There’s not many on my list, but here are a few things that took up precious space in our suitcases and we haven’t needed.
4. Spanish-English Dictionary
My husband and I both downloaded Google’s Translator and off-lined the Spanish Dictionary so we can access it even when there is no cell signal or WiFi. My little book is collecting dust and taking up space on a shelf…I should probably donate it to something.
3. Extra Toothbrushes
I don’t know know what I was thinking or where I thought we were moving, but toothbrushes are very easy to find and affordable here.
2. Long Sleeve Shirts, Pants & Jackets
Although I have worn my jeans a few times, I definitely haven’t needed 2 pairs of jeans, cargo pants, and leggings. Not once have I put on the variety of long sleeve shirts I packed. I brought a windbreaker-style jacket because I heard it could get cold in the mountains. We haven’t yet made a trip to see the coffee farms so the only mountains we’ve seen is through the window of the car on our trips to Managua. I’m hoping these items will come in handy on our first trip home to the States in October.
I brought socks for running, socks to wear with rain boots, black socks, white socks, thin socks, thick socks. So far I haven’t worn a pair. I run barefoot on the beach, went sock-less the one time I wore my rain boots, and besides that I only wear flip flops and the occasional wedge for date night.
What other moms say:
I asked other moms living in Nicaragua what they brought with them here and haven’t needed, here are their answers that weren’t already on my list: sweatpants, dress up clothes & heels, rain jackets, pharmaceuticals (Advil etc), double stroller, and plates.