Your First Apartment Checklist For Sylvania 12/23/2020 You discovered the perfect place with the optimal layout for your first apartment. Now, you signed the lease, 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 Sylvania?Here’s a checklist of the basics that you should have when you move in. You might be able to find some of these checklist items from your old home, but for other things you might need to shop at IKEA or Sylvania’s local furniture warehouse. Online stores such as Amazon are good places to find things at, too. We’ll also provide you with a short list of extra items that can make living on your own a little better. Sylvania First Apartment Checklist: The BedroomThese needed household items are ideal for a one-bedroom apartment, as everyone needs somewhere to put your bed and store your clothes. If you are leasing a 2- or 3-bedroom apartment, these items also can go in a guest room.Essentials:MattressMinimum of two comfy pillowsSheets and pillowcasesBlanket or comforterBedframeArmoire or dresserCloset hangersNext step up:Footboard and headboardFull length or dresser mirrorNightstand and lampCollapsible laundry hamperExtra blanketsTVShoe rackSylvania First Apartment Checklist: The Family RoomWhether you refer to it as the the family room or the living room, it’s the room where you’ll spend a good amount of your time. It’s also the room where you’ll entertain (although many get-togethers wind up in the kitchen). Essentials:Sofa or a few comfy chairsAdditional seatingCoffee tableEntertainment center or TV standElectronics such as TV and audio equipmentAlso nice:Side tablesShelves for books, DVDs, or knick-knacksAccent pillows and napping blanketsArea rugSylvania First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining AreaThe kitchen is straightforward for a new renter because a lot of of your large essentials -- like the refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven -- come with your apartment. You only really need somewhere to sit in the dining area, but we recommend being able to seat at least four people. Even if you live by yourself, it’s good to have room for a meal with guests.Essentials:Dining table and chairs (seats 4)Dishware included plates, glasses, and silverware (4 place settings)MugsMixing spoon, can opener, spatulaMicrowave-if not providedA good frying pan or skilletA cookie sheetA sharp chef knifePot for boiling waterOven mittsAlso Nice:Shelves or a buffet for storing extra dishesCoffee potSalt, pepper, and other spicesDish soap and scrub brushplastic or glass storage containersPotato peeler, cheese grater, and other kitchen gadgetsA knife set with standMixing bowls and measuring cupsFood -- It’s always helpful to move in with a fully-stocked fridgeSylvania First Apartment Checklist: The BathroomThe bathroom is rather straightforward, as the shower, toilet, sinks, and medicine cabinets will be there already. 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 for your main or master bath but not as many as in other rooms.Essentials:Toilet paperHand soapToothpaste, toothbrush, and other personal sundriesShampoo and conditionerLarge bath and hand towelsShower liner, shower curtain, and hooksToilet brushAlso Nice:Shower matOver the door hooks for bathrobes and towelsToothbrush holderSylvania First Apartment Checklist: Other ItemsSome necessities aren’t just for one room. Get these household items for a comfortable move.Essentials:Cleaning supplies and productsTrash cans for each roomVacuumBroom and dustpanLaundry detergentBase tool set that includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and small wrenchAlso Nice:Pictures or photos for your wallDesk to work atSmall accessoriesExtra light bulbsSweeper or mopCharging and extension cordsPatio doormatTowels and bag for the apartment pool and fitness centerFind Your First Sylvania Apartment At SOMO FlatsRemember, the first thing on your first apartment checklist should be signing a lease for your new apartment! Come and visit SOMO Flats and learn about the ideal community for your first apartment. Call us at (419) 843-0855 or click the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us soon!