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Your First Apartment Checklist For Sylvania

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 apartment bedroom 

Sylvania First Apartment Checklist: The Bedroom

These 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.


  • Mattress

  • Minimum of two comfy pillows

  • Sheets and pillowcases

  • Blanket or comforter

  • Bedframe

  • Armoire or dresser

  • Closet hangers

Next step up:

  • Footboard and headboard

  • Full length or dresser mirror

  • Nightstand and lamp

  • Collapsible laundry hamper

  • Extra blankets

  • TV

  • Shoe rack

Sylvania apartment living room

Sylvania First Apartment Checklist: The Family Room

Whether 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).


  • Sofa or a few comfy chairs

  • Additional seating

  • Coffee table

  • Entertainment center or TV stand

  • Electronics such as TV and audio equipment

Also nice:

  • Side tables

  • Shelves for books, DVDs, or knick-knacks

  • Accent pillows and napping blankets

  • Area rug

Sylvania apartment kitchen area

Sylvania First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining Area

The 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.


  • Dining table and chairs (seats 4)

  • Dishware included plates, glasses, and silverware (4 place settings)

  • Mugs

  • Mixing spoon, can opener, spatula

  • Microwave-if not provided

  • A good frying pan or skillet

  • A cookie sheet

  • A sharp chef knife

  • Pot for boiling water

  • Oven mitts

Also Nice:

  • Shelves or a buffet for storing extra dishes

  • Coffee pot

  • Salt, pepper, and other spices

  • Dish soap and scrub brush

  • plastic or glass storage containers

  • Potato peeler, cheese grater, and other kitchen gadgets

  • A knife set with stand

  • Mixing bowls and measuring cups

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

Sylvania apartment bathroom

Sylvania First Apartment Checklist: The Bathroom

The 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.


  • Toilet paper

  • Hand soap

  • Toothpaste, toothbrush, and other personal sundries

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Large bath and hand towels

  • Shower liner, shower curtain, and hooks

  • Toilet brush

Also Nice:

  • Shower mat

  • Over the door hooks for bathrobes and towels

  • Toothbrush holder

Sylvania apartment cleaning supplies

Sylvania First Apartment Checklist: Other Items

Some necessities aren’t just for one room. Get these household items for a comfortable move.


  • Cleaning supplies and products

  • Trash cans for each room

  • Vacuum

  • Broom and dustpan

  • Laundry detergent

  • Base tool set that includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and small wrench

Also Nice:

  • Pictures or photos for your wall

  • Desk to work at

  • Small accessories

  • Extra light bulbs

  • Sweeper or mop

  • Charging and extension cords

  • Patio doormat

  • Towels and bag for the apartment pool and fitness center

Find Your First Sylvania Apartment At SOMO Flats

Remember, 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!

SOMO Flats
6455 Monroe St , Ste 100
SylvaniaOhio 43560
Phone: (419) 843-0855
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SOMO Flats
SOMO Flats is a luxury apartment community located at Main Street & Monroe Street in Sylvania. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, SOMO is committed to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer many floor plans and amenities to fit your lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Harroun Park.
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