What Should I Bring With Me When I Move?
Downsizing your possessions when preparing for a move to a smaller home (or apartment) can be overwhelming. You know you can’t take it all, but what’s important, and what’s not? Where do you even start? These are questions we hear week in and week out from our clients, so we provide them with a suggested packing list when they are preparing for a move to a retirement community.
We’ve broken it down by room, listing both essentials and some “extras” which are nice to have, if there’s enough room. Check out our list and feel free to share with anyone you know who is planning a move to a retirement community!
What Should I Bring?
Essentials (and some extras) to be sure
to bring to your new home
Towels, hand towels, wash cloths (5 sets)
Shower curtain/shower curtain rings
Toiletries (face wash, toothbrush/toothpaste, lotion, medications)
Toilet riser (if needed)
Dish rags and Dish towels
Hand soap & Dish soap
Garbage Can & Trash bags
Set of 4-6: Dishes/glasses/mugs
1 set of silverware
2 casserole dishes
1-2 baking pans/sheets
Laundry detergent and softener
Cleaning products (limited)
Stereo/Radio and CD’s
Coat/jacket (max. 2 for each season)
Sheets (2 sets for each bed)
Extras (Good to Have):
Holiday decorations (limited)
Small table for entryway (place to put purse/keys)
Folding chairs/card table
Extra light bulbs