Your First Apartment Checklist For Fishers 12/23/2020 You found the best place with the optimal layout for your first apartment. Now, you filled out the lease, put your stuff in boxes, and you’re ready to move into your new place. However, knowing what items you’ll want for your new apartment can be hard. What should you think about for your first apartment checklist for Fishers?Here’s a short list of the essentials that you should have when you move in. You might be able to take some of these checklist items from your current home, but other bigger items might take a trip to IKEA or Fishers’s local furniture warehouse. Online stores like Amazon or Target are good places to find things at, too. We’ll also provide you with a short list of helpful things that can make living on your own a little better. Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese necessary items are ideal for a one-bedroom apartment, as you have to have a place to put your bed and stash your clothes. If you are renting a larger apartment, these things also are great for a guest room.Essentials:MattressAt least two good pillowsSheetsBlanket or comforterBedframeArmoire or dresserCloset hangersNext step up:HeadboardLarge mirrorBedside table and reading lampPortable laundry hamperExtra blanketsTVShoe rackFishers 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 place where you’ll entertain (although many parties wind up in the kitchen). Essentials:Sofa or several cozy chairsAdditional seatingCoffee tableTV stand or entertainment centerTVAlso nice:Side tablesAdditional shelving for books, momentos, or decorationsAccent pillows and napping blanketsArea rugFishers First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining AreaThe kitchen is easier to know what you need for a new renter because a lot of of your large essentials -- like the oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- are already included. You only really need a table and chairs for the dining area, but make sure it seats at least four people. Even if you live alone, it’s nice to eat at the table with family or friends.Essentials:Dining room table and chairs (seats 4)Silverware, plates, and glasses (4 place settings)MugsMixing spoon, can opener, spatulaMicrowave-if not providedA basic frying pan or skilletA cookie sheetA sharp chef knifePot for soupOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or a buffet for holding extra dishesCoffee makerCooking spicesDish soap and scrub brushStorage containersCorkscrew, cheese grater, and other kitchen toolsA knife set with standMeasuring spoons and measuring cupsFood -- It’s always nice to move in with food already in the fridgeFishers First Apartment Checklist: The BathroomThe bathroom is rather straightforward, as the shower, toilet, sinks, and mirrors are already there. If you have a guest bathroom, all you really need is toilet paper, hand soap, and a hand towel. There are only a few essentials needed in your main or master bath but not as many as in other rooms.Essentials:Toilet paperHand soapToothbrush, toothpaste, and other personal toiletriesShampooLarge bath and small hand towelsShower liner, curtain, and hooksTrash canAlso Nice:Shower matWall hooks for towels and bathrobesToothbrush holderFishers First Apartment Checklist: Other ItemsSome necessities can’t be confined to a single room. Get these necessities for an easy transition.Essentials:Cleaning supplies and productsTrash pails for each 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 decorationsExtra light bulbsMop or sweeperExtension and charging cordsOutside doormatTowels and bag for the apartment swimming pool and fitness centerFind Your First Fishers Apartment At The Flats at SwitchDon’t forget, the first item on your first apartment checklist should be signing a lease for your new apartment! Come and visit The Flats at Switch and learn about the ideal community for your first apartment. Call us at 317-597-5275 or hit the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us today!