Moving into a new apartment is an incredibly exciting experience. A new space means... a new beginning! As soon as you step inside your new home, the adjustment period will start. But don’t worry! We’re about to make the process a little easier for you. While you dream up how to decorate your new space, we’re here to bring you the ultimate checklist. Yes, that’s right. We wouldn’t want you to forget anything!

Believe us, you’ll require items you didn’t even realise you needed!


  • Pots and pans
  • Oven-safe dish (if not provided already)
  • Baking sheet
  • Plates and bowls
  • Flatware: forks, knives, and spoons
  • Drinking glasses
  • Coffee mug, tea cup
  • Knives: one serrated, one chef’s knife, one paring knife
  • Cooking utensils: spatula, large spoon
  • Chopping board
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Dish towels
  • Dish soap
  • Drying rack, if no dishwasher
  • Can opener
  • Chip clips
  • Food containers
  • Foil, cling film
  • Tea towels
  • Coffee maker (for coffee lovers only)
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • And… some delicious recipes!


  • A duvet
  • Pillows
  • At least two sets of bed sheets
  • A mattress protector
  • Clothes hangers
  • A blanket
  • A small mirror
  • A clock or alarm clock (you could easily use your phone for this)
  • A laundry basket
  • A desk fan
  • A nice-smelling air freshener
  • Some photographs of friends and family
  • Remember… not making any holes or sticking blu tack on the walls and/or furniture!


  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush and toothbrush holder
  • Tissues
  • Trash can
  • Soaps, shampoos and lotions
  • Bath mat
  • Towels (big and small)
  • Toilet brush (if not provided already)
  • A dressing gown
  • A hairbrush
  • A hairdryer
  • Other self-care and sanitary products

Cleaning Supplies

  • Garbage bags
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Sponges: Separate sets for dishes and cleaning
  • Soft rags and microfiber cloths
  • Anti-bacterial wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Bucket
  • Mop
  • Vacuum cleaner or handheld vacuum
  • Toilet cleaner, bleach
  • Multi-purpose spray
  • Wood cleaner
  • Laundry detergent and fabric softener
  • Dish soap
  • Rubber gloves
  • Hand soap
  • Ladder or step stool
  • Stain remover
  • Glass cleaner
  • Iron/handheld steamer
  • Ironing board


  • Laptop
  • Headphones
  • Charging cables
  • USB, Ethernet, extension, or HDMI cables
  • External hard drive
  • USB sticks (or save documents onto the cloud)
  • A laptop mouse
  • Pens and pencils
  • Pencil case
  • Scissors
  • Folders
  • Journal or diary
  • Writing pad
  • Calculator
  • Textbooks
  • Highlighters

First Aid Kit

This is something you should buy asap. Find all you need here: What should I keep in my first aid kit?


So now you’ve got a place where you have all the cleaning and cooking supplies. You have all the furniture you may need to chill and feel yourself like home. What’s missing? That’s right! Some food.

Check out some tips for grocery shopping, that will help you save time, money and waste: 50 tips for grocery shopping

And if you’re feeling a little extra, then why not get yourself some indoor plants? Perfect for adding some extra texture, colour and dimension to your home!

Plus they are a great way to feel alive and energised.

Hope you find this blog useful, now it’s time for you to enjoy your new home and the process of settling in!

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