Getting ready for moving into an assisted living community is a demanding and stressful task. Leaving your home is very difficult, especially if you have been living there for decades and you probably want to make your new place as home-like as possible, so here is our list to help you decide what to pack and what to leave behind:
– Furniture – if the new home you are moving to is not furnished, you will want to take the furniture from your own home with you. Use the floor plan of the new home to decide whether there is enough space at the new place to accommodate your existing furniture – if it does, pack your sofas, your chairs, your bed, your tables and your cupboards with you;
– Kitchenware – no matter how small or how large your new kitchen will be, you will be more comfortable having the cutlery, the dishes and the glasses that you are used to with you;
– Appliances – some facilities provide fridges, coffeemakers and microwave ovens, so find out if you need to pack yours;
– Clothing and toiletries – moving out is an excellent opportunity to go through your clothes and cosmetics and to get rid of anything you don’t need, taking with you only useful items.
For more information and packing advice, contact Rosemark At Mayfair Park. Their caring and qualified elderly support staff will gladly help smooth the transition.