Your First Apartment Checklist For Bloomington 12/23/2020 You discovered the perfect place with the right floor plan for your first apartment. Now, you signed the agreement, boxed up your stuff, and you’re ready to move into your new place. However, knowing what items you’ll want for your new apartment can be tricky. What items should make the list for your first apartment checklist for Bloomington?Here’s a list of the basics that you should have when you move in. You might be able to take some of these checklist items from your childhood home, but other pieces might take a trip to IKEA or Bloomington’s local furniture outlet. Online stores such as Ebay are always helpful. We’ll also show you a quick list of extra items that can make your first year easier. Bloomington First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese necessary items are ideal for a one-bedroom apartment, as you have to have a place to put your bed and clothes. If you have a 2- or 3-bedroom apartment, these items also can go in a guest room.Essentials:MattressAt least two comfy pillowsBed sheetsBed quilt or comforterBedframeArmoire or dresserCloset hangersAlso nice:Headboard for your bedFull length mirrorNightstand and reading lampPortable laundry hamperExtra blanketsTelevisionShoe rackBloomington First Apartment Checklist: The Family RoomThe living room is the space where you’ll spend a lot of your time. It’s also the place where you’ll spend time with guests (although most parties wind up in the kitchen). Essentials:Couch or a few comfy chairsAdditional seatingCoffee tableEntertainment center or TV standTV, stereo, or other electronicsAlso nice:End tablesBookcases for books, DVDs, or decorationsThrow pillows and smaller blanketsLarge area rugBloomington First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining RoomThe kitchen is easy for a first-time renter because many of your bigger items -- such as the oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- are already in your apartment. You only really need a table and chairs for the dining area, but make sure it seats at least four people. Even if you live by yourself, it’s good to have enough space to eat with friends or family.Essentials:Dining table and chairs (for 4)Silverware, plates, and glasses (4 place settings)MugsMixing spoon, can opener, spatulaMicrowave-if not providedA good skillet or frying panA baking sheetA good chef knifePot for soupOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or china cabinet for holding extra dishesCoffee makerSalt, pepper, and other spicesDish soap and scrub brushStorage containersCorkscrew, cheese grater, and other kitchen itemsA full knife setMeasuring spoons and measuring cupsFood -- It’s always good to move in with food already in the fridgeBloomington First Apartment Checklist: The BathroomThe bathroom is rather straightforward, as the shower, sinks, toilets, and medicine cabinets are already there. If you have a guest bathroom, it only requires toilet paper, soap, and a small towel. There are only a few basic items needed in your main or master bath but not as many as in other rooms.Essentials:Toilet paperHand soapToothbrush, toothpaste, and other individual toiletriesShampoo and conditionerLarge bath and small hand towelsShower liner, curtain, and hooksTrash canAlso Nice:Floor matWall hooks for bathrobes and towelsCup or toothbrush holderBloomington First Apartment Checklist: Other ItemsSome necessities aren’t just for one room. Buy these household items for an easy transition.Essentials:Cleaning suppliesTrash pails for each roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentSmall tool set which includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and wrenchAlso Nice:Artwork for your wallDesk for your computerSmall decorationsExtra light bulbsMop or sweeperCharging and extension cordsFront doormatTowels and bag for the apartment pool and fitness centerTour What Could Be Your First Bloomington Apartment At City Flats on TenthRemember, the first task on your first apartment checklist should be securing an apartment lease! Come and visit City Flats on Tenth and check out the perfect community for your first place. Call us at 812-561-1974 or click the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us today!