Downsizing Item List

 

A quick guide to give clients some expected and suggested items to bring when downsizing. Of course, every person and relocation is different, so we tailor the list specifically to the clients personal needs and desires. 

 

KITCHEN:

 

Dishes:

  • 4 dinner plates.
  • 4 salad/dessert plates.
  • 4 bowls.
  • 4 mugs.
  • 4 drinking glasses.

Cutlery:

  • 4 forks.
  • 4 knives.
  • 4 soup spoons.
  • 4 dessert spoons.
  • 4 salad forks.
  • Cutlery tray – for kitchen drawer, although some residences have extremely small drawer space so make sure to measure before you purchase!

Utensils:

  • 2 paring knives.
  • Ladle.
  • Cheese grater .
  • Can-opener. 
  • Bottle opener and wine opener.
  • Tongs. 

Serving/Decorative:

  • 1 fruit bowl.
  • 1 pitcher. 
  • 1 small platter. 
  • 1 salt shaker. 
  • 1 pepper mill or shaker.
  • 1 decorative bowl for fruit.  
  • 1 vase.
  • Package of paper napkins.
  • Napkin holder.
  • 2 – 4 cloth placemats.
  • Tablecloth.

Small Appliances:

  • Tea pot. 
  • Coffee maker.
  • Electric kettle.
  • Toaster OR toaster oven. 

Food/Prep: 

  • Small cutting board.
  • 1 pair oven mitts OR pot holder.

Food Storage:

  • 4 Tupperware containers.
  • 1 roll plastic wrap.
  • 1 roll tin foil.
  • 1 package freezer bags.

Cleaning Supplies:

  • 1 liquid hand soap. 
  • 1 liquid dishwashing soap.
  • 2 plastic scouring pads.
  • 2 sponges. 
  • 1 large package of paper towels.
  • 1 package of small white garbage bags. 
  • 1 package of clear recycling bags.
  • 4 – 6 dish towels.
  • small dish rack.
  • paper towel holder.
  • garbage can.
  • plastic bin.
  • Light bulbs: for all lamps the client brings.

 

LAUNDRY:

  • Liquid laundry detergent.
  • 1 package fabric softener sheets.
  • 1 laundry hamper. 
  • 1 plastic laundry basket OR large net bag. 

 

STORAGE:

  • Plastic bins. 
  • Shoe racks.
  • Pant and skirt hangers.
  • Hangers.
  • Bins OR Baskets: for gloves, hats, mitts.
  • Blue Box.

 

CLOTHING:

  • Tops.
  • Blouses.
  • Slacks.
  • Pants.
  • Skirts.
  • Dresses.
  • Suits.
  • Tracksuits and loungewear.
  • Bras.
  • Underwear.
  • Socks.
  • Pantyhose.
  • Shoes.
  • Slippers.
  • Pajamas.
  • Bathrobes.
  • Sweaters.
  • Scarves.
  • Jewelry.
  • Purses.
  • Winter coat.
  • Raincoat.
  • Winter boots.
  • Rain boots.
  • Hats.
  • Gloves/Mitts.
  • Umbrella.

 

BEDROOM:

  • 1 – 2 mattress covers.
  • 2 sets of bed sheets.
  • 2 – 4 pillows. 
  • 4 – 8 pillow cases.
  • 1 washable duvet or blanket.
  • 1 – 2 washable duvet covers.
  • Bed pads.
  • Decorative bed pillows.
  • Bedside support bars.

 

DECOR, PHOTOS AND ENTERTAINMENT:

  • Decorative pieces – Treasured objects/heirlooms for display.
  • Books.
  • TVs, remotes and modem with cords:
    • Bedroom.
    • Living room.
  • Phones.
    • Phone for living room.
    • Phone for bedroom.
    • Cellphone and charger.
  • Radio/CD player.
  • Electric clock.
  • Family photographs and photo albums.
  • DVD player and select DVDs.

 

DOCUMENTS/OFFICE:

  • Personal documents and papers.
  • Medical documents.
  • Wallet.
  • All ID.
  • All banking/credit cards.
  • Luggage tag or other identifier for walker: So client’s personal walker is easily identifiable.
  • Pens.
  • Stationery and envelopes.
  • Notepad.
  • Personal address book.
  • Personal calendar and day timer.
  • Computer.
  • Printer.
  • Paper shredder.

 

BATHROOM:   

  • Toilet seat risers.
  • Support bars.
  • Shower seat.  
  • Toilet paper.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Bath and shower products.
  • Deodorant.
  • Medications.
  • Lotion.
  • Hand soap.
  • Make-up.
  • Sanitary napkins.
  • Kleenex.
  • Band-aids.
  • Mouthwash.
  • Dental floss.
  • Dentures and denture cleaner.
  • Purse-sized Kleenex packages.
  • COVID-19 Masks.
  • Plastic Drinking Cup.
  • Soap Dish or Liquid soap container.
  • Shower Curtain and rings.
  • Garbage Can.
  • Scale.
  • Toilet brush.
  • Night light.
  • Hair brush.
  • Hair Dryer/Curler.

Towels:

  • 3 – 4 large towels.
  • 3 – 4 medium sized towels.
  • 4 hand towels.
  • 4 – 6 washcloths. 
  • Bath mat.

 

All listed items are recommendations and do not include furniture pieces. Scale the list to fit the specific furniture pieces you’re bringing – everything needs a home. Bringing too many items to your new space can be uncomfortable as well as a safety issue we recommend less is more! 

Utilize this list as well as our relocation specialists, call today for a free estimate (204) 415 – 4444!

 

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