Sunday, March 25, 2012

What to bring with you

One of the most difficult decisions to make when you are making such a big move is - what do I take with me.  Everyone will have a list of "must haves". Some of the items are for practical reasons and others are for sentimental.

We decided to bring a lot of kitchen items with us - pots, pans, kitchen utensils as well as cutlery. Since we had visited Nicaragua before we were aware that it could be a challenge to find good quality items. We also tried to include some sentimental items from trips we had taken as well as family photos. So far the only item that we brought that hasn't proved useful is the router for the internet.

Here is a list of the items we brought (not including clothing) in 4 suitcases plus carry on:

Stainless Steel Pots and pans
Stainless Steel cutlery
Kitchen cooking utensils
kitchen fridge magnets
decks of playing cards
extra reading glasses (dollar store)
Castiron frying pan
 bottle openers
wine bottle cork
Large Refillable Water bottles (2)
Stainless coffee mugs (2) - if these are in your carry on - make sure that you take them out of the case/bag
Reusable grocery bags
Beach bag
Various books
Snorkel equipment (2)
Water shoes (2)
Various knick knacs/paintings/momentoes
Family pictures
Pillows (2)
Dish towel (2)
Cleaning cloth (2)
Facecloth (2)
Beach towel (2)
Shower curtain
Mexican rug
Mexican Serape
Coffee percolator