Packing List For International Move

18 June 2008

THINGS TO GET OUT OF HOUSE BEFORE MOVERS ARRIVE

Carry on luggage

Passports

Tickets (confirm tickets 24 hrs prior to departure)

Cash, ATM and credit cards

Cell phone / Ipod / small DVD player

Laptop

Chargers

Medications

Prescription papers

Good book

Pen and paper

Ear plugs

Blinder

Inflatable neck pillow

Clothes that layer / jacket

Toothbrush

Loose socks

Washcloth

1 change clothes

Valuable jewelry

Pet’s very cute Chinese passport

Vet records

Pet sedative medication

Pet food and water dish

Tax papers

Critical financial records

Keys

Driver’s license

Insurance cards

Checked Luggage

Pillow

Spare glasses

Key Receipts

Clothes needed for 4 wks

Towels and washcloths

Toiletries

Sun screen

Swim suit

swimming goggles

computer programs

essential CD’s

normal medicines

toiletries

contact lenses

contact lens solution

a bit of dry food

router and cables for wifi

computer supplies

child’s favorite toys

child’s favorite stuffed animals

Give to friends and charity: 

whatever you feel good about giving them and they feel good about receiving, remember one man’s trash is another man’s treasure

framed photographs of your time together or of things that are meaningful to them and will bring back memories of you

Get Rid of:

Junk

Anything broken, out of style, old, duplicate, unneeded

Perishable food

Segregate off site anything that MUST stay!

THINGS TO MARK WITH STICKERS AHEAD OF TIME AND SEGREGATE INTO SEPARATE AREAS OF HOUSE

Air Ship

Clothes for weather 8 wks out

Desktop computer

Printer

Essential office supplies

Papers to enroll in school

Essential school papers

Work things

Old tax records

Gifts

Pillows

A few framed photos

Significant papers

A few things from home (afghans)

A few children’s toys and games

Retain Lots of:  Humor and kindness for significant others who are also under stress

allow time for saying goodbyes

Accept all offers of help! 

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