Moving to China – The List!

So, I’m moving China!

Today I will create a list of things that I will need for this international move.  I have been soliciting help from people via WeChat, Facebook, and many blogs/websites.

Most Needed Items (enough to last a year)

  • deodorant
  • tampons/pads (duuuuh….I am a girl!!)
  • face wash
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • good underwear (thx Mummie)
  • toothpaste/floss
  • soap
  • shea butter
  • spices/seasoning
  • kool-aid
  • dired beans/seeds

If you have any other suggestions….please please PLEASE leave a comment! 🙂

If you need help here are some sites to look for help!

International Moving Checklist
International Moving Checklist pdf
What to Pack for International Teaching Jobs
Things I wish someone had told me before I started teaching EFL/ESL overseas . . .

~Love, Peace, and SOOOOOUL!!!

Meri Jaan
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6 thoughts on “Moving to China – The List!

  1. If you are planning on making friends and are thinking about gift ideas (it is a Chinese custom to give gifts), western vitamins are a great gift idea. Calcium tablets, vitamin C, fish oils (omega-3), etc. are all amazing gifts because these products are very expensive in China and are highly sought-after. It could be a gift for the parents/grandparents of friends which is a gesture indicating that you respect the elders (an important trait to have in Chinese society).

  2. Shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste and soap are items sold in China. Products from Pantene, Colgate, and other common brands are all sold here. Bring enough to last you a month or two and then you might as well save money (and packing space) by purchasing that in China as the products are virtually the same.

  3. Definitely deodorant. Chinese don’t wear deodorant, therefore, it isn’t sold in stores. I haven’t seen any in international markets either. If you enjoy Facebook or general internet freedom, get your VPN before you depart, otherwise, you will have difficulties obtaining one while in China.

    1. lol! I was told the same thing by a friend who’s there already, so I bought plenty. I got my VPN last week so I’m good on that as well. If you have any more suggestions please feel free to let me know. 😄

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