Your First Apartment Checklist For Carmel 12/23/2020 You discovered the best place with the right floor plan for your first apartment. Now, you filled out the agreement, put your stuff in boxes, 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 should you think about for your first apartment checklist for Carmel?Here’s a short list of the basics that you should have when you move in. You might be able to take some of these basic items from your old home, but other things might take a trip to IKEA or Carmel’s local furniture outlet. Online stores such as Ebay are good places to find things at, too. We’ll also provide you with a brief list of helpful items that can make independent living easier. Carmel First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese needed items work well for a one-bedroom apartment, as you need somewhere to put your bed and store your clothes. If you have a 2- or 3-bedroom apartment, these items also are great for a guest room.Essentials:MattressAt least two comfy pillowsSheetsBed quilt or comforterBedframeArmoire or dresserClothes hangersNext step up:HeadboardLarge mirrorBedside table and lampPortable laundry hamperAdditional blanketsTelevisionShoe rackCarmel First Apartment Checklist: The Family RoomThe living room is the space where you’ll spend most of your time. It’s also the room where you’ll have friends and family sit in (although many get-togethers end up in the kitchen). Essentials:Couch or a few comfy chairsAdditional seatingCoffee tableEntertainment center or TV standTVAlso nice:Side tablesAdditional shelving for books, photos, or decorationsThrow pillows and napping blanketsArea rugCarmel First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining RoomThe kitchen is easier to know what you need for a first-time renter because most of your large essentials -- such as the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- are already in your apartment. You only really need a table and chairs for the dining area, but be 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 at least 4)Silverware, plates, and glasses (4 place settings)MugsMixing spoon, can opener, spatulaMicrowave-if not providedA good skillet or frying panA cookie sheetA good chef knifePot for boiling waterOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or a buffet for holding extra dishesCoffee potCooking spicesDish soap and scrub brushFood storage containersPotato peeler, cheese grater, and other well-used itemsA full knife setMixing bowls and measuring cupsFood -- It’s always good to move in with a fully-stocked kitchenCarmel First Apartment Checklist: The BathroomThe bathroom won’t need too much, as the bath tub, sinks, toilets, and medicine cabinets will be there already. If you’re stocking a guest bathroom, it only requires toilet paper, soap, and a hand towel. There are only a few essentials needed in your main or master bath but not as many as in your other rooms.Essentials:Toilet paperHand soapToothpaste, toothbrush, and other individual sundriesShampooBath and hand towelsShower liner, curtain, and hooksToilet brushAlso Nice:Shower matOver the door hooks for towels and bathrobesCup or toothbrush holderCarmel First Apartment Checklist: Miscellaneous ItemsSome necessities can’t be confined to a single room. Use these needed move-in items for a comfortable transition.Essentials:Cleaning suppliesTrash pails for every roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentCompact tool set which includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and small wrenchAlso Nice:Pictures or photos for your wallDesk to work atSmall accessoriesExtra light bulbsMop or sweeperCharging and extension cordsEntry doormatDuffle bag and towels for the apartment swimming pool and fitness centerTour What Could Be Your First Carmel Apartment At The Legacy Towns and FlatsRemember, the first item on your first apartment checklist should be signing a lease for your new apartment! Come and visit The Legacy Towns and Flats and check out the perfect community for your first place. Contact us at 317-674-1318 or click the Schedule a Tour button and visit us soon!