Moving can be hectic at the best of times, below is a list of common items often overlooked when choosing your first apartment for rent.
Power outages unfortunately do happen and you’ll want to be prepared in those situations with this handy little guy.
It doesn’t have to be fully stocked, but you’ll want to have the basics at hand—hammer, wrench, screwdriver and nails are all a must for any minor work or decoration you’ll want to do.
Baking Soda & Vinegar
It’s good to be stocked up on cleaning supplies, but just in case you don’t have any at hand baking soda and vinegar are great cleaning substitutes on short notice. Baking soda is great for cleaning and deodorizing and vinegar can clean grease, stains and remove odors.
You can never know when a light bulb in your apartment might go out after you move in, so keep a few of varying wattage stored away.
This is an easy one for most people to forget, but necessary if you don’t want to have dirty clothes piled up on the floor or in a garbage bag.
Candles are a great way to add mood to a romantic night, or sit beside at night while reading a good book, or you can always get a nice scented candle to
Non Perishable Food Items
You can never have too much food in your home, especially when that food is non-perishable and can last months and years. Stock up on some beans, tuna, canned vegetables, crackers, nuts and anything else you might want to have that won’t expire if you don’t use it in a week or two.
First Aid Kit
A first aid kit is necessary, not only for emergencies, but even for small accidents. Having bandages, a thermometer and anti-bacterial products all in one place will make them easy to locate in case of an emergency or even if you’ve given yourself a paper cut.
Most people have multiple electronics or appliances and often the outlets built into an apartment won’t be enough to accommodate your power needs, so be sure to bring along a few power bars.
Coasters are great to have around, not only to keep stains from showing up on tables and desks, but they also make your place look more presentable. Best of all they’re inexpensive and help make cleanup after a get together easier.