When we packed up to move we brought one full luggage each of clothes. The rest of our luggage was full of uniform items, towels, blankets, bathroom products, sewing projects, school books for the kids, and I can’t even remember what else. We did not do an early shipment that the military offers because too many people told me that their express shipment showed up either at the same time or later than their household goods shipment. That just wasn’t worth the risk for me. I didn’t want to do without some things when we were still living in our place in CA (since the express shipment leaves you earlier) and then still not have that stuff in a new place.
Of course what comes with several pieces of luggage of clothes – laundry. The one thing our great hotel did not have was laundry facilities for the guests. The first time we did laundry we took it to a service because we just could not find two different laundromats that people told us about! That was an expensive lesson, but everything came back folded. Bright side right? After that we found the laundromat and hauled our luggage up those blocks and learned a lesson.
What was that lesson? Don’t use the largest industrial dryer even if you are super interested in getting your stuff dry as soon as possible. Even if you try to set it on a lower heat setting, it will fry any lace on any of your clothes
My tip is this: be patient when you are washing and drying your clothes. Take advantage of another country’s kindness and leave your laundry to wash while you look around close by. While we waited for laundry people were in and out starting, switching, and leaving their laundry. I’m sure they lived close by but that was surprising.