19 practical purchases I wish someone had told me to make for my first apartment
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- Moving into your first apartment can be stressful - and it's a godsend when someone can lay out a few no-nonsense purchases you might want to make.
- With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, these are the purchases I wish that I had made, or was glad that I did.
- You can also find 21 helpful products we've bought for our apartments here.
Moving into your first apartment will likely be stressful. For many, it coincides with such life-changing events as graduating, moving out of their guardian's home, and starting their career. You might suddenly have the responsibility of updating your résumé, buying suitable work clothes, and putting up a security deposit and first month's rent. By the end of it, your brain and wallet can feel empty.
But, hindsight is 20/20, and after a couple years of living in my own place, I've rounded up 19 purchases that I'm either very glad I made or wished I had before moving in. Most are practical, and some - like easy-to-assemble couches - may not be in the budget. But, if you can't get everything, the ones you can are sure to come in handy.
Below are 19 things I wish someone had told me to buy for my first apartment:
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