Congratulations on your new apartment! If you’re moving out on your own for the first time or just finding a new place, you’re probably wondering what essentials you need for your new place. I’m sure you’ve already decided on a bed, dresser, sofa, and television to watch while on your sofa, but what about things like a room humidifier? You might have plenty of items to pack into your new spot, but there’s bound to be something you might be missing, so here’s a list of 10 essential items for your new apartment you’ll be sure to love.
- Cool Mist Humidifier
There are so many benefits to having a room humidifier that you’ll wonder why you didn’t have one in your last place. A room humidifier can help you breathe better at night, fight off airborne viruses, and help keep your skin looking its best. To reap the most benefits of course it’s best to get a cool mist room humidifier, these units have a low energy cost impact coupled with safe operation as no heating element is used. A room humidifier can also help make your space smell better by adding essential oils, this is key when having people come over.
- Coffee Maker
For many, a cup of coffee in the morning or a few throughout the day is a necessity which means having a quality coffee maker is essential for everyday survival. Coffee makers now range from different sizes to different ways of making coffee. You have very slim single serve all the way up to combination espresso and coffee makers that can grind beans on their own. You’ll want to pick what is right for your budget and kitchen size but a quick and easy Keurig machine should make a good enough cup of Joe for you or your guests.
- Step Stool
If you have ever had to climb on a counter to reach up to get an item from a cupboard you probably thought that a step stool would’ve made life easier. Well, it’s time to invest in a step stool that makes chores and cooking easy. Depending on your height and space constraints, you can choose from the typical two-step variant or go bigger with a small painter’s ladder. The great thing is that these stools can easily hide away in a closet when not in use.
- Pots and Pans
You’re most likely going to do some cooking on your own, and if it’s your first time living on your own it may be intimidating picking out a good set of pots and pans. There are plenty of kitchen sets that have seven or eight items that you may not really need, instead focus on the few you’ll actually use and buy those separately. The pots and pans you’ll need are the following:
- 10-inch nonstick skillet
- 10-inch cast iron skillet
- 5-quart dutch oven
- 3-quart saucepan
- Rimmed baking sheet
- Water Filter
Your new apartment may have a fridge with a water dispenser but is that water really filtered enough to be considered clean? A good way to save on buying bottled water and the plastic waste that creates is to get a water filter pitcher. Not only are you saving money but you’re saving the environment by getting a pitcher that dispenses fresh, cold water when you need it.
- Cleaning Supplies
You’ll eventually need to clean your new place and you should have the right products to do so. A telescoping mop, broom, and duster are essential. When it comes to what gets sprayed on countertops and toilet seats, you should choose the items that specifically tackle each job and store them in those rooms. Another great cleaning product to have on hand is fabric refreshers that can be used on your bed or sofa to keep them smelling fresh.
A robot that cleans your home is no longer something found on a futuristic TV show, there are now a bunch of options for robot vacuums for your home. If a robot sweeping your floors is a little bit too reminiscent of an episode of Dark Mirror, perhaps consider many of the handheld cordless vacuums that are easy to store and have wall-mounted docking stations.
- Throw Blanket
Cuddling up with that special someone or just a bag of microwave popcorn on your sofa can be that one relaxing moment you needed in your busy week. What better way to elevate that experience than with a comfortable throw blanket? A throw blanket can be that touch of color your living room needs or blend it with other colors to match your style. The only rule is to make sure it is comfortable for those lazy Sundays.
- Drying Rack
If you want to save time and your threads from damage, try using a folding drying rack for your clothes. The high temperature from your new building’s drying machine may damage certain clothes so hanging certain articles of clothing may be the way to go. Of course, you want to avoid hanging them on a line outside, it’s not the 1950s. A folding rack can be placed anywhere in your home so it remains out of sight and is easy to store.
- Power Strip
We live in an electronic heavy world which means you’re likely to need a power outlet at some point. A power strip is exactly what you need when setting up your entertainment center or even where you plug in your cell phone, room humidifier, and table lamp at night before bed. With so many options out there, go for something that is slim and double row, surge protection is an added value that can save you money incase of a power surge.