5 essentials for moving abroad


Whether you are moving abroad or going away for a few months you need to bring certain things with you.

Here are five essentials you need to bring with you in your bag:

Your prescription
If you are taking medication like an inhaler or are on the pill, make sure you bring your prescription with you. You don’t want to end up having to go through the hassle of finding a new doctor and getting a new prescription. It might cost you a whole lot of money that you just don’t have.

Photos of family and friends
Yes, you will be able to see snaps on your phone or on Facebook, but they just aren’t the same as a good old fashioned photo stuck to your wall or proudly on display in your new home.

Your make-up
You will be able to pick up some make-up when you are away, but if you have a certain type of skin or are extremely pale, you might not be able to pick up the exact colour and you will spend an awful long time looking for something that suits. Also, what you might pick up for less than a tenner here, may cost a whole lot more in your new country.

An adapter
This is the kind of thing you forget when you are moving abroad. Your phone, laptop and hairdryer plugs are not going to work if you forget this.

Yes, be very picky with what you bring, but don’t forget the essentials like jumpers, pyjamas and jeans. You don’t want to have to spend a fortune on things you already have.