Moving to your first apartment is very exciting. However, sometimes it becomes overwhelming because the number of things to buy grows out of control. Below, you will find a list of things, which helped me make my first apartment feel like home.
A Water Filter
I bought it on the first day when I moved to the new apartment and since that time, I have been using it every day. It was an actual lifesaver. Water always tastes much better having come through it; besides, you can purchase the filter, which makes the water always chilled as in the fridge. If you live with roommates, ensure they actually fill the filter up after they have used it.
A Measuring Cup Set
Moving into a new living space means that you will be doing a lot of cooking. Therefore, measuring cups are a must-have. Furthermore, if you buy a set of cute ones, you will actually feel the desire to cook delicious dishes.
A Cutlery Set
Silverware is probably not the thing you necessary think about when you are moving into new apartment for the first time, therefore you can end up eating with your hands for a couple of days. For this reason, I recommend buying a nice set of silverware, which you will be able to use for a long time.
A Laundry Hamper
Throwing dirty clothes in a pile is not a very careful and neat habit. For this reason, having a laundry hamper can make your apartment look much tidier and encourage you to keep things more organized and clean.
I have recently purchased a crock-pot and now I cannot stop wondering how people can live without it! If you buy it, you will see how it may change your life. You can find a bunch of recipes online, and all you have to do is just to turn it on before your classes. If you have this device, you will always have a hot meal waiting for you when you come home.
Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
You should definitely purchase several light bulbs before moving in, or otherwise you risk spending first nights in new apartment in the dark. Why should you prefer energy efficient light bulbs? There are two main reasons: first, you are saving the environment; second, you are saving your own money.
I could not afford to purchase a dresser, so fabric containers were a definite must to me. Actually, you can put anything you want into them. I used them in my bathroom as well as in my bedroom to store what I needed to tuck away neatly. It is likely that your first apartment will not have too much place for storage, so you can use fabric containers to organize your space neatly.
A Welcome Mat
Welcome mats significantly reduce the amount of dirt tracked into the apartment. This means that you will have to clean less. And if you choose an original and unique mat with fun print, you will impress your guests and transform your living space into a cozy home.