Advice about apartment stay?

Old May 12th, 2010, 08:28 AM
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Advice about apartment stay?

We are renting an apartment in Barcelona. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions about things to take to supplement what is there ie bringing small packets of salt and pepper instead of having to buy bigger containers there. TIA
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Old May 12th, 2010, 08:36 AM
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I don't know who you are renting from... in most will find only toilet paper and (maybe) body soap.
Whatever rest you need for cooking or washing (dishes, clothes , shampoo )etc, you have to buy (or bring).
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There is no standard -- some owners only put in a roll or two of toilet paper and bottle dish washing liquid. Others leave full-on hospitality hampers w/ salt, pepper, olive oil, bread, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, even a bottle of wine sometimes.

There is no way to know what the owner of your apartment provides w/o asking him/her.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 08:53 AM
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Just buy what you need when you get might not need much extra, others have said, it depends on the owner...
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Hi AGM, here's a thread I started last year about apt rental packing list:

Are you staying at an apt with Habitat Apts? If yes, I can tell you that there is NO cooking stuff at all. There was dish detergent but no laundry detergent. I had packed a small bottle of laundry detergent, enough for 2 loads.

For our trip last Nov, I brought small packets of s&p, and sugar with me. I also brought a small bottle of olive oil (this one: small enough to go inside the ziploc bag).

I also brought a small packet of ground coffee (Godiva sells 5-packs) which lasted for an entire week, and several packets of hot chocolate mix. The apt have a coffee maker and coffee filters.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 10:15 AM
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P.S., others have mentioned (in the thread I posted) about bringing some dried herbs. I did - just a small amount of Italian seasoning - wrapped in foil.

In any case, this allowed us to buy salad mix from the markets, then when we got back to the apt, we added some OO, s&p, italian seasoning... plus some fresh cheese & bread from the market and Voila! we've got a nice lunch for little $.
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