New Place Move-in Shopping List

move-in shopping- checklist

If you’re moving to a new city, or even a new country for your MBA journey, that often means shopping for essentials for your new place.

We’ve made it a little easier for you by gathering the moving checklist for your essentials on your first day in a new place. If you don’t already have an Amazon Prime Account, start a Prime Student account for free. You’ll need the school’s email account, so if it’s not yet set up, just start a 30 day free trial of the regular Prime account for now, and switch over to the free Student account after you set up your email.

In This Article:

  1. Things you’d want waiting for you before you arrive
    1. Bedroom
    2. Bathroom
  2. Things that can wait for the first day
    1. Kitchen
    2. Household

Check out the next page for a PDF checklist format for your move-in shopping list.  If you’re just looking for the low-cost / value items, we’ve made life even easier for you by adding all of the essential items to a single Amazon wish list, so you can quickly add from it to your shopping basket.

 

Things you’d want waiting for you before you arrive

Best to order 3 days before you land. Email your new landlord or campus housing to make sure that they can receive the packages before you check in.

Bedroom

Comforter

Simple Comforter 100% Cotton Level 3 Down Comforter
$30 (Queen) $64.99 (Queen) $180.99 (King)
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Sets of Sheets

Cheap Microfiber “Deluxe” Hypoallergenic Super Soft Sheets Sheex – Branded Luxury
$21.99 (Queen)  flat sheet, fitted sheet, and 2 pillowcases $137.90 (Queen)  flat sheet, fitted sheet, and 2 pillowcases. $229.99 (Queen) flat sheet, fitted sheet, and 2 pillowcases.
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Pillows

Homfy Cotton Pillows Memory Foam Lovers Best of the Best
$17.99 for 2 (Queen) pillows $30.99 for 1 (Queen) pillow $59.99 for 1 (Queen) pillow
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A Lamp!

It’s surprising for internationals, but in many US cities, most rental apartments come with no pre-installed lights in the ceiling. Get at least one floor lamp if that’s the case.

Basic Floor Lamp Functional LED Light Modern and Stylish LED Lamp
$27.50, 150w bulb not included. $64.99 for 1 (Queen) pillow $89.99
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We’re assuming you already have a bed and a mattress! But if you don’t please remember to check these links.

Bathroom

Toilet Paper

So when you arrive, you can go…

Cheap & Branded Memory Foam Lovers Go Bundy style with wet wipes
$6.00 for 12 rolls, but 3-star customer rating $31.49 for 24 rolls $14.52 for 336 wet flushable wipes (8×42 packs)
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Towel Set

Basic Set Good Value Set Luxury and Style Set
$19.99 2x bath, 2x hand, 2x washcloths  $22.00 2x bath, 2x hand, 2x washcloths $73.75 for 1x bath, 1x hand, 1x washcloth, and 1x fingertips
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Other Bathroom Essentials

Things to get immediately after you land

Kitchen

Dishes

Basic Set Soho Fancy Pants
$39.99 for 18 pieces
Or get the 12 pieces set for $24.41
 $37.03 for 16 pieces $30.09 for a 4 piece set (1 person)
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If you got the basic set, you’ll probably want to get some coffee mugs too.

Drinking Glasses

Basic Set Heavy Base 18 Set Shine Bright Like a Diamond with this Crystal Set
$15.99 for 6 12-ounce glasses
Or get 8 multi size pieces for $19.99
 $43.88 for 16 pieces (8 high ball and 8 low ball) $368.09 for a 6 crystal 12-ounce glasses that you can only wash by hand
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Silverware

Basic Set Set + Organizer + Steak Knives Eat Like a Unicorn
$14.00 for 20 pieces, service for 4  $30.99 for 24 pieces, service for 4 (incl. steak knives) $78.97 for 20 pieces, service for 4
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If you pick the basic or fancy set, make sure to get a drawer.

Sharp Knives

Basic Set Advanced Set with Sharpener Wusthof Chef
$15.99 for 6 knives + stand  $49.99 for 7 pieces $999.95 for 14 pieces
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Bonus – if you’re not getting the advanced set, get a $5.45 knife sharpener, or a fancy sharpener. It’ll make a big difference.

Cookware

Basic Non-Stick Set Stainless Steel Set Showoff Set
$49.99 for 15 pieces or $39.99 for 8 pieces $55.99 for 8 pieces, but you’ll also need cooking utensils  for $9.99 for 3 pieces or $34.99 for 42 pieces $350.00 for 12 pieces
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Pro tip – too keep your set from wearing out, buy wooden cooking utensils.

Coffee Machines and/or a Kettle

You know you need it.

Basic 12-Cup Maker Drink like a Ninja  Brew with Style

$24.99 $79.99 $109.99
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Nespresso Lovers:

Nespresso Espresso Coffee and Espresso Coffee Lovers’ Dream

$89.99 $174.31 $279.97
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Or just get a kettle.

Other Kitchen

Household

Vacuum Cleaner

Cordless Handheld Heavier Duty Be Clean Freak with Dyson

$54.00 and perfect for smaller apartments $89.99 $645.00 (Dyson sells other cheaper models too)
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Or let a robot do the job for you (not recommended if you have a pet). Eufy offers a great starter’s choice for $223.00.

Other Household

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Go to the next page for the checklist format of the items in this page

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