Getting your first apartment is an exciting experience. There’s so much empty space for you to personalize according to your tastes, but it’s also easy for you to get carried away and spend on unnecessary (but gratifying) things. Here are some essential items you will need to turn your apartment into a comfortable home. It’s a good idea to purchase some of them before you move in.
Mattress or bed
While you still have no furniture in your apartment, your bed will serve as the place where you eat, sleep, or read. Make sure you measure your bedroom before buying the bed frame or mattress.
You’re going to be cleaning up the apartment, and naturally you’ll need a place to keep all the dust and debris. Have at least three trash cans – one for the kitchen, the bedroom, and the bathr
Besides being functional, shower curtains can add a lot of life and style into your bathroom.
Chances are your apartment won’t come with curtains or blinds, so you might want to get some as soon as you can for your privacy. While blinds are more functional, I prefer curtains as they definitely bring more life to the room. The fabric also helps weather the sounds and temperature outside.
Chest of drawers
You can’t keep your clothes in the box forever. If you have the space for it, a chest of drawers is a great place to store your clothes. A very affordable alternative to this are those stackable plastic drawers that you can get at office or furniture stores.
Dishes and utensils
It’s always cheaper to make your own food than to get takeout everyday. Get some plates, spoons, forks, knives, and glasses you can use permanently.