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What did you do to your winter clothes when you moved?

Postby villagewife » Fri, 21 Oct 2011 7:38 pm

Our moving date is approaching, and thanks to this forum and other resources, am starting to build a picture of what life might be like in Singapore. Then again I will probably be proven wrong. . . :lol:

One question that I can't figure out is what to do with our winter clothes. Having lived in northern Europe for 30+ years, we have accumulated various nice thick jumpers etc which I plan to use again once our ~4 year stint is over. Should I store them in the UK or bring over? Sorry if the answer is obvious but somehow have stuck on this! :oops:

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 21 Oct 2011 7:45 pm

Yes yes yes! Store them.

Bring a few layers, maybe one jacket, sweater and scarf for any trips that you make home during cold seasons from SG, otherwise store it.

If you take it to SG it won't be used, will all go moldy and you'll end up having to throw it all out.

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Postby queenie71 » Fri, 21 Oct 2011 7:46 pm

Hi there

we are from the UK and have lived in various places in Asia for the past 8+ years. So, here's our experience for what it's worth...

Before we left the UK. we sorted through and kept our favourite winter clothes and shoes and gave the rest to Oxfam.
Asia is very humid and you normally have less storage space as places are generally smaller here.
We keep our winter things in the guest room and depending on humidity levels, run a dehumidifier.
Leather goods in storage go mouldy... dehumidifer or not...
You will only need the occasional light cardigan here - I keep one in the car for when I go into the cold supermarket and for the shopping malls - cinemas are freezing.
Also we spend holidays in Australia and New Zealand where we always need winter gear and not forgetting trips back home to Europe, even in the Summer...;-)

Hope this helps

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Postby villagewife » Fri, 21 Oct 2011 7:50 pm

Wow! Two brilliant answers in ten minutes! Thank you! Now can start worrying about something else. . . :wink:

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Postby ksl » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 12:50 am

villagewife wrote:Wow! Two brilliant answers in ten minutes! Thank you! Now can start worrying about something else. . . :wink:

You can pack them in suction bags, use the hoover to suck all the air out of the bags for more storage space. :) leave in UK.

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Postby JR8 » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 3:43 am

ksl wrote:
villagewife wrote:Wow! Two brilliant answers in ten minutes! Thank you! Now can start worrying about something else. . . :wink:

You can pack them in suction bags, use the hoover to suck all the air out of the bags for more storage space. :) leave in UK.


There is another kind that we bought (from the top floor travel goods shop in Ion) where you fill the bags with clothes and roll them up like a Swiss roll. The air is expelled via a one way valve. Then you can unroll them flat again and they look vacuum packed. Not exactly cheap but they really do work, not only for traveling, but summer storage of sweaters, woolens etc...

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Postby BillyB » Sun, 23 Oct 2011 11:29 am

JR8 wrote:
ksl wrote:
villagewife wrote:Wow! Two brilliant answers in ten minutes! Thank you! Now can start worrying about something else. . . :wink:

You can pack them in suction bags, use the hoover to suck all the air out of the bags for more storage space. :) leave in UK.


There is another kind that we bought (from the top floor travel goods shop in Ion) where you fill the bags with clothes and roll them up like a Swiss roll. The air is expelled via a one way valve. Then you can unroll them flat again and they look vacuum packed. Not exactly cheap but they really do work, not only for traveling, but summer storage of sweaters, woolens etc...


I usually pack my suitcases by rolling clothes up rather than folding........minimal creases!


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