Moving into a new apartment is incredibly exciting! There is something unreal about sitting in your new bedroom or cooking your first meal in your new kitchen. But before moving in and getting all settled into your new space, there are some essential things that you will need to purchase in preparation for your move. Below, Contemporary Management Concepts, LLLP, outlines what you should bring to your apartment in Orlando, FL!
One of the first things you should buy for your new Orlando apartment is a mattress. Sure, sleeping on the floor is manageable, but it is not a practical long-term solution. While you could sleep on your mattress on the floor, you will probably want a bed frame. Along with the bed, you will need sheets, a comforter, and pillows. You can also purchase a dresser and nightstand to match your style preferences. If the apartment needs curtains or shades, we recommend picking them up ahead of time, so you don't have to jerry-rig something to cover your bedroom windows.
If you often hang out in the living room, you and your guests will need somewhere to lounge. If you plan on having guests stay over, we recommend buying either a sleeper sofa or a futon. A coffee table or a side table is also essential, and they are an excellent way for you to express your personality. Our rental apartments in Orlando at Summerlin at Winter Park provide spacious living rooms that you can customize to your heart's content. Whether you pay for cable or not, a television and entertainment system could give some life to your living room. Unfortunately, not every apartment comes with overhead lighting, so we recommend purchasing a floor lamp or a table lamp.
While bathroom items may not involve much thought, you can still design your bathroom to meet your style. Finding coordinating shower curtains and towels can help your bathroom look the way you always envisioned it. It is also important to purchase bathroom mats to ensure that water doesn't get all over your floor. We recommend packing your toiletry items with other items that you will unpack first.
Every apartment for rent in Orlando, FL, has a different layout, so it is up to you to decide if you will need a kitchen table or bar stools, but it is nice to have a place to eat other than the couch. While you could eat off paper plates, using real dishware and utensils can reduce your carbon footprint. We recommend starting with at least four full sets of dishware, as you can always buy more down the road.
Whether you just bought some new furniture that needs to be assembled or you have to make some repairs, having a toolkit can be extremely helpful. We also recommend having wall hooks and nails for decorating purposes. We also recommend having a step stool to help hang art or to reach things in high places.
Cleaning and moving is a lot to tackle in just one day, so if possible, we recommend getting all your cleaning done the day before you move in. We recommend keeping your cleaning supplies nearby when moving to clean any spots you may have missed in your first stage of cleaning. Brooms and dustpans or vacuums, a mop, cleaners, dish soaps, and sponges are all important items to have to leave your new apartment spotless.
Accidents can happen when moving. Whether you cut your finger opening a box or on a broken glass, we recommend keeping band-aids and antibacterial ointment on hand. We also recommend keeping some anti-inflammatory medicine on hand as you will probably feel achy at the end of the day.