Your First Apartment Checklist For Carmel 12/23/2020 You discovered the best place with the perfect floor plan for your first apartment. Now, you signed the lease, put your stuff in boxes, 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 be on your first apartment checklist for Carmel?Here’s a list of the basics that you need to move in. You might be able to take some of these essential items from your current home, but for other bigger items you might need to visit IKEA or Carmel’s local furniture store. Online stores such as Amazon usually carry these items as well. We’ll also give you a quick list of helpful items that can make your first year easier. Carmel First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese needed household items work well for a one-bedroom apartment, as everyone needs a space to put your bed and stash your clothes. If you are leasing a 2- or 3-bedroom apartment, these things also can go in a guest room.Essentials:MattressTwo standard pillowsSheetsComforter or Bed quiltBedframeDresser or armoireClothes hangersNext step up:HeadboardFull length mirrorBedside table and lampCollapsible laundry hamperAdditional blanketsTelevisionShoe rackCarmel First Apartment Checklist: The Family RoomThe family room is the room where you’ll spend a good amount of your time. It’s also the space where you’ll spend time with guests (although all parties end up in the kitchen). Essentials:Couch or a few cozy chairsAdditional seatingCoffee tableTV stand or entertainment centerElectronics such as TV and audio equipmentAlso nice:Side tablesShelves for books, photos, or accessoriesThrow pillows and cozy blanketsLarge area rugCarmel First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining AreaThe kitchen is easy for a new renter because a lot of of your appliances -- like the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- come with your apartment. 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 friends or family.Essentials:Dining table and chairs (seats 4)Silverware, plates, and glasses (4 place settings)MugsCan opener, spatula, kitchen scissorsMicrowave-if not providedA basic skillet or frying panA cookie sheetA good chef knifePot for boiling waterOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or china cabinet for storing extra dishesCoffee potSpices, including salt and pepperDish soap and scrub brushStorage containersCorkscrew, cheese grater, and other well-used itemsA knife set with standMeasuring spoons and measuring cupsFood -- It’s always helpful to move in with food already in the fridgeCarmel First Apartment Checklist: The BathroomThe bathroom is rather straightforward, as the bath tub, sinks, toilets, and medicine cabinets are built in. If you have a guest bathroom, it only requires toilet paper, soap, and a hand towel. There are only a few basic items needed in your main or master bath but not as many as in other rooms.Essentials:Toilet paperHand soapToothpaste, toothbrush, and other personal toiletriesShampooLarge bath and small hand towelsShower liner, shower curtain, and hooksToilet brushAlso Nice:Shower matWall hooks for bathrobes and towelsCup or toothbrush holderCarmel First Apartment Checklist: Miscellaneous ItemsSome necessities aren’t limited to one room. Get these household items for a comfortable transition.Essentials:Cleaning suppliesTrash cans for every roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentCompact tool set which includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and adjustable wrenchAlso Nice:Artwork for your wallDesk for work or billsPersonal accessoriesExtra light bulbsMop or sweeperExtension and charging cordsOutside doormatTowels and bag for the apartment pool and workout centerTour What Could Be Your First Carmel Apartment At Midtown FlatsDon’t forget, the first thing on your first apartment checklist should be securing an apartment lease! Come and visit Midtown Flats and learn about the perfect community for your first place. Call us at (317) 597-4596 or hit the Schedule a Tour button and visit us soon!