Moving out on your own is intimidating and frightening. You are responsible for yourself,  your home, and your belongings. Knowing what items you need for your first home is overwhelming and confusing. Everyone can tell you a couple of items you may need, but there are a few essentials that are worth investing in and some that are not too large an investment. 


Never underestimate the value in a good vacuum. Having a quality vacuum will allow you to save time, energy and will create a better living environment. There is nothing better than having a clean and tidy home. The Dyson V7 is an expensive investment but well worth your money, and the perfect size for that first apartment. With Dyson’s amazing technology and incredible warranty, you will not be disappointed. 

Pots and Pans 

Pots and pans are tricky. You can purchase them for a very low price at Walmart and Ikea but you will be replacing them often. The Heritage Rock brand of pots and pans is worth the investment. With their state-of-the-art surface enhancement, your food is less likely to stick and burn to allow your cookware to last quite a while. 


Your furniture is a key part of your home, but you do not need to break the bank on these purchases. Stores like Structube and Ikea are your best friend. You can purchase affordable but trendy furniture here without spending all your money. Bed frames,  Mattresses, Couches, Coffee Tables and Dining Furniture from both stores are beautiful and priced fairly.


Purchasing a TV is a hard and in-depth decision. There are a lot of options on the market.  If you are looking for a TV that has decent quality and has capabilities for streaming services, ROKU Smart TVs are a great option. With ROKU you are purchasing a TV with quality resolution and has the capabilities of smart TVs, meaning you can use all your different streaming services on it. A TV is an investment itself, but ROKU is a way of having quality without draining your bank account. 


If you are living in a city and your primary mode of transportation is walking, a wagon is highly recommended. Nobody wants to carry ten grocery bags home and a wagon is a  perfect way to enjoy your beautiful walk home while not injuring your back in the process,  and it avoids splurging to Uber home. 

Moving out on your own for the first time is a learning curve and you will find your feet as you go. Having some recommendations of where to start can ease your nerves!

Published by HOLR Magazine