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Old 06-02-05, 03:32 PM   #1
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Moving out of the house need checklist of stuff to buy

I'm moving into a 3br 2ba apartment with 2 other guys and was hoping someone knew of a good checklist of stuff to get for the new apartment. 2 of us are first-time renters and the other has lived on his own for a year, so he has some things. Anyone know of a good list online or a site with good suggestions?

Any suggestions of your own will be much appreciated.

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Old 06-02-05, 03:35 PM   #2
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Old 06-02-05, 03:59 PM   #3
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Don't know how much money you have/what you already have, but:

Mini-fridge for your room (because your groceries WILL be eaten by your roommates)

T.V./DVD combo (really cheap right now)

Dresser (unless you have a big enough closet)

Bed (plus sheets, pillows, pillow cases, comforter, etc.)

Towels/washcloths

Hangers

Dishes/silverware

Bathroom and general cleaning supplies

Just a focus on stuff YOU'LL need. Don't know if you have "community" stuff like couches, dining table, and so on...
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a costco membership card so you can buy supplies in bulk to last a lifetime.
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Old 06-02-05, 05:44 PM   #6
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Don't know how much money you have/what you already have, but:

Mini-fridge for your room (because your groceries WILL be eaten by your roommates)

T.V./DVD combo (really cheap right now)

Dresser (unless you have a big enough closet)

Bed (plus sheets, pillows, pillow cases, comforter, etc.)

Towels/washcloths

Hangers

Dishes/silverware

Bathroom and general cleaning supplies

Just a focus on stuff YOU'LL need. Don't know if you have "community" stuff like couches, dining table, and so on...
Quit harshin' his buzz, this stuff's all practically useless (and his parents will buy it all for him anyway, after the first time they visit his pad and find it devoid of furniture, saving him a pile o' cash...)

I say:

beer

weed

electric guitar and big-ass loud amp

drum kit

bike rack for the living room

monster stereo

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Old 06-02-05, 06:09 PM   #7
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Ya need one of these (give it a little time to load)

Infauxmercial:

http://www.bopbush.com/video/infauxmercial.mov

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Way back when, when i first left home for college, my friend and i left with a car packed with beer and a few items of clothing. Funny thing, neither or us graduated.
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Old 06-03-05, 02:17 PM   #10
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i'm living on my own now after several years of roommates. they were fine, but i could NEVER go back to roommates. never, ever.
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Old 06-03-05, 02:28 PM   #11
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All your kitchen goods...you might wanna go disposable, it makes life easy.

*plates, bowl, silverware
*soap, cleaners, stuff for the kitchen

Bathroom baby..

*tilex daily stuff (I love it), all your other stuff, and don't forget the TP

Bedroom

*this is up to you

You'll need a few couches and of course beer, and a fridge. A stereo and a nice TV with 3 game consoles is nice too
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Old 06-03-05, 02:38 PM   #12
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Directions to the nearest Target and/or Walmart ...

Withough knowing what your budget is or what you're bringing with you...

Bathroom stuff: towels (get more than one), floor mat, tp, cleaning supplies (yes, you have to clean your own bathroom now, and chicks love a clean bathroom), shower curtain (I got away with just a liner for a long time, but the metrosexual in me took over eventually. Plus it's more bonus points with the opposite sex)

Kitchen stuff: basic pots/pans (get nonstick, trust me), cookie sheets, tin foil/plastic wrap, those glad reusable plastic containers, basic plates/bowls/silverware, hit up your bartender friends for glassware. mixing bowls, 8x8, 9x11 cooking pans. pot holders/oven mitt. More cleaning supplies (mop, broom, dishsoap), garbage can. Microwave (dirt cheap) --coffee maker?

Your first grocery run will be expensive, condiments etc. Start with the small containers of things until you know how much you'll go through; buying the 248oz jar of mustard is fun, but not worth it if you never use it. Don't forget the essentials: salt/pepper/Tobasco.

Living room stuff: however far your budget and Best Buy and Ikea will take you --don't forget the walls.

Bedroom stuff: a bed. And no, a mattress on the floor isn't a bed. Neither is a futon. The ladies will thank you. If your closet is big enough, clothes in there will work, but a dresser would be ideal. A laundry basket. Laundry detergent. Lysol.

Basic tools, like a hammer, drill (cordless!), pliers and stuff. Sears has great combo tool sets. Don't be afraid of spending a little more than your budget here, it's likely that you'll carry them around for a very, very long time (more than the other stuff above).

Flashlight. Extra batteries.


There are a million little things you use everyday but won't know you need until you're moved in. Don't worry 'bout it, there are still things I have to go get here and there. Good luck, enjoy, have fun!
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All the things your parents wouldn't let you have at home.
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Thanks so much for the advice everyone. Moveout day is in 2 weeks, and I've got a good list of things to work with now!
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Old 06-05-05, 08:48 PM   #15
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One more piece of advice on a serious note: Pleae DON'T spend your money at WalMart! A lot of the stuff you will be needing is readily available second hand at thrift stores, garage sales, etc., at better prices than WalMart, in many cases better quality, too. Reduce, reuse, recycle...before you buy new.
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Old 06-06-05, 05:47 PM   #16
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**** just get what I have

Matex Orion Drumkit.
Phillips Fw-C557 Gameport mini-system stereo
Mini-fridge with lots of soda (and the little...."special" drink in ther every now and then)
TV
Xbox
Phone
Cat
And then you are set. And for your bed just put a mattress on the floor, it works for me it should work for you too!
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