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Moving tomorrow and need packing advice

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Mamaka Mon 23-Jan-17 22:29:28

Moving abroad with under 5's - What is the one thing you would recommend not leaving without??

Farandole Mon 23-Jan-17 23:01:50

Jars of pesto grin?

iPads, kid-safe headphones, swimsuits and swim goggles (if going somewhere warm). Uno cards or similar small games. Snacks for the first few days until you find a supermarket.

Good luck with the move! Where are you off to?

Laptopwieldingharpy Mon 23-Jan-17 23:50:23

Good shoes

Want2bSupermum Tue 24-Jan-17 01:36:52

Pictures of family that you can put on the wall. Have them on your phone and go into a place and print them out when you get there. Less to carry.

Snacks, snacks and snacks. If any in diapers, diaper cream (that yellow stuff in the UK is amazing unless you are coming to the US and triple paste is nuclear on diaper rash for those 6+ months).

Finally buy about 10 plug adaptors in the UK before you leave. You always lose them and you can't buy ones that convert UK plugs into foreign plug holes once you leave the country unless you are willing to wait for Amazon to deliver. I say buy 10 because you can never find one when you need it.

Mamaka Tue 24-Jan-17 08:51:14

Thanks all! Only have one adaptor so will stock up at airport.
Going to one of the Balkan countries. (Don't want to be too identifiable due to other posts on my name!) Wish me luck!!

Farandole Tue 24-Jan-17 11:47:46

Your fave toothpaste,
tampons (if using),
any over the counter medication you like/need,
sunscreen your children tolerate.

Trollspoopglitter Tue 24-Jan-17 11:48:41

Plan ahead grin

InTheDessert Tue 24-Jan-17 11:57:16

Passports grin
Yes yes yes to adaptors (transformers if voltage isn't 220V). Consider one European plug on the end of a UK power bar. Great for everything that needs charging.
Toothpaste, tampons, as much prescription medicines as the GP will let you have (probably too late for this now!), Something for the kids to do when you get there, I bring shampoo, trousers and bras to the ME.
And tonnes of patience!!
Safe moving.

allfurcoatnoknickers Tue 24-Jan-17 14:43:17

As much English chocolate as you can carry. I live in the US and always stock up when going through Duty Free.

Mamaka Wed 25-Jan-17 14:53:09

Tampons were a good shout, it could have gone horribly wrong today!

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