Moving into a new apartment is an exciting time. But in the excitement of the move, it’s easy to forget the essentials you need to make yourself at home in your new abode. To help you remember what you need for your new apartment, we’ve broken down the essentials.


  • Couch and chairs
  • Coffee table
  • Television
  • Stand for TV
  • Throw pillows for couch
  • Rug if floor isn’t carpeted
  • Artwork
  • Lamp(s)


  • Shower curtain
  • Shower caddy
  • Toiletries (bath soap, hand soap, shampoo, lotion, toothbrush and toothpaste, etc)
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet brush
  • Bath mat(s)
  • Garbage bin
  • Towel hooks or rack
  • Towels (bath and hand) and washcloths


  • Bed frame and mattress
  • Pillows and sheets
  • Lamp(s)
  • Coat hangers
  • Garbage bin
  • Desk
  • Chair for desk
  • Bedside table(s)
  • Wardrobe


  • Dishes (plates, glasses, mugs, bowls, etc.)
  • Food
  • Silverware and organiser
  • Garbage bin
  • Pots and pans
  • Spatulas, ladles, tongs, whisks, can opener, chef knives etc
  • Tea towels
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Bottle opener and corkscrew
  • Plastic containers for food storage
  • Rolls of aluminium foil and cling wrap
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Ice cube trays
  • Blender
  • Colander
  • Dish soap and sponges


  • Table and chairs
  • Tablecloth and napkins


  • Cleaning supplies
  • Laundry supplies
  • Garbage bags
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Extension cords
  • Basic tools
  • Pens and paper
  • Fans if there’s no air conditioning
  • Internet router and associated cords
  • Light bulbs
  • First aid kit

Grace provide high quality and expert packing and removal services. Whether you’re moving everything on your checklist, or you only need a hand moving the bulky things, we can get you moved into your new apartment.