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First Home Essentials Checklist

First Home Essentials ChecklistWhen it’s time to fly the nest and set up a home of your own, it can very much help to have a ‘First Home Essentials Checklist’ to hand, to ensure you have everything you need to make it as comfortable as possible.

Queen Street Apartments make some great first homes for those looking for a place to rent in Leicester, so have a look at our handy guide to the essentials you’ll need to help get you started when looking to kit out an unfurnished flat.

As well as the kitchen and bathroom being the most important and well used rooms within a home, the first three rooms to make sure are kitted out well are the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom, as they’re the more functional.

Take a look at these checklists to see if there’s anything you might have missed when renting a flat for the first time:

The stuff you’ll need for your kitchen

Whether you’re a fan of cooking or not, it’s important to ensure you have all of the right things around you when you go to make breakfast, lunch or dinner. While there’s no need to necessarily go overboard to start with, by stocking up on items such as melon and banana slicers or burger stuffers, when it comes to a first home essentials checklist, have a look at these essential kitchen basics to get you started:

  • Saucepans and frying pan/ wok
  • Full set of plates and bowls
  • Cutlery
  • Drinking glasses
  • Casserole dish
  • Mugs
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Dishcloths and teatowels
  • Cleaning stuff
  • Tin opener
  • Potato peeler
  • Mixing spoons
  • Cling film and aluminium foil
  • Chopping boards
  • Oven gloves
  • Cupboard essentials – eg sugar, cooking oil, salt, pepper, ketchup, dried pasta, tinned food etc

The stuff you’ll need for your bathroom

It’s very likely that the basic essentials will be there, after all, even the most simple of unfurnished apartments is likely to have a toilet and sink as well as a shower or bath. But what else do you need as part of your bathroom first home essentials checklist?:

  • Toothbrush holder
  • Toilet brush
  • Toilet roll holder, loo roll and toilet wipes
  • Bath towels and hand towels
  • Bin
  • Bathmats
  • Cabinet for your toiletries
  • Hand soap
  • Cleaning stuff
  • Small mirror

The stuff you’ll need for your bedroom 

It might be the place you sleep, but it’s also the place to start and finish your day, so you also want to be comfortable when you do. Stock up on these first home essentials when furnishing your bedroom:

  • Bed
  • Mattress
  • Duvet and pillows
  • Sheets
  • Place to hang your clothes (eg wardrobe or clothes rail)
  • Coat hangers
  • Drawers for clothes
  • Mirror (possibly full length)
  • Washing basket
  • Bin
  • Curtains or blackout blinds
  • Bedside lamp
  • Extra bits, such as rugs, a cosy chair and bedside table

It might seem like an awfully long list of stuff to remember, but it definitely comes in handy when kitting yourself out for your first home.

If it all sounds like a big hassle, how about skipping some of it with a furnished Queen Street Apartment which will offer a lot of the large furniture items you’ll need?

Our Leicester city centre apartments come furnished or unfurnished, so get in touch today to find out more.

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