List of Items to Buy When You Move In

This first list will focus primarily on items you need to buy for your kitchen, since this room is home to the most overlooked items. You don’t want to have moved into your apartment, finally gotten settled and realize that you don’t have any reasonably safe way to open the bottle of wine bought to celebrate.


So, check over our list and let us know what additions that you would make.


For the Kitchen Table

  • Microwavable Dinner Plates
  • Forks, Spoons, knives
  • Knife Set similar to this one.
  • Bowls – small and large
  • Glasses- small and large
  • Coffee Cups
  • Wine Glasses

For Cooking on the Stove and in the Oven

  • 1 quart and 2 quart saucepan
  • 4-5 quart dutch oven
  • Skillet or frying pan
  • Saute pan (straight sides and cover)
  • Glass Casserole dish (13×9)
  • Roasting pan

Miscellaneous yet Necessary and often Overlooked

  • Measuring cups and measuring spoons
  • Meat thermometer
  • Big mixing bowls
  • Cutting boards
  • Potato peeler
  • Rubber spatulas
  • Metal spatulas or flipper
  • Can opener
  • Big spoons – wooden or plastic
  • Salad tongs
  • Colander
  • Oven mitts
  • Tea kettle
  • Ice Cream Scooper

Household Supplies

  • All-purpose Cleaners (409 and Windex)
  • Dish and Laundry Detergent
  • Sponges
  • Toilet Paper, Kleenex and Paper Towels
  • Garbage Bags
  • Aluminum foil
  • Saran wrap
  • Ziploc Bags

Purchasing these items when you first move in will make for a much easier transition. You will have enough to worry about when you are unpacking and setting up your apartment; it would be frustrating to need to run to the store to pick up these crucial items.


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