What to Pack in your luggage

posted Aug 16, 2012, 9:01 AM by Jalandhari Kom   [ updated Aug 16, 2012, 9:01 AM ]

The carry baggage is the biggest problem while coming to U.S. What to carry? How much to carry? Do I carry more woolen clothes 'cause its cold out there?

Well, we all think, it depends!
Don't carry too many heavy utensils, cooker etc. You can buy most of the utensils there. They are not costly and you don't have to carry much.

You can carry some spices with you if you want to, 'cause after going there you may start missing the Indian food taste. But now in pretty much every US city there are a number of international and Indian stores where you can buy pretty much all the spices and other Indian groceries. Remember don't carry any fruits or vegetables, you might be fined by the US customs and/or you will be asked to throw them right at the airport or in some  cases you might endup paying heavy fines.

Don't carry too many warm clothes (unless you are going there in winter), or sports shoes etc. It would be better if you buy them after going there. That way you can buy the latest style. But you should carry leather shoes from India, since leather items are costly in the U.S. But most people find it is cheaper to buy pretty much anything in US once you know where to buy and how to find sales and coupons. 

Other than that you may want to pack your memorabilia or important documents like education credentials if you think you might need them.

Rest it all depends on you and your needs!
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