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Make Sure You Have These Essentials for Your New Apartment 

If you’re on the lookout for apartments for rent in Raleigh, NC, it makes sense for you to be prepared with a checklist of essentials you’ll need for your new apartment. Moving into a new place can be exciting but also a little scary. There’s so much to do to set the place up, and you want to make sure you’re prepared to lead a comfortable life in your new apartment. 

Having a checklist handy for essentials you’ll need for the kitchen, living room, bathroom, and bedroom will go a long way in making your new apartment feel like a home suited for your living. Here’s a guide to the essentials you will need for your new apartment:


Making sure your kitchen is stocked with essentials is very important if you want to live comfortably. Not only do you need utensils to prepare food in the kitchen, but you should also have enough kitchen supplies for food to be served in and supplies that can help you maintain cleanliness in the kitchen. Here are some essentials:

  • Cutlery & cutlery tray
  • Utensils for cooking
  • Dishwashing soap & sponges
  • Pots and a frying pan 
  • Containers to store food
  • Plates, bowls, spoons, glasses & mugs
  • Strainer
  • Ice tray
  • Garbage bins & bags
  • Cutting board
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Kettle
  • Dish drying rack
  • Measuring cups
  • Can opener
  • Set of knives
  • Paper towels and holder
  • Aluminum foil/plastic wrap 


Some bathroom essentials are:

  • Shower curtain
  • Tray for hand soap or bottle
  • Toilet brush, plunger & paper
  • Cleaning supplies for the bathroom
  • Hand towels and bath towels
  • Bath mats
  • Toilet paper 
  • Washcloths
  • Holder for toothbrush
  • Garbage bin


Since you’re going to be doing your relaxing in the bedroom, it’s crucial that you make it a space worth being in with the following essentials:

  • Curtains & nightstand
  • Bed & mattress
  • Bedding (sheets, pillowcases)
  • Pillows and blankets
  • Bedside lamp & alarm clock
  • Hangers for clothes
  • Dresser
  • Closet storage boxes 
  • Full-length mirror  

Living room

You may end up spending most of your time in the living room of your house, so it’s necessary to make it a place you’ll enjoy. If you’re entertaining guests, you need to ensure your living room is a place where they can be comfortable and catch up. Here are some living room essentials:

  • Table & chairs
  • Wall décor
  • TV
  • Couch & cushions
  • Beanbag and other sitting alternatives
  • Bookshelf
  • Lamps
  • Coffee table
  • Carpet or rug (especially if you have hardwood floors)

When it comes to furniture, you don’t need to go all out and buy every interesting piece of furniture you set your eyes on. If you want to prioritize absolute essentials, you can stick to:

  • Bed
  • Dining table & chairs
  • Couch
  • Dresser & shelves
  • Desk & chair 

Your new apartment also needs the right cleaning supplies and other miscellaneous items such as:

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Bucket & mop
  • Garbage cans & bags
  • Laundry basket
  • Broom & dustpan
  • Rags & sponges
  • Detergent and other cleaning supplies
  • First aid kit
  • Bulbs
  • Extension cords
  • Batteries
  • Storage solutions

We can help you find the right houses or apartments for rent in Raleigh, NC, and you can set it up for easy living by paying attention to the items mentioned in this checklist. Contact us!