Your First Apartment Checklist For Westfield 12/23/2020 You discovered the ideal place with the right layout for your first apartment. Now, you filled out the lease, 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 checklist of the essentials that you should have when you move in. You might be able to bring 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 things that can make your first year easier. Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese needed items are ideal for a one-bedroom apartment, as you have to have somewhere to put your bed and clothes. If you are renting a bigger apartment, these items also are great for a guest room.Essentials:MattressMinimum of two standard pillowsSheets and pillowcasesComforter or BlanketBedframeArmoire or dresserCloset hangersNext step up:Footboard and headboardFull length mirrorNightstand and table lampCollapsible laundry hamperAdditional blanketsTVShoe rackWestfield First Apartment Checklist: The Family RoomThe living room is the place where you’ll spend a lot of your time. It’s also the space where you’ll entertain (although most parties wind up in the kitchen). Essentials:Couch or a few cozy chairsAdditional seatingCoffee tableTV stand or entertainment centerTVAlso nice:Side tablesShelves for books, DVDs, or decorationsThrow pillows and napping blanketsArea rugWestfield First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining AreaThe kitchen is easier to know what you need for a new renter because a lot of of your appliances -- like the refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven -- 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 in a studio apartment, it’s nice to have enough space to eat with family or friends.Essentials:Dining table and chairs (for at least 4)Silverware, plates, and glasses (4 place settings)MugsKitchen scissors, spatula, can openerMicrowave-if not providedA basic frying pan or skilletA baking sheetA good chef knifePot for soupOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or china cabinet for storing extra dishesCoffee makerSalt, pepper, and other spicesDish soap and scrub brushStorage containersPotato peeler, apple corer, and other cooking itemsA knife set with standMeasuring spoons and measuring cupsFood -- It’s always good to move in with a fully-stocked fridgeWestfield First Apartment Checklist: The BathroomThe bathroom won’t need too much, as the shower, sinks, toilets, and mirrors are built in. If you have a guest bathroom, all you really need is 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.Essentials:Toilet paperSoapToothbrush, toothpaste, and other personal sundriesShampooBath and small hand towelsShower liner, curtain, and hooksToilet brushAlso Nice:Floor matWall hooks for towels and bathrobesCup or toothbrush holderWestfield First Apartment Checklist: Miscellaneous ItemsSome necessities can’t be confined to a single room. Use these necessities for a comfortable move.Essentials:Cleaning supplies and productsTrash pails for each roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentCompact tool set which includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and wrenchAlso Nice:Pictures or photos for your wallDesk to work atPersonal knick-knacksExtra light bulbsSweeper or mopExtension and charging cordsFront doormatDuffle bag and towels for the apartment pool and workout centerTour What Could Be Your First Westfield Apartment At Union Street FlatsRemember, 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!