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Your First Apartment Checklist For Fishers

December 23, 2020

First Apartment Checklist

You discovered the best place with the optimal floor plan for your first apartment. Now, you filled out the contract, put your stuff in boxes, and you’re ready to move. 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 checklist items from your current home, but for other things you might need to shop at 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 living on your own easier.

Fishers apartment bedroom 

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Bedroom

These essential household items work well for a one-bedroom apartment, as everyone needs a place to put your bed and store your clothes. If you have a 2- or 3-bedroom 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

  • Full length or dresser mirror

  • Bedside table and table lamp

  • Portable laundry hamper

  • Extra blankets

  • Television

  • Shoe rack

Fishers apartment living room

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Family Room

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


  • Sofa or several comfy chairs

  • Additional seating

  • Coffee table

  • TV stand or entertainment center

  • TV

Also nice:

  • Side 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 Room

The kitchen is straightforward for a first-time renter because most of your bigger items -- like the refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven -- 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 alone, it’s good to eat at the table with family or friends.


  • Dining table and chairs (seats 

  • 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 kitchen items

  • A full knife set

  • Measuring spoons 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 isn’t that hard to stock, as the shower, toilet, sinks, and medicine cabinets are already there. 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, which makes it pretty simple to fill.


  • 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 of a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and adjustable wrench

Also Nice:

  • Wall artwork

  • Desk for your computer

  • Personal knick-knacks

  • 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 item 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!