Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Apartment Life: The Essential 15

It has been over a month now that I have been responsible for my own meals, doing my own laundry, and cleaning my own floors. Why didn't I move out sooner??

Here is a list of things for you people who are first- time mover- outers like me. (yes, I just wrote that shameful sentence with my new college diploma conferring an English degree on me shaking its head in the corner)

1. trash bags
2. silverware
3. knives, spatulas, utensils
4. sheets
5. soap- laundry, dishwasher, hand, etc.
6. towels
7. tupperware
8. ziploc bags
9. microwave
10. cleaning supplies
11. toilet paper :)
12. pots and pans, glasses, plates, bowls
13. chairs (folding, anything)
14. little lamp(s)
15. vacuum

While there are many more things, these are the basic items you may want to consider investing in before moving out.

Now, here's a list of my favorite apartment things:

1. new kitchen appliances, like my coffee maker and Kitchen Aid mixer (aka miracle worker), electric tea kettle, and toaster (mmmm, toast)
2. potted plants-- I'm growing corn on my patio, along with lettuce, flowers, and strawberries.
3. awesome iPod sound system- because I don't watch that much tv
4. candy dish with lots of chocolate to refill it (also popular with friends, brother, and fiance)
5. picture on my fridge made by one of my Sunday school kids, love it
6. huge whiteboard collecting dust in the office (but fun to leave notes on)
7. owls, because I have an owl- themed bathroom (don't you dare judge me! You haven't even seen my owl board on Pinterest!)

What are your favorite things at home?


  1. Hannah!! I just caught up on your posts since you moved out... It sounds like you love it - I am so glad. :) I think having one's own space is such a wonderful thing!

    My favourite things in my home are my desk,awesome sliding windows, large teapot, cabinet of tea, collection of mugs, photos of friends and family everywhere, bunches of books and the shelves to house them, and my newly acquired scarf from Paris (my parents picked it up for me there!).

    I'm so excited for you and Scot - can't wait to see your wedding photos!!

    ~ Jody

  2. Great tips! I personally find the zip lock bags to be very helpful so I have an entire box. I think it's a great space saver especially when you have to do with a small fridge.