My First Apartment Checklist

It’s your first apartment! It’s an exciting time. You’ve fallen in love with the place, signed the lease and wrote your deposit cheque. Congratulations! It’s a big step for you. But now what?

Moving from your parent’s home to your first place may be a daunting task but here are some handy tips to make your move into your first apartment easy and stress-free:

  1. Recycle

Purge all old clothing that you haven’t worn in a year and take only the clothes you really wear. This will help minimize the amount of closet space you need.

  1. Invest in Plastic Storage Containers and Under-The-Bed Storage

You’ll learn pretty fast that you’ll accumulate a lot of stuff living on your own. Proper storage containers will save you from making your bedroom look like a mess.

  1. Organize Your Closets Efficiently

This is a no-brainer what you will find is the closet quickly becomes your go-to place to store almost everything. Use your closet efficiently with top shelves for larger items like bedding and the space nearest the floor for shoes for example.

  1. Minimize Pantry Clutter

Use airtight jars or plastic containers to store items like pasta, cereals and rice instead of keeping original packaging. Then you also know when it’s time to buy more.

  1. Furnish With A Few Basic Pieces

You do not need to send $$$ on new furniture. Purchase what you need like a couch, bed, dresser and kitchen table. Be sure to check out Used Regina for some slightly used pieces that may be more affordable.

  1. Make a Monthly Living Expense List – and Stick to It!

Include food, rent, social expenses on this list. Sometimes we spend too much on eating out and takeout without thinking about our monthly savings. Before we know it, rent is due. Don’t make this a habit because your parents will stop answering the phone at some point. Be wise with your choices and with spending habits.

  1. Understand the Terms of Your Rental Agreement

Make sure you read fully and understand the terms of your lease or rental agreement. If you have any questions, Kargan Properties is there to help you understand the documents.

  1. Be Aware of Security

Follow all security rules and regulations of your unit including keeping all keys and access cards safe. If you are unsure about the rules, please contact us immediately and we’ll help. Security and safety should be top of mind.

A good property manager is a valuable part of your rental strategy, especially for first time renters. We let you have peace of mind.


Let us manage your rental property today! Contact us by calling 306-522-6080 or email [email protected].