The time has finally come to find your first apartment. But once you do sign the lease on a particular unit, how do you go about making that space feel like home? At Gateway Place Apartments, we want to help you understand what’s worth buying before you move.

Here is our first apartment checklist:

Mattress, pillows, and bedding

Whether you’re living in a cozy apartment or a large house, it’s imperative to value a good night’s sleep. That’s why we recommend purchasing a comfortable mattress complete with a mattress topper, pillows, and bedding. Sure, your first thought might be to sleep on the floor for the first few weeks in your apartment until you get settled. But the reality is that an actual bed will make your place feel like home from day one.

Shower curtain

This could be the most forgotten item on this list. However, unless you want to ruin the bathroom floor in your first apartment, we recommend purchasing a shower curtain before moving. Doing so will also remind you to pack your toiletry items.

First-aid kit/medicine  

Accidents will happen every now and then in your apartment. In the event you cut your finger while cooking or sprain an ankle after tripping down the last few stairs, you will obviously need a first-aid kit. This is also a good time to load up on cold medicine and anti-inflammatory medications.

Cleaning supplies

A clean apartment is a happy apartment. Prior to move-in day, double check that you have a vacuum, multi-surface spray, paper towels, trash bags, laundry detergent, toilet scrubber, dish/dishwasher soap, and other cleaning essentials. Pro tip: have these items in easy reach so you can do a bit of cleaning before unpacking everything.

Kitchen items

A major benefit of living in your own apartment is having the chance to cook meals for yourself. But when it comes to buying items for the kitchen, try to stick to the basics. These include glasses, mugs, plates, bowls, utensils, pots/pans, cookie sheets, and food storage containers. Some extras you might consider for this space include a toaster, toaster oven, or blender.

Clothing/coat hangers

This is something else that’s easily forgotten on this list. But trust us — it’s never fun when you realize you don’t have a single hanger as you begin unpacking your boxes of clothes. Purchase a bunch of hangers now and you’ll feel settled into your first apartment in no time.

Welcome Home To Gateway Place Apartments In Greeley

It’s no surprise why many Greeley residents choose Gateway Place as their first apartment. Between the various floorplans, top-notch amenities, and community features, our team has you covered with everything you need to feel at home.

With summer just around the corner, now is the time to start making your shortlist of apartments in Northern Colorado. At Gateway Place Apartments, we make the application simple and stress-free.

Contact us today to schedule a visit!