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Your First Apartment Checklist For Greenwood

You found the best place with the right floor plan for your first apartment. Now, you filled out the agreement, packed your bags, and you’re ready for moving day. However, knowing what you’ll need for your own place can get confusing. What items should make the list for your first apartment checklist for Greenwood?

Here’s a checklist of the essentials that you need to move in. You might be able to take some of these essential items from your old home, but for other things you might need to shop at IKEA or Greenwood’s local furniture outlet. Online stores like Amazon are always helpful. We’ll also provide you with a quick list of extra items that can make living on your own a little better.

Greenwood apartment bedroom 

Greenwood First Apartment Checklist: The Bedroom

These needed items work perfectly for a one-bedroom apartment, as you need somewhere to put your bed and store your clothes. If you are leasing a 2- or 3-bedroom apartment, these items also work well for a guest room.


  • Mattress

  • At least two good pillows

  • Bed sheets

  • Blanket or comforter

  • Bedframe

  • Dresser or armoire

  • Clothes hangers

Next step up:

  • Headboard for your bed

  • Full length mirror

  • Nightstand and table lamp

  • Portable laundry hamper

  • Additional blankets

  • Television

  • Shoe rack

Greenwood apartment living room

Greenwood First Apartment Checklist: The Living Room

Whether you refer to it as the the family room or the living room, it’s the place where you’ll spend a good amount of your time. It’s also the room where you’ll spend time with guests (although many events wind up in the kitchen).


  • Sofa or a few comfy chairs

  • Extra seating

  • Coffee table

  • Entertainment center or TV stand

  • TV

Also nice:

  • Side tables

  • Shelves for books, DVDs, or decorations

  • Throw pillows and napping blankets

  • Area rug

Greenwood apartment kitchen area

Greenwood First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining Room

The kitchen is easier to know what you need for a first-time renter because many of your appliances -- like the oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- come with your apartment. You only really need a table and chairs for the dining area, but we recommend being able to seat at least four. Even if you live in a studio apartment, you’ll want to eat at the table with friends or family.


  • Dining table and chairs (for 4)

  • Plates, glasses, and silverware (4 place settings)

  • Mugs

  • Mixing spoon, can opener, spatula

  • Microwave-if not provided

  • A good skillet or frying pan

  • A baking sheet

  • A sharp chef knife

  • Pot for boiling water

  • Oven mitts

Also Nice:

  • Shelves or china cabinet for holding extra dishes

  • Coffee pot

  • Spices, including salt and pepper

  • Dish soap and scrub brush

  • Storage containers

  • Potato peeler, cheese grater, and other kitchen tools

  • A knife set with stand

  • Mixing bowls and measuring cups

  • Food -- It’s always helpful to move in with a fully-stocked fridge

Greenwood apartment bathroom

Greenwood First Apartment Checklist: The Bathroom

The bathroom is rather straightforward, as the shower, sinks, toilets, and medicine cabinets are already there. If you have a guest bathroom, all you really need is toilet paper, soap, and a hand towel. There are only a few essentials needed in your main or master bath, which makes it pretty simple to fill.


  • Toilet paper

  • Soap

  • Toothpaste, toothbrush, and other individual toiletries

  • Shampoo

  • Bath and hand towels

  • Shower liner, shower curtain, and hooks

  • Trash can

Also Nice:

  • Shower mat

  • Wall hooks for bathrobes and towels

  • Toothbrush holder

Greenwood apartment cleaning supplies

Greenwood First Apartment Checklist: Other Items

Some necessities can’t be confined to a single room. Buy these necessities for a smooth move.


  • Cleaning supplies and products

  • Trash pails for every room

  • Vacuum

  • Broom and dustpan

  • Laundry detergent

  • Small tool set of a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and small wrench

Also Nice:

  • Pictures or photos for your wall

  • Desk for work or bills

  • Personal accessories

  • Extra light bulbs

  • Mop or sweeper

  • Extension and charging cords

  • Front doormat

  • Towels and bag for the apartment pool and fitness center

Tour What Could Be Your First Greenwood Apartment At Verge Luxury Flats

Remember, the first item on your first apartment checklist should be securing an apartment lease! Come and visit Verge Luxury Flats and learn about the perfect community for your first apartment. Contact us at (317) 751-1744 or hit the Schedule a Tour button and visit us soon!

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Verge Luxury Flats is a luxury apartment community located at Emerson Ave and County Line Rd. in Greenwood. Owned and managed by the J.C. Hart Company, Verge is committed to making a place our Residents can call home. We offer several different floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Smock Golf Course.
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