Even if your kitchen is small, provide a set of microwavable dishes and mugs, drinking and wine glasses, flatware, knives, can opener, cooking utensils, serving and mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, cookie sheets, baking pans, large and small pots and frying pans. Not everyone will be eating takeout all the time. A coffee pot with appropriate filters, an electric tea kettle, microwave, toaster/toaster oven (with directions on how to use if they’re fancy ones) are also essential, as are dishwashing liquid, dishwasher detergent, and clean sponges. Dull knives are a literal drag, so include a knife sharpener in the utensil drawer. It doesn’t have to be fancy, it just needs to work. Salt and pepper, packets of sugar and sweeteners, a box of aluminum foil, plastic food ziplock storage bags and a box of trashcan liners will also be appreciated.