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Design 101
10 First Apartment Essentials
A first apartment living room with a modern floor lamp, small space sofa, pouf, and coffee table.
Design 101
10 First Apartment Essentials
(Unglamorous but oh, so necessary)
Speaking from the perspective of someone who has moved quite a few times in her life, I wish I’d had a checklist handy to help make those moves as smooth as possible. There are so many unknowns that can come up when moving, especially if it’s something you’ve never done before. A.k.a. when you’ve just found your first apartment. What do you actually need right when you move in? What are some things you can grab on a later date? How do you get a sofa up your new stairs? Will your bed frame fit through your new doorway? Don’t get me wrong. Moving into your first apartment is full of excitement and fun (hello decorating!). However, there are some unglamorous sides to the process that are just as necessary. To make it easier for you, we’ve created the ultimate checklist that will take the unknown (and some of the stress) out of this task. Read on for the unglamorous—but necessary—first apartment checklist.
Headshot for Walmart Home blog Spark of Home author Kasia Grobelny
Kasia Grobelny
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