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What Items Do I Need to Furnish My First Apartment or Home

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Stocking your first living space can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn't have to be.  Use this 5 "S"  Space Strategy to help you organize the items you will need to furnish your new living environment.

 Before making any purchases, create a list of what furnishings you will need for the below 5 action areas:

    Where you Sleep
    Where you Sit / Socialize (leisure time)
    Where you Snack
    Where you Study (work or hobby area)
    How you will Sanitize


Let's break these down even further into a general suggested item list of what can fit in these areas. (This list may not included everything for your specific needs, so add or subtract as needed)

Sleep - Bedroom
    Bed (frame, mattresses)
    Pillow & Bedding (blankets, comforter, sheets)
    Dresser or Storage for Clothing
    Night Stand
    Table Lamp
    Alarm Clock

Socializing / Sitting - Living Room
Comfortable Sofa or Chairs
    Side Tables
    Table Lamps
    Entertainment Center or Stand
    Bookcases / Shelving
    Coffee Table
Snack / Eating - Dining Room or Kitchen
Table (to sit and eat)
Chairs (for table or bar)
    Utensils (for eating or cooking)
Plates, bowls, glassware.
    Cooking Equipment ( pots & pans, spatulas, coffee makers, can openers, blender,
etc., this can be lengthy and is left 
    to personal choice)


Desk (with flat surface for writing & the computer)
Office Tools (stapler, pens & pencil storage)
Shelving for books
File cabinet
Desk lamp

Sanitizing (Cleaning & Bathroom Supplies)
    Duster / Dusting cloths
    Cleaning Chemicals
    Vacuum Cleaner
    Towels & Wash Clothes

This list should give you a good start at setting up house and on your way to making that house/apartment your home.

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