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Relocating to a new city for short period of time is exciting but can also seem like a hassle. But no worries! There are ways to prepare for your move that will ease the process, which all starts with what you pack and how you move it all. Here are tips on what you need to pack and how to move to help you get started on your next adventure!

Feel free to download this printable checklist to help make your packing easier!

Easy packing checklist for an extended stay

The Basics

First off, there are the basics that should be able to fit into one carry-on sized bag, but keep in mind these are least priority as they can be purchased at any local drugstore or supermarket, so if you’re running out of room, forgo some of these items.


-Shampoo, conditioner, body wash.

-Blow dryer, curling iron, and any hair related items that you use often.

-Makeup, aftershave gel, face wash, and anything else you use for your face.

-Glasses/contacts/contact solution




Pack based on the 37-piece capsule wardrobe rule aside from underwear and socks. It’s enough to last you a season and is made up of really versatile pieces that you’ll certainly wear.

-10 tops, depending on season you may want to add more short sleeve tops or more long sleeve tops. But always have at least 1 short sleeve top and 1 tank top. You can always layer clothing if needed.

-10 outerwear pieces. This includes a jacket, a rain jacket or trench coat, a warm coat (if it’s fall or winter), 1 – 2 sweaters, 4 – 5 cardigans, 2 suit jackets

-3 dresses

-8 bottoms. For men, consider 3 suit pants, 1 – 2 pairs of khakis, 3 – 4 pairs of jeans. For women, consider 2 suit pants, 2 – 3 skirts, 3 – 4 pairs of jeans.

-6 pairs of shoes. 4 pairs for work, 2 pairs for outside of work.



Open suitcase with clothes folded next to it


These are going to be essential for work and/or your survival.

-Laptop (preferably nothing larger than a 13”)

-Laptop charger


-Phone charger

-Portable hard drive

-4-way power box


These are extra items that are important to bring and should be close with you during travel.

-Laptop bag/purse

-Travel documents

-Wallet/credit cards/ID/etc.

-First-aid kit


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  1. Cornerstone Furnished Solutions says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed this post. It is very informative especially if it’s your first time preparing for corporate housing. This should be helpful to anyone planning on short term housing

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