Packing List

Luggage/Bags:

Large Rolling suitcase with 360 degree rotating wheels. Bought at a garage sale for $5

Large backpack: Osprey Luna 60. Bought off Mercari for $65

Large black duffel bag (This is one of the WORST ideas I have ever had. I had two rolling suitcases but for some reason I convinced myself that my luggage shouldn’t all be the same kind of bags. So I took this instead which I really ended up regretting. I couldn’t carry it because it was so heavy. Thankfully multiple generous and strong fellow trainees always helped me carry it. Still, it was a horrible idea and I’m not planning on using it again.)

Small backpack: Roots Canada brand. Bought off Poshmark. This backpack is probably around 40 liters.

Small black crossbody bag (carried in my luggage)

 

Clothing:

Tops:

Dress blouses – 11

Nice sweaters – 8

Kimono type layers – 3

Blazer – 1 (Its hot pink and I regret nothing)

Casual short sleeve shirts – 8

Long Sleeve shirts – 8 (one is a turtleneck)

Camis / Tanks – 8

Flannel shirts -3

Sweatshirts / hoodies – 3

Bottoms:

Dress Pants – 3 pairs (one black, one khaki and one grey)

Leggings – 6 pairs

Crop leggings – 4

Sweat pants – 2

Pj pants – 1

Nice dresses – 5

Maxi dress – 1

Casual dress – 2

Nice skirts – 3 (two flowy and one pencil)

Skirt slip – 1

Casual skirts – 3 (two maxi , one mid length)

Tights – 5

Nightgown – 1

Boxers for sleeping in – 1

Athletic shorts – 1

Jeans – 2

Other:

Swim suits – 1.2(one bikini top, one conservative top and two pairs of conservative bottoms)

Short socks – 6 pairs

Long socks – 5 pairs

Flat socks – 2 pairs

Fuzzy socks – 2 pairs

Scarves – 5

Underwear – 40+ pairs

Bras – 6

Cami bras – 3

Winter/Cold Weather Gear:

Light coat – 1

Bomber Hat – 1

Knit hats – 1

Gloves – 2 pairs

Mittens – 1 pair

Warm headband -1

Wool socks – 2 pairs

Thick cotton socks – 2 pairs

Heat Holders socks – 1 pair

CuddlDuds long underwear bottoms – 1

CuddlDuds long underwear tops – 2

Under Armor long sleeve- 1

Reebok under layer long sleeve – 1

Halifax winter coat (shipped to me at a later date)

Rain coats – 2

Shoes:

Dressy flats (High quality pairs with lots of support) – 2

Croc Flats (Easy to wash and very light weight)

Tevas sandals (These give me blisters. Don;t bring shoes you’ve never actually worn before!)

Flip flops – 2

Sneakers

Short  heels

Black casual winter boots

Grey casual winter boots

Kamik heavy winter boots (Rated to -40 degrees) also shipped to me with my coat

Rain boots

Baffin slippers [Extremely warm!]

*A note on my clothing: I brought a TON of clothes. Some days I regret bring so many clothes and I wish I had other things. Other days, I’m glad to have a variety. Either way I probably brought the most clothes out of anyone and I know I could definitely spare several things on this list.

Health and Beauty:

Lush solid shampoo – 1

Conditioner – 1 mini bottle

Ion shampoo – 1 (small travel bottle)

Dove Soap – 3 bars

Lotion – 1 large bottle

Face moisturizer – 3 bottles

Body spray – 2 mini bottles

Perfume – 1 mini bottle

African Black Soap – 3 bars

Coconut and Tea Tree Oil scrub – 1 jar

Coconut and Tea Tree Oil moisturizer – 1 jar

Coconut Oil – 1 jar

Tea Tree Essential oil – 2

Sweet orange essential oil – 1

Peppermint essential oil – 1

Clove bud essential oil – 1

Tea Tree blemish sticks – 3

Mascara – 3

Eye shadow – 4

Powder – 1

Foundation – 2

Blush – 2 (one powder, one liquid)

