Moving to London! The 10 American Items I’m Packing

Two big life events to share: I move to London TOMORROW (cue freaked out emojis), and today I’m sharing my first YouTube video! Obviously, the first video is about the move and it has been a labor of love to create. The technology is still very new to me but very fun to learn, so I appreciate any feedback you have.

While I was planning my move, I noticed a lot of American expats online that made the move ended up annoyed/bereaved when they discovered certain US items weren’t available in England. I thought I’d share the 10 American items I’m packing, so if you ever make the move or study abroad, you can be prepared and won’t be left wanting for the essentials, like a Reeses peanut butter cup.

The 10 American Items You Should Pack on a Move AbroadFrame // Passport Case
Foundation // Planner // Measuring Cups
Check out the full list of items you should pack in my video below!

If you’re not from the US, definitely research if your favorite products/foods will be available in your new country. They will make you feel more at home when that dreaded homesickness strikes 🙂

You can watch the video below – excuse my awkward personality! I’ll be documenting my move and life abroad and uploading regularly, so definitely subscribe if you’re interested in following along!


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  • Great list! I wouldn’t pack American foods, either. I’m all for trying out the local foods and finding new things that I love. Although when I lived in Ecuador for three months, I really missed cheddar cheese. One of the volunteer’s parents came to visit once and brought a hug Costco bag of cheddar cheese and it was gone so fast because all of us missed it. I’m looking forward to following along on your adventures! #wanderfulwednesday

  • First of all, CONGRATS on your move to London! It will be the greatest experience of your life!
    Second, having studied abroad in Germany before I moved here permanently, I knew to bring certain things like measuring cups, a few spices like creole seasoning and of course now I buy things like Ranch, pumpkin puree and other goodies on Amazon or an American store website I found. There are just somethings I can’t live without! #WanderfulWednesday

  • All the best!! That passport case is the best, I love it! 🙂

  • Safe travels!! Enjoy!!

  • enjoy it!:) #wanderfulwednesday

  • Clare Thomson

    Congratulations on the exciting trip! Hope you have the most wonderful time. London’s a fabulous city. Yes, we do have ice cube trays in the UK!

  • Measuring cups, no! It was a huge mistake to bring my German ones to Norway cause all the food items here measure in deciliters instead of milliliters so my German cups totally confused me 😀 And yes, Europeans have ice cube trays… and ziplock bags 😀

  • Such a fun video and idea for moving abroad! I totally feel making videos as a labor of love … I was hoping to make regular videos when I moved abroad to Santiago, but it takes so much time and effort! With my full time job I just couldn’t keep up. Hoping you do a better job than I did though, as I love watching videos like this! And such a good idea to bring measuring cups! I’m always trying to make my “American recipes” over here and have to look up all kinds of conversions to make sure I don’t mess up with the means of measuring I have here! haha I was thinking of having my mom send me some, but at this point I’ve just gotten used to the struggle! Good luck with the move! Can’t wait to see and read more! 😀