Donations Needed for New Sober Living House

Here is a list of things (borrowed and recompiled from My First Apartment) we need for our new Sober Living House. There are probably other things we need not on this list, so if we missed something you think we need, give us a call at 405-848-7555.

Entrance area

  • Welcome mats (for outside the door)
  • Small area rugs (for just inside the doors)
  • Wall hooks for jackets, keys, etc.
  • Small table or bench for shoe storage

Living room

  • Couches, chairs, or other things to sit on
  • Coffee tables
  • Bookshelves
  • Televisions
  • Stands for TV
  • Throw pillows for couch/chairs
  • Artwork
  • Lamps


  • Food
  • Silverware
  • Silverware organizers (drawer insert)
  • Dishes (e.g. plates, glasses, mugs, bowls, serving platters, etc.)
  • Trash and recycling cans
  • Pots and pans
  • Oven mitts
  • Spatulas, ladles, whisks, etc.
  • Container for countertop storage of spatulas, ladles, whisks, etc.
  • Dish towels
  • Dish drying racks
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Bottle opener and corkscrew
  • Plastic containers for food storage (e.g. Tupperware or Gladware)
  • Rolls of aluminum foil, wax paper, plastic wrap, and parchment paper
  • Paper (or newspaper) to line cupboards and shelves
  • Zip-top plastic bags of various sizes
  • Cutting boards
  • Toaster or toaster ovens
  • Microwaves
  • Coffee makers
  • Kettles or hotpots
  • Ice cube trays
  • Blenders
  • Hand mixers
  • Can openers
  • Good, sharp knives (at least one large chef’s knife and a small paring knife)
  • Serving spoons
  • Colanders
  • Additional free-standing shelves or storage, as needed (e.g. metal shelf units from Target
    or IKEA)
  • Dish soap and sponges/scrubbers
  • Trash cans
  • Small area rugs

Dining area

  • Table and chairs
  • Tablecloth or placemats
  • Napkins
    Candles/tealights and candle holders
  • Trivets


  • Shower curtains (and rings to hold them up)
  • Shower caddies
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toiletries (e.g. bath soap, hand soap, shampoo, lotion, etc.)
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet brushes
  • Toilet plungers
  • Bath mat(s)
  • Air freshener
  • Tissues
  • Trash cans
  • Over-the-door towel hooks
  • Towels (bath and hand) and washcloths (be sure to have extras for any guests who spend the night)


  • Beds
  • Pillows
  • Mattress and box springs
  • Mattress pads
  • Sheets and comforters
  • Night stands
  • Lamps
  • Dressers
  • Hangers (more than you think you need)
  • Hampers
  • Trash cans
  • Curtains
  • Alarm clocks
  • Desks
  • Chairs for desks


  • Cleaning supplies (e.g. rags, paper towels, sprays)
  • Laundry soap, fabric softener, stain remover (e.g. Shout) and a jar of quarters for laundry
  • Trash bags
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Small brooms and dustpans
  • Extension cords
  • Surge strips
  • Basic tools, including screwdrivers (flat and Phillips-heads), hammer (and some small
    nails), duct tape, box-cutter or X-acto knife, duct tape, pliers, wrench, and masking tape
    (at the very least, get a Leatherman, which includes basic versions of most of the abovementioned
  • Large plastic bins or other storage
  • Pens
  • Paper (for grocery lists, doodles, etc.)
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries of various types, including backups for your flashlight
  • Candle
  • Matches
  • Tweezers
  • Fans
  • Emergency Kits
  • Window air conditioners
  • Internet router and associated cords
  • Light bulbs
  • First aid kits

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