oven and shaker

Moving Out Checklist

Living Room:
Couch
Cushions
Lamps
TV
TV stand
DVD/game console
Coffee table and end tables
Curtains or blinds (whole house)

Office:
Desk
Office chair
Computer
Mouse bad
Keyboard
Monitor
Printer/scanner/fax
Landline phone
Paper
Pens/pencils/other
Scissors
Stapler
Filing cabinet/folders
Tape
Ink cartridges

Kitchen:
Refrigerator
Stove
Microwave
Coffee Maker
Tupperware
Measuring cups
Can opener
Garbage can
Trash bags
Mixing bowls
Casserolw dish
Blender
Hand mixer
Colander
Pots/pans
Baking dishes
Drying rack
Knife set
Cutting board
Silverware
Spoons, spatulas, ladles (you need more than you think)
Plates and bowls
Mugs and glasses
Hand towels
Salt and pepper shakers
Oven mitts
Ziplock baggies
Aluminum Foil
Wax paper
Plastic wrap
Cabinet Liners
Cooking Oil (vegetable, canola, olive, w/e)

Dining Room:
Table
Chairs or stools
Place mats
Table cloths

Bathroom:
Toilet Paper
Toilet brush
Plunger
Tooth brush
Toothpaste
Mouthwash
Floss
Soap (bar and hand)
Shampoo
Conditioner
Body soap
Rags
Towels
Loofah
Shower curtain and rod
Lotion
Nail trimmers
Tweezers
First aid kit
Trashcan
Tissues
Any other bathroom items you may need (like face wash, contact solution, so on)

Bedroom:
Bed (mattress, box spring, frame)
Sheets (multiple sets)
Blankets (multiple)
End tables
Dressers
Wardrobe
Coat hangers
Mirror
Lamps
Alarm clocks
Waste basket

Utility Room:
Washer
Dryer
Hanging rack/clothes organizer
Shelves
Table for folding
Iron and ironing board
Laundry hamper
Laundry baskets
Waste basket
Dryer sheets
Laundry detergent
Fabric softener
More clothes hangers
Stain removal pen or detergent

Cleaning:
Trash bags
Rags and hand towels
Spongers/scrubbers
Mop
Broom
Dust pan
Vaccum
Duster
Bucket
Rubber gloves
Multipurpose cleaner
Bleach
Vinegar
Ammonia
Oven Cleaner
Air freshener
Toilet Cleaner
Glass cleaner
Antibacterial wipes
Wood polish
Paper towels

Other:
Tools
Light bulbs
Flash Lights
Candles
Matches/lighter/light fluid
Emergency Kit
Fire alarms
Fire extinguisher
Power strips
Extension chords
First aid kit
Batteries
Back up chargers and cables

Note: You do not absolutely need every last thing on this list. This is just what I believe to be a pretty good list of what someone might possibly need in a new home. You can cross out whatever doesn’t suite your lifestyle.

Alright, I think that’s about it. I probably forgot some things, but I tried to be as thorough as I could. This is roundabout everything I had before moving in. It honestly made living on my own so much easier. Not only that but I cut back on costs by not having to run to the store every five seconds because I forgot something.

My bathroom closet (featured in the picture above) is just one of the placed I keep my stock. I stock up like crazy, on everything. What I bought before moving in lasted me a whole year before I had to stock up again. It was amazing and I’ll be breaking down where/how I found the best deals to do this.

I wish I was an extreme couponer (have you seen their stock rooms?!?!?) because they just do it better.

Any questions or comments (like “Hey! You forgot (blank) and I’ll add it to the list) are super welcome!

Today’s in-the-car lunch and part 1 of dinner before a delicious supper at Oven and Shaker here in Portland ~ The all raw vegan ‘West’ salad from our new fave North West Raw. Officially the largest 'half’ salad you will ever meet, it’s full of kale, carrot, beet, cabbage, sprouted almonds, avocado, currants, sesame seeds and a yummy creamy dressing. #twfdgoestoportland #lunch

Whipped up dinner in under 30 mins

Wrap asparagus with bacon place in 400° oven

Chicken topping: mayo, shaker parm, garlic powder, pepper and paprika and squeeze of lemon

Pan sear your chicken, brown it on both sides. Top it with the mayo/parm mixture, then place in the oven on the same tray as the bacon asparagus…bacon grease adds flavor. Cook everything for 25 min..or until chicken hits 165°