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Your First Apartment Checklist For Westfield

December 23, 2020

First Apartment Checklist

You discovered the perfect place with the perfect layout for your first apartment. Now, you filled out the contract, packed your bags, and you’re ready to move. However, knowing what you’ll need for your own place can be hard. What items should make the list for your first apartment checklist for Westfield?

Here’s a list of the essentials that you should have when you move in. You might be able to find some of these basic items from your old home, but other bigger items might take a trip to IKEA or Westfield’s local furniture warehouse. Online stores like Amazon or Target are good places to find things at, too. We’ll also provide you with a short list of extra items that can make living on your own more comfortable.

Westfield apartment bedroom 

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Bedroom

These needed items are ideal for a one-bedroom apartment, as you have to have a place to put your bed and clothes. If you are renting a bigger apartment, these items also work well for a guest room.


  • Mattress
  • Minimum of two standard pillows

  • Sheets

  • Comforter or Blanket

  • Bedframe

  • Dresser or armoire

  • Closet hangers

Next step up:

  • Headboard for your bed

  • Full length mirror

  • Nightstand and table lamp

  • Collapsible laundry hamper

  • Additional blankets

  • TV

  • Shoe rack

Westfield apartment living room

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Family Room

Whether you call it the the family room or the living room, it’s the place where you’ll spend a lot of your time. It’s also the space where you’ll spend time with guests (although most get-togethers wind up in the kitchen).


  • Couch or a few comfy chairs

  • Additional seating

  • Coffee table

  • TV stand or entertainment center

  • TV

Also nice:

  • Side tables

  • Additional shelving for books, momentos, or decorations

  • Throw pillows and napping blankets

  • Area rug

Westfield apartment kitchen area

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining Area

The kitchen is easier to know what you need for a new renter because a lot of of your appliances -- like the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- come with your apartment. You only really need a place to eat in the dining area, but we recommend being able to seat at least four people. Even if you live alone, it’s nice to have enough space to eat with friends or family.


  • Dining table and chairs (for at least 4 

  • Silverware, plates, and glasses (4 place settings)

  • Mugs

  • Kitchen scissors, spatula, can opener

  • Microwave-if not provided

  • A basic frying pan or skillet

  • A baking sheet

  • A good chef knife

  • Pot for soup

  • Oven mitts

Also Nice:

  • Shelves or china cabinet for extra dishes

  • Coffee maker

  • Salt, pepper, and other spices

  • Dish soap and scrub brush

  • Food storage containers

  • Potato peeler, apple corer, and other cooking items

  • A knife set with stand

  • Measuring spoons and measuring cups

  • Food -- It’s always nice to move in with a fully-stocked fridge

Westfield apartment bathroom

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Bathroom

The bathroom won’t need too much, as the shower, sinks, toilets, and mirrors are built in. If you have a guest bathroom, you only need 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 fill.


  • Toilet paper

  • Soap

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and other personal sundries

  • Shampoo

  • Bath and small hand towels

  • Shower liner, shower curtain, and hooks

  • Toilet brush

Also Nice:

  • Floor mat

  • Wall hooks for towels and bathrobes

  • Cup or toothbrush holder

Westfield apartment cleaning supplies

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: Miscellaneous Items

Some necessities can’t be confined to a single room. Use these necessities for a smooth transition.


  • Cleaning supplies and products

  • Trash pails for each room

  • Vacuum

  • Broom and dustpan

  • Laundry detergent

  • Small tool set of a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and wrench

Also Nice:

  • Pictures or photos for your wall

  • Desk to work at

  • Personal knick-knacks

  • Extra light bulbs

  • Sweeper or mop

  • Extension and charging cords

  • Front doormat

  • Duffle bag and towels for the apartment pool and workout center

Tour What Could Be Your First Westfield Apartment At Union Street Flats

Of course, the first thing on your first apartment checklist should be securing an apartment lease! Come and tour Union Street Flats and learn about the perfect community for your first apartment. Call us at (317) 942-3629 or click the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us soon!