Kid sister is now trying to figure out the basics of what she needs for her first apartment other than furniture… Having done apartment life for a long time before I got the house she came to me for help. Here’s what I came up with. See if you fine folks can think of anything I’ve forgotten.
TOILET PAPER (SO MUCH TOILET PAPER)
An all-purpose cleaner like 409.
A SHOWER CURTAIN (I’ve forgotten that one before!) with a liner and rings to hang it.
dishes, silverware, cups
a silverware drawer organizer
measuring cups and spoons
a can opener
a tupperware type product
curtains (not sure if there are blinds)
sheets and other bedding
at least one good skillet and two sauce pans
a casserole dish/cake pan
a cookie sheet
a toilet brush
a plunger (better have that one on hand before you NEED it!)
extra pillows and blankets for couch-bound guests
some kind of air freshener or scented candles and a lighter
any kind of washable rags or kitchen towels
a closet organizer or shoe rack to make the most use of closet space
an old toothbrush to clean nooks and crannies
a SERIOUS first aid kit
bottle opener and corkscrew
kitchen trash can and bags to fit it.
a sewing kit
at least one passable table cloth
any and every kind of tape you can think of
Batteries…. And then MORE batteries.
a doormat to minimize what you track in
a bath mat
more ponytail holders than you think you will EVER need
a SOLID bookshelf
an extension cord or two
a power strip or two
a post office packet to ensure the mail is forwarded to you
Scissors… MORE THAN ONE PAIR
laundry hamper/basket and detergent
a hammer, small nails, and screwdrivers in both flat and phillips… (because you WILL have to assemble shit)
Bug spray (better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it on hand!)
ALL SIZES of ziploc bags
a waterproof file box of some kind for important papers
a cutting board
at least one good sharp kitchen knife
an iron and ironing board
at least one wall clock
I left off things like a TV and microwave intentionally because I know she does have those, and shower/soap/hygiene products because she’s got that covered as well. That’s where I left off… Anything you folks want to add?
Being of a rather oblivious nature, it took my manager pointing out to me that the Sherlock production base is set up just over the road from our office. We regularly get film crews over there but it’s usually Casualty - this is a marked step up! It seems to be pretty quiet and there were no paparazzi or crowds hanging around - since there’s a cut-through over the site to a footpath anyone can just walk across it. I’m surprised more people haven’t followed the pink signs over there really…