By: Bob Kozik | May 25th, 2014

Can you name fifty mammals off the top of your head? Exactly, you’re in over your head. Since this isn’t something you can wing I created several checklists. Unlike other websites here on First Apartment Guide we’ve given you a couple options: You can either create and print checklists uniquely tailored to you, or if you’d like you could go paperless and use the first apartment checklist tool featured on this page.

(qο½₯Ο‰ο½₯)γƒŽ Your Apartment's Grand Entrance

Remember, whatever you stain or break comes out of your security deposit, so you're going to want a place to wipe your feet and hang up wet/dirty jackets.

  • Welcome Mat
  • Small Area Rug
  • Wall Hooks
  • Coat Rack
  • Lamp
  • Shoe Rack

πŸ’© Bathroom Checklist 0 of 18

Figuring out what you need for your bathroom is probably not as straightforward as you might think! You might have guessed these bathroom items:

  • Bath Mat
  • Bath Rug
  • Bath Towels
  • Fabreeze
  • Waste Bin
  • Shower Curtain

😴 Bedroom Checklist 0 of 14

Bedrooms are not necessarily located in their own room, so what you need really depends on what type of apartment you're living in. Thankfully we got all the angles covered.

  • Alarm Clock
  • Bed Sheets
  • Chest of Drawers
  • Duvet Covers
  • Hangers
  • Waste bin

πŸ’Ί Furniture Checklist 0 of 17

Unless you’re going for a serial-killer motif you are going to need more than a pair of lawn chairs, a blanket, and an inflatable mattress.

  • Bed frame
  • Chairs
  • Coffee Table
  • Computer Desk
  • End Tables
  • Floor Lamps

πŸ– Kitchen Checklist 0 of 32

If there’s one aspect of moving out you really don’t want to wing its the kitchen. *Buh-dum-dum-tsch* ... I will see myself out.

  • Frying Pan
  • Sauce Pans
  • Baking Sheets
  • Can Opener
  • Chef's Knife
  • Mugs

πŸ™‹ You'd Forget These Items 0 of 20

Without all of these items your apartment setup just is not going to be very practical or safe. If you don't get this checklist completed you're in for some trouble.

  • Did you
  • really think
  • that I would
  • just give
  • you these
  • upfront?

🍎 Customize A Grocery List

Not everyone eats or is able to eat the same foods, or has the game oral hygiene requirements, so I created this calculator or generator of sorts to tailor a starter grocery list to you.

  • Dairy Allergies?
  • Fish Allergy?
  • Gluten-free?
  • Halal or Kosher?
  • Dental Crowns?
  • We got it covered.

πŸ“Š How Much Can You Afford?

Wait a minute, hold up. What can you actually afford to spend? Now, do not just come up with a number and leave it at that. Use this rent calculator to find out for sure.

  • Going It Alone?
  • Need Roommates?
  • Too Expensive?
  • Money No Issue?
  • Aside From That
  • Last, I Got You

πŸ’³πŸŽΌ Check Your Credit-Score

Credit scores are numbers assigned to you by each of three credit bureaus

  • Experian
  • FICO
  • TransUnion
  • No Credit History?
  • That Last One
  • Might An Issue.

βœπŸ“œ Agree On Roommate Guidelines

To make this work you need to lay down the law. Make sure you and everyone you’re living with knows how things are going to work.

  • Money
  • Visitors
  • Food
  • Common Items
  • Pets
  • Friends or strangers?

πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ Roommate Agreement Checklist

You never know what it will be like living with someone until you actually do it.

  • Splitting Rent
  • Lease Length
  • Splitting Utilities
  • Terms of The Lease
  • Noise
  • Parties