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Your First Apartment Checklist For Fishers

You discovered the best place with the right floor plan for your first apartment. Now, you filled out the lease, put your stuff in boxes, and you’re ready for moving day. However, knowing what you’ll need for your own place can be hard. What should you think about for your first apartment checklist for Fishers?

Here’s a list of the essentials that you’ll want to move in. You might be able to take some of these basic items from your current home, but for other bigger items you might need to go to IKEA or Fishers’s local furniture warehouse. Online stores like Amazon are always helpful. We’ll also provide you with a brief list of helpful things that can make your first year more comfortable.

Fishers apartment bedroom 

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Bedroom

These necessary household items are ideal for a one-bedroom apartment, as you have to have somewhere to put your bed and clothes. If you are leasing a 2- or 3-bedroom apartment, these items also are great for a guest room.


  • Mattress

  • Two comfy pillows

  • Sheets

  • Bed quilt or comforter

  • Bedframe

  • Dresser or armoire

  • Clothes hangers

Also nice:

  • Headboard

  • Full length mirror

  • Bedside table and reading lamp

  • Collapsible laundry hamper

  • Extra blankets

  • TV

  • Shoe rack

Fishers apartment living room

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Living Room

The family room is the room where you’ll spend a good amount of your time. It’s also the place where you’ll spend time with guests (although many events end up in the kitchen).


  • Sofa or a few comfortable chairs

  • Additional seating

  • Coffee table

  • TV stand or entertainment center

  • TV

Also nice:

  • End tables

  • Additional shelving for books, photos, or decorations

  • Throw pillows and napping blankets

  • Large area rug

Fishers apartment kitchen area

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining Room

The kitchen is easier to know what you need for a new renter because many of your bigger items -- like the refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven -- are already included. You only really need a table and chairs for the dining area, but be sure it seats at least four. Even if you live by yourself, it’s nice to have room for a meal with family or friends.


  • Dining table and chairs (for 4)

  • Silverware, plates, and glasses (4 place settings)

  • Mugs

  • Can opener, spatula, kitchen scissors

  • Microwave-if not provided

  • A good frying pan or skillet

  • A baking sheet

  • A sharp chef knife

  • Pot for soup

  • Oven mitts

Also Nice:

  • Shelves or a buffet for extra dishes

  • Coffee pot

  • Cooking spices

  • Dish soap and scrub brush

  • Storage containers

  • Corkscrew, apple corer, and other kitchen gadgets

  • A knife set with stand

  • Mixing bowls and measuring cups

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

Fishers apartment bathroom

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Bathroom

The bathroom won’t need too much, as the shower, sinks, toilets, and mirrors are built in. If you have a guest bathroom, you only need toilet paper, hand soap, and a small towel. There are only a few basic items needed in your main or master bath, which makes it fairly easy to stock.


  • Toilet paper

  • Soap

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and other individual toiletries

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Bath and hand towels

  • Shower liner, curtain, and hooks

  • Trash can

Also Nice:

  • Shower mat

  • Wall hooks for towels and bathrobes

  • Cup or toothbrush holder

Fishers apartment cleaning supplies

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: Other Items

Some necessities aren’t limited to one room. Consider these household items for a comfortable move.


  • Cleaning supplies and products

  • Trash cans for every room

  • Vacuum

  • Broom and dustpan

  • Laundry detergent

  • Base tool set which includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and adjustable wrench

Also Nice:

  • Wall artwork

  • Desk for your computer

  • Small accessories

  • Extra light bulbs

  • Sweeper or mop

  • Charging and extension cords

  • Entry doormat

  • Towels and bag for the apartment pool and fitness center

Move Into Your First Fishers Apartment At Spark Apartments

Of course, the first task on your first apartment checklist should be signing a lease for your new apartment! Come and take a tour of Spark Apartments and learn about the perfect community for your first apartment. Call us at (463) 210-1702 or click the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us soon!

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