Packing and Organizing to Move Abroad

I have the best intentions of packing and giving away or disposing of things that I do not need for my move, but I haven’t even really started yet. I told myself that I was going to go through my things every day and here it is almost 10 p.m. and I haven’t done it yet. I have to work tomorrow, too! I am writing this post as a persona, and public note that I have better get myself in gear or I am going to end up staying up until the wee hours of the morning just before I leave, fretting and still trying to get my things in order. I don’t want that to happen! An, one of my co-workers said that there is no way that I will be able to pack up or clean out a house in three months. I have got to prove her wrong.

Since I work well with lists, I think that I am going to start one here just to get the ball rolling. Maybe I should start small. I start going through clothes in my bedroom that I will not take with me and donate them or dispose of the ones that are in poor condition. I’ll start with the closet, because I really want and need to see some progress there! I am excited about simplifying me life and I am going to travel light. I don’t plan to carry a bunch of baggage to Korea. I already thinking about teaching in other parts of the world, too!

Things to Do for Move

1. Clean closet of clothes
2. Empty dresser drawers on non-essential items
3. Give away/donate knick knacks in room
4. Donate, give away, sell books (I have a ton)

I have three rooms and various closets total. Do you all think that I can do it?


  • Finally! You are just a step away from your dream of teaching in Korea. Wish you all the best and please keep us updated with the latest events in your new home. Best of luck!

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  • Kathryn

    I heard that a lot of contracts aren’t honored, and people are left unpaid and with the burden of finding their own way home. What precautions have you taken to avoid this?

  • There are a lot of rumors concerning working abroad. There is definitely some risk! There is a greater risk in working with the private schools that you know little or nothing about. When moving to another country, however, make sure that you have enough money to get home! That’s my advice! Some people don’t like it here; they can’t get a new job here or don’t want to. They break their contract. Some schools are shady. I have been working in South Korea for several months now. I am paid regularly, and on time. I work with the public school system, as I have mentioned before. I can pay my way back if need be.

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