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We just moved, and we’re in a condo for a few months while we wait to move into our house! Here are all the things I packed for two months of temporary housing.

In case you missed the news, we’ve moved! I shared all the details HERE.

We’re not building a house, but we’re buying a home and the people we’re buying from will not be moving out til August, so we’re staying in a condo for a few months until it’s time to move in.

Philip’s company shipped my car for us and Philip left his company car in Dallas and will get a new one here, so since the cars were taken care of, we decided to fly instead of drive to St. Louis. With Philip’s American Airlines status, we were allowed to take 3 checked bags/boxes per person for free, so we took 13 items of checked luggage with us, plus a backpack each, and that’s everything we took for these two months of condo living until the rest of our things come out of storage in a few months.

We had to purchase some things when we arrived, but this is what we packed and purchased for this two month stay:

HERE’S WHAT WE PACKED FOR A MONTH IN OUR HOTEL

CLOTHING ITEMS

  • 10 days of clothing for each person (including socks and underwear)
  • 3 pairs of shoes for each kid
    • sneakers
    • sandals
    • church shoes
  • 14 pairs of shoes for me (I wouldn’t have brought so many except that I need them for creating content this summer)
    • 3 dressy shoes (wedges, tan block heels, clear block heels)
    • 1 pair of running shoes
    • 4 pairs of flat sandals
    • 2 pairs of pool/lake sandals
    • 3 pairs of sneakers (blush pink, white, navy blue)
    • brown leather loafer flats
  • 5 full exercise outfits (sports bras, underwear, bottoms, tanks)
  • 5 swimming suits and 3 coverups
  • 2 pairs of pajamas per person
  • 3 hats (2 baseball hats, 1 straw hat)
  • 4 purses (athletic crossbody, casual leather crossbody, brown dressy/casual bag, small black dressy bag)

TOILETRIES ITEMS

KITCHEN ITEMS

Our condo came fully furnished, and has most of the kitchen essentials, but we brought a few other things that I don’t want to live without for the next 2 months.

  • Slow Cooker
  • Kitchen scissors
  • A few spices (salt and pepper, garlic salt, Everything but the Bagel, etc)
  • Cheese grater
  • My favorite spatula
  • Cooking apron
  • Waffle iron
  • Pantry items
    • We brought a bunch of full pantry items that we knew we would use, like salt, vanilla, olive oil, vegetable oil, baking powder, baking soda, etc. These were all sealed up with tape and packed in a cardboard box and checked as a luggage item on the airplane.

HOME ITEMS: 

  • Legos (we broke down all the boy’s creations at our old house and separated them into gallon plastic bags so they can re-build them with online instructions)
  • Kindles
  • Sound machines

THINGS WE BOUGHT FOR THE CONDO

  • Measuring cups/spoons
    • I was shocked that these weren’t included in the kitchen items. I would have brought my own if I’d known they didn’t have them.
  • Hangers
    • The condo had some, but an average of about 6 per person, and that wasn’t enough. So I bought some cheap ones from Walmart!
  • Body Pillows
  • Toy bin
    • I got this huge basket that stores all the LEGO bags so we can keep them in the living room in a nice way. It’s a basket we can definitely use in the next house.
  • Toiletries holder
    • I needed some way to organize my makeup and toiletries since I didn’t want to be living out of my travel cases for two months. So I bought this one to hold my skincare products, deodorant, hair stuff, etc.
  • Makeup holder
    • This makeup holder holds all of my makeup nicely on the counter so everything’s not cluttery or shoved in a bag.
  • Shower caddy
    • Philip and my shower has zero storage or shelving, so we bought this caddy to store all our things and get them up off of the floor.
  • Piano keyboard
    • The older boys both play the piano and we didn’t want the whole summer to go by without them practicing, so I bought this keyboard piano so they can keep up on their practicing. We’ll sell it as soon as we get into our new house and have our piano back.
  • Laundry hamper
    • We didn’t plan to buy laundry hampers, but when we arrived and there’s literally nowhere to put dirty laundry during the week, this was a necessity. I bought this double one so the boys can each have one. I may buy a second set for Philip and me to sort our lights and darks.
  • Full length mirror
    • I need a full length mirror for pictures and filming content, so I bought this one that was pretty affordable, and I’ll put it in my office or my bedroom or closet when we move, so it’s worth the investment.
  • Command hook
    • I brought my apron and there was nowhere to hang it up, so I got these command hooks to hang the apron and also the towels in the boys room. I love using these command hooks cause they’re easy to remove without any damage.

Lots of you have told me you’re living in temporary housing in the future, so I hope this is helpful to see what we packed and bought!

I also did a post HERE about what we packed for our month long hotel stay when we were waiting for our house to be finished. The hotel was only a mile from our previous home and two miles from our home we were building, so it was easy to transport bigger items. All of the items above were transported via airplane!

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What We Packed and Bought For Our Two Months in Temporary Housing

Summer condo in anthropologie pants and avara blouse

We just moved, and we’re in a condo for a few months while we wait to move into our house! Here are all the things I packed for two months of temporary housing.

