One of the biggest complaints I have received is that I made the process way too daunting. I always thought it was assumed that the checklists were more of a suggestion than a requirement, but that’s totally fine I can see how people would come to that conclusion. So I have done a round up of just the checklists and things you need to make your first apartment livable.

Before you do anything else read this.

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First Apartment Shopping List

By our estimation there's over a hundred items necessary to make an apartment a home, and there's no way you're going to be able to think of all of things off the top of your head. So I went ahead and created checklists to fulfill every eventuality.

Afraid of losing your print out? No problem you can save your progress online. Want a checklist that's tailored out to your specific needs? Not an issue, we've got tools that do just that. Don't have the time for option 'A' or 'B'? That's totally cool we've got a PDF you can print off.

First off, you're going to need a bathroom checklist.
Here's a list of items for your bedroom or sleeping arrangements.
What about a furniture checklist?
Our kitchen checklist is longest and arguable the most important list to complete.
Here's a list of must have you'd forget about.

On your own, or with roommates?

Moving out with other people is a really smart option for first-timers. Because you're able to save a lot more cash, have a better standard of living, and there's also a great social benefit to the experience as well. However, that being said you're totally going to need to work out some basic ground rules and conditions for kicking somebody out. Cause there's a difference between getting on with somebody and being able to live with them.

Laying down the law and creating a roommate agreement.