Your First Apartment Checklist For Bloomington 12/23/2020 You toured the perfect place with the optimal layout for your first apartment. Now, you completed the contract, boxed up your stuff, and you’re ready to move into your new place. However, knowing what items you’ll want for your new apartment can get confusing. What items should make the list for your first apartment checklist for Bloomington?Here’s a short list of the essentials that you’ll want to move in. You might be able to bring some of these essential items from your current home, but for other things you might need to shop at IKEA or Bloomington’s local furniture store. Online stores like Amazon usually carry these items as well. We’ll also show you a brief list of extra items that can make living on your own easier. Bloomington First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese needed items work perfectly for a one-bedroom apartment, as everyone needs somewhere to put your bed and clothes. If you have a bigger apartment, these items also are great for a guest room.Essentials:MattressMinimum of two comfy pillowsBed sheetsComforter or BlanketBedframeArmoire or dresserCloset hangersAdditional items:Headboard for your bedFull length or dresser mirrorNightstand and reading lampPortable laundry hamperAdditional blanketsTelevisionShoe rackBloomington First Apartment Checklist: The Family RoomWhether you refer to it as the the family room or the living room, it’s the room where you’ll spend a good amount of your time. It’s also the room where you’ll entertain (although all parties wind up in the kitchen). Essentials:Couch or several comfy chairsExtra seatingCoffee tableTV stand or entertainment centerElectronics such as TV and audio equipmentAlso nice:End tablesShelves for books, photos, or accessoriesAccent pillows and cozy blanketsLarge area rugBloomington First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining RoomThe kitchen is easy for a first-time renter because many of your appliances -- like the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- are already included. You only really need a table and chairs for the dining area, but be sure it seats at least four. Even if you live alone, it’s nice to have enough space to eat with family or friends.Essentials:Dining table and chairs (for 4)Plates, glasses, and silverware (4 place settings)MugsMixing spoon, can opener, spatulaMicrowave-if not providedA good skillet or frying panA baking sheetA good chef knifePot for boiling waterOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or a buffet for extra dishesCoffee makerSalt, pepper, and other spicesDish soap and scrub brushplastic or glass storage containersCorkscrew, apple corer, and other cooking itemsA full knife setMixing bowls and measuring cupsFood -- It’s always helpful to move in with a fully-stocked fridgeBloomington First Apartment Checklist: The BathroomThe bathroom is rather straightforward, as the shower, sinks, toilets, and medicine cabinets are already there. If you have a guest bathroom, you only need toilet paper, soap, and a small towel. There are only a few basic items needed in your main or master bath, which makes it pretty simple to fill.Essentials:Toilet paperSoapToothbrush, toothpaste, and other individual sundriesShampoo and conditionerBath and hand towelsShower liner, curtain, and hooksToilet brushAlso Nice:Shower matWall hooks for towels and bathrobesToothbrush holderBloomington First Apartment Checklist: Other ItemsSome household basics can’t be confined to a single room. Buy these household items for an easy move.Essentials:Cleaning suppliesTrash pails for each roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentBase tool set that includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and adjustable wrenchAlso Nice:Pictures or photos for your wallDesk for your computerPersonal decorationsExtra light bulbsMop or sweeperExtension and charging cordsOutside doormatDuffle bag and towels for the apartment swimming pool and workout centerFind Your First Bloomington Apartment At Echo Park Bloomington ApartmentsOf course, the first task on your first apartment checklist should be signing a lease for your new apartment! Come and take a tour of Echo Park Bloomington Apartments and learn about the perfect community for your first place. Contact us at 812-578-7394 or click the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us today!