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Your First Apartment Checklist For Brownsburg

December 23, 2020

First Apartment Checklist

You toured the perfect place with the right layout for your first apartment. Now, you filled out the contract, boxed up your stuff, and you’re ready to move into your new place. However, knowing what to bring with you can be hard. What should you think about for your first apartment checklist for Brownsburg?

Here’s a list of the essentials that you should have when you move in. You might be able to take some of these essential items from your old home, but for other bigger items you might need to go to IKEA or Brownsburg’s local furniture store. Online stores like Ebay are good places to find things at, too. We’ll also give 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 are ideal for a one-bedroom apartment, as everyone needs a space to put your bed and clothes. If you will lease a larger apartment, these items also can go in a guest room.


  • Mattress
  • Minimum of two standard pillows

  • Sheets and pillowcases

  • 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

Whether you call it the the family room or the living room, it’s the room where you’ll spend most of your time. It’s also the place where you’ll entertain (although all get-togethers 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 bigger items -- such as the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- come with your apartment. You only really need a table and chairs for the dining area, but make 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 (for 

  • 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

  • Food storage containers

  • Potato peeler, cheese grater, and other cooking items

  • A full knife set

  • Mixing bowls and measuring cups

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

Brownsburg apartment bathroom

Brownsburg First Apartment Checklist: The Bathroom

The bathroom is rather straightforward, 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 aren’t limited 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

  • Compact tool set which includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and adjustable wrench

Also Nice:

  • Wall artwork

  • Desk for work or bills

  • 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

Find 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!