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After completing such an important milestone, i.e. moving into a new apartment, you may be left wondering, “Okay, now what?” A whirlwind of ideas flood your mind about how to furnish and decorate your new place, but you’re not quite sure which is the right direction to go in. You might even ask yourself, “What do I really need in my apartment?” Luckily, a few of us here at Woodmont West have come up with a few necessities every apartment should have, so instead of stressing about what to buy, you can visit local hotspots and get to know your new neighborhood of Mount Arlington!


Area Rugs

An area rug does more than simply spice up a plain hardwood floor. Area rugs can provide a soft, comfortable space that make it feel like you’re walking on clouds, which beats walking on a cold, hard floor by a longshot. There are a variety of designs and styles to choose from when it comes to rugs, each one serving a different purpose. For a smaller space that doesn’t need much coverage, a small to medium sized circular rug should do the job. Spaces like this can include the area surrounding a hallway table or armchair. For a larger space, such as the space surrounding a bed or couch, you will need something rectangular and at least 8’x10’.



Living in an apartment, chances are you don’t have a guest room equipped with an extra bed for overnight guests. Rather than having them sleep on an uncomfortable sofa or floor, have a futon ready for them! Besides serving as an extra bed for guests, the futon will also double as a couch. Couch by day, bed by night – a futon is the perfect way to save space and accommodate guests.


Extra Storage

After moving into a new apartment, you may realize that you have more items than you have space. Living in an apartment, it’s best to optimize any space that is available to you. You can do this by purchasing furniture that doubles as storage, such as ottomans, bookshelves and a bed with extra compartments.


Emergency Items

You never know when you may be faced with an emergency, whether it’s a natural disaster or a blackout in your community. It is important be prepared for times like these because they will more than likely come as a surprise, leaving you with almost no time to prepare. You can purchase an emergency kit from organizations like the American Red Cross, or you can make your own. Here are a few items you should include in your kit:

  • Flashlights
  • Extra batteries
  • Lots of water
  • Non-perishable food
  • Blankets
  • Extra clothing
  • Money


Personal Touches

Adding a few personal touches can make you feel more at home in your brand new apartment. All you have to do is incorporate some of your favorite items into the room, whether it’s art, pictures, a movie collection or anything else you hold near and dear to you. If your apartment is full of things you love, you’re bound to leave home every day with a smile on your face.



If you have a list of must-haves for your home, such as a fitness center and pool, look into what amenities the apartment complex offers to its residents. Amenities vary by complex and can be a deal-breaker for some people. Some amenities to look out for include 24/7 emergency repairs, parking garages, recreational activities and outdoor areas. It is also worthwhile to research apartment features so you know exactly what the apartment itself will include.


Luxury Apartments in Mount Arlington, NJ

If you are looking to move to a lively community that offers vast amenities and spacious floorplans, Woodmont West is the place for you! For more information, schedule a visit or call us at (844) 264-4733 to speak with a leasing professional.