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Your First Apartment Checklist For Westfield

December 23, 2020

First Apartment Checklist

You found the perfect place with the perfect floor plan for your first apartment. Now, you completed the contract, put your stuff in boxes, and you’re ready for moving day. However, knowing what items you’ll want for your new apartment can be tricky. What items should make the list for your first apartment checklist for Westfield?

Here’s a short list of the essentials that you should have when you move in. You might be able to bring some of these checklist items from your childhood home, but other pieces might take a trip to IKEA or Westfield’s local furniture outlet. Online stores like Amazon or Target are always helpful. We’ll also show you a short list of extra items that can make living on your own easier.

Westfield apartment bedroom 

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Bedroom

These essential items are ideal for a one-bedroom apartment, as you have to have somewhere to put your bed and store your clothes. If you are renting a larger apartment, these items also work well for a guest room.


  • Mattress
  • At least two good pillows

  • Bed sheets

  • Bed quilt or comforter

  • Bedframe

  • Dresser or armoire

  • Clothes hangers

Also nice:

  • Headboard

  • Large mirror

  • Nightstand and lamp

  • Portable laundry hamper

  • Additional blankets

  • Television

  • Shoe rack

Westfield apartment living room

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Family Room

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


  • Couch or a few comfy chairs

  • Extra seating

  • Coffee table

  • TV stand or entertainment center

  • Electronics such as TV and audio equipment

Also nice:

  • End tables

  • Additional shelving for books, DVDs, or knick-knacks

  • Throw pillows and napping blankets

  • Area rug

Westfield apartment kitchen area

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining Area

The kitchen is straightforward for a first-time renter because most of your appliances -- like the oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- are already included. You only really need a place to eat in the dining area, but be sure it seats at least four people. Even if you live alone, it’s nice to have room for a meal with family or friends.


  • Dining room table and chairs (seats 

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

  • Mugs

  • Can opener, spatula, kitchen scissors

  • Microwave-if not provided

  • A basic frying pan or skillet

  • A cookie sheet

  • A good chef knife

  • Pot for boiling water

  • Oven mitts

Also Nice:

  • Shelves or china cabinet for 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 items

  • A full knife set

  • Measuring spoons and measuring cups

  • Food -- It’s always good to move in with food already in the fridge

Westfield apartment bathroom

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: The Bathroom

The bathroom is rather straightforward, as the bath tub, toilet, sinks, and mirrors will be there already. If you’re stocking a guest bathroom, it only requires toilet paper, soap, and a small towel. There are only a few essentials needed in your main or master bath but not as many as in your other rooms.


  • Toilet paper

  • Hand soap

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and other individual sundries

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Bath and small hand towels

  • Shower liner, shower curtain, and hooks

  • Trash can

Also Nice:

  • Shower mat

  • Wall hooks for towels and bathrobes

  • Cup or toothbrush holder

Westfield apartment cleaning supplies

Westfield First Apartment Checklist: Other Items

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


  • Cleaning supplies and products

  • Trash cans for every room

  • Vacuum

  • Broom and dustpan

  • Laundry detergent

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

Also Nice:

  • Artwork for your wall

  • Desk to work at

  • Personal decorations

  • Extra light bulbs

  • Sweeper or mop

  • Charging and extension cords

  • Entry doormat

  • Towels and bag for the apartment swimming pool and workout center

Find Your First Westfield Apartment At Wheelhouse Apartments on the Monon

Of course, the first task on your first apartment checklist should be the actual apartment! Come and visit Wheelhouse Apartments on the Monon and learn about the ideal community for your first place. Call us at 463-223-4309 or hit the Schedule a Tour button and visit us today!