Moving In Checklist for Couples

All Items to Buy When Moving in With Your Partner

Taking that next step of moving in together is a big deal. It might not mean marriage yet, but you’ll need to make some sacrifices and adjust to a new lifestyle. You’ll likely have to answer some big questions like, how do we maintain our independence? Is it weird to share a bathroom? And, how do we divide up the chores and tasks? Once you’ve made the decision and are jumping in head first towards moving in, there are a few practical hurdles: finding the apartment, setting a move-in date, and wrapping up your current living situation. 

Don’t forget to plan ahead! Before you move in, you’ll want to think about how to combine your household. Here is a convenient and quick checklist to figure out if you have everything you need and to decide who is bringing what. You may want to go in on some of these items brand new to start fresh in your new apartment. Think of it like a registry for married couples, but really a practical list to determine what you have and what you need. This is a minimalist checklist to get you started, but it covers all of the basics so that you can start this next phase of your relationship in a functioning and happy household.
Here are the basics you need to find between the two of you, or buy new!

Couples Checklist

Here's a shopping checklist for couples moving in together.

  • Set of dishes
  • Cutlery
  • Mugs
  • Drinking glasses
  • Pots and pans
  • Cooking utensils
  • Trash can
  • Kitchen towels
  • Set of bath towels
  • Bed sheets, blankets and comforter
  • Bathmats
  • Shower curtain
  • Toilet paper holder
  • Plunger
  • Toilet bowl brush
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Toolbox