Moving into your first apartment is extremely exciting. You will be living on your own and doing everything for yourself. When you are getting ready to move in the apartment, there are basic items that you will need to buy. You need to make sure you have all of the basic essentials to make your new apartment home.
Bed. The first thing you should purchase for your apartment is a comfortable bed so you get a good night’s sleep. An air mattress might work for a couple of days but it is not good for the long term. Be careful if you are considering a used mattress because there is a huge bed bug problem. Make sure that the person you get the bed from always used a mattress cover and mattress pad when they used it. There are places that offer reduced cost of brand new mattresses. Other low-cost options include a futon or floor model mattress.
Couch. When you want to relax and watch television, sitting on the floor or on fold-out chairs is just not comfortable. You want to make your apartment your home so invest in a couch. There are many places you can buy cheap couches that will work perfectly.
Plates, silverware, and basic appliances. You need to stock your kitchen area with the main kitchen accessories. You will use these items every day for meals.
Television. Investing in a new television for your apartment will last you years. The price of high definition television has decreased significantly.
Cleaning materials. Make sure you buy the main essential cleaning products for your apartment. The basic items include paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, cleaning spray and any other cleaning products that you would normally use.
Lamps. Lighting is important. Soft light can actually change the way space looks and feels. You will need lighting in the living room and in the bedroom. Having a bedside table lamp can prove to be very convenient if you wake up in the middle of the night.
Other furniture. Depending on the size of your new apartment, you will need to get other functional furniture. You will need tables for next to your bed, a coffee table, bookshelf, a television stand, and bathroom shelf. If you have a desktop computer, you will also need a desk and desk chair.