If you only had 6 bags to move your life to a new country what would you pack?
Our move is made slightly easier because we are renting our condo in Denver fully furnished and will be looking for a furnished apartment in Amsterdam for at least the first year. I’m packing up and storing closets, desks, and the bathroom (ie anything personal) but otherwise we can leave the place as is. Even if we weren’t renting our place furnished, it wouldn’t be worth shipping our stuff. One 20lb box costs $80 to ship from the US to The Netherlands not including duty and tax. If we end up renting unfurnished will make a trip to the Dutch ikea and buy the necessities.
Also not having kids reduces our packing I’d assume.
So have I missed anything??
Apple tv (a tiny box)
Clothes (all seasons) but am not bringing anything I haven’t worn in a year
One set of sheets
2 beach towels (not sure if we will have linens so beach towels can serve double purpose)
Bathroom essentials (not bringing blow dryer or flat iron as the outlets will be different)
Small bag of jewelry
Espresso machine (because he’s family and since it’s europe he’ll fit in)
Important documents (marriage license, birth certificate)
If that doesn’t fit in 6 bags something gets left behind.