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    Updated on Mar. 6, 2020. Posted on Sep. 16, 2019

    21 Things You Definitely Need For Your First Grown-Up Apartment

    Command hooks, towels, utensils, and more!

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    1. A set of heat-resistant cooking tools that even Julia Child would approve of.

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    These non-stick silicone utensils are super durable and won't scratch your pots and pans when you're whipping up your next meal. Also, the two-toned aesthetic of this adorable utensil set provides a certain je ne sais quoi, no?

    Get a set of 10 on Amazon Canada for $33.99+ (available in three colours).

    2. A fully-equipped tool kit because you can’t fix everything with just a hammer and an Allen key.

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    This tool kit comes with all your basic necessities including a hammer, tape measure, screwdriver, pliers, and more.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.48.

    3. A minimalist comforter and bedsheet set that'll create a complete and polished look for your bedroom.

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    This five-piece bed set includes a comforter, flat sheet, fitted sheet, sham, and pillowcase made with 100% polyester microfibre for extra comfort.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $52.69+ (available in sizes twin and full/queen).

    4. A set of towels for the bathroom that are all the same colour, so you’re not using the same old, ratty towel for everything.

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    The towels are made with a blend of Egyptian cotton and are known for being soft, absorbent, and oh-so-durable. The six-piece set comes with two bath towels, two hand towels, and two wash cloths.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.01+ (available in eight colours).

    5. A set of fancy wine glasses, because after a day of adulting you deserve a glass or two.

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    Every new apartment owner needs a set of pristine wine glasses to celebrate their first place. This set of 15-ounce white wine glasses is designed to fit comfortably in your hand as you swirl and sip your favourite wine. The stems are reinforced with a special anti-break technology, making them extra durable and dishwasher safe.

    Get a set of four on Amazon Canada for $24.99 (also available in 18 oz. red wine glasses).

    6. A few boxes of tissue paper and toilet paper, because apparently they don’t just come with the apartment. I know! I couldn’t believe it, either.

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    Save yourself from a crappy situation (pun intended) by keeping a small hoard of tissues and toilet paper in the house at all times. And with Amazon shipping, you don't have to carry these bulky boxes home from the store — they’ll come straight to your door.

    Get a six pack of tissue paper for $5.99 and 36 rolls of toilet paper for $19.99.

    7. A 20-piece set of heavy-duty flatware that will last forever and a six-compartment tray to put them in.

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    The set is made with indestructible stainless steel and crafted into a simple but contemporary design. You can choose between four styles (pearled, round, scalloped, or square edge) and serve up to four people. The set includes four salad forks, four dinner forks, four teaspoons, four dinner spoons, and four dinner knives.

    Get a set of 20 utensils on Amazon Canada for $24.38 and the tray for $10.39.

    8. A roll of marble-printed contact paper that'll update your countertops and furniture on the cheap. The self-adhesive will stick without ruining the integrity of the surface it's covering. It's also waterproof, making it a perfect fix for kitchen countertops and tables.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.97.

    9. A collapsible colander that will stand the test of time — and save you storage space, too.

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    Complete all your fruit-rinsing, pasta-straining activities with ease by using this sturdy plastic colander. With its non-slip handles and collapsible design, this colander fits most sinks, holds over five litres of food, and folds easily so you can store it anywhere in your kitchen. It’s made with non-toxic materials and is BPA-free, heat resistant, and dishwasher safe

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99 (available in four colours).

    10. A non-stick cookware set for all those fancy meals you plan on cooking, like grilled cheese and scrambled eggs.

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    The set includes two fry pans, two saucepans with lids, and a casserole pan with a lid. The heat-resistant handles and non-stick coating make cooking and cleaning an easy and enjoyable experience.

    Get a set of eight on Amazon Canada for $54.48.

    11. A pack of super-handy command hooks and refill strips to hang up all your wall decor without worrying about permanent damage.

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    The command hooks can hold up to five pounds and are a great alternative for traditional hooks. When you're ready to remove the hooks or move your wall art to another space, you can detach the strip with one satisfying tug.

    Get the hook on Amazon Canada for $4.19+ (also available in packs of three, four, and seven) and a pack of 20 strips for $7.79.

    12. An Instant Pot that combines nine different kitchen appliances, making it a great kitchen tool in small spaces.

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    The Instant Pot replaces the biggest and bulkiest of kitchen appliances like a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and steamer. It has 13 smart programs so you can stew, steam, and slow cook all your favourite meals. It also as an automatic feature that will keep your food warm for up to 10 hours. The three-quart Duo Plus Mini is the perfect size for one or two people, but also comes in six and eight-quart size.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $107.95+ for a three-quart pot (available in three sizes).

    13. A set of glass food containers to meal prep or store leftovers. The four-latch lid ensures an airtight seal and makes opening and closing the container super easy.

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    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $20.99.

    14. A rustproof shower caddy with four side hooks to store loofahs and razors that'll accommodate even the bulkiest shampoo and conditioner bottles with its super-wide shelf space.

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    The rack also has two large holes in it, so you can place the bottles upside down and get every last drop out. You don't have to worry about unwanted moisture or mildew, because this shower caddy has been designed to instantly drain excess water.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99 (available in three colours).

    15. A handheld steamer that heats up quickly to rid your clothes of wrinkles fast. It's small enough to travel with and can be used on other fabrics in the house like curtains or couches. It even has an automatic shut off feature when the steamer gets too hot or runs out of water.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $37.99.

    16. A set of measuring cups and spoons that will support you in any and every baking endeavour.

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    The spoon set includes nine sizes (1/32nd of a tsp up to one tablespoon) and the cup set includes ten sizes (1/8th of a cup to two cups). The set is kept on three small rings to keep pieces together and the multiple colours will help you differentiate the sizes.

    Get a set of 19 on Amazon Canada for $20.21.

    17. A sturdy toothbrush holder that is simple in design and super easy to clean.

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    This three-compartment toothbrush holder can accommodate both manual and electric toothbrushes and all your small bathroom accessories without tipping over. Its minimalist design and compact shape will complement the rest of your bathroom decor and save space, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for$7.20+ (available in two colours).

    18. A drain protector that’ll catch all those stray hairs going down the drain, so you don’t have to deal with a gross, clogged drain later on.

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    The TubShroom fits inside your shower drain and hair gets caught in it while still letting water flow through! When you’re ready to clean it, you simply wipe it down, throw out the hair, and put the TubShroom back in your drain.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    19. A silicone strainer for the kitchen sink to catch food waste. The silicone strainer works like a mini colander for your kitchen sink! No more losing chunks of food down the pipes.

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    The strainer's frame is made with stainless steel, so it won't scratch your sink. When it’s full, you can turn it inside out to throw out all the food bits it collected.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.98.

    20. A narrow-but-extra-long power bar that can reach any spot in your apartment without looking clunky or out of place.

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    You won’t need an extension cord if you have this six-outlet power that definitely goes the distance. And with three-line surge protection, all your small devices are safe during storms and power outages.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.47 (available in black and white).

    21. And lastly, a first aid kit for those everyday accidents and emergencies.

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    This all-purpose first aid kit may be small but it holds 156 much-needed medical supplies — including adhesive bandages, gauze, tape, alcohol swabs, and an emergency blanket. The kit and its contents are incredibly lightweight, so it's perfect for travel and can be stored just about anywhere.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.21 (also available in yellow).

    Congratulations on your new apartment! And just remember:

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