Well, it may sound a bit premature but we have done our first practice pack!
I'll explain why we have done this with a drible under eight weeks till we go. Simple, for six of those weeks we won't be here! This coming Sunday I'm off on a residential course for three weeks, then the weekend I return we plan on moving all the stuff out of the house and distributing it to those that are buying / selling or storing it for us. Then we are house & dog sitting for a fortnight, then back to north Wales for our goodbye's So really, now is the only chance we have to ensure we have the right stuff...
On that note, what is the right stuff? We are going to a foreign country for more than a few months, what do you pack? We have opted for light summery type stuff, and if we discover we need something else we'll get it there, no point lugging jumpers and stuff if we plan on staying away from the cold.
Selecting what to take was easier than I expected, three piles of clothes were generated from each closet, yes no and bin. Yes, stuff that 'could' be taken, No stuff that wouldn't be taken but stored and Bin well I think that one kind of explains itself. My Yes pile is too big and will require a second filter whilst Ali's is just right, go figure.
Oh well, back to the packing, packing the house a little too as there's too much to expect Ali to do it all on her own whilst I'm away.