So this time next week i’ll be flying to France for my year abroad! This week is going to consist of a lot of organising and packing so here is a little insight into a few things i’m taking and why. It can be quite daunting to work out what to take for such a big move. Ideally, I would like to take everything but that’s unrealistic, especially as i’m travelling there by myself. However, the luggage allowance that I have is quite generous so I will be taking two suitcases (20 kg max) and my backpack for hand luggage.
What i’m focusing on today is pyjamas, bedding and some products that help me to sleep. These things are important to me because I consider them home comforts and I think they will help me to feel more settled in my first few days.
I’m taking a couple of fluffy blankets, two fitted sheets and two pillow cases. I had to buy a few things because I have a single bed at home and i’m moving into a room with a double. These fitted sheets and pillow cases are from Primark, I’m still on the hunt for a reasonably priced duvet cover that I actually like!
I’m taking two sets of warm pyjamas and one set of summer ones. I’m also taking a few pairs of fluffy socks and a couple of massive jumpers because it gets super cold in Grenoble.
I’m packing two products which help me to get to sleep. The first is Clipper sleep easy organic tea, i’ve been drinking this tea for a few months now and I find that it does help me to relax before going to sleep. Another thing that has a similar effect is adding a couple of drops of essential oils to my pillow before going to sleep, such as lavender. I’m currently using Olbas oil which is a mixture of oils including eucalyptus, clove and juniper berry.