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Furnishing your first apartment can be a long, stressful process. As a homemaking novice, you’ll likely remember the big things like a couch and mattress, but might forget about the more obscure items like a bath mat — at least until your first slip on your puddle-laden bathroom floor. Making the perfect checklist of apartment essentials is only half the battle — then you have to scour different sites to decide which shaggy throw you actually want to buy.
Luckily, there are some places you can rely on to make this process a little bit easier — places where you can shop for your bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom all within the same URL, where you won’t blow your budget on luxury housewares (well actually, we can’t promise that), where you can put a luxury mattress and a lifetime supply of Clorox wipes all in the same shopping cart. These stores don’t take all of the stress out of apartment shopping, but they sure do make it easier. As someone who’s in the process of making her first apartment feel like home, that place for me is Target.
Read on to see our picks of 26 things you should get for your first apartment or home at Target:
A basic dinnerware set
This set has a minimalist style that fits any apartment aesthetic and looks a lot nicer than the $20 price tag would suggest. It’s everything you need for your first apartment — and it’ll save you the inevitable freak out that would occur after your roommate chipped your first set of Williams Sonoma bowls.
A frame to help you personalize your space
Frames filled with pictures of family, friends, and important life memories will make your space really feel like home. It’s what’s on the inside of the frame that counts, but having a nice way to display your photos adds to the appeal.
A bathroom rug
This bath rug is a practical buy that also has the power to spruce up a plain bathroom. Pick a fun color or pattern, but whatever you pick be sure to get one that‘ machine washable. After living on the bathroom floor, these things need to be cleaned frequently.
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