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Your First Apartment Checklist For Fishers

December 23, 2020

First Apartment Checklist

You found the ideal place with the perfect 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 items you’ll want for your new apartment can be tricky. What items should make the list for your first apartment checklist for Fishers?

Here’s a checklist of the basics that you need to move in. You might be able to bring some of these basic items from your old home, but for other bigger items you might need to go to IKEA or Fishers’s local furniture warehouse. Online stores like Amazon or Target are good places to find things at, too. We’ll also give you a brief list of extra items that can make your first year a little better.

Fishers apartment bedroom 

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Bedroom

These essential household items are ideal for a one-bedroom apartment, as everyone needs a space to put your bed and store your clothes. If you are leasing a 2- or 3-bedroom apartment, these items also are great for a guest room.


  • Mattress
  • At least two standard pillows

  • Sheets

  • Comforter or Bed quilt

  • Bedframe

  • Armoire or dresser

  • Clothes hangers

Also nice:

  • Footboard and headboard

  • Large mirror

  • Bedside table and table lamp

  • Portable laundry hamper

  • Additional blankets

  • Television

  • Shoe rack

Fishers apartment living room

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Living Room

The family room is the space where you’ll spend a good amount of your time. It’s also the place where you’ll have friends and family sit in (although most parties end up in the kitchen).


  • Sofa or a few comfortable chairs

  • Extra seating

  • Coffee table

  • Entertainment center or TV stand

  • Electronics such as TV and audio equipment

Also nice:

  • End tables

  • Shelves for books, photos, or accessories

  • Throw pillows and smaller blankets

  • Area rug

Fishers apartment kitchen area

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining Area

The kitchen is easy for a new renter because most of your appliances -- like the refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven -- are already in your apartment. You only really need a place to eat in the dining area, but we recommend being able to seat at least four people. Even if you live in a studio apartment, it’s nice to have enough space to eat with friends or family.


  • Dining room table and chairs (seats 

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

  • Mugs

  • Mixing spoon, can opener, spatula

  • Microwave-if not provided

  • A good frying pan or skillet

  • A cookie sheet

  • A sharp chef knife

  • Pot for boiling water

  • Oven mitts

Also Nice:

  • Shelves or china cabinet for storing extra dishes

  • Coffee maker

  • Cooking spices

  • Dish soap and scrub brush

  • Storage containers

  • Potato peeler, apple corer, and other kitchen items

  • A full knife set

  • Mixing bowls and measuring cups

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

Fishers apartment bathroom

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Bathroom

The bathroom is rather straightforward, as the shower, sinks, toilets, and mirrors are built in. If you have a guest bathroom, all you really need is 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 your other rooms.


  • Toilet paper

  • Hand soap

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and other personal sundries

  • Shampoo

  • Large bath and hand towels

  • Shower liner, shower curtain, and hooks

  • Trash can

Also Nice:

  • Shower mat

  • Over the door hooks for bathrobes and towels

  • Cup or toothbrush holder

Fishers apartment cleaning supplies

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: Other Items

Some household basics can’t be confined to one room. Consider these household items for a smooth transition.


  • Cleaning supplies

  • Trash cans for every room

  • Vacuum

  • Broom and dustpan

  • Laundry detergent

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

Also Nice:

  • Wall artwork

  • Desk to work at

  • Personal accessories

  • Extra light bulbs

  • Sweeper or mop

  • Extension and charging cords

  • Patio doormat

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

Move Into Your First Fishers Apartment At The Hamilton Luxury Apartment Homes

Remember, the first thing on your first apartment checklist should be securing an apartment lease! Come and take a tour of The Hamilton Luxury Apartment Homes and see the perfect community for your first place. Call us at 317-900-4375 or click the Schedule a Tour button and visit us soon!