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Your First Apartment Checklist For Fishers

You discovered the best place with the optimal floor plan for your first apartment. Now, you filled out the lease, put your stuff in boxes, and you’re ready for moving day. However, knowing what to bring with you can be hard. What should you think about for your first apartment checklist for Fishers?

Here’s a list of the essentials that you need to move in. You might be able to take some of these basic items from your current home, but other pieces might take a trip to IKEA or Fishers’s local furniture warehouse. Online stores like Amazon are always helpful. We’ll also provide you with a quick list of helpful things that can make your first year easier.

Fishers apartment bedroom 

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Bedroom

These necessary household items work well for a one-bedroom apartment, as you need somewhere to put your bed and clothes. If you have a larger apartment, these things also are great for a guest room.


  • Mattress

  • Minimum of two good pillows

  • Sheets and pillowcases

  • Comforter or Bed quilt

  • Bedframe

  • Armoire or dresser

  • Closet hangers

Next step up:

  • Headboard for your bed

  • Large mirror

  • Bedside table and reading lamp

  • Portable laundry hamper

  • Extra blankets

  • Television

  • Shoe rack

Fishers apartment living room

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Family Room

Whether you call it the living room or the family room, it’s the space where you’ll spend most of your time. It’s also the place where you’ll have friends and family sit in (although all get-togethers end up in the kitchen).


  • Sofa or several cozy chairs

  • Additional seating

  • Coffee table

  • TV stand or entertainment center

  • TV, stereo, or other electronics

Also nice:

  • Side tables

  • Additional shelving for books, photos, or knick-knacks

  • Throw pillows and smaller blankets

  • Area rug

Fishers apartment kitchen area

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining Room

The kitchen is easy for a first-time renter because most of your large essentials -- like the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- are already in your apartment. You only really need somewhere to sit in the dining area, but be sure it seats at least four people. Even if you live in a studio apartment, it’s good to have room for a meal with family or friends.


  • Dining table and chairs (seats 4)

  • Silverware, plates, and glasses (4 place settings)

  • Mugs

  • Can opener, spatula, kitchen scissors

  • Microwave-if not provided

  • A good skillet or frying pan

  • A cookie sheet

  • A sharp chef knife

  • Pot for soup

  • Oven mitts

Also Nice:

  • Shelves or china cabinet for extra dishes

  • Coffee maker

  • Cooking spices

  • Dish soap and scrub brush

  • Food storage containers

  • Potato peeler, cheese grater, and other well-used gadgets

  • A full knife set

  • Measuring spoons and measuring cups

  • Food -- It’s always nice to move in with a fully-stocked kitchen

Fishers apartment bathroom

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Bathroom

The bathroom is rather straightforward, as the shower, toilet, sinks, and medicine cabinets will be there already. If you’re stocking a guest bathroom, it only requires toilet paper, hand soap, and a hand towel. There are only a few essentials needed for your main or master bath but not as many as in other rooms.


  • Toilet paper

  • Hand soap

  • Toothpaste, toothbrush, and other personal sundries

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Large bath and small hand towels

  • Shower liner, shower curtain, and hooks

  • Trash can

Also Nice:

  • Floor mat

  • Wall hooks for bathrobes and towels

  • Cup or toothbrush holder

Fishers apartment cleaning supplies

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: Miscellaneous Items

Some necessities aren’t just for one room. Use these necessities for an easy move.


  • Cleaning supplies and products

  • Trash cans for every room

  • Vacuum

  • Broom and dustpan

  • Laundry detergent

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

Also Nice:

  • Wall artwork

  • Desk for work or bills

  • Personal accessories

  • Extra light bulbs

  • Sweeper or mop

  • Charging and extension cords

  • Front doormat

  • Towels and bag for the apartment pool and fitness center

Tour What Could Be Your First Fishers Apartment At Pullman Pointe Apartments

Remember, the first task on your first apartment checklist should be securing an apartment lease! Come and visit Pullman Pointe Apartments and learn about the perfect community for your first place. Contact us at (765) 534-2129 or hit the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us soon!

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