Must-Have Items For An Apartment

Once you’ve moved into an apartment, you’ll have to deal with the tricky task of unpacking and sorting out your belongings. After you’ve unpacked, you’ll also need to decide on how to furnish your apartment from scratch, considering it isn’t furnished already.

Stick to a budget

Your budget will dictate what you spend on and how much. It’ll also mean refraining from buying certain things altogether. Thus you’ll need to make a list of what you really need and give priority to these. Once you’ve bought the essentials, you can spend the rest on little things that you like to make your rental apartment in Hong Kong feel homely.


Your bedroom is where you’ll spend most of your time, so give priority to your bed. You’ll of course need to check beforehand whether the apartment already has a bed or not. A fully-furnished short term apartment in Hong Kong will have a bed but you’ll also have to check if the mattress is to your liking and buy some linen of your own. Investing in a good quality mattress will have long term health benefits too. Also get a comfortable duvet if you live in a cold area, as well as sheets.

Living room

A couch is an essential piece and a living room would feel incomplete without one. Thus, try to spend a bit more on getting a good couch. This is after all where you will relax after a long day and watch TV or read. When you have guests over, you’ll also entertain them here. Look around for an inexpensive yet comfortable and durable couch. Also think about having a coffee table, where you can place various things from magazines and papers to snacks and beverages.


Considering you already have your basic kitchen appliances and cabinets installed, you’ll have to think about the other things you’ll need as well. Make a list of kitchen necessities and what you will make use of the most. These could include microwaves, dishwashers and kettles. You’ll also need to have your utensils, pots and pans, dishes and cleaning items. Make sure there is enough space to store these things as well.


Other important items for your apartment will include things like extension cords for your electronic equipment and a wireless router if your apartment building doesn’t provide WIFI. You could also think about getting light fixtures such as lamps to provide extra lighting in places like the living room and bedroom.

These ideas should help you get started on furnishing your apartment.