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Your First Apartment Checklist For Westfield

December 23, 2020

First Apartment Checklist

You found the ideal place with the perfect layout for your first apartment. Now, you filled out the agreement, packed your bags, 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 be on your first apartment checklist for Westfield?

Here’s a checklist of the basics that you need to move in. You might be able to find some of these basic items from your current home, but other things might take a trip to IKEA or Westfield’s local furniture store. Online stores like Amazon usually carry these items as well. We’ll also provide you with a short list of extra things that can make living on your own easier.

Westfield apartment bedroom 

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Bedroom

These necessary items work perfectly for a one-bedroom apartment, as you need somewhere to put your bed and stash your clothes. If you have a bigger apartment, these items also work well for a guest room.


  • Mattress
  • Two good pillows

  • Sheets and pillowcases

  • Comforter or Blanket

  • Bedframe

  • Dresser drawers

  • Clothes hangers

Also nice:

  • Headboard for your bed

  • Large mirror

  • Nightstand and table lamp

  • Portable laundry hamper

  • Additional blankets

  • TV

  • Shoe rack

Westfield apartment living room

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Living Room

Whether you call it the living room or the family room, it’s the place where you’ll spend most of your time. It’s also the place where you’ll entertain (although most events wind up in the kitchen).


  • Couch or a few cozy chairs

  • Extra seating

  • Coffee table

  • Entertainment center or TV stand

  • TV, stereo, or other electronics

Also nice:

  • Side tables

  • Bookcases for books, momentos, or decorations

  • Accent pillows and napping blankets

  • Large area rug

Westfield apartment kitchen area

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining Area

The kitchen is straightforward for a first-time renter because a lot of of your bigger items -- like the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- are already included. You only really need a table and chairs for the dining area, but we recommend being able to seat at least four people. Even if you live by yourself, you’ll want to have enough space to eat with friends or family.


  • Dining room table and chairs (for at least 4 

  • Silverware, plates, and glasses (4 place settings)

  • Mugs

  • Kitchen scissors, spatula, can opener

  • Microwave-if not provided

  • A basic skillet or frying pan

  • A baking sheet

  • A sharp chef knife

  • Pot for boiling water

  • Oven mitts

Also Nice:

  • Shelves or china cabinet for holding extra dishes

  • Coffee pot

  • Cooking spices

  • Dish soap and scrub brush

  • plastic or glass storage containers

  • Corkscrew, apple corer, and other kitchen tools

  • A full knife set

  • Mixing bowls and measuring cups

  • Food -- It’s always nice to move in with a fully-stocked kitchen

Westfield apartment bathroom

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Bathroom

The bathroom isn’t that hard to stock, as the bath tub, toilet, sinks, and mirrors will be there already. If you have a guest bathroom, all you really need is toilet paper, hand 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 stock.


  • Toilet paper

  • Hand soap

  • Toothpaste, toothbrush, and other individual sundries

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Bath and hand towels

  • Shower liner, curtain, and hooks

  • Trash can

Also Nice:

  • Shower mat

  • Wall hooks for towels and bathrobes

  • Toothbrush holder

Westfield apartment cleaning supplies

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: Other Items

Some household basics can’t be confined to a single room. Buy these household items for a comfortable move.


  • Cleaning supplies

  • Trash cans for each room

  • Vacuum

  • Broom and dustpan

  • Laundry detergent

  • Small tool set which includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and small wrench

Also Nice:

  • Artwork for your wall

  • Desk to work at

  • Personal accessories

  • Extra light bulbs

  • Sweeper or mop

  • Extension and charging cords

  • Front doormat

  • Duffle bag and towels for the apartment pool and workout center

Find Your First Westfield Apartment At Harmony Apartment Homes

Don’t forget, the first thing on your first apartment checklist should be signing a lease for your new apartment! Come and visit Harmony Apartment Homes and check out the ideal community for your first place. Contact us at (317) 795-0224 or click the Schedule a Tour button and visit us soon!