What are the necessities when it comes to furnishing an apartment?

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I think a bed and desk are must haves when it comes to your bedroom. You can rely solely on a mattress if you really needed to. Your desk can double as a vanity or bedside table. I would also recommend some type of storage - a clothing rack, bookshelf, wardrobe - to keep clutter to a minimum. When it comes to your dining room/living room - spend what you can. If you can afford a dining table - great. If you can't, you and your roomies can eat dinner on the couch or floor if it means you can comfortably pay rent and buy groceries.
The bare essentials when it comes to furnishing an apartment is a bed and a desk. Some college students don't get bed frames or box springs and just have their mattress on the floor. Though it's not furniture, you should also have dishes, utensils, cups, and bowls in the kitchen as well as cleaning supplies. Make sure to bring blankets for the bed too!
(1) a bed - bed frame and mattress(2) AC unit(3) bedside table and/or desk(4) kitchen supplies - pots, pans, cooking utensils, silverware, plates, glasses, etc.(5) a couch and/or living room seating - can be minimal
If you're working with a small budget, some absolute must-haves include a bed (obviously), a desk or table, a chair, storage ( can be a dresser or various containers), silverware, plates, plastic food containers, at least one pot and pan, a broom/swiffer/vacuum cleaner, a toaster, and a microwave. Some things may come with your apartment so you'll want to see what it's equipped with before you go and buy things. Also, coordinate with your roommate as there are certain things you both don't have to buy -- like cleaning supplies, kitchen furniture, etc. as you can share. Lastly, you may want to check Craigslist or see what other students are selling on Facebook to buy things for cheap!

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