Okay, we just moved in, so I'm still not sure I need every little thing that I brought, but, I do know we had an issue with one big item: the queen size box spring.
We were fortunate to be using movers provided by my husband's company. When our air shipment arrived, with a full size mattress & box spring, the box spring barely went up the stairs of our house (I'm told it's Edwardian). We knew that we would have a problem with the queen size box spring when it arrived with the sea shipment. And yes, indeedy, it would NOT fit up the stairs. Fortunately, the movers also provided a handyman, who dismantled the box spring. Imagine my surprise when I discovered it wasn't actually a box spring, it was basically a padded open crate. Thank goodness it was, the handyman carefully pried it apart, with the fabric & padding intact, folded it up, and carried it up the stairs. He then reassembled it, using screws, as good as new! He told me that if it had been a true box spring, with the actual springs inside, it would have been a different story. He proceeded to tell me horror stories about removing windows so that sofas could be brought inside.
So, my advice is to check out the doorways, stairs, etc. to make sure larger items will fit!
Otherwise you might have to have an impromptu sidewalk furniture sale!