Moving to a new home is exciting but can also be overwhelming. There’s so much to do! But one of the most important things to consider before moving is what you’ll bring. You’ll want to get everything you need set up in your new home as quickly as possible, so here’s a list of things you should bring with you when moving into an independent living apartment:
Bring Your Old Favorites
You should also bring your favorite things. These items can include books, CDs and DVDs, hobbies and activities you enjoy, kitchen utensils and equipment that make cooking easier for you, furniture that feels comfortable to sit on or lie in, and bedding that keeps you warm at night. These decorations make your home feel like yours. You get the idea! The only thing better than having stuff is something that means something to you!
Washable clothes are more comfortable, durable, convenient, environmentally friendly, and fashion-forward than the alternatives. There is really only one downside: they’re slightly less affordable than disposable garments. But that can’t be helped—you get what you pay for!
In addition to being better-quality overall (and thus easier on your body), washable clothes are made from natural fibers such as cotton and wool rather than synthetic materials such as polyester or nylon. This gives them a softer texture that feels good against your skin while also preventing irritation or inflammation of sensitive areas such as elbows or knees when worn over long periods of time (which often occurs during workdays).
Personal Care Items, Toiletries And Footwear
You’re going to need personal care items and toiletries.
Stick to what you really need. If you have a favorite brand of toothpaste, bring it along. But don’t bring every brand of toothpaste that exists. You’ll probably be fine with the generic store-brand stuff, and your suitcase will thank you for the extra space.
Bring only toiletries that are easy to find in stores near your new home. If you rely on a certain kind of shampoo or conditioner that’s not available at the nearest grocery store or pharmacy, consider bringing smaller sizes instead of full-size bottles; in most cases, there will be room for these products in the bathroom cabinets at your new residence.
Don’t bring anything that can’t be used in an active independent living apartment building. For example, This means no incandescent light bulbs (they produce too much heat). It also means no candles; fire safety rules prohibit them from being placed anywhere but inside a designated fire pit area on each floor (if there is one).
If you’re moving to an independent living apartment, you’ll have to bring some furniture and other items. Before your move, take the time to pack up the following items:
- Winter clothing – Even if it’s summertime in your new city, it will likely be cold up on a mountain or in a forested area. It’s best to keep these items away until winter arrives so they don’t get damaged from being left out in storage for long periods.
- Swimsuit – If your new apartment complex has pools or spas, pack one or two bathing suits that are appropriate for wearing when swimming in them (e.g., no bikinis). This way, if there’s ever an occasion where everyone wants to go swimming together at the same time, but none of them have swimsuits on hand yet because they didn’t expect this event would happen today (or tomorrow), then someone can grab theirs out of storage instead!
It’s important to remember that moving is always a big deal; this will be no exception. But if you bring the right things with you, it can be a lot easier. If you have any last-minute questions about how much stuff you should get or what items are essential for your new home, please contact us. We’re happy to help!