A List of Things You Need When You Move Out

I’m including this post in my post-grad blog series because when I was about to move out, I honestly didn’t have a clue about what I needed to get for my new place. I mean, I knew I needed the essentials, like plates and bowls, but when it came to all those important yet random things, like bathmats and lint rollers, I really didn’t know where to start. Of course, as a true millennial, instead of asking my parents for help I turned to Google for the answers. Unfortunately, no matter how many variations of “A List of Things You Need When You Move Out” I queried, I could never find a post that just had everything laid out for me. Google, don’t fail me now!

Fortunately for all of you who find yourself in a similar situation, I’ve complied a complete list of things you need when you move out. Sure, some of these things on here you could probably live without, and there may be things not on this list that you’ll later think to yourself “How did I live so long without a lemon zester?!” But all in all, this list will save you a ton of headaches and overall make that transition from your parents house to some landlords basement that much smoother.

Also, if you have something you think should be added to the list, let me know in the comments!

  1. Baking sheets
  2. Bathmat
  3. Bathroom towels
  4. Bed mattress/box spring/frame
  5. Bed pillows
  6. Bedroom dresser
  7. Blanket
  8. Bookshelf
  9. Broom
  10. Coasters
  11. Coat rack
  12. Coffee mugs
  13. Coffee table
  14. Cooling racks
  15. Couch
  16. Couch cushions
  17. Cutlery
  18. Desk
  19. Dish drainer
  20. Doormat
  21. Dustpan
  22. Electric kettle
  23. Fan
  24. Fridge magnets
  25. Frying pan
  26. Garlic press
  27. Glass casserole dishes
  28. Glasses/cups
  29. Hand towels
  30. Internet router
  31. Iron
  32. Ironing board
  33. Kitchen towels
  34. Knife set
  35. Lamps
  36. Laundry basket
  37. Measuring cups
  38. Measuring spoons
  39. Mop/bucket
  40. Nightstand
  41. Oven mitts
  42. Oven timer
  43. Place mats
  44. Plastic flipper
  45. Plates/bowls
  46. Plunger
  47. Pots
  48. Potato/carrot peeler
  49. Shoe racks
  50. Shower curtain/rings
  51. Swiffer
  52. Toilet brush
  53. Utensil organizer
  54. Wine glasses

For more on life after graduation, check out my complete post-grad blog series:

What did you realize you couldn’t live without when you first moved out?

(Image: erix!)


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