My bank account is bleeding cash. I have saved $1700 so far for miscellaneous expenditures related to my relocation, including a $1200 plane ticket to Seoul. I just spent $170 on luggage: one carry on and 2 checked bags. The limits being 62 linear inches and 50 lbs per bag checked (2 max), and 46 linear inches, 26 lbs for the carry on. I'll take another checked bag for an additional $200 excess luggage fee.
Just looking at clothes, cosmetics, and other assorted items I plan to move with me is overwhelming... where will it all fit into 3-4 bags! Ack! At least I was able to find purple and pink suitcases that weigh only 8 lbs each! I know you were very concerned about color coordination of my luggage; it's a high priority among the list of 50 Things To Do each Day in The Next Two Weeks.
On a positive note, everything I need will be available in Korea! Everything except clothing, although in Seoul and Busan, I should be able to get some American sizes. I'm not a 5'2" size negative 4, 90 lb. Korean woman. Luckily, I have small feet, so I'll be able to find shoes! I was also just informed from another teacher in Seoul that anything I want from iHerb.com over $50 and under 15 lbs will be shipped to South Korea for $4! Halleelooyuh!! From all the info I gathered, I only need clothing and shoes, specific cosmetics, and toiletries, so I don't have to stock up on anything special. I'll also be able to download books to Kindle, though they say my Prime membership loses it's benefits of free book lending and such.
As of yesterday, I've spent a few hundred dollars on documentation and shipping of documents:
...so much for that $1700! I've got another week or so of work to pad the savings account and if someone will buy my motorcycle that will be another $2k to tide me over!
"You get what you think about, whether you want it or not!"