Wednesday, November 13, 2019

MOVING OUT? 71 FIRST APARTMENT/HOUSE ESSENTIALS


This October marked two years of having my very own place. I cannot believe how fast the time has gone. When I moved out of my family's house... I had a lot of shopping that I had to do in order to feel comfortable in my very own place all by myself. This was the first time that I would have no roommates. (other than my dog)



Living alone for the first time taught me a lot about myself. I learned how to be completely content alone. For the longest time, I was afraid to be alone. That quickly had to change. Moving out alone created a better and more independent me. I really grew up a lot that first year. I didn't have anyone to rely on to do things for me. It was all up to me to get things done.

I think it's very important to live alone at least once in your life. You get to know yourself as a person. Plus, you prove to yourself that you can do it. How you don't need anyone else to make you happy or take care of you. That you are a capable human being all by yourself.

However, there are certain items I needed in order to set myself up for success.

1. Brita

This is the Brita that I have at home. Not only does it match the color scheme of my place.... but it helps me save money every single month on not using water bottles. Moving out, you have to be way more money-conscious each month and not wasting money on buying water. This is a perfect size Brita and doesn't take up a lot of room in the fridge. Plus, not using plastic is way better for the environment.

2. Coffee Maker

I don't know what I would do without coffee. It's an essential in my life. I will always use a cheaper option when it comes to a coffee maker and this one works great!

3. Microwave

I feel like this one is obvious but I had to include it.

4. Tea Kettle

I love tea and make it often before bed. It's great to have hot chocolate in the winter.

5. Oven Mitts

Nothing sucks more than baking something in your new place the first time and not being able to get it out of the oven because it's too hot and you don't have oven mitts.

6. Lamps

You need plenty of light in your new home.

7. Couch

You need somewhere cozy to hang out on. Plus, when you have guests come over you need somewhere for them to sit and be comfortable.

8. Bookshelf


9. Decorative Pillows


10. Mop


11. Vacuum


12. Black Out Curtains


13. Comforter


14. Bed Pillow

15. Dresser


16. Night Stand


17. Coffee Table


18. Dining Table


19. Tv Stand

20. Throw Blanket


21. Dining Room Chairs


22. Bed Frame


23. Mattress


24. Desk


25. Fan


26. Baking Sheet


27. Dish Drying Rack



28. Trash Can


29. Full-Length Mirror


30. Dust Pan and Brush


31. Artwork

You always need stuff on your walls to liven up your space. Wall art inspires me and makes me happy looking at it on my walls. I don't know how people have nothing on their walls.

32. Swiffer / Duster


33. All Cleaning Products


34. Shower Curtain


35. Office Chair


36. Laundry Basket


37. Laundry Detergent


38. Toilet bowl plunger


39. Toilet scrub brush


40. Handheld Vaccum

41. Tissues / Toilet Paper / Paper Towels

42. Trash Bags


43. Towels


44. Wash Cloths


45. Doormat


46. Power Strips


47. Tool Box / Hammer / Pliers

You'd be surprised how much you need tools. Even for simple things like hanging photos.

48. Flashlight

You always need a flashlight in your home... just in case the power would ever go out.

49. Coat Rack


50. First Aid Kit


51. Step Stool

I am super short.. 4'11"! I rely on my step stool so much. Especially in the kitchen to reach certain foods or plates in my cabinets. You'd be surprised how much you will use a mini ladder to reach things. It's an essential item in any home.

52. Hangers


53. Lighter

54. Candles


55. Diffuser


56. Scissors 


57. Tupperware


58. Mixer


59. Blender


60. Toaster


61. Tape

62. Paper / Notepad

63. Pens / Pencils

64. Permanent Marker

65. Pitcher


66. Can opener 

67. Plates / Cups / Silverware


68. Pots and Pans



69. Coffee Mugs


70. Cling Wrap / Tin foil  

71. Tape Measure

Moving out is an exciting thing. The number of things you need can seem daunting and overwhelming but take it slow and get things slowly as you have enough money. Eventually, you will get everything that you need. I know my bills added up pretty quickly on each shopping trip before I got everything that I needed. Some of the things on this list are more essential than others. Assess your needs. Only you know what you need most.

Did I miss something on the list that you needed?
What are your thoughts? I would love to know in the comments down below.

xoxo,



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2 comments:

  1. AWESOME list!! My husband and I just bought a house and a number of these things are still on our wish list to purchase when our budget allows. Like the handheld vacuum! One of those would be SO handy for our stairs!

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    1. I need a new handheld vacuum myself for my stairs too. It's such a necessity these days.

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