What should I buy for my new apartment?
Moving into a new apartment is a big step, especially if it’s your first time venturing out on your own. Once you sign the lease and pay the deposit, there’s only one thing left to do: move in! But you can’t exactly do that without purchasing a few essentials. So where do you start? We recommend creating a budget and printing off a checklist …now let the new apartment adventure begin!
Setting a budget for your new apartment
Before you buy anything, figure out how much you have to spend on outfitting your new home. Once your budget is set, prioritize based on your needs, then your wants. You may want to buy some items new , and with a little bargain hunting, you may also be able to find some items you need for your new apartment at resale shops, consignment shops, garage sales, and online classified ads .