet Member at FFL. She is passionate about coffee, Jesus, and lipstick, and never wears white after Labor Day. If she isn't busy talking about law school or FFL, you can find her studying constitutional law or reviewing a contract. Her plan A is Super Mom turned Supreme Court Justice, and she hopes to one day be just like Sandra Day O"Connor.

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