In case you missed the news, we’ve moved! I shared all the details HERE.

We’re not building a house, but we’re buying a home and the people we’re buying from will not be moving out til August, so we’re staying in a condo for a few months until it’s time to move in.

Philip’s company shipped my car for us and Philip left his company car in Dallas and will get a new one here, so since the cars were taken care of, we decided to fly instead of drive to St. Louis. With Philip’s American Airlines status, we were allowed to take 3 checked bags/boxes per person for free, so we took 13 items of checked luggage with us, plus a backpack each, and that’s everything we took for these two months of condo living until the rest of our things come out of storage in a few months.

We had to purchase some things when we arrived, but this is what we packed and purchased for this two month stay:

outfit details from the outfit above

LINEN PANTS (size down one size, I’m in a 25) | AVARA TOP (wearing size XS), SIMILAR HERE | SIMILAR SANDALS

HERE’S WHAT WE PACKED FOR A MONTH IN OUR HOTEL

CLOTHING ITEMS

  • 10 days of clothing for each person (including socks and underwear)
  • 3 pairs of shoes for each kid
    • sneakers
    • sandals
    • church shoes
  • 14 pairs of shoes for me (I wouldn’t have brought so many except that I need them for creating content this summer)
    • 3 dressy shoes (wedges, tan block heels, clear block heels)
    • 1 pair of running shoes
    • 4 pairs of flat sandals
    • 2 pairs of pool/lake sandals
    • 3 pairs of sneakers (blush pink, white, navy blue)
    • brown leather loafer flats
  • 5 full exercise outfits (sports bras, underwear, bottoms, tanks)
  • 5 swimming suits and 3 coverups
  • 2 pairs of pajamas per person
  • 3 hats (2 baseball hats, 1 straw hat)
  • 4 purses (athletic crossbody, casual leather crossbody, brown dressy/casual bag, small black dressy bag)

TOILETRIES ITEMS

KITCHEN ITEMS

Our condo came fully furnished, and has most of the kitchen essentials, but we brought a few other things that I don’t want to live without for the next 2 months.

  • Slow Cooker
  • Kitchen scissors
  • A few spices (salt and pepper, garlic salt, Everything but the Bagel, etc)
  • Cheese grater
  • My favorite spatula
  • Cooking apron
  • Waffle iron
  • Pantry items
    • We brought a bunch of full pantry items that we knew we would use, like salt, vanilla, olive oil, vegetable oil, baking powder, baking soda, etc. These were all sealed up with tape and packed in a cardboard box and checked as a luggage item on the airplane.

HOME ITEMS: 

  • Legos (we broke down all the boy’s creations at our old house and separated them into gallon plastic bags so they can re-build them with online instructions)
  • Kindles
  • Sound machines

THINGS WE BOUGHT FOR THE CONDO

  • Measuring cups/spoons
    • I was shocked that these weren’t included in the kitchen items. I would have brought my own if I’d known they didn’t have them.
  • Hangers
    • The condo had some, but an average of about 6 per person, and that wasn’t enough. So I bought some cheap ones from Walmart!
  • Body Pillows
  • Toy bin
    • I got this huge basket that stores all the LEGO bags so we can keep them in the living room in a nice way. It’s a basket we can definitely use in the next house.
  • Toiletries holder
    • I needed some way to organize my makeup and toiletries since I didn’t want to be living out of my travel cases for two months. So I bought this one to hold my skincare products, deodorant, hair stuff, etc.
  • Makeup holder
    • This makeup holder holds all of my makeup nicely on the counter so everything’s not cluttery or shoved in a bag.
  • Shower caddy
    • Philip and my shower has zero storage or shelving, so we bought this caddy to store all our things and get them up off of the floor.
  • Piano keyboard
    • The older boys both play the piano and we didn’t want the whole summer to go by without them practicing, so I bought this keyboard piano so they can keep up on their practicing. We’ll sell it as soon as we get into our new house and have our piano back.
  • Laundry hamper
    • We didn’t plan to buy laundry hampers, but when we arrived and there’s literally nowhere to put dirty laundry during the week, this was a necessity. I bought this double one so the boys can each have one. I may buy a second set for Philip and me to sort our lights and darks.
  • Full length mirror
    • I need a full length mirror for pictures and filming content, so I bought this one that was pretty affordable, and I’ll put it in my office or my bedroom or closet when we move, so it’s worth the investment.
  • Command hook
    • I brought my apron and there was nowhere to hang it up, so I got these command hooks to hang the apron and also the towels in the boys room. I love using these command hooks cause they’re easy to remove without any damage.

Lots of you have told me you’re living in temporary housing in the future, so I hope this is helpful to see what we packed and bought!

I also did a post HERE about what we packed for our month long hotel stay when we were waiting for our house to be finished. The hotel was only a mile from our previous home and two miles from our home we were building, so it was easy to transport bigger items. All of the items above were transported via airplane!

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