Setting up a first time kitchen can be quite a task. You don't know exactly what you need and when you do look, there are a billion choices. For a bare bones kitchen here is an item that you will want to have on hand. Please remember when you are making your purchases, don't skimp on the quality. If you spend a little bit more now, you will save a lot of money down the road.
A good silicone spatula is a cook's friend.
Find one that is firm enough that you could use to turn food in a skillet, yet soft enough to use as a scraper for removing food from bowls and dishes.
For super easy clean up, just toss in the dishwasher.