Your First Apartment Checklist For Bloomington 12/23/2020 You toured the best place with the right layout for your first apartment. Now, you completed the lease, put your stuff in boxes, 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 Bloomington?Here’s a list of the essentials that you need to move in. You might be able to take some of these checklist items from your old home, but for other things you might need to shop at IKEA or Bloomington’s local furniture outlet. Online stores such as Amazon are good places to find things at, too. We’ll also give you a brief list of helpful items that can make living on your own more comfortable. Bloomington First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese needed household items work perfectly for a one-bedroom apartment, as you need somewhere to put your bed and clothes. If you are renting a larger apartment, these items also can go in a guest room.Essentials:MattressMinimum of two good pillowsSheetsComforter or Bed quiltBedframeDresser drawersClothes hangersAdditional items:HeadboardFull length mirrorBedside table and table lampPortable laundry hamperExtra blanketsTelevisionShoe rackBloomington First Apartment Checklist: The Family RoomThe family room is the place where you’ll spend a lot of your time. It’s also the place where you’ll entertain (although many get-togethers wind up in the kitchen). Essentials:Sofa or several cozy chairsAdditional seatingCoffee tableEntertainment center or TV standElectronics such as TV and audio equipmentAlso nice:End tablesBookcases for books, DVDs, or accessoriesAccent pillows and cozy blanketsArea rugBloomington First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining RoomThe kitchen is easy for a new renter because most of your large essentials -- such as the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- come with your apartment. You only really need a table and chairs for the dining area, but make sure it seats at least four. Even if you live by yourself, it’s good to eat at the table with friends or family.Essentials:Dining room table and chairs (seats 4)Plates, glasses, and silverware (4 place settings)MugsCan opener, spatula, kitchen scissorsMicrowave-if not providedA good skillet or frying panA baking sheetA good chef knifePot for boiling waterOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or china cabinet for holding extra dishesCoffee makerSpices, including salt and pepperDish soap and scrub brushFood storage containersCorkscrew, cheese grater, and other cooking toolsA knife set with standMeasuring spoons and measuring cupsFood -- It’s always nice to move in with food already in the fridgeBloomington First Apartment Checklist: The BathroomThe bathroom isn’t that hard to stock, as the bath tub, sinks, toilets, and medicine cabinets will be there already. If you have a guest bathroom, you only need toilet paper, soap, and a hand towel. There are only a few basic items needed in your main or master bath, which makes it pretty easy to fill.Essentials:Toilet paperSoapToothbrush, toothpaste, and other personal sundriesShampooLarge bath and hand towelsShower liner, shower curtain, and hooksTrash canAlso Nice:Floor matWall hooks for bathrobes and towelsCup or toothbrush holderBloomington First Apartment Checklist: Other ItemsSome necessities can’t be confined to one room. Get these household items for an easy move.Essentials:Cleaning supplies and productsTrash cans for each roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentBase tool set of a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and wrenchAlso Nice:Pictures or photos for your wallDesk for your computerSmall decorationsExtra light bulbsMop or sweeperCharging and extension cordsPatio doormatTowels and bag for the apartment swimming pool and workout centerMove Into Your First Bloomington Apartment At City Flats at RenwickRemember, the first task on your first apartment checklist should be signing a lease for your new apartment! Come and take a tour of City Flats at Renwick and discover the ideal community for your first apartment. Contact us at 812-578-7432 or hit the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us today!