If you’re moving into your first apartment, you’re probably prepared for anything and everything. But we know of some items that might have been left off your list that we just know you’ve gotta have. Here are our top nine suggestions for making your new space that much homier:
Corkscrew: Not just any corkscrew will do. You need one that can multitask. We love this inexpensive HYZ Twichan opener, that not only serves as a corkscrew, but also as a foil cutter and bottle opener!
Trash/Recycling Can with Foot Pedal: This one item serves as both a trash can and recycling unit, perfect for apartment living. Easily separate what can be thrown away and what can be recycled in one spot. Bonus: it’s nice looking and takes up less space. Find it at Bed, Bath & Beyond and don’t forget to use one of their 20% off coupons!
Kitchen Compost Bin: Be environmentally-friendly with this countertop compost bin that holds in odors with a built-in charcoal filter. It’s small enough to not take up a ton of space, but big enough to easily fit all of your food scraps. And it’s dishwasher safe!
Sofa Arm Wrap: Whoever invented this sofa arm tray table is an absolute genius. The universal fit works for any sofa arm shape and has weighted sides that will support your favorite beverage and snack. Once you have this, you’ll wonder how you managed without it all your life.
Cable Clips: No more cords everywhere with these convenient, brightly colored cable clips. They’re adhesive, so they won’t fall off your desk or table, and you’ll never lose another unplugged cord again. An affordable, must-have from The Container Store.
First Aid Kit: These kits aren’t usually too sexy, but they are necessary (and you know it when you need one). This best-seller includes all of the necessities for life’s little accidents. You’ll thank us that you were prepared!
Emergency Sewing Kit: You know how frustrating it can be if your favorite shirt loses a button. You’ll fix it in no time flat with this handy sewing kit, specifically made for small emergencies. It includes both extra black and white thread, since those are go-to colors we all need.
Hydro Flask: Once you’ve tried one of these, you’ll never stop using it. It truly keeps cold things cold and hot things hot. What else can you ask for from this double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel container? Available in all kinds of colors and sizes, it’s perfect for water or hot coffee and tea.
Heated Throw: Another can’t-live-without-it item—a heated throw. We love snuggling on the couch with this Sunbeam one, which comes in several décor-friendly colors. It has three heat settings and a 3-hour auto off in case you fall asleep due to the extreme comfort. It’s machine washable, so get cozy!
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