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Keep Your Apartment Prepared with These Kits

  • Emily Rice

Emily Rice

3 min read
Keep Your Apartment Prepared with These Kits

Not to add another thing on your to-do list, but we want you to be prepared.

Prepared for anything, unplanned, while you move into your new apartment. For instance, let’s say a box full of cleaning supplies tips over and stains the carpet. Or, because you’re moving in the fall, you step on a leave and lose your balance and scrape your knee.

You never know what might happen and it doesn’t hurt to be prepared.

Common emergency trips to the drugstore, hardware store, or grocery store in search of something that you absolutely had to have in that moment could all of been avoided had these things been readily available.

While everyone has slightly different needs, these emergency kits are a good idea for everyone.

Kit: Tool

Something in the apartment might need your attention – It might not be immediate, but eventually. Tool kits are your most common tool kit in any home.

• Tape Measure
• Hammer
• Pliers
• Nails & Screws
• Screwdrivers (interchangeable tips save space)
• Superglue
• Rubber bands
• Adjustable Wrench(es)
• Twine/String/Rope

Kit: First Aid

Surprisingly enough, most households aren’t prepared for the smallest of injuries – cuts, scrapes, burns, sprains, etc. Whether it’s you who needs attention, or someone else, you’ll thank yourself for having these items on hand.

• Assorted Sizes of bandages
• Rubbing alcohol
• Medicines – Ibuprofen, Benadryl, Tums, cough drops
• Antiseptic wipes
• Aloe
• Heating pad
• Cold packs
• Tweezers
• Gauze
• Medical tape
• Anti-itch ointment
• antibiotic ointment
• Gloves
• Eye drops

Kit: Stain Remover

When stains settle, the more work they require. When you have a kit together, at hand, the easier it will be to remove the stain. A lot of basic household items work their magic on stains.

• Dish Soap
• Baking Soda
• Baking Powder
• Vinegar
• Toothpaste
• Tide to go

Kit: Sewing

Even if you don’t know how to sew, you’ll be surprised how fast you’ll pick it up when a slight alteration is needed last minute.

• Light and Dark Color Thread
• Small, Medium, and Large Needles
• Assortment of buttons and fabric
• Safety Pins
• Scissors
After spending some time in your apartment, you may find that there are things that you are missing. These things may appear to be small, but they are still important. Things that every apartment should have:

• Fire Extinguisher
• Plunger
• Rags/Buckets
• Flashlight
• Batteries
• Duct Tape
• Matches/Lighter/Candles

Your apartment is still going to need a few other items depending on the situation, but with these kits readily available, you should feel prepared.

Preparing for unplanned, emergency situations are exactly fun, but it’s certainly more fun than getting stuck without these supplies.

Until the emergency strikes, it’s okay to store these kits away; As long as you remember where they are in case you need them last minute.