“But Rachael, do you really mean the ULTIMATE packing list?”
Yes, yes I do. To those of you who are moving abroad soon (or whenever), I completely understand the fear and anxiety you probably have right now. Trust me, there were so many nights I couldn’t fall asleep because I was so terrified about the move and yes, what I would pack. I even wrote down in a huge notebook everything I needed to do before the move, from going to the doctor to my packing list. Without further ado, I bring the BEST moving abroad packing list! With my notes, of course! 🙂
Think about not only where you will be moving to, but what else you will want to do in your year(s) abroad. For example, I didn’t think I would need hiking boots but ended up doing a lot of hiking! I wish that I would have brought my nice hiking boots!
This is where things get trickier. You might not be able to find a lot of your favorite products where you are moving, so do your research! I will make notes if you are going to China, which will probably be applicable if you are moving anywhere in Asia}
I’m sorry if this is TMI, but this is an accurate representation of most bathrooms in China…
Obviously for this section I wanted to just pack everything I owned, but that wasn’t an option. #sigh
You guys, it’s so difficult to find shoes in my size! Again, do your research!
Don’t be stingy! Pack some of your favorite non-perishables… my mom has mailed me ranch dressing packets so many times because I miss them! I recommend Nutella, tea, Peanut Butter, your favorite candies and any and all types of spices
PS- Don’t forget to bring these five things!