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Your First Apartment Checklist For Brownsburg

You toured the perfect place with the perfect layout for your first apartment. Now, you filled out the lease, packed your bags, and you’re ready to move into your new place. However, knowing what you’ll need for your own place can be hard. What should you think about for your first apartment checklist for Brownsburg?

Here’s a checklist of the essentials that you should have when you move in. You might be able to take some of these essential items from your childhood home, but for other bigger items you might need to go to IKEA or Brownsburg’s local furniture outlet. Online stores like Ebay are always helpful. We’ll also show you a quick list of helpful items that can make independent living a little better.

Brownsburg apartment bedroom 

Brownsburg First Apartment Checklist: The Bedroom

These necessary household items work perfectly for a one-bedroom apartment, as everyone needs a space to put your bed and clothes. If you are renting a larger apartment, these items also can go in a guest room.


  • Mattress

  • Minimum of two standard pillows

  • Sheets

  • Blanket or comforter

  • Bedframe

  • Dresser drawers

  • Closet hangers

Next step up:

  • Headboard

  • Full length mirror

  • Nightstand and lamp

  • Collapsible laundry hamper

  • Extra blankets

  • TV

  • Shoe rack

Brownsburg apartment living room

Brownsburg First Apartment Checklist: The Family Room

The living room is the room where you’ll spend a lot of your time. It’s also the place where you’ll entertain (although all parties end up in the kitchen).


  • Sofa or several comfortable chairs

  • Additional seating

  • Coffee table

  • Entertainment center or TV stand

  • TV

Also nice:

  • End tables

  • Bookcases for books, DVDs, or accessories

  • Accent pillows and cozy blankets

  • Area rug

Brownsburg apartment kitchen area

Brownsburg First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining Room

The kitchen is easy for a first-time renter because most of your large essentials -- such as the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- are already included. You only really need somewhere to sit in the dining area, but be sure it seats at least four. Even if you live by yourself, it’s good to have enough space to eat with guests.


  • Dining room table and chairs (seats 4)

  • Dishware included plates, glasses, and silverware (4 place settings)

  • Mugs

  • Can opener, spatula, kitchen scissors

  • Microwave-if not provided

  • A basic frying pan or skillet

  • A baking sheet

  • A sharp chef knife

  • Pot for boiling water

  • Oven mitts

Also Nice:

  • Shelves or a buffet for storing extra dishes

  • Coffee pot

  • Spices, including salt and pepper

  • Dish soap and scrub brush

  • Storage containers

  • Potato peeler, cheese grater, and other cooking items

  • A full knife set

  • Mixing bowls and measuring cups

  • Food -- It’s always nice to move in with a fully-stocked fridge

Brownsburg apartment bathroom

Brownsburg First Apartment Checklist: The Bathroom

The bathroom isn’t that hard to stock, as the shower, toilet, sinks, and mirrors are built in. If you’re stocking a guest bathroom, it only requires toilet paper, soap, and a small towel. There are only a few basic items needed for your main or master bath but not as many as in other rooms.


  • Toilet paper

  • Hand soap

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and other individual sundries

  • Shampoo

  • Bath and small hand towels

  • Shower liner, curtain, and hooks

  • Toilet brush

Also Nice:

  • Floor mat

  • Over the door hooks for towels and bathrobes

  • Cup or toothbrush holder

Brownsburg apartment cleaning supplies

Brownsburg First Apartment Checklist: Other Items

Some household basics can’t be confined to one room. Use these household items for an easy transition.


  • Cleaning supplies and products

  • Trash pails for each room

  • Vacuum

  • Broom and dustpan

  • Laundry detergent

  • Small tool set which includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and small wrench

Also Nice:

  • Pictures or photos for your wall

  • Desk for your computer

  • Personal decorations

  • Extra light bulbs

  • Sweeper or mop

  • Extension and charging cords

  • Patio doormat

  • Duffle bag and towels for the apartment swimming pool and fitness center

Move Into Your First Brownsburg Apartment At Union Green

Of course, the first task on your first apartment checklist should be signing a lease for your new apartment! Come and tour Union Green and learn about the ideal community for your first apartment. Call us at (463) 888-7185 or hit the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us soon!

Union Green
5793 North Green Street
BrownsburgIndiana 46112
Phone: (463) 888-7185
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Union Green
Union Green is a luxury apartment community located at Main Street and S. Green St. in Brownsburg. Managed by the J.C. Hart Company, Union Green is committed to making a place our Residents can call home. We offer several different floor plans and amenities to fit your lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Arbuckle Acres Park.
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