The Small Appliances You Need for Your First Apartment
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Congratulations on moving into your first apartment! It is quite exciting, especially when it comes to setting up your apartment just the way you want. But sometimes, keeping track of what you need is overwhelming, especially when it comes to appliances.

Have no fear, though. We have done the research for the essential appliances you will need for your bedroom, kitchen, living room, and bathroom. Our list will help you plan exactly what you need to bring with you to make your apartment a great space to live in.

Essential Small Appliances For Your First Apartment

We know you're not clueless as to what you need to live an independent life in your first apartment. But, seeing as this is your first apartment, we feel it is necessary to make sure you are well taken care of. Though times have changed since our first apartments, we still know how to spot an appliance that will only take up precious room and precious money -- and not really give you anything in return. So we sifted through the market to find you the best essential small appliances.

Our research considered how versatile a product is in terms of its use, its size -- keeping in mind that no one likes a cramped space -- and durability. We want you to get the most out of your investment.

Here are our picks for top small appliances that you need to get you started in your first apartment.

Kitchen Appliances


What is a home without a fully-functional kitchen? From pots and pans to coffee makers, every apartment needs a few kitchen gadgets. Here are our top two absolutely essential kitchen appliances.

Instant Pot

If you're living in a smaller apartment, the Instant Pot will be able to replace quite a few of your pots and pans. Not only that, but it makes clean-up and cooking for a group of people a whole lot easier. With seven different cooking modes, including pressure cooking, steaming, rice cooking, and sauteing, this gadget makes cooking a breeze. The Instant Pot is also quite affordable, considering how popular it is.

Nespresso by De'Longhi Vertuo

Treat yourself to a delightful cup of coffee every morning with the Nespresso espresso and coffee maker. It is compact and will fit on your countertop without taking up too much space. You can also brew barista grade coffee in five different cup sizes. The Nespresso is on the pricier side, especially if you are trying to be careful with your money as a first-time apartment renter. However, it is something that, if taken care of, you can take with you from place to place. You'll end up saving money on coffee makers in the long run!

Bathroom Appliances

You finally have a bathroom all to yourself. What bliss! Consider appliances that won't take up too much space, prioritize organization, and are energy efficient.

Revlon 1875W Infrared Heat Hair Dryer


This blow dryer uses infrared heat technology to ensure that it not only dries your hair but increases its shine. It is small and will not take up too much space on your bathroom counter. It also has two speed and heat settings as well as rave reviews from its buyers.

mDesign Bathroom Storage Organizer for Dental Supplies

Don't keep your toothbrush on the sink counter. Keep it out of the way in its own little world. With this dental supplies organizer, you can do just that. It comes with four open spaces for toothbrushes and a side container to hold your toothpaste.

Cleaning Appliances

Having your own space means that you are now in charge of keeping it clean. Thanks to technology, we can even automate some of our chores.

Hoover BH50020PC Linx

This Hoover vacuum model is lightweight and will lay flat to let you reach underneath furniture. Its sleek cordless design makes it easy to stow away, too. This appliance runs on rechargeable lithium batteries and can clean both carpets and hardwood floors.

Bissell Power Fresh Steam Mop

Leave the mop and messy bucket of water in the past; get yourself the Bissell steam mop. This steam mop handles both tile and hardwood floors and eliminates 99.9% of germs thanks to its steam power. No chemicals are needed!

Bedside Lamps

Get yourself a nice bedside lamp to help complete your nighttime routine. Most bedside lamps now offer other benefits besides lighting up your room.


Hansang Modern Table Lamp

Add elegance to your bedside with this multifaceted table lamp. It has a unique, square-shaped linen shade, which gives it a minimalist look. Switch it on or off by tapping anywhere on its base. Additionally, it has two USB charging ports as well as two power outlets to juice up your devices right beside you as you sleep.

AUSFORE Table Lamp

The AUSFORE's lamp base includes a detachable alarm clock, 4 USB charging ports, and a dimming feature. The lamp comes with two bulbs of varying brightness and has a 12-month warranty. This product is not only essential but adds some charm and character to your bedroom.

Living Room Appliances

You may not think there are "small appliances" for your living room, but how could there not be with all the technology out there?

Convenience Concepts Tucson Flip Top End Table with Charging Station

This small end table not only adds a nice accent and extra storage space to your new apartment, but it also has a charging station. That's two extra outlets and two USB ports that you didn't have before!

JINPUS Air Purifier

Keep the air in your apartment fresh! The JINPUS air purifier shuts off automatically after 8 hours, won't interrupt a conversation with a loud hum, and its filter only needs to be changed once every six months. It has also received great reviews from users.

Once again, congratulations on your first apartment! Enjoy your new space with the right appliances.