(Closed) First time moving out. What will you need to buy?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Maybe look up dorm room check lists…I’m assuming you’re talking about moving into your own apartment or house…but those lists usually have basics like hair dryer, laundry bag etc.  Not really the big stuff, because most people don’t take the big stuff to a college dorm lol.

Honestly when I pack for trips I’ll look at a dorm check list 🙂

Post # 4
4047 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@icetea:  Oh, I second this idea! Those lists do include a lot of the little things that could be forgotten.

Post # 6
1655 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I moved to my university residence (with built in kitchen and bathroom) in September, and I’m STILL realizing that I haven’t bought certain necessities, haha. Moving is quite a bit of work!

Post # 7
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

toothpaste and toilet paper!

Post # 8
1083 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Fiance and I just got approved for our first apartment and will be moving out in June. He’s super excited about it and I’m over here like “crap, we have TWO bathrooms? How am I going to decorate TWO bathrooms?” He thinks it’s hysterical that I’m stressing over this. Commenting for suggestions, though, because even though I’m trying to compile a list of things we need, I know there’s things I’m forgetting!

Post # 9
1721 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I don’t have an actual list but my sister moved out a couple years ago and like a month after she moved in, she realised she didn’t own her own can opener lol. So yeah it’s easy to forget little stuff like that.  But my sister’s biggest advice was to go through the medicine cabinets and make a list of everything you use fairly regurally because she didn’t remember half of the stuff until she needed it. 

Post # 10
1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@HeMadeMeWantTo: +1. Yes, make sure toilet paper is the first thing you bring into the home!

Post # 11
7437 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

When Darling Husband and I moved into our first apartment together, we owned almost nothing. We literally spent about $1200 between Target and Walmart on our first day in town. Being a newlywed is expensive!

Post # 12
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

One thing I always try to remember when we move is to purchase a new shower liner/curtain and make sure you keep it RIGHT at the top of your stuff where you can find it right away.  As soon as you’re done moving, you’ll want to get cleaned up and often in a rental unit there isn’t one/it’s disgusting. 

That and a corkscrew.

Post # 13
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

cleaning products! because as mentioned above, your new place is probably going to be a little dirty/dusty. i’d buy some disinfecting spray/wipes and maybe a swiffer broom/duster.

bug spray just in case you find some creepy crawlers hanging around. 

a step ladder to reach high shelves and such.

shower organizers because if you’re like me, you have about 857686 bottles of bath gel, shampoo, etc. hah


Post # 14
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@lilchicana:  Definitely cleaning products!

Also, towels are something that I forgot when I first moved out of home! Got out of the first shower and…nothing. Then my friend and I were so desperate for towels we bought some and used them straight away, not realising they would need a wash first. She got blue dye all over her face, and I got red…

Post # 15
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

+1 cleaning products!

Dishwashing liquid, hand soap, surface disinfectant, cleaning cloths

Also very basic cutlery, scissors, cooking utensils, the utensil holder



Post # 16
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

When my SO and I moved in together I went on the ikea website and went through all the categories and made a list of things we would need. (You can actually make lists on their site) we bought a lot of our stuff from ikea, so we just brought the lists in and checked stuff off, but even if you’re not planning on shopping there, they have pretty much everything so you won’t forget! 

One thing we forgot and actually didn’t buy for about 8 months after moving in was a fire extinguisher. Luckily we haven’t needed it (and hopefully never will!) but would have been bad if we needed it and didn’t have one! 

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