Decorating an Everett apartment isn’t difficult, but it can seem overwhelming if you’ve never lived on your own before or you’ve always had a roommate and someone else with furniture. For your first apartment where you live alone or live with another person for the first time, furnishing the space with all the “right” stuff can take a little time, and it’s a little too easy to overspend on items and end up with an apartment full of things you don’t really need.
The key ingredient in decorating and furnishing your Everett apartment is time, and you can avoid spending too much and getting the wrong items by securing all the necessary pieces first (like the bed and a microwave, for example) and then taking your time to find the rest of the items. Here’s a list of some of the items you may wish to find first, so your apartment is immediately usable and relaxing.
Buy a Bed for Your Everett Apartment
If you choose a studio, you may wish to get a bed that also turns into a couch, but it’s entirely up to you as to the sort of bed that will look best and feel best in your new space. Don’t go out and buy a kitchen table or a couch before you have a bed. You have to sleep every night whereas you don’t necessarily have to use the couch or sit down at a table to eat every day.
Pieces of furniture that aren’t really necessary at the start – and which you might not even need for quite some time – include a dining table and chairs, bookcases or shelves for the wall, and anything decorative. While it might look nice to see your walls filled with decorative pictures, covering your walls definitely isn’t as important as ensuring you have a comfortable place to sleep.
Tip: If you want to spread things out a bit with your purchases, you can always buy a mattress one month and wait to get the bed frame the next. However, sometimes you can get a free bed frame when you buy a mattress, so look for deals that will help you secure more than once piece of furniture at a time. You might even score a free bedside table or something similar.
Cleaning Supplies for Your Everett Apartment
A bed and a few other sticks of furniture aren’t the only pieces you need. The Unpakt shares a quick list of cleaning supplies that can help you keep your apartment clean. It’s always a good idea to get in the habit of cleaning your apartment regularly, even if you’ve just moved into the space and haven’t really furnished it with many items.
Some of the items on the list include a vacuum cleaner, broom and dustpan, and a garbage can (don’t forget the garbage bags, too!). Other items that can help you keep your apartment organized and clean include a laundry basket, various cleaning solutions (like all-in-one cleaners and glass cleaners), sponges for the kitchen, and laundry detergent for washing your clothes.
If you’re not inclined to get everything on the “should have” list for cleaning supplies, make your priority the broom and dustpan. Moving into your apartment will probably get everything a little dusty, and you’ll want to sweep immediately after getting everything inside the apartment.
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