Essentials Checklist When Moving Abroad

​Which Essentials do You Need When Moving Abroad?

Moving abroad is exciting. You get to see new people, experience a new way of life, and most importantly, you get to start afresh. Packing for the move can, however, be daunting. You might have a difficult time deciding what to carry and what to leave behind.Essentials Checklist When Moving Abroad

The best way to choose the right stuff to move with is by having an essentials checklist. Discussed below are the essentials that you should carry when moving abroad.

​Items You Use Everyday

Which items do you use daily? They should be the first things on your essentials checklist. In most cases, these items are:

  • Clothing
  • Phone, laptop, charger and other electronics
  • Medications, if you need them

Before you start packing, go through your checklist and ask yourself when you last used an item and whether you need it in the new country.

For the ones you leave behind, you can either donate or store them in a storage unit. If you live in North West England, there are enormous and convenient storage in Manchester that you can hire.


Your passport and Visa come first in this category, so you should pack them in a pocket where they are within reach.

You should do some research to find out if there are any other legal documents that you will need to move abroad. Each country has its requirements for legal documents, and the common ones are:

  • Driver’s license
  • Birth certificate
  • Vehicle registration documents
  • Tax documents
  • House sale documents

You should carry a copy of your vehicle registration documents if you plan to ship your car to your new country. If not, you can keep it in a classic car storage unit until you find a buyer.

​Sentimental Stuff

Carry a few sentimental items to remind you of your loved ones back at home. Whether it’s a family photo book, jewellery, or a handmade blanket, sentimental items can serve as a souvenir for the moments when you miss home.