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A Must-Have List For Your First Place

When you’re moving into your first home or apartment, you’re going to remember to get the big things like a couch or bed. But there are a lot of little things that you might not think of right away. Unless you read this list, of course. That is why we decided to make a list of small, but so essential things for making your home more cozy and comfortable. Let’s begin!


Cooking can become very pleasant and easy thing if you’re well-prepared. To avoid any culinary catastrophes and run in a hurry to the nearest shops, make sure to pick up these quintessential kitchen items:

  • A can and bottle opener
  • A wooden spoon, spatula, and tongs
  • An oven mit
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Living Room

To compare with a kitchen, maintaining the living room won’t be very difficult. But there are certainly a few things you’ll want around to make your main living space feel more like home:

  • Coasters
  • Table and/or floor lamps
  • Wall decor
  • Small TV cabinet, preferably with storage for all those DVDs

Cleaning tips

Cleaning is boring and associated with daily routine, especially if you’ve just moved into your new apartment and want to explore your neighborhood. However you can make it easier by arming yourself with the right cleaning supplies and tools, which will have your apartment looking spic and span in no time. Then, when you make friends with people in your neighborhood, you’ll have no qualms about inviting them over to check out your new space and have a drink.


All-purpose grease cleaner – for scrubbing around the eyes of your stove, countertop and refrigerator door handles
Wood cleaner – for polishing wood furniture and keeping dust away longer from ceiling fans, vents and more
Mild abrasive bathroom cleaner with bleach – for cleaning the shower, tub, toilet, sink and grout
Glass cleaner – make your own by mixing 2 to 3 tablespoons of white vinegar with 3 cups water
Dishwashing liquid – a drop of this and a cup of water creates an instant spot cleaner for carpets and upholstered furniture
Baking soda – mix it with lemon juice for a scrub or sprinkle it on carpets before you vacuum to absorb odors

Other tools you need to take into account:

A caddy for holding all of the above items
Toilet brush
Microfiber sweeper (if you have pets and/or hardwood floors)
Vacuum cleaner
Toothbrush (works wonders for getting the stains out of grout)
Absorbent weave cotton dishcloths
Feather or microfiber duster
Rubber gloves

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