If you are moving out on your own for the very first time, there are going to be a lot of new experiences in store for you. In addition to living on your own, independently, much of the “infrastructure” you’re used to from family life won’t be there anymore. Furniture is one of those things. So what are the basics you should be thinking of if you’re about to move into an apartment or townhome for the first time?
This one is an absolute necessity. Your new apartment is where you’re going to sleep, and you’ll want some-thing to be able to sleep on. Beds can be as cheap as a futon, or even a mattress built into a pull-out couch, or they can be as expensive as mattresses, box springs, and four posts complete with foot and headboard. This is one of your most important pieces of furniture.
Your new home will have a toilet and tub and/or shower, but you’ll need bath mats, towels, shower liner and, of course, plenty of toilet paper if you want to make sure your bathroom is a comfortable, convenient place. Don’t skimp on these things for your home!
Depending on whether you want to save a lot of money on food by cooking at home, or just have a surface to keep your leftover pizza on overnight, you’ll spend a lot, or a little on your kitchen. Will you need a kettle or a microwave oven? How many glasses do you need? Will you have pots, pans, and other cooking implements?
Couch & Coffee Table
You’re probably going to be relaxing on a couch, and placing snacks or even laptops on a coffee table. Budget yourself accordingly for how much you’re willing to spend on a space where you’ll likely spend a lot of time while at home.