Things to Pack When Moving Into A Furnished Apartment

By Melika Hart
August 28, 2018


You’ve picked an apartment, set your move-in date, and are mentally preparing to acclimate yourself to a new city. Now you have to pack. What do you even bring? You know it is not a hotel but what exactly comes in a fully furnished apartment? For some of our clients who are unfamiliar with corporate housing, they do not realize how much is provided for their temporary stay.


Compass Furnished Apartments - VIA Seaport

VIA (Boston, MA) 


As a furnished apartment company we obviously provide all of your major furnished items such as couches, beds, TV's, dressers, etc. But we don't just provide furnished apartments. We provide you with your home away from home. 

What's included:

  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Hand towels
  • Bed linens
  • Pillows
  • Pots, pans, silverware, knife block, cutting board, plates, glasses (and so much more, it is a fully stocked kitchen!)
  • Home office setting needs (desk, chair, pen and pencil holder)

We even provide:

  • A vacuum
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Dust pan and broom
  • Mop
  • Laundry basket

If your apartment has a washer/dryer located in the unit we also provide a starter pack of laundry detergent and fabric softener. Check out our full list of what's included here


Compass Furnished Apartments Laundry

ARTlab Metro 280 (New Haven, CT)


Now that I’ve shown you how much actually comes in our apartments, here are the important list of things to bring that you might otherwise forget.

Things to Pack:

  • Phone/Computer chargers
  • Headphones
  • A journal to remember this new experience
  • Comfy pj’s to make you feel right at home
  • Pictures of your family (and pets!) to add a personal touch
  • Your favorite books/magazines
  • A plant to make it feel cozier
  • Pet food, leases, and toys (if bringing a pet)
  • Medication 
  • Any other personal items to make your stay more relaxed and comfortable


Compass Furnished Apartments-Boston Desk

30 Dalton (Boston, MA)  


Otherwise, all you need to bring is personal belongings such as your clothes, toiletries, and the excitement of getting to know a new city. Not really sure about the new area you're moving to? Take advantage of our Destination Services to help you acclimate quickly without having to worry about all of the details. We'll make sure all of your mail is being forward to your new home, move your items, and more! 

As your Compass Guides, we are always here to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Whether providing you with additional items or creating partnerships with local services we want to make sure you feel like a true local in your new home away from home. Make sure to follow our blog for our favorite local spots so you don't miss out! 

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