Moving off to college? Or just getting out of mom and dads house? It doesn’t matter, the only thing that matters is furnishing your apartment!


You’re excited, but also looking at your bank account wondering how the heck you can afford to furnish your apartment! You now have to pay for rent, and utilities, plus furnishing. I’ve moved into an apartment, followed by numerous other moves (5 more to be exact). So moving is now something that I’m pretty good at.




So where do we begin? Let’s start with the basic necessities and work our way up to the less important things.



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You have to eat, right? Now you can’t afford to eat out every meal, every day. So get that chef hat on, and let’s get to it! Just kidding, you can afford a chef’s hat right now.


  • Pots and Pans
  • Potholders
  • Cups
  • Plates
  • Bowels
  • Utensils
  • Dish Towels
  • Dishwashing Soap
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Food Storage Containers
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Coffee Pot
  • Trash Can/Trash Bags
  • Ice Cube Trays
  • Measuring Cups
  • Sponges/Dish-cleaning items
  • Broom/Dust Pan
  • Mop/Bucket
  • Cleaning Products



  • Plunger
  • Bath Towels
  • Plunger
  • Hand Towels
  • Hand Soap
  • Hygienic Products
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Shower Curtain
  • Bathroom Mat
  • Toilet Paper



  • TV
  • TV Stand
  • Couch
  • Curtains/Blinds
  • Coffee Table


  • Mattress
  • Bed Frame
  • Blankets
  • Sheets
  • Pillows/Cases



  • Vacuum
  • Small Tool Set
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flash Light
  • Surge Protectors
  • Laundry Detergent




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  • DVD Player
  • Game Console
  • Night Stands
  • Curtains/Blinds/Rods
  • Decor
  • Book Shelves
  • Utensil Organizer
  • Kitchen Mat
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Towel Holder
  • Dining Table/Chairs
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Kitchen Aid Mixer
  • Ironing Board
  • Iron
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Lamps
  • Patio Furniture
  • Internet Modem


Bills to Consider



  • Rent
  • Car Payment
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Cable
  • Utilities (Gas, Water, Electric, Trash)



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Moving into your first apartment can be exciting, and scary at the same time! Remember to enjoy this time and make the best of it.


Do you have any other recommendations to add to this checklist? I would love to know!