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While packing for your new travel nurse assignment, create a checklist of what you plan to bring. Pack as light as you can. You can always send for more of your things after you get settled in to your new place. Here are some extra items you might want to think about bringing with you: a can opener, corkscrew, light bulbs, laundry basket, hair dryer, blender, toaster, VCR, vacuum, PC, portable radio, extra eyeglasses, clock radio, camera, camcorder, umbrella.
Don't forget your prescription medicines or contact lenses and solutions. Make sure you have enough to get you through the new travel nurse job or are able to go somwhere to get prescription refills as necessary. Have your mail stopped or forwarded to where you'll be staying. Stop your newspaper delivery if needed too.
Ask your recruiter whether your house/apartment will be furnished or not, and what appliances will be there, like a microwave, a TV, a vacuum, a washer and dryer.
Bring some personal keepsakes to make your house more 'homey', like photos, scented candles, plants or your favorite books and writing journals.
Make arrangements to pick up your house keys when you arrive. Also arrange for your cable and other utilities to be turned on in time for your arrival. When you get there, check out your house/apartment and report any problems as soon as possible.