The bare minimum. Even if you have decided to get a container and ship your things to the Big Island, you simply don’t need everything you use on the Mainland. Do yourself a favor and downsize your inventory. A quick Netflix binge of Marie Kondo could probably help with this.
Relocating household items to Hawaii is a big process and can be expensive, so it will be important to thoroughly scrutinize which items to bring.
You will need to estimate how many things you want to move to the Big Island with to help determine what type of shipping method is necessary (freight forwarder, cargo, mail, or a container) in order to get an appropriate quote and timeline.
If you are trying to simplify, here are the key items to address:
- Pets | Relocating with Pets
- Valuables (photos, jewelry, etc.)
- Clothing items (minimized!)
- Documents, laptops, cameras, etc.
- Can’t live without items (ie. bicycle)
- Your car
*If you opt to use a shipping container, then you can bring furniture and a lot of things with you – which could either be a blessing or a curse.