I attended another workshop for spouses yesterday, to review the issues, procedures and allowances for moving and transportation. There is so much to do! I have three pages of lists from the three-hour meeting, on top of the two pages of lists they handed out.
The most cumbersome will be getting all of our paperwork in order, such as an updated will, medical directive, and scanning all of the documents we currently have such as medical records, previous taxes and official documents.
Another complexity for our particular post is the ability to ship consumables. Since it will be hard to get many things in Kolkata for a reasonable price, we are allowed to two shipments of up to 2,500 pounds of consumables. The items that qualify for consumables are foodstuffs and personal health items. Unfortunately, you can not use the weight to ship extra toys, furniture, clothes, etc.
We definitely know we will need toilet paper and a trip to Costco. It was recommended to include chocolate chips, diapers, cake mix and canned pumpkin.