Things You Can't Get in Mexico and Should Bring to Mexico

How to Figure Out What You Need to Bring to Mexico (and Some Examples)

The best advice I would give is to make a trip to Lakeside [Lake Chapala / Ajijic area] several months before packing and moving here. Explore the local shops (furniture and home furnishings stores, hardware stores, drug stores, grocery stores, etc.) to determine what is available. Take a lot of notes. Then think about the things you might need in your new space. If you can’t find the specific things you want to set up a comfortable home for yourself locally, bring it from the US. The list is specific to the individual and what you personally find important.

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What to Bring When You Move to Mexico: Patience, Flexibility, Humor… and Cash

My usual advice to people moving to Mexico is bring Patience, Flexibility, and a Sense of Humor. I am going to add Cash to that.

Mexico does not operate in a linear fashion. It does not value time, money or efficiency the same way gringos do. And it does not have an infrastructure that facilitates getting things done quickly. A good example is the answer I received when I complemented a local Latina rental agent for building a very successful business. Her answer was “Thank you, I am so proud. I can support 12 families.”

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My Fun List of What I Brought When We Moved to Mexico

Mexico has so many natural and handmade treasures one might wonder… what should I pack to bring that I might not find there…

Well … depending on what you hold dear I believe the answer differs for each if us.

For me it was sentimental cherished items such as my Mom’s ashes contained in the pearl urn and the old photographs that I hold dear from the “pre-Facebook” days. Another “must have” was my beautiful wood chest that my Grandpa built by hand especially for me. I even managed to bring my first cherished stuffed animal…

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What Should I Bring With Me When I Move to Mexico?

What Should I Bring With Me When I Move to Mexico?

The short answer is: “It Depends”.

The longer answer is: It depends on: Where you will be living in Mexico. How comfortable you are with ordering products online.
How attached you are to your furniture and other items/keepsakes.

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