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.