What is it like to move to a new country? Crazy expensive. Crazy stressful. Maybe just plain crazy. Is it an adventure worth taking? Absolutely.
One of the hardest things about moving countries, especially those separated by water, is what to keep and take with you. Overseas shipping is amazingly expensive, so for us, this meant parting ways with almost everything. We were broke, dirty backpackers when we got married, so most of our belongings were accumulations of thrift-store finds, curb-side treasures, and cast-offs from others. Nothing much valuable worth taking. Due to different voltage and current in Northern Ireland, any electronics with moving parts, aka my kitchen appliances, were a no-go, too. 😭 But what about the small stuff? What about the stuff that is totally up to you to take or not take?
Here are my Top 5 Rules for Packing to Move: