The Only Checklist You’ll Need for Furnishing an Apartment

December 8, 2021 | By Lindsay Smith
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Whether you’re moving across the country, in with a roommate, or making the switch to a new apartment on your own, moving into a new apartment is a very exciting and rewarding experience. When gearing up to make the big move, you may have a lot of things happening all at once to keep track of. Rest assured, we’ve got a complete checklist for furnishing an apartment just for you.

If you haven’t begun your apartment search yet or are in the process of moving, it’s important to get a sense of what you’ll be needing before you make the big move.

Here is a quick list of the top things you’ll need when looking to furnish a new apartment:

Furnishing an Apartment Checklist


  • Bakeware
  • Blender
  • Bottle or wine opener
  • Chip clips
  • Coffee maker
  • Colander
  • Cooking utensils
  • Cookware
  • Crockpot
  • Cutting boards
  • Dining room set
  • Dish towels
  • Dish towels
  • Dishes
  • Glassware
  • Knives or knife set
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Mugs
  • Oven mitt
  • Paper towel holder
  • Silverware
  • Silverware organizer
  • Toaster
  • Trash bin
  • Tupperware

Living Room

  • Accent chair(s)
  • Blankets
  • Coasters
  • Coffee table
  • End table(s)
  • Floor or table lamps
  • Rug
  • Sofa
  • Speaker
  • Throw pillows
  • TV
  • TV stand or wall mount
  • Wall decor


  • Bedframe
  • Bedspread
  • Dresser
  • Hangers
  • Mattress
  • Mirror
  • Nightstand(s)
  • Pillows
  • Sheet set
  • Wall decor


  • Bath mat
  • Bath towels
  • Hand towels
  • Plunger
  • Shower curtain
  • Shower curtain rings
  • Small trash bin
  • Toilet brush
  • Toothbrush holder


  • Bathroom cleaning supplies
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Dish soap
  • Drying rack
  • Hand soap
  • Handheld steamer
  • Laundry basket
  • Laundry detergent
  • Multisurface cleaner
  • Paper towels
  • Sponge
  • Swiffer
  • Toilet paper
  • Tool kit
  • Trash bags
  • Vacuum

Now that you’re well equipped with everything you need to furnish a brand new apartment, it’s time to find the perfect apartment to move into! Luxury Living Chicago can help you find your dream Chicago apartment. Connect with us today to start your search!

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