Jul 26, 2019
We know that moving off-campus and away from home can be stressful. You might not be sure what to bring and what you can leave behind. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Below is a thorough Grove checklist to guide your move to a beautiful new off-campus home. Keep track of everything you need in your new home with our first college apartment checklist.
Mattress pad/mattress topper
Sheets (own an extra set)
Additional storage boxes/containers (Find some that can fit under your bed to store off-season clothes)
Shoe rack (Buy a hangable one if you need extra space)
Dry erase board
Shower organizers (Suction cup baskets)
Air fresheners (Think the socket plug-in ones or spray, not the little trees that hang from a car mirror)
Toiletries (Toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, etc.)
Bathroom cleaning supplies
Small trash bin
Pots and pans
Measuring cups and measuring spoons
Dish drying rack
Paper towel holder
Large and small plates
Large and small bowls
Salt and pepper shakers
TV – Make it a smart TV and have Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon at the ready! Or, buy something like an Amazon Fire Stick or Roku to get the same benefits.
TV stand/Small entertainment center
Blu-ray or DVD player (If you still look to buy physical copies of your movies/shows)
Laundry detergent pods
Fabric softener sheets
Printer with copy paper
Power strips/surge protectors
Smart speaker (i.e. Alexa, Google Home, Homepod)
Cleaning & Other Supplies:
First aid kit
Friendly Reminders from The Grove:
-Pay your rent on time every month!
-Alert your landlord as soon as something breaks so they can fix it before a small -problem becomes a big one!
-Be responsible when you host parties and control the number of guests!
-Introduce yourself to your neighbors. They will really appreciate this, and that way, if they have a concern about noise or anything else, they will feel comfortable speaking with you (rather than calling the police)!
-Keep trash and recycling in the proper bins/carts and out of sight!
-When you move out, allow time to sell/donate unwanted furniture, dispose of all your garbage, and clean the apartment!
-Always have your pet on a leash and always pick up your pet waste to avoid any possible problems!
Most Importantly: Have fun and enjoy your new home away from home! We are beyond excited to have you as a resident and always let us know how we can better serve you!