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We asked people living in Germany to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...

"Don't bring the bookcase. It will be the most expensive item. Store it if you have to. With what you have left, try to avoid a move. Could you take it all with you as luggage? Could you ship the books?," explained one expat living in Frankfurt, Germany.

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"Packing for your move to Germany should depend on where you will be living and the time of year you are moving. Be sure to bring along some clothes and shoes that are suitable for the winter season if you are moving during the colder months. It's also wise to include some basic toiletries and everyday items such as laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and paper goods. Make sure to include documentation like passports, visas and receipts, as well as any necessary equipment, appliances, and furnishings for your new home. When appropriate, bring electronic devices that may be compatible in Germany -- such as phones, computer cables, adapters, and converters. Finally, don't forget some of your favorite items and things that make your home feel like home," said another expat in Germany.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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