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Getting Ready for Living on Your Own

Caveats

  • for those in Pacific Northwest
  • who ride the bus for primary transportation
  • who pay for cleaning
  • who do not cook

General

  • sturdy plastic boxes of all types and sizes
  • gloves of all types
  • backpacks
  • reusable shopping bags

Major Investment

  • Laptop
  • Extra Computer with Different OS like iPad or Chromebook
  • safety deposit box
  • ergonomic chair and table
  • good mattress
  • rubber mattress cover
  • microwave

Electronics

  • cell phone
  • camera
  • miniature speakers and headphones
  • cases for all electronics
  • blank DVD+R disks
  • paper DVD cases
  • cords of all types
  • batteries of all types
  • 3rd party router/modem
  • black and white laser printer
  • extra unwrapped flash drives
  • external solid state drives
  • battery power pack

Medical

  • multiple types over counter pain medicine
  • gummy antacid
  • chapstick
  • blister kit
  • aloe vera gel
  • walking cane
  • sunscreen
  • pill splitter
  • prescribed medicine
  • fiber suppliment
  • cough drops
  • ice packs

Hygiene

  • electric toothbrush with extra heads
  • toothpaste
  • floss sticks
  • comb and brush
  • shower curtain
  • non-slip shower mat
  • non-slip shower surface
  • toilet paper
  • bar soap
  • dishwashing soap
  • nail clippers
  • ball toilet plunger
  • electric beard trimer
  • shows caddy

Cleaning

  • air filter
  • giant electric fan
  • broom and dustpan
  • clothes baskets
  • laundry detergent
  • chemical free cloth to clean electronics screens
  • trash bags
  • trash can

Clothes

  • waterproof breathable coat
  • waterproof breathable shoes
  • waterproof pants
  • wading boots
  • extra belts

Bedding

  • pillows
  • sleeping wedge
  • alarm clock
  • printed Bible

Tools

  • pens and paper
  • scissors
  • defogging protective classes
  • breathing mask
  • duct tape
  • hammer
  • tape measure
  • Philips and standard screwdrivers
  • needle nose pliers
  • imperial and metric ratchet set
  • paper shredder
  • magnifying glass
  • step up ladder
  • wind up emergency radio

Kitchen

  • measuring spoons
  • manual timer
  • sponges
  • manual can opener
  • plastic forks and spoons
  • plastic cups
  • paper bowls
  • salt
  • oven mit
  • steel cutting glove
  • cutting board
  • gallon of water

On You

  • paper money
  • coins
  • wallet
  • ID
  • watch
  • keys

Central Place for Important Papers

  • rental lease agreement
  • bills
  • taxes
  • contacts
  • passwords
  • instructions for electronics