Picture it: you've signed the lease on your new apartment and are now preparing to move in. Whether this is your first time living away from home, or you're downsizing from a house to a more convenience space, there are some essentials that should be on your checklist that will help to ensure that you're utilizing the space you have in the most beneficial way.



Aside from the obvious necessities, there are some key additions to organizing your new space that will help you when it comes to staying organized, such as taking advantage of hidden storage. From under-bed storage (either hard containers or fabric bags) to hanging shoe racks that fit perfectly behind doors, these easy and non-permanent additions can make all the difference to your bedroom when it comes to those last few items you are unsure what to do with. The under-bed storage is also essential when it comes to swapping out your wardrobe with the changing seasons.



It can be overwhelming to shop for a kitchen. You never know what kitchen tools and cookware you might need, and depending on who you ask, you might end up with a list that is far too daunting to comprehend. Start with the basics: dishware, a solid set of cookware, a knife set, flatware, drinking glasses, oven mitts, cooking utensils (start with a rubber spatula, fish spatula, and wooden spoon), dish towels, baking sheet, cutting board, measuring cups/spoons, and of course, a coffee maker. Once those are checked off your list, a few helpful add-ons to include would be a spice rack, fridge organizers (a tried and tested space saver!), and a dish drying rack.



The bathroom essentials are simple: bath towels, hand towels, two bathmats, a plunger, and toilet brush. Another easy addition to your shopping list is hanging storage within your shower for your hair and body products. Lastly, you can't go wrong with another storage bag or container for under the sink to hold additional toilet paper.


Cleaning Supplies

Again, the items on this list might seem simple but there are a few essentials that you do not want to miss. Garbage, recycling, and green bins all come in small sizes, perfect for under the sink in your kitchen. To ensure a well-rounded cleaning supply bin for under your sink, your list should (at minimum) include the following: baking soda, white vinegar, microfiber cloths, sponges, dish soap, hand soap, laundry detergent, wood cleaner, stove and oven cleaner, rubber gloves, garbage bags, and multi-purpose spray.


These are some very basic necessities to ensure you have what you need in your new apartment and set you up to be as organized as you can be within your new space. If you're preparing to make the move to an apartment and would like to speak to someone about one of our properties you can browse all of our buildings here.