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Your First Apartment Checklist For Indianapolis

You toured the best place with the perfect floor plan for your first apartment. Now, you signed the lease, put your stuff in boxes, and you’re ready to move. However, knowing what to bring with you can get confusing. What items should make the list for your first apartment checklist for Indianapolis?

Here’s a list of the essentials that you’ll want to move in. You might be able to find some of these checklist items from your current home, but other bigger items might take a trip to IKEA or Indianapolis’s local furniture store. Online stores such as Amazon or Target are always helpful. We’ll also provide you with a brief list of helpful things that can make living on your own more comfortable.

Indianapolis apartment bedroom 

Indianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The Bedroom

These needed items work perfectly for a one-bedroom apartment, as you need a space to put your bed and clothes. If you have a bigger apartment, these items also can go in a guest room.


  • Mattress

  • Two comfy pillows

  • Sheets

  • Comforter or Blanket

  • Bedframe

  • Dresser drawers

  • Clothes hangers

Next step up:

  • Headboard

  • Full length or dresser mirror

  • Bedside table and table lamp

  • Collapsible laundry hamper

  • Extra blankets

  • Television

  • Shoe rack

Indianapolis apartment living room

Indianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The Living Room

The living room is the room where you’ll spend a lot of your time. It’s also the room where you’ll have friends and family sit in (although all get-togethers end up in the kitchen).


  • Couch or a few comfortable chairs

  • Extra seating

  • Coffee table

  • TV stand or entertainment center

  • TV

Also nice:

  • Side tables

  • Bookcases for books, DVDs, or accessories

  • Accent pillows and smaller blankets

  • Area rug

Indianapolis apartment kitchen area

Indianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining Area

The kitchen is straightforward for a new renter because most of your large essentials -- like the oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- are already included. You only really need a table and chairs for the dining area, but be sure it seats at least four. Even if you live alone, you’ll want to have room for a meal with friends or family.


  • Dining room table and chairs (for at least 4)

  • Dishware included plates, glasses, and silverware (4 place settings)

  • Mugs

  • Mixing spoon, can opener, spatula

  • Microwave-if not provided

  • A good frying pan or skillet

  • A cookie sheet

  • A good chef knife

  • Pot for boiling water

  • Oven mitts

Also Nice:

  • Shelves or china cabinet for extra dishes

  • Coffee maker

  • Cooking spices

  • Dish soap and scrub brush

  • plastic or glass storage containers

  • Potato peeler, apple corer, and other cooking tools

  • A knife set with stand

  • Mixing bowls and measuring cups

  • Food -- It’s always nice to move in with a fully-stocked kitchen

Indianapolis apartment bathroom

Indianapolis First Apartment Checklist: The Bathroom

The bathroom isn’t that hard to stock, as the bath tub, toilet, sinks, and mirrors are already there. If you’re stocking a guest bathroom, all you really need is toilet paper, hand soap, and a small towel. There are only a few essentials needed in your main or master bath, which makes it pretty easy to fill.


  • Toilet paper

  • Soap

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and other personal sundries

  • Shampoo

  • Bath and hand towels

  • Shower liner, curtain, and hooks

  • Trash can

Also Nice:

  • Shower mat

  • Wall hooks for towels and bathrobes

  • Toothbrush holder

Indianapolis apartment cleaning supplies

Indianapolis First Apartment Checklist: Miscellaneous Items

Some necessities aren’t just for a single room. Buy these household items for a smooth move.


  • Cleaning supplies and products

  • Trash cans for each room

  • Vacuum

  • Broom and dustpan

  • Laundry detergent

  • Base tool set of a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and small wrench

Also Nice:

  • Pictures or photos for your wall

  • Desk to work at

  • Small decorations

  • Extra light bulbs

  • Mop or sweeper

  • Extension and charging cords

  • Patio doormat

  • Towels and bag for the apartment swimming pool and workout center

Tour What Could Be Your First Indianapolis Apartment At The Line-Urban Flats on the Monon

Of course, the first thing on your first apartment checklist should be signing a lease for your new apartment! Come and take a tour of The Line-Urban Flats on the Monon and discover the ideal community for your first place. Call us at (317) 659-6620 or click the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us soon!

The Line-Urban Flats on the Monon
950 East 64th Street, Suite 1
IndianapolisIndiana 46220
Phone: (317) 659-6620
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The Line-Urban Flats on the Monon
The Line-Urban Flats on the Monon is a luxury apartment community located at E 64th St and Westfield Blvd in Indianapolis. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer various floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near the Monon Trail.
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