Storage Units in Longmont | Kitchenware Checklist
The process of moving into your first apartment can be daunting for a number of obvious reasons. Among them is a new responsibility to keep and maintain all necessary household items. Rather than attempting to foresee each and every situation where you might need something you don't have, use a basic checklist to cover the essentials. If you're lucky, your parents might have extras and be willing to part with much of it to get you started (or even all the way there!).
Pots and Pans
Be sure to buy either a complete set or a variety of shapes and sizes to account for variations in meal size. You'll need at minimum a large frying pan and a few different sizes of saucepans. Consider a smaller non-stick pan for eggs. You will also need a flat baking sheet and a deeper oven dish. Be sure to research whatever you buy so you don't misuse or damage it.
You can buy a full knife set to go above and beyond, but for almost everyone, just a few knives will suffice. Owning a chef's knife, a paring knife, a serrated knife, and a pair of kitchen scissors will have you prepared for almost anything. Also consider a knife sharpener for when your blades start too dull.
You'll need a colander, at least one wooden spoon, multiple spatulas (for example, a soft material for your non-stick pan, and metal for your cast-iron), a slotted spoon for draining liquids, and possibly extras for each. You will also need a variety of measuring implements; a set of spoons and a few measuring cups will do.
Eating Utensils and Dinnerware
Estimate the number of knives, forks, and spoons you'll need by taking the maximum number of people you envision eating at your place and multiplying by two. Do the same for plates, bowls, and cups. You'll probably want a variety of sizes for these as well.
You'll need shrink wrap, aluminum foil, cutting boards, at least two oven mitts and multiple dish towels.
AAA Storage is a self-storage facility located in Longmont, CO. We can be reached at 303-776-3629.