Moving abroad is never an easy task, especially when you have to pack a limited amount of your items in one suitcase. One of the biggest decisions in moving is what to take with you and what to leave being. Furthermore, there are several factors that you should take into consideration before filling up your suitcase with your favorite clothing. In this article, we will provide you with the top things to consider that will help you decide what to pack.
How long will you be abroad?
Is it a temporary move or a permanent one? If it is just a temporary move, you can leave the rest of your things with your family or friends and you will get them once you return back. If on the other hand, you are moving permanently, you have to decide what you are going to keep and what are you going to get rid of. You have the option to separately ship the remaining items with a shipping company or else if you don’t plan to keep them, you can always donate them to charity or sell them.
What makes you feel at home?
Some things may have higher sentimental value to us and when moving abroad, feeling at home is crucial for the success of your transition. Look around your home and decide which things you cannot do without, such as, frames, furniture and others. More often than not, it takes time to feel at home in the new destination, therefore, things that make you feel at home may ease your sense of belonging.
What is the weather like in the new place?
This plays an important role in your decision making. Ensure that you will have the necessary clothing according to the climate you’re going to move into. This is even more important, if you live in an opposite climate as you might have to buy new clothing once you arrive. When it comes to other things such as furniture, climate can damage certain items, so make sure you are well aware of what to expect.
Can you even ship it legally?
Some restrictions might be imposed by the new destination you are moving to. In addition to that be also aware of import and duty expenses that could be applied. Many countries have restrictions on what you can take across their border.