What to register for when we live with our parents

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Are you buying or renting? 

I would register for everything that you think you would want… If you get it and then find a place and it doesn’t work, then you can always return or exchange the gift for something else 

Post # 4
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would think its fairly easy to anticipate a lot of what you will need. Do you own  anything? Have you made decisions about the size of some things, e.g the size of  bed you will purchase?

Create a list room by room. Wandering around in a  store together with the screening tool will help you make some decisions. Many stores have checklists that will point you in the right direction.

There are lots of sample lists nline:



Post # 5
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

There are a lot of things that you will definitely need, no matter where you live:

– one set of nice sheets

– one set of towels

– vacuum cleaner

– a nice set of pots and pans

– a nice knife set

– a set of everyday dishes

– mixing bowls

– measuring cups/spoons

– whisks/spatula/general kitchen tools

– flatware 


I could go on and on with my list, but stocking a kitchen is expensive, and you will need kitchen stuff in any house. I’m sure if you look at Williams Sonoma, Sur La Table, or Bed, Bath, and Beyond, you will find a list of essential items. I think the fact that you live with your parents makes it easier, because you don’t have anything yet!

Post # 6
901 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015


Post # 7
6194 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

Register for everything people might want to buy you at a store with consistent merchandise (like crate and barrel, BBB etc.) and then exchange everything for store credit. Then, when you move in 5 months, just buy back all of the same things you got in the first place, or if you decide you’d rather have different stuff, buy that instead. Everything you want, no need to store it.


Post # 8
1040 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Just get everything you need-as if you were already moving and store it in a safe place at your house of his.

Post # 9
3084 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

We are living with our parents but are in the process of buying a house (yay!!!) and we registered for everything. This is just an idea


-3 sheet sets

-down comforter

-comforter/duvet (whatever you prefer)

-cotton blanket

-throw blanket

-one of those covers that preserves the mattress


-lamp set


-shower curtain/liner (rod and hooks too)

-trash can

-towels (we did 6 bath towels, 4 hand, & 4 wash clothes)


-pots & pans set


-glasses (wine, regular, juice, etc.)

-dinnerware set

-crock filled with utensils (OXO has a good one at BBB)

-measuring cups/spoons

-bakeware sets (or individual anything you think you need)

-small appliances (we registered for a Ninja, toaster, toaster oven, stick blender, hand blender) 

-our house comes with a microwave, but if your apartment won’t maybe register for that

-Pyrex set (I don’t use plastic dishes, so that’s why I did the pyrex)

-knife block set (and any matching pieces that aren’t included in it)

-Brita filter (if you don’t have filtered water)

-coffee maker


-vacuum cleaner

-stick vacuum (those small ones for little messes)

-dust buster

-steam mop

-iron/steamer/ironing board


Sorry the list is so long! lol


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