As you begin getting ready for your move into senior living, you may be a bit confused on what to pack. While your new senior apartment will have plenty of space, there’s just no way you can bring everything in your current home. Here are some tips to help you determine what to bring with you to your new apartment.
Start Off Small
As you begin packing for your move into senior living, start small. Choose a room with limited items to sift through and organize. This will help you get into the practice of downsizing without feeling overwhelmed. It may also be helpful to choose a room that doesn’t hold much sentimental value.
Plan Ahead For Your New Space
Check out the blueprints and layout of your new senior apartment. Knowing the size and shape of your new space will help you decide which furniture to take with you. If you’re still not sure what will fit, head over to your new community and ask to see a room. Senior living communities often have model apartments to help you judge the size of the space and they can style it to make it look like your old home.
Ask Yourself Questions
Asking questions as you pack can help make the moving process a little bit easier. This process will help you determine each item’s value and importance. As you work through your home, ask yourself these questions:
- When was the last time I used this?
- Do I own another item that serves the same purpose?
- Does this item have sentimental value?
- Will I have to replace this item if I get rid of it?
- Do I know someone else that would benefit more from this?
Important Items to Pack
While senior living communities provide residents with almost everything they could need, there are still a few essentials you must bring with you. Ranging from everyday household necessities to memories from home, packing these items with help you feel more comfortable in your new apartment. As you pack, make sure to include:
- Everyday items such as clothing, shoes and towels for all types of weather
- Basic toiletries including shampoo, conditioner and soap
- Blankets, pillows and any other bedding
- Sentimental items such as family photos or small knick knacks
Stop By Your Local StoryPoint
For more tips on moving into a senior living community, contact StoryPoint. Our experienced staff would be more than happy to discuss how to make your transition into a new home easier-than ever. Schedule a visit to your local StoryPoint location or give us a call at 1-855-40-STORY for more information.