To Bring – Not To Bring…

Bring or Not To Bring – – That is the question!

Maybe William Shakespeare got it wrong and my version is the correct way. (Okay, I’m kidding)

We are actually making our list as I hope the countdown is getting closer. My husband keeps telling me to be patient; that this is just a sample of what it will be like waiting for anything when we move to Italy. I’m trying.

So I have taken information from various sources and started my list. Funny but some of the things on the list I would never have given a second thought about.

  1. Prescriptions
  2. Medical records
  3. Measuring cups and spoons
  4. Ice cube trays
  5. Large zip bags for clothes
  6. Microfiber towels

Any other thoughts or suggestions?? I have my list in Evernote so I don’t forget a thing!

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  • Reply Ella Johnson-Fecchio March 2, 2016 at 12:51 am

    I did the strange thing and left in love with an Italian in 2011. By October 2012 I gave up everything (house, car, job) and moved to Italy, we were married about 9 months later. I have been living in Milan since 2012. I brought 6 large suitcases with me, and that was it, everything else was sold, given away. Most of the things I brought were clothing. I am a larger than the fashion size of Milan which is about a US size 10.
    I brought my measuring cups & spoons, photos, all documents (birth certificate included) and my prescriptions. I found right away some medicines are not the same. So bring enough for a few months until you can see a DR and get it sorted.
    My favorite CD’s & videos ( we have a DVD player that plays US formatted DVD’s) and few of my favorite books.
    Any a few of my spices I couldn’t live without- I was from the West and cooked a lot of Tex-Mex food & BBQ. Still do, but have learned to be creative with spices I have found here.. Or when I travel back to the states I pick up spices, maple syrup, Hatch green chilies, hot sauce.
    I have lots of ideas, depending on where you are living – would love to keep in touch.

    • Reply imodica March 2, 2016 at 7:29 am

      Ella, I would LOVE to keep in touch!! We are in Phoenix, AZ so I understand about the Tex-Mex food!!! We are going to be in Parma for our first 6-months. You can read our “plan” on the blog but Parma will be our “home base”. It would be great to keep in touch and who knows, maybe meet up with you as we plan to go back to Milan and also travel through that area on the train. Thank you so much for your thoughts and suggestions. I very much appreciate it!

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