Moving is scary, stressful, and exhausting, and these feelings are only amplified if you’re moving out on your own for the first time.
I felt all of these anxieties and more as I prepared to move out of my parents’ house in August. Now, my boyfriend and I are a solid two months into this new adventure, and things are finally starting to feel more permanent. Our apartment feels like home, not like some Airbnb we rented out for a couple weeks.
Fortunately, I had a lot of help from family and friends when it came to collecting everything we would need and actually moving it into the apartment. That being said, it’s still super stressful to try and figure out what to take with you.
Some things are obvious; you’re going to need a kitchen table and a couch. But it’s easy to forget all kinds of little things you took for granted at your parents’ home, like scissors or a cheese grater or Windex.
I worked hard on making a checklist of everything that I would need for each area of the apartment, and I wanted to share the list in the hopes of making someone else’s first move just a little less stressful.
You can view the full ultimate first-apartment checklist on Imgur!
Best of luck in this new chapter of your life!