The ultimate packing list for relocating

09 March, 2018

You have been tasked with moving away from everything you know and love for work – already an incredibly daunting task, which can only be made worse by not knowing where to start with the packing!

 


As a whole, the packing process can be stressful to say the least, even if just for a holiday so it can be completely overwhelming when you need to pack up your whole life. Whilst some of the items that you will need in your new country will be available to purchase, others may be more difficult to find or much more expensive abroad.


The first thing to do before you even begin packing is to prepare and organise your house. This is the perfect time for a ‘spring clean’ and de-clutter! Get rid of everything you don’t need – dispose of old clothing, broken tools, and old toys etc.


To make things a bit easier for anyone who is relocating, the Clearview Relocation team have put together the following ‘ultimate’ list of packing essentials.


Important documents for your international relocation

Tax information
Visa information
Marriage license
Birth certificates
Passports
Immunisation records
Medical records
Pet health records
Travel insurance paperwork

Medication - make sure you stock up before your relocation!

Ibuprofen / Paracetamol
Allergy medicine
Pepto Bismol
Prescription medications
Plasters

Electronics

Flashlight
External hard drive (for backing up files)
Travel adapters
Phone (make sure to purchase an international plan)
Laptop
Camera
Headphones


Clothing

Tops / shirts / blouses
Trousers / skirts / leggings / shorts
Underwear / socks
Pyjamas
Swimming costume
Coats / jackets
Hats / scarves / gloves
Towels
Boots / shoes
Flip-flops
Sunglasses

Toiletries

Contact lenses
Contact lens solution
Deodorant
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Shower gel
Sun cream
Travel-size bottle of contact lens solution (for short trips)
Razors
Shaving cream
Floss
Tweezers
Sewing kit
Make up

Miscellaneous items

Notebook
Glasses
Heirlooms
Translation books
Large travel backpack
Waterproof bag (for electronics)
Earplugs
Duct tape

Although packing for an international relocation can be overwhelming, hopefully this list will enable you to be better prepared. Clearview Relocation provide advice and training before the move and assistance for as long as needed after the move, helping assignees adjust faster to their new environment. Contact us today on 01635 239040 or email info@clearviewrelocation.com.