The freedom of your first apartment is unlike any other. Perhaps you are a college student, living away from home for the first time. Or, you finally have enough financial stability to move out of your parents’ house. Either way, you are on your own! Living in your first apartment has a lot of perks – however one thing it doesn’t have is being outfitted with the comforts of home that you may have taken for granted. Whether you’re moving into a luxury building or a fifth floor walk up, there are some things everyone needs. Here is a list of five things you need in your first apartment that you may not have thought about right away.
Set Of Tools
Moving into a new place means you will inevitably need to put a piece of furniture together, mount a TV or hang a picture. In the months to come you may even want to DIY some additional projects to make your first apartment more unique. Enter – your first real tool bag!
Living alone for the first time and being a novice cook seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. Or, maybe that’s the only thing you know how to cook? Either way you will more than likely use AT LEAST a microwave. Regardless of whether you plan to cook – having an up to date fire extinguisher in your home and knowing how to use it is critical to personal safety living alone
You are going to want to celebrate your first new apartment with some adult beverages at some point! It is always a buzz kill when you can’t find a bottle opener. Have no fear because we have you covered. Buy a quality corkscrew-bottle opener combo and keep it in the same place. Don’t be that person that gets the cork stuck in the bottle.
Food Storage Containers And Wraps
Don’t forget to purchase food storage containers – glass or plastic as well as plastic wrap, aluminum foil and storage bags for your new apartment.
Art Or Photos Of Loved Ones
You are moved in to your new place and now is the time to make it your own! Blow up photos of your family and friends and frame them and decorate your new place. Maybe purchase some inexpensive art and hang it on the walls. Make your first new place a reflection of you and enjoy your little oasis.