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Your First Apartment Checklist For Westfield

December 23, 2020

First Apartment Checklist

You found the best place with the right floor plan for your first apartment. Now, you filled out the lease, packed your bags, and you’re ready for moving day. However, knowing what to bring with you can be hard. What items should make the list for your first apartment checklist for Westfield?

Here’s a short list of the basics that you need to move in. You might be able to take some of these essential items from your current home, but for other pieces you might need to go to IKEA or Westfield’s local furniture store. Online stores like Amazon are always helpful. We’ll also show you a quick list of extra items that can make your first year easier.

Westfield apartment bedroom 

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Bedroom

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


  • Mattress
  • At least two standard pillows

  • Bed sheets

  • Bed quilt or comforter

  • Bedframe

  • Dresser or armoire

  • Clothes hangers

Additional items:

  • Headboard

  • Full length mirror

  • Nightstand and lamp

  • Portable laundry hamper

  • Extra 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 room where you’ll spend a good amount of your time. It’s also the room where you’ll have friends and family sit in (although all events wind up in the kitchen).


  • Sofa or a few cozy chairs

  • Additional seating

  • Coffee table

  • TV stand or entertainment center

  • TV, stereo, or other electronics

Also nice:

  • End tables

  • Shelves for books, photos, or accessories

  • Throw pillows and napping blankets

  • Large area rug

Westfield apartment kitchen area

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining Area

The kitchen is easy for a new renter because most of your large essentials -- like the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- are already in your apartment. You only really need a place to eat in the dining area, but be sure it seats at least four people. Even if you live by yourself, it’s good to eat at the table with family or friends.


  • Dining room table and chairs (for 

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

  • Mugs

  • Can opener, spatula, kitchen scissors

  • Microwave-if not provided

  • A good skillet or frying pan

  • A baking sheet

  • A sharp chef knife

  • Pot for soup

  • Oven mitts

Also Nice:

  • Shelves or china cabinet for extra dishes

  • Coffee pot

  • Salt, pepper, and other spices

  • Dish soap and scrub brush

  • plastic or glass storage containers

  • Corkscrew, apple corer, and other kitchen items

  • A knife set with stand

  • Measuring spoons and measuring cups

  • Food -- It’s always helpful to move in with food already in the fridge

Westfield apartment bathroom

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Bathroom

The bathroom is rather straightforward, as the bath tub, sinks, toilets, and mirrors are already there. If you have a guest bathroom, all you really need is toilet paper, soap, and a hand towel. There are only a few essentials needed for your main or master bath, which makes it pretty easy to fill.


  • Toilet paper

  • Soap

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and other personal toiletries

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Large bath and small hand towels

  • Shower liner, shower curtain, and hooks

  • Toilet brush

Also Nice:

  • Shower mat

  • Wall hooks for bathrobes and towels

  • Toothbrush holder

Westfield apartment cleaning supplies

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: Other Items

Some household basics aren’t just for a single room. Use these household items for a smooth move.


  • Cleaning supplies

  • Trash cans for every room

  • Vacuum

  • Broom and dustpan

  • Laundry detergent

  • Base tool set of a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and wrench

Also Nice:

  • Artwork for your wall

  • Desk for work or bills

  • Personal knick-knacks

  • Extra light bulbs

  • Mop or sweeper

  • Extension and charging cords

  • Outside doormat

  • Towels and bag for the apartment pool and fitness center

Move Into Your First Westfield Apartment At Harmony Apartment Homes

Remember, the first item on your first apartment checklist should be the actual apartment! Come and take a tour of Harmony Apartment Homes and see the ideal community for your first place. Contact us at 317-795-0224 or click the Schedule a Tour button and visit us soon!

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