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Buying Guide: Must-Haves For a New Apartment

Buying Guide: Must-Haves For a New Apartment

Words Emily Connelly

Moving is not easy – between boxing everything up (exhausting) and adjusting to your new neighborhood (stressful), there’s a neverending stream of things to worry about. Fortunately, there are some small things that will make a new apartment feel homier. (And if you’re not the one moving, many of these recommendations also make great housewarming gifts!)

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9-Cup Coffee Maker

Waking up on the right side of bed is so much easier when you know there’s caffeine waiting for you in the kitchen. Our 9-Cup Coffee Maker was designed to control water volume and temperature as well as brew time to make the perfect cup every morning.



14 Piece Bake, Serve and Store Set

In a new home, storage is a must. This super useful set does double duty since it includes both our Glass Bakeware set and Food Storage Containers, so it’ll come in handy for every step of meal-making, from cooking to storing.



10 Piece POP Container Set

Whether you’re storing flour, pasta, pretzels or other dry goods, stackable airtight containers, in a variety of shapes and sizes, are always a savior. I like this set because the shape makes storage easy, plus the POP button is fun to press!



17 Piece Knife Block Set

Some things are worth splurging on, and a set of good knives is definitely one of those things. Invest in this Knife Block, which includes a variety of sizes and styles for everything from chopping veggies to slicing bread and carving meat.



15 Piece Kitchen Essentials Set

First apartment faux pas: you make a meal and realize you don’t have enough utensils to both prep and serve food (i.e. using a bowl to scoop soup into another bowl because oops, no ladle). This set includes tongs, a can opener, grater, peeler, spatula, ice cream scooper, and whisk.




Nobody wants their fresh fruits and veggies spoiling in their new fridge! The GreenSaver’s unique design keeps produce fresher longer, so there’s more time to enjoy that juicy summer melon and those crisp salad greens.



Vertical Lever Corkscrew

How are you going to pop open that celebratory bottle of wine without a corkscrew? This one has a built-in foil cutter to make bottle-opening even easier. Bonus: it’s packaged in a very giftable cigar-style box.



Butterfly Mop

Mops are not glamorous gifts, nope, but they are definitely pragmatic gifts (especially for someone who has a knack for spilling things, aka all of us). This Mop has a microfiber pad that grabs and traps dirt for deep cleaning, plus the sponge is elevated two feet above the ground when it’s not in use to ensure quick drying.



Lift & Lock Pole Caddy

OK, so bathroom storage is another one that’s not particularly glamorous. But this Pole Caddy makes it easy and efficient to store a variety of shower essentials like shampoo, soap, and sponges, and everyone loves a practical housewarming gift, right?

By Emily Connelly

Emily Connelly is part of OXO's Brand Communications team. She enjoys running, backpacking, dad jokes, and Bruce Springsteen. She once broke her wrist falling out of a doorjamb.

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