Moving out of the parents’ house is indeed a big step. One that you will remember till the end of your days. But let me remind you, there is a long list of people that regret a number of choices they made in choosing the apartment as well as what goes in it.
But no need to fret, I am here to help you with that situation. Choosing the items to be bought for your first apartment needs a lot of thought and planning. And most of you will be short on cash, holding out menial jobs while moving through the final years of grad schools. The solution is to find used or cheap furniture, that you can live with for two years max. After that, hopefully things will start to look better.
Obviously, your bedroom will be pretty much the only place that only belongs to you, so start from there. The rest of the furniture will be shares among the roommates so there will be more contribution to buy that…hopefully!
Get the Right Bed:
Anyways, the shore shot way to save money, get a cheap ottoman bed
. And here are the reasons for this to be the first on your bucket list:
• Ottoman bed will make you room look like not so immature. It has elegance that enhances the look of any room you place it in.
• Since you are getting a cheap ottoman bed, there will be budget to spend on other much needed items as well.
• There will be no need for extra side tables or wardrobes.
• It will prove very handy to move in case you change apartments or location. All your possessions can be safely tucked in the bed while it is being moved and you won’t even need to pay extra for all the items moved.
Study Table is a Must:
Since we have eliminated the need for side tables and wardrobe, the next item to get would be a study table and a comfortable chair. This can also act as your impromptu side table for keeping everyday things handy.
Everyone Needs a Vanity:
The next thing to get for your room, get a nice mirror and vanity. This one is particularly important for girls (I know, obvious much!) but invest in a vanity that matches your ottoman bed and your room is pretty much set.
Lighting, Because We Don’t Want Your Eyes to Hurt:
For lighting, you can do either of these two things. First option is to get bed side lamps, or hanging ones that don’t require side tables. Or if you get an ottoman bed with iron or wooden paned headboard, you can attach stringed lights with it. It will look cute and will be very easily affordable.