Eyebrow pens – 3

Chap stick – numerous

Lip pens – 1

Makeup brushes – 3

Hairbrushes – 3

Comb

Compact mirrors – 3

Tissues – 3 packets

Contact Cases – pack of 6

Contact solution – 3 bottles

Hand sanitizer – 6

Ion hair packets – 1

Tooth brushes – 3

Tooth paste – 3 mini tubes, 1 large tube

Nail Polish – 1

Nail Polish remover pads – 1

Diva Cup – 1

Reusable cloth menstrual pads and liners – 16

Wet bags – 2 (one small, one large)

Vicks Vapo Rub – 1

Vicks Cold & Flu tablets

Melatoin – 2 bottles (240 tablets)

Exedrin – 1 bottle

Advil – 1 bottle

Benadryl – 6 tablets

Midol – 1 bottle

Dramamyine

Pepto – half bottle

Nail clippers – 1 pair

Nail files – 3

Razors – 3

Wash Cloths – 2

Norwex makeup removing cloths – 3

Hair ties – numerous

Hair clips – 3 (2 small and 1 large)

Bobby pins – numerous

*A note on my health and beauty items: makeup here is easily accessible, even during PST. I’m glad I brought my stash from home simply because I don’t have to spend my living allowance on makeup for awhile. As far as medicines and such: we got our medical kits the second day in Armenia, but we had access to a group medical kit the moment we arrived at the resort. Some of these meds probably weren’t necessary but it made me feel better to have a stash when I arrived.

Jewelry:

Rings

Bracelets

Necklaces

Watches [One casual and one for work. Both bought at garage sales]

Watch batteries

Earrings

Electronics:

Computer & charger

Iphone  6plus & chargers

Nook & charger

Earbuds – 3

External hard-drive

128 GB flash drive

8GB flash drive (2)

Headlamp (You need one for the outhouse at night, trust me)

 

Kitchen & Food:

Tea strainers – 2 (not necessary but very cute)

Metal and Plastic Coffee cup

Brita water bottle and backpack clip

Cinnamon Ice breakers

Chocolate (my weakness)

Gum

Tea

Misc/Fun & Hobbies:

Knitting needles (Size 13, Size 11, Size 8 [3], Size 5, Size 4, Size 3, Size 2, Size 0, Size 9 [round])

Round knitting looms – 4

Small square knitting loom

Sock knitting loom

Spool Knitter

Loom hooks – 5

Crochet hooks – 7

Tape measure – 1

Stitch counter -1

Sewing needles (many in various sizes with containers)

Cross Stitch hoops – 2

Embroidery fabrics with patterns – 2

Cross Stitch fabric with patterns – 2

Sewing scissors – 2 pairs

Photo albums – 2

Tea Canisters – 3 (for storage)

Trine University flag – 1

Inflatable travel pillow – 1

Universal electrical adapter – 1

Hair dryer with convertible voltage – 1 (I haven’t actually attempted to use this here because although the voltage can change, I think it doesn’t change to Armenian voltage. Oops)

Sunglasses

Eye glasses – 2 pairs with cases

Contacts

Travel sized umbrella – 1

Lint roller – 1

Reusable grocery bags – 3

Fold-able sweater drying rack

Gifts for my host families

Books:

Looking for Alaska

North to the Night

Rules of the Wild

Into the Wild

*A note on books: I only brought four physical books but I also brought my eReader. I knew before I came that there was a small library at the Peace Corps office with books that volunteers could borrow for free. What that means is HUNDREDS of books. I was shocked and also very pleased with the variety and no longer concerned about running out of free reading material once I saw the library.

School Supplies/Kid Stuff: 

Note Cards

Checker board – 1

Sticky notes

2017 calendar book

Uno cards

Notebooks

Pens

Highlighters

Scissors

Inflatable Globe

Alphabet room border

 

 

 

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