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First-Time Apartment Essentials

First-Time Apartment Essentials

A person’s first apartment marks an exciting time in their lives. Whether it’s the first time away from home or a place to make a fresh start, your new apartment needs to be a home to be proud of.

While decorating your apartment is a big part of the journey, purchasing the essentials to start off is more important. Here’s a quick checklist that covers some of the most important items you’ll need to make your new apartment a comfortable place to live.

Everything Involving Your Bed

Before getting anything else for your apartment, make sure your bed arrangements have been made. This is where you’ll sleep every night, so you want to make sure that you have the perfect bedroom set up for your new apartment.

After you’ve signed your lease, go out and invest in a mattress and mattress topper. Sleeping on the floor isn’t too fun after the first night, so planning ahead can help ease the frustration of waiting for a mattress.

Beyond the bed as a whole, invest in other bedroom necessities like:

  1. Sheets
  2. Pillows
  3. Comforters
  4. Lamps
  5. Hangers for the excellent closet space we’ve built at Arden Woods


We guarantee that with our apartment features, you’re going to be proud of your home. You’ll want to have friends over for dinner parties and nights to just relax. This means you’ll have to have your kitchen in order.

Plan out about how many maximum people you could entertain at your apartment and buy dishes, cups, and silverware to match that number. Sure, you may not ever fill up the max invite list, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

While you are out shopping for kitchenware, don’t forget to look into other essentials like:

  • Pots and pans
  • Toasters
  • Spices
  • Dish towels
  • Measuring cups
  • Oven mitts

Sanitation Supplies

A clean apartment is a happy apartment. While you enter your apartment at its best, it’s ultimately your responsibility to keep up its appearances. Ensure that your apartment stays clean by moving in with these sanitation supplies at the ready:

  • Garbage bags
  • Brooms and dustpans
  • Mop
  • Vacuum
  • Cleaning sprays
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Rubber gloves
  • Various soaps and detergents


While it’s important to keep your apartment clean, you should never forget to move in with the essentials that keep you feeling fresh. The neighborhoods surrounding Arden Woods provide ample opportunities for you to pick up essential toiletries before your move.

Some items to never forget before a move-in include:

  • Bath towels
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Shower curtains
  • Bath mats
  • Shampoos
  • Deodorants

Make Your First Apartment Home at Arden Woods

At Arden Woods Apartments, we’ve built each unit to be a luxury rental that anyone would want to live in. If you’re looking for an apartment around the Houston area, we’re ready to invite you into the fold. Contact us today to start the application process.