New Apartment Checklist By Room

New Apartment Checklist By Room

  • Byson Real Estate Co.
  • 01/31/21

A new apartment is a blank canvas...literally, it’s vacant. Which means you have the responsibility of outfitting the entire space with all the essentials. To ensure you don't forget anything, we've put together a list of all the must-haves. We've also included a couple of tips before you go purchasing everything all at once:

Purchase in bulk: This applies to items you'll need throughout the entirety of your lease.

Check for promotions and offers: That new address likely makes you eligible for discounts from businesses like Fairway, Instacart, Bed Bath & Beyond, and West Elm.

Divide and conquer: If you share the space, divvy up the list with your housemates to avoid duplicating purchases.

Hand me downs: Moving into a new apartment is expensive, share the list with friends and family to see whether they have any of the items they're willing to give you. This helps cust down on costs, and you can always replace them down the road. 

Without further ado, attached is a list of all the essentials for your new apartment.



  • Pots and pans set

  • Dinnerware: Plates and bowls

  • Flatware: Forks, knives, and spoons

  • Drinkware

  • Tupperware

  • Cooking utensils: Spatula, whisk, etc.

  • Cooking knives

  • Baking sheets

  • Measuring cups and spoons

  • Cutting board

  • Colander

  • Mixing bowls

  • Oven mitts

Kitchen Appliances

  • Garbage bin

  • Microwave

  • Blender

  • Toaster oven

  • Coffee maker

  • Food Processor

  • Standard mixer

  • Tea Kettle

  • Opener: Wine, can, and bottle

  • Paper towel holder

Kitchen Extras

  • Stepstool

  • Dishtowels

  • Aluminum foil

  • Ziploc bags

  • Chip clips

  • Water filter

  • Salt and Pepper shakers

Cleaning Supplies

  • Garbage bags

  • Paper towels

  • Sponges

  • Broom or Vaccum

  • Microfiber cloths

  • Toilet brush and plunger

  • Anti-bacterial wipes

  • Bathroom cleaning spray

  • Multi-purpose spray

  • Laundry detergent

  • Dish soap

  • Rubber gloves

  • Hand soap

  • Dryer sheets

  • Scented candle

  • Iron and ironing board

Bedroom Essentials

  • Mattress

  • Bed Frame

  • Sheets

  • Pillows

  • Comforter or Duvet

  • Lamp

  • Hangers

  • Laundry hamper

  • Bedside table

  • Storage containers

  • Power Strips

Bathroom Necessities

  • Bath towels

  • Shower curtain, liner, and hooks

  • Toilet paper

  • Bathmat

  • Trash can

  • Bathroom toiletries

  • Tissues

  • Shower caddy

  • First Aid Kit

  • Wall Hooks

Living Room

  • Couch and pillows

  • Coffee table

  • Small dining room table and chairs

  • Living room lighting

  • Barstool seating

  • Office desk and chair

  • Throw blanket

  • Plants

  • Curtains

  • TV

  • TV mount

  • Speakers

  • Area Rug

Pantry/Food Shopping

  • Bread

  • All-purpose flour

  • Sugar

  • Coffee and tea

  • Cereal

  • Oats

  • Grains (rice, quinoa, lentils, farro, etc.)

  • Cooking oil and spray

  • Canned or dried beans

  • Canned tuna

  • Dried pasta

  • Snack food (chips, pretzels, nuts, etc.)??

  • Condiments (ketchup, hot sauce, peanut butter, etc.

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