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Your First Apartment Checklist For Broad Ripple

You toured the ideal place with the right floor plan for your first apartment. Now, you completed the contract, put your stuff in boxes, and you’re ready for moving day. However, knowing what to bring with you can be hard. What items should make the list for your first apartment checklist for Broad Ripple?

Here’s a list of the essentials that you’ll want to move in. You might be able to take some of these basic items from your childhood home, but other pieces might take a trip to IKEA or Broad Ripple’s local furniture outlet. Online stores such as Amazon usually carry these items as well. We’ll also provide you with a quick list of helpful items that can make independent living easier.

Broad Ripple apartment bedroom 

Broad Ripple First Apartment Checklist: The Bedroom

These essential items work well for a one-bedroom apartment, as you need a place to put your bed and stash your clothes. If you are leasing a 2- or 3-bedroom apartment, these items also are great for a guest room.


  • Mattress

  • Minimum of two comfy pillows

  • Sheets and pillowcases

  • Comforter or Blanket

  • Bedframe

  • Armoire or dresser

  • Clothes hangers

Additional items:

  • Headboard for your bed

  • Large mirror

  • Bedside table and lamp

  • Portable laundry hamper

  • Extra blankets

  • Television

  • Shoe rack

Broad Ripple apartment living room

Broad Ripple First Apartment Checklist: The Family Room

Whether you call it the living room or the family room, it’s the place where you’ll spend most of your time. It’s also the room where you’ll spend time with guests (although most get-togethers wind up in the kitchen).


  • Sofa or a few cozy chairs

  • Extra seating

  • Coffee table

  • TV stand or entertainment center

  • TV, stereo, or other electronics

Also nice:

  • End tables

  • Shelves for books, momentos, or decorations

  • Throw pillows and cozy blankets

  • Area rug

Broad Ripple apartment kitchen area

Broad Ripple First Apartment Checklist: The Kitchen/Dining Room

The kitchen is straightforward for a new renter because most of your large essentials -- like the oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher -- come with your apartment. You only really need a table and chairs for the dining area, but make sure it seats at least four people. Even if you live by yourself, you’ll want to have enough space to eat with guests.


  • Dining table and chairs (for at least 4)

  • Plates, glasses, and silverware (4 place settings)

  • Mugs

  • Kitchen scissors, spatula, can opener

  • Microwave-if not provided

  • A basic skillet or frying pan

  • A baking sheet

  • A good chef knife

  • Pot for boiling water

  • Oven mitts

Also Nice:

  • Shelves or china cabinet for holding extra dishes

  • Coffee maker

  • Spices, including salt and pepper

  • Dish soap and scrub brush

  • plastic or glass storage containers

  • Potato peeler, apple corer, and other cooking items

  • A full knife set

  • Measuring spoons and measuring cups

  • Food -- It’s always good to move in with food already in the fridge

Broad Ripple apartment bathroom

Broad Ripple First Apartment Checklist: The Bathroom

The bathroom is rather straightforward, as the bath tub, toilet, sinks, and mirrors will be there already. If you have a guest bathroom, it only requires toilet paper, soap, and a small towel. There are only a few basic items needed for your main or master bath, which makes it fairly simple to fill.


  • Toilet paper

  • Soap

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and other individual toiletries

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Bath and hand towels

  • Shower liner, shower curtain, and hooks

  • Toilet brush

Also Nice:

  • Shower mat

  • Wall hooks for bathrobes and towels

  • Cup or toothbrush holder

Broad Ripple apartment cleaning supplies

Broad Ripple First Apartment Checklist: Miscellaneous Items

Some household basics can’t be confined to a single room. Get these household items for a comfortable transition.


  • Cleaning supplies

  • Trash pails for each room

  • Vacuum

  • Broom and dustpan

  • Laundry detergent

  • Base tool set of a flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, and wrench

Also Nice:

  • Wall artwork

  • Desk for your computer

  • Small decorations

  • Extra light bulbs

  • Mop or sweeper

  • Extension and charging cords

  • Entry doormat

  • Duffle bag and towels for the apartment swimming pool and fitness center

Find Your First Broad Ripple Apartment At Park 66 Flats

Don’t forget, the first task on your first apartment checklist should be securing an apartment lease! Come and tour Park 66 Flats and see the perfect community for your first place. Contact us at 317-820-2209 or click the Schedule a Tour button and take a tour with us soon!

Park 66 Flats
888 E. 66th St.
IndianapolisIndiana 46220
Phone: 317-820-2209
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Park 66 Flats
Park 66 Flats is a luxury apartment community located at 66th St. and Ferguson St. in Broad Ripple. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, Park 66 Flats is committed to making a place our Residents can call home. We offer many floor plans and amenities to fit your lifestyle, and our Residents love living near The Monon Trail.
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