When planning a move, having an accurate floor plan of your new accommodation can be extremely helpful. If you are moving, and especially if you are downsizing, getting a floor plan can save you a lot of hassle.
Now, many retirement communities, condominiums, and apartments have floor plans available online. However, the actual layout of your apartment may be slightly different than a standard layout—due to repairs, renovations, or simple necessary changes during construction. You should always visit your new accommodation before moving and assess the space. Take your own measurements, and note where there are outlets, light fixtures, and how much fixed storage space there is. Be sure to indicate anything not on the provided floor plans with measurements—such as radiators, inset air conditioners or baseboard heating. On a floor plan it may look like your sofa can fit, but upon inspection of your space you may find there is actually an obstruction! This can throw off your whole floor planning strategy.