A J.C. Hart Apartment Community in Fishers, IN

Your First Apartment Checklist For Fishers

December 23, 2020

First Apartment Checklist

You found the perfect place with the perfect layout for your first apartment. Now, you filled out the contract, put your stuff in boxes, and you’re ready for moving day. However, knowing what to bring with you can get confusing. What should be on your first apartment checklist for Fishers?

Here’s a short list of the basics that you’ll want to move in. You might be able to take some of these essential items from your old home, but other bigger items might take a trip to IKEA or Fishers’s local furniture outlet. Online stores such as Ebay are good places to find things at, too. We’ll also give you a short list of extra items that can make living on your own more comfortable.

Fishers apartment bedroom 

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Bedroom

These necessary household items are ideal for a one-bedroom apartment, as you need a space to put your bed and store your clothes. If you have a bigger apartment, these items also are great for a guest room.


  • Mattress
  • Two good pillows

  • Sheets

  • Comforter or Blanket

  • Bedframe

  • Dresser drawers

  • Closet hangers

Additional items:

  • Headboard for your bed

  • Full length mirror

  • Nightstand and lamp

  • Portable laundry hamper

  • Additional blankets

  • TV

  • Shoe rack

Fishers apartment living room

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Living Room

Whether you call it the living room or the family room, it’s the room where you’ll spend a lot of your time. It’s also the place where you’ll have friends and family sit in (although most events wind up in the kitchen).


  • Couch or several cozy chairs

  • Extra seating

  • Coffee table

  • TV stand or entertainment center

  • TV, stereo, or other electronics

Also nice:

  • Side tables

  • Shelves for books, DVDs, or accessories

  • Accent pillows and napping blankets

  • Large area rug

Fishers apartment kitchen area

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining Area

The kitchen is easy for a new renter because many of your large essentials -- like the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- are already included. You only really need a table and chairs for the dining area, but make sure it seats at least four people. Even if you live alone, it’s good to have enough space to eat with family or friends.


  • Dining table and chairs (seats 

  • Plates, glasses, and silverware (4 place settings)

  • Mugs

  • Mixing spoon, can opener, spatula

  • Microwave-if not provided

  • A good skillet or frying pan

  • A baking sheet

  • A sharp chef knife

  • Pot for boiling water

  • Oven mitts

Also Nice:

  • Shelves or china cabinet for holding extra dishes

  • Coffee maker

  • Salt, pepper, and other spices

  • Dish soap and scrub brush

  • plastic or glass storage containers

  • Potato peeler, apple corer, and other kitchen items

  • A full knife set

  • Mixing bowls and measuring cups

  • Food -- It’s always nice to move in with a fully-stocked fridge

Fishers apartment bathroom

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: The Bathroom

The bathroom isn’t that hard to stock, as the bath tub, toilet, sinks, and mirrors are built in. If you have a guest bathroom, it only requires toilet paper, soap, and a small towel. There are only a few basic items needed in your main or master bath but not as many as in your other rooms.


  • Toilet paper

  • Soap

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and other individual sundries

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Large bath and small hand towels

  • Shower liner, curtain, and hooks

  • Toilet brush

Also Nice:

  • Floor mat

  • Over the door hooks for bathrobes and towels

  • Toothbrush holder

Fishers apartment cleaning supplies

Fishers First Apartment Checklist: Other Items

Some necessities can’t be confined to a single room. Get these needed move-in items for an easy transition.


  • Cleaning supplies and products

  • Trash pails for every room

  • Vacuum

  • Broom and dustpan

  • Laundry detergent

  • Compact tool set that includes a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and small wrench

Also Nice:

  • Artwork for your wall

  • Desk for work or bills

  • Small knick-knacks

  • Extra light bulbs

  • Mop or sweeper

  • Extension and charging cords

  • Patio doormat

  • Duffle bag and towels for the apartment pool and workout center

Find Your First Fishers Apartment At The District at Saxony Apartment Homes

Of course, the first item on your first apartment checklist should be the actual apartment! Come and take a tour of The District at Saxony Apartment Homes and check out the ideal community for your first apartment. Call us at 317-576-3057 or click the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us soon!