Essential Relocation Items You May Have Overlooked

When you’re temporarily relocating to a new city for work, it’s easy to forget to pack some of the smaller household items that you use on a daily basis. Below are a few of the essentials that often get overlooked in the process of moving.


Everyone has to eat, and everyone needs basic dishware in their home. Make sure to get plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, and cutlery for yourself and any family members who will be relocating with you.

Basic Cooking Set

Even if you don’t consider yourself a master chef, you’ll probably at least want a pot, pan, set of mixing bowls, and a serving spoon so that you can do some basic cooking. And don’t forget the can opener—you don’t want to stock up on canned goods only to find you can’t easily open them.


You’ll need bath towels and hand towels for the bathroom, as well as dish cloths for the kitchen (especially if you don’t have a dishwasher).

Waste Baskets

At the very least, you’ll probably need a trash can for your kitchen and another small waste basket for the bathroom.

Mop, Broom, and Dustpan

You may not be staying in your temporary apartment for long enough to perform a deep clean, but you should at least make sure you have a mop, broom, and dustpan in case of spills, broken glass, and other unexpected messes. You’ll likely also want paper towels, a duster, and basic cleaning solutions to keep your temporary home from getting too dusty or musty.

Bath Mat and Shower Curtain

It’s easy to forget these items—until the first time you go to take a shower in your new home. Make sure you have both a shower curtain and a bath mat so that you keep water off the bathroom floor and avoid slipping on a wet surface.

Iron and Ironing Board

If you have button-down shirts, dress pants, or other clothes that wrinkle easily, you’ll want to have an iron and ironing board in your rented apartment.

Coffee Pot

A coffee pot may or may not be an essential depending on how much of a caffeine addict you are. If you do drink coffee on a daily basis, having a basic coffee maker is a cost-friendly alternative to stopping at the nearest Starbucks on your way to work.

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Rather than making multiple trips to a department store to purchase all your essential household items, rent what you need from Corporate Furniture Leasing. In addition to our furniture packages, we offer cost-effective household and electronic packages that include things like cookware, kitchenware, towels, waste baskets, and cleaning supplies. We’ll even work with you to modify a package so that you get exactly what you need without paying for anything superfluous. Contact us to learn more.