Moving Out

The Ultimate Guide to Moving Out for the First Time: Part 2

If you haven’t already read Part 1 check it out before you read this post.

The focus of this post will be similar to the first post. Except Part 2 will cover the items you need for your living room and bathroom spaces. I also will share some helpful hints on how to get some of these items at an affordable price.

The following post will provide you with a starter list for what you will need for, both the living room and bathroom. If you still have a while to move out, I suggest starting out with the items for the bathroom. Not only are they cheaper, but they’re also smaller so they will be easier to store until you move out.

Living room


  1. Couch
  2. Side table
  3. Chair/ loveseat
  4. TV stand
  5. TV
  6. Lamp
  7. Coffee Table
  8. Piece of art.


So a lot of the living room items are expensive because there is a lot of furniture. Not only are they expensive, but they’re also really big making it harder to store. I was lucky and already had the piece of art I wanted (a huge coca cola puzzle that I had framed), as well as a loveseat that my parents gave me. The puzzle hung in my room until I moved, and the loveseat my parents put in their computer/ “game room” area.

I couldn’t afford a couch when I moved out so I bought a daybed for $40 at a garage sale. I then sanded it down and painted it a charcoal grey… and “Vwa-lah”, I now have a “couch” (it also serves as a bed when people spend the night).


bathroomNot my bathroom, but this is similar to the layout.

  1. Shower curtain
  2. Curtain Liner
  3. Shower hooks
  4. Trash can
  5. Bathroom rugs
  6. Toilet paper holder
  7. Soap dispenser
  8. Toothbrush holder
  9. Over the door towel rack
  10. Towels
  11. Hand towels
  12. Wash cloths
  13. Shower caddy


Some of these items aren’t a necessity, but I strongly recommend getting them. For example, you can go without a toilet paper holder, and an over the door shower rack but if you have the funds I recommend getting them. I’ve been in my apartment for 5 months and I just purchased the over the door shower rack today. It was just over 10$ with tax, but it will help with towels constantly ending up on the ground. And as far as the toilet paper holder goes, this saves me space underneath the cabinets which I need for storing other things (my bathroom is on the small side).

Another tip for the bathroom is buying a shower curtain that has several colors in it this way you have several colors to pick from when your getting towels, hand towels, and wash cloths that still will match your stuff.

Do y’all have any secrets for living room and bathroom areas? Tell me in the comments.

Thanks guys



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