Making a Packing List for your Move

One of the hardest, but maybe the most important, steps of moving is packing up your household items. The process can be stressful, overwhelming, and all-consuming — but it doesn’t have to be. We have compiled a general list of what to bring with you during your move to help with downsizing and possibly making some tough decisions about the belongings coming with you to Wesley.

Home Furnishings

  • Sofa, chairs, end tables, and nightstand
  • Folding chairs for guests
  • Kitchenware – dishes, glasses, cutlery
  • Bedding- comforter, quilt, sheets, throw pillows
  • Lamps
  • Keepsakes
  • Framed photos and artwork


  • Appliances (if not provided) – mini-fridge, coffeemaker, microwave
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes hangers
  • Assistive devices- eyeglasses, hearing aids, canes, and walkers
  • Cleaning wipes for quick clean-ups
  • TV and radio
  • Favorite books and magazines


  • Comfortable clothing- sweats, jeans, sweaters
  • Pajamas and robe
  • Socks, slippers, shoes
  • Winter boots and rainboots
  • Hat
  • Jackets, warm coat, umbrella
  • Formal outfits for special occasions


  • List of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Razor
  • Hairbrush, comb, hairdryer, rollers
  • Jewelry
  • Small mirror
  • Deodorant, razor, and shaving cream
  • Face and body lotion
  • Makeup and makeup remover
  • Tissues, cotton swabs, and cotton pads
  • Eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids
  • Panty-hose, knee-highs, leggings
  • Laundry bag and hangers

As your care needs change, Wesley offers a full network of supportive services to fit your lifestyle and preferences. Leave the burdens of owning a home behind and gain the peace of mind knowing everything you need to age-in-place is offered in one convenient, maintenance-free location.

The Wesley staff is here to help support your moving needs, and they are happy to go the extra mile. Ask about our list of movers and downsizers who can help with the details of packing and unpacking. Contact us today, our team will work with you to make the transition as easy as possible.

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