If you’re moving into your first apartment, you’re probably prepared for anything and everything. But we know of some items that might have been left off your list that we know you’ve got to have. Here are our top nine suggestions for making your new Ferndalehaus loft that much homier:

Corkscrew: Not just any corkscrew will do. You need one that can get the job done quickly and efficiently. We love this electric corkscrew from West Elm that opens bottles automatically on contact. It even comes with a coaster so you don’t stain your table or countertop and features a built-in foil cutter.  

Trash/Recycling Can with Foot Pedal: This one item serves as both a trash can and recycling unit, perfect for apartment living. Easily separate what can be thrown away and what can be recycled in one spot. Bonus: it’s nice looking and takes up less space. Find it at Bed, Bath & Beyond

Kitchen Compost Bin: Be environmentally-friendly with this countertop compost bin that holds in odors with a built-in charcoal filter. It’s small enough to not take up a ton of space, but big enough to easily fit all of your food scraps. And it’s dishwasher safe.

Sofa Arm Wrap: Whoever invented this sofa arm tray table is an absolute genius. The universal fit works for any sofa arm shape and has weighted sides that will support your favorite beverage and snack. Once you have this, you’ll wonder how you managed without it all your life.

Cable Clips: No more cords everywhere with these convenient, brightly colored cable clips. They’re adhesive, so they won’t fall off your desk or table, and you’ll never lose another unplugged cord again. An affordable, must-have from The Container Store.

First Aid Kit: These kits aren’t something you want to have to think about needing, but they are a definite must for any home. This small first aid kit by Best Made Co. includes all of the necessities for life’s little accidents. You’ll thank us that you were prepared!

Emergency Sewing Kit: You know how frustrating it can be if your favorite shirt loses a button. You’ll fix it in no time flat with this handy sewing kit, specifically made for small emergencies. It includes both extra black and white thread, since those are go-to colors we all need.

Hydro Flask: Once you’ve tried one of these, you’ll never stop using it. It truly keeps cold things cold and hot things hot. What else can you ask for from this double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel container? Available in all kinds of colors and sizes, it’s perfect for water or hot coffee and tea.

Faux Fur Throw: Another can’t-live-without-it item—a faux fur throw. We love snuggling on the couch with this one from West Elm, which comes in two décor-friendly colors, mocha and feather gray. It provides all the warmth and texture of fur for cozy Ferdale nights in, but it’s completely animal friendly.

Look no further than Ferndalehaus for newly constructed, spacious upscale loft-style living. We have a limited number of units available for immediate lease. Visit our leasing office, open seven days a week, contact us at live@ferndalehaus.com and stay updated on all things Ferndalehaus via Facebook and Instagram.