Your First Apartment Checklist For Carmel 12/23/2020 You discovered the ideal place with the perfect layout for your first apartment. Now, you signed the agreement, put your stuff in boxes, and you’re ready to move. 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 Carmel?Here’s a list of the basics that you’ll want to move in. You might be able to take some of these basic items from your old home, but other things might take a trip to IKEA or Carmel’s local furniture warehouse. Online stores like Amazon are always helpful. We’ll also give you a quick list of extra items that can make independent living more comfortable. Carmel First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese essential household items work well for a one-bedroom apartment, as you have to have somewhere to put your bed and store your clothes. If you are renting a 2- or 3-bedroom apartment, these items also are great for a guest room.Essentials:MattressAt least two standard pillowsSheets and pillowcasesComforter or Bed quiltBedframeDresser or armoireClothes hangersNext step up:Footboard and headboardFull length mirrorNightstand and table lampPortable laundry hamperExtra blanketsTVShoe rackCarmel 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 space where you’ll entertain (although many parties end up in the kitchen). Essentials:Couch or several comfortable chairsAdditional seatingCoffee tableEntertainment center or TV standElectronics such as TV and audio equipmentAlso nice:Side tablesAdditional shelving for books, photos, or accessoriesAccent pillows and smaller blanketsArea rugCarmel First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining AreaThe kitchen is straightforward for a new renter because many of your appliances -- like the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- are already included. You only really need a place to eat in the dining area, but be sure it seats at least four. Even if you live alone, it’s nice to have room for a meal with friends or family.Essentials:Dining table and chairs (seats 4)Silverware, plates, and glasses (4 place settings)MugsMixing spoon, can opener, spatulaMicrowave-if not providedA basic skillet or frying panA baking sheetA good chef knifePot for boiling waterOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or a buffet for holding extra dishesCoffee makerSpices, including salt and pepperDish soap and scrub brushFood storage containersCorkscrew, cheese grater, and other cooking itemsA knife set with standMeasuring spoons and measuring cupsFood -- It’s always good to move in with a fully-stocked fridgeCarmel First Apartment Checklist: The BathroomThe bathroom is rather straightforward, as the bath tub, toilet, sinks, and mirrors will be there already. If you’re stocking a guest bathroom, you only need toilet paper, soap, and a small towel. There are only a few basic items needed for your main or master bath, which makes it fairly simple to fill.Essentials:Toilet paperSoapToothpaste, toothbrush, and other individual sundriesShampoo and conditionerLarge bath and small hand towelsShower liner, curtain, and hooksTrash canAlso Nice:Shower matOver the door hooks for towels and bathrobesToothbrush holderCarmel First Apartment Checklist: Miscellaneous ItemsSome household basics can’t be confined to a single room. Buy these household items for a smooth transition.Essentials:Cleaning suppliesTrash cans for every roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentCompact tool set that includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and wrenchAlso Nice:Artwork for your wallDesk for your computerPersonal accessoriesExtra light bulbsSweeper or mopCharging and extension cordsEntry doormatDuffle bag and towels for the apartment pool and workout centerMove Into Your First Carmel Apartment At Lakeside ApartmentsDon’t forget, the first task on your first apartment checklist should be the actual apartment! Come and take a tour of Lakeside Apartments and discover the ideal community for your first place. Call us at 317-344-8491 or click the Schedule a Tour button and visit us soon!