The Ultimate Packing List for a Temporary Move

temporary move packing list

The Ultimate Packing List for a Temporary Move

Coming to Washington, DC to do an internship? Here’s the ultimate packing guide for a temporary move.

You are here to do an internship, so dress to impress. Maybe your workplace will be casual dress or more business attire, but remember, that first impression can be the start of a wonderful internship.  Make your internship in Washington, DC start out right with the Ultimate Intern Packing Guide for a Temporary Move.

If you are staying in one of our intern housing options, this is all you need to bring! We provide it all – our apartments are fully furnished and move-in ready so all you need to bring is below.

Clothing – Professional Women:

  • White Button Down
  • Blouses (3)
  • Black/Grey Pencil Skirt
  • Black Dress with Jacket
  • White Dress with Jacket
  • Black/Khaki Dress Pants
  • Black Blazer
  • Everyday clothing
  • Leisure clothing
  • Casual walking shoes
  • Business working shoes
  • Raincoat or casual jacket (seasonal)


  • Laptop and charger
  • Phone charger
  • Backpack or Brief case
  • Flash Drive
  • Headphones

Clothing – Professional Men:

  • Black or Blue Professional Suit
  • Long Sleeve Dress Shirts
  • Sweaters
  • Blazers
  • Ties
  • Dress Shoes –(shoe polish)
  • Casual pants
  • Everyday clothing
  • Leisure clothing
  • Casual walking shoes
  • Raincoat or casual jacket (seasonal)


  • 1 set twin bed sheets
  • Mattress pad
  • Comforter
  • Pillow
  • Throw Blanket

Personal Items:

  • Towels
  • Medications
  • Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Floss
  • Shampoo & Conditioner & Hair product
  • Hair styling tools
  • Deodorant
  • Comb and Brush
  • Personal bath items


  • Birth certificate
  • Social security card
  • Driver’s license/passport
  • Emergency contact list
  • Insurance cards
  • Bank documents

Once you arrive, you will still have to pick up a few supplies from the local grocer or pharmacy. Here are some favorites:

Moving to DC for an internship soon? Exceptional Intern Living provides intern housing in Capitol Hill. Our options are perfect for short-term housing and temporary moves. Explore our housing options and apply for free today!