Your First Apartment Checklist For Carmel 12/23/2020 You found the ideal place with the perfect floor plan for your first apartment. Now, you signed the lease, boxed up your stuff, and you’re ready for moving day. However, knowing what items you’ll want for your new apartment can get confusing. What should be on your first apartment checklist for Carmel?Here’s a checklist of the basics that you’ll want to move in. You might be able to bring some of these checklist items from your current home, but other pieces might take a trip to IKEA or Carmel’s local furniture store. Online stores like Amazon or Target are always helpful. We’ll also show you a quick list of extra things that can make living on your own more comfortable. Carmel First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese necessary items work perfectly for a one-bedroom apartment, as everyone needs a space to put your bed and store your clothes. If you are leasing a bigger apartment, these items also work well for a guest room.Essentials:MattressTwo good pillowsBed sheetsComforter or Bed quiltBedframeDresser drawersCloset hangersAdditional items:HeadboardFull length or dresser mirrorNightstand and table lampPortable laundry hamperExtra blanketsTelevisionShoe rackCarmel First Apartment Checklist: The Living RoomWhether you refer to it as the living room or the family room, it’s the space where you’ll spend a good amount of your time. It’s also the space where you’ll entertain (although most parties end up in the kitchen). Essentials:Couch or several comfy chairsExtra seatingCoffee tableTV stand or entertainment centerTV, stereo, or other electronicsAlso nice:Side tablesBookcases for books, momentos, or knick-knacksThrow pillows and smaller blanketsArea rugCarmel First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining AreaThe kitchen is easy for a new renter because many of your bigger items -- like the refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven -- are already in your apartment. You only really need somewhere to sit in the dining area, but be sure it seats at least four. Even if you live in a studio apartment, it’s good to have room for a meal with guests.Essentials:Dining room table and chairs (for 4)Silverware, plates, and glasses (4 place settings)MugsCan opener, spatula, kitchen scissorsMicrowave-if not providedA good skillet or frying panA baking sheetA sharp chef knifePot for soupOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or a buffet for storing extra dishesCoffee makerSpices, including salt and pepperDish soap and scrub brushStorage containersCorkscrew, apple corer, and other cooking itemsA full knife setMixing bowls and measuring cupsFood -- It’s always good to move in with food already in the fridgeCarmel First Apartment Checklist: The BathroomThe bathroom won’t need too much, as the shower, toilet, sinks, and mirrors will be there already. If you have a guest bathroom, all you really need is toilet paper, soap, and a hand towel. There are only a few basic items needed in your main or master bath, which makes it fairly simple to stock.Essentials:Toilet paperSoapToothpaste, toothbrush, and other personal toiletriesShampoo and conditionerLarge bath and small hand towelsShower liner, shower curtain, and hooksTrash canAlso Nice:Floor matOver the door hooks for towels and bathrobesCup or toothbrush holderCarmel First Apartment Checklist: Miscellaneous ItemsSome household basics aren’t just for a single room. Use these necessities for an easy transition.Essentials:Cleaning supplies and productsTrash pails for every roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentSmall tool set which includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and adjustable wrenchAlso Nice:Pictures or photos for your wallDesk for work or billsSmall knick-knacksExtra light bulbsMop or sweeperExtension and charging cordsOutside doormatTowels and bag for the apartment swimming pool and fitness centerFind Your First Carmel Apartment At One One Six ApartmentsOf course, the first item on your first apartment checklist should be securing an apartment lease! Come and take a tour of One One Six Apartments and learn about the ideal community for your first place. Call us at 317-350-1941 or click the Schedule a Tour button and visit us today!