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Maybe you’ve just graduated from college and are heading to a nearby city for your first big job at the end of the summer. Or perhaps you’re about to *officially* move off-campus and into your first apartment. Either way, whether you’re starting out solo or will be living with a roommate, you’re likely realizing there’s a lot you need to set up your space — and yourself — for success.
If you’re struggling to identify the essentials to prioritize as you furnish and decorate your new space, though, you’re not alone. I’ve been there, and I’m here to help you with a shortcut: a list of 11 items you’ll most definitely want to buy sooner than later, so that your new home is cozy, stylish, and functional ASAP. One quick note: If you’re just starting college, I don’t want to leave you hanging on a packing list either. Check out Her Campus’ definitive packing list for everything you might need for that big move and then some!