You’re finally ready to move out of the nest and live in your first apartment. While it’s important to prepare yourself mentally for the independent life, you can’t always help but get a few items from home (especially from your parents). However, there are many advantages of getting your first set of home items so you can feel that you’re finally starting your new life. Here are some things you can get for your first apartment even on a tight budget:
Your own dining set
When you’re living on your own, you don’t need to eat from takeout containers. While that’s convenient, you need to start getting your own dining set so you can eat like an adult who lives independently. You don’t have to splurge on designer ones. Start with your very own enamel dinner set and get more as needed. Having your own dining set allows you to be prepared for visitors.
Studies have consistently demonstrated the many benefits of having plants at home. The health benefits go beyond just having something green near you. Having a plant in your home also teaches you how to take care of another living thing. Taking care of a plant teaches you to be conscious and responsible, which can help you be a better human.
Bedsheets and curtains
One sign that you’re an adult is when you feel elated when you have new sheets. While you don’t have to spend much on bedsheets with a high thread count, you can go ahead if you could afford it. There’s a great sense of pride that you get when you have matching bedsheets and linen.
Include these items in your checklist when you move in your new apartment. There are plenty more you can add to your checklist but these basic ones can make you feel that you’re not just winging it, rather, you’re adulting it.