ALL SHOPPING LIST – PICK YOUR ITEMS & MAKE YOUR OWN LIST

THIS IS JUST A LIST OF THINGS THAT WOULD HELP YOU TO PACK YOUR BAGGAGE UP TO 46KG. SO PICK FROM THE LIST UNTIL YOU GET TO 23KG x 2 BAGS. This is an enormous list of almost everything that a person may require to buy before leaving Bangladesh (in my case – USA). Choose your items as you may require/prefer. Please remember, you can buy everything in stores abroad too. However, few stuffs are cheaper in Bangladesh (mainly leather products, bags, shoes, clothing etc.)
SHOPPING LIST –
Bags (New Market) – MUST HAVE
1. 45 inch Backpack with Laptop compartment (could be used as Hand luggage)
2. President 62 inch 2 luggage (23 KG each)
Winter Clothes (Bongo Bazar) – for Cold Winter States Only
  • 1. Overcoat (heavy thick waterproof) – (1 pc) – Optional
  • 2. Heavy Woolen Jacket with Hood, Foam, Wool – Water proof (1 pc) – MUST HAVE
  • 3. Leather Jacket (1 pc) – Optional
  • 4. Summer Jacket with hood – Water proof (1 pc) – Optional
  • 5. Hoodie (3 pc) w or w/o zipper – MUST HAVE
  • 6. Sweater (1 – 2 pc) – Optional
  • 7. Thermal Inner – both upper and lower body (2 – 3 pc) – MUST HAVE
  • 8. Track Suit – Full set (1 pc) – Optional
  • 9. Winter Heavy Trousers 3 pc, Normal regular trousers 3 pc – MUST HAVE

 

Non Winter Clothes
Pants – Pick According to Need
  • 1. Jeans (Blue, Black – 5 pc)
  • 2. Gabardine Pants (Mobile pants with lots of pockets – 1 pc)
  • 3. Formal Pants (1 pc)
  • 4. Three Quarter Pants (2 -3 pc)
  • 5. Half Pants (2 pc)
  • 6. Punjabi, Payjama, Tupi, Zaynamaz, Tasbih (1 pc)

Shirts – Pick According to Need

  • 1. Full sleeved Thick T-shirts for Winter + Normal T-shirts for regular (4 – 5 pc)
  • 2. Half sleeved T-shirts / polo (4 – 5 pc)
  • 3. Old T-shirts (for using at home – 2 – 3 pc)
  • 4. Formal Shirts with matching ties (2 pc)
  • 5. Blazer (1 pc)
  • 6. Lungi (1 pc)
  • 7. Sando Genji (5 – 10 pc)

Other Wears – Pick According to Need

 

  • 1. Undergarments (5 – 10 pc)
  • 2. Neat Woven Heavy Socks (5 – 10 pairs)
  • 3. Normal Cotton Socks (10 – 15 pairs)
  • 4. Muffler – Normal 1 pc, Thick Long 1 pc
  • 5. Hand Gloves – Water Proof, Thick, Heavy (2 pairs)
  • 6. Monkey Cap/Winter Caps (2-3 pc)
  • 7. Windcheater (1 pc)
  • 8. Sun Cap (1 pc)
  • 9. Leather Belts (Formal 2 pc, Casual 2 pc)
  • 10. Good Leather Wallets (2 – 3 pc)
Shoes – Pick According to Need
  • 1. Formal Shoes (1 pair)
  • 2. Woodland All Weather Shoe (1 pair)
  • 3. Sneakers (1 pair)
  • 4. Sports Shoes/Keds (Nike/Rebbok – 1 Pair)
  • 5. Bata Winbrainer (Sandal Shoe, Foam Type – 1 pair)
  • 6. Flip-Flop Sandal (1 pair)
  • 7. Shoe Polish brush and shoe brush (1 pc)

 

  • 1. Bed Cover (2 pc)
  • 2. Pillow Cover (2 pairs)
  • 3. Light weight Katha/Blanket (1 pc) – Optional
Towels (Light Weight) – Optional
  • 1. Medium Shower Towel (1 pc) / Small Hand Towel (1 pc) / Gamsa (1 pc)
  • Personal – Optional/Not Necessary – Pick According to Need 1. Sunglass (1 pair)
  • 2. Wrist Watch (1 pc)
  • 3. Tooth Brush (1 pc)
  • 4. Comb (1 pc)
  • 5. Nail Cutter (1 pc)
  • 6. Shaving Kit (Blades, Small Shaving Foam)/Electric Shaver
  • 7. Sui, Shuta, Buttons, Safety Pins – MUST HAVE
  • 8. Tooth pick, Cotton buds
  • 9. Lip Gel
  • 10. Small Deodorant (1 can)
  • Stationary – Optional/Not Necessary – Pick According to Need
  • 1. Calculator
  • 2. Pens (2 pc)
  • 3. Pencils (2 pc)
  • 4. Eraser (1 pc)
  • 5. Sharpener (1 pc)
  • 6. Notebooks (1 pc)
  • 7. Small Ruler (1 pc)
  • 8. Big Ruler (1 pc)
  • 9. Geometry Box Set (1 pc)
  • 10. Small Locks for bags (3 pc)
  • 11.  Flag (1 pc)
  • Utensils and Kitchen – Optional/Not Necessary – Pick According to Need
  • 1. Korai / Dekchi (1 pc)
  • 2. Spoons, Forks, Wooden Curry Stirrer
  • 3. Melamine/Plastic Glass (1 pc)
  • 4. Melamine/Plastic Plate (1 pc)
  • 5. Bowl for Curry Melamine (1 pc)
  • 6. Coffee/Tea Mug (1 pc)
  • 7. Knife (1 pc)
  • 8. Daal Ghutni (1 pc)
Technology – Optional/Not Necessary – Pick According to Need
  • 1. Webcam
  • 2. Headphone
  • 3. USB Mouse
  • 4. USB Keyboard
  • 5. USB Hard Disk
  • 7. Pen Drive
  • 8. All Software CD (Windows Mainly) – MUST HAVE
Food Items (for initial use) – Optional 1. Packaged Masala / cooking powders (Holud, Morich, Jira, Dhonia, Radhuni Ready Masalas) – Recommended 2. Cigarettes (1 carton) – Not Recommended
Medicine – MUST HAVE
  • 1. Spectacles (3 pc) – if needed
  • 2. Doctor’s prescribed medicines, antibiotics for common ailments such as – Cold, Cough, Fever, Stomach Disorder, Diarrhea, Headache, Stomach Pain, Asthma, Body Pain, Indigestion/Gastric/Acidity Problems, Allergy, Vomiting, Sleeping Disorder and Life Saving Drugs.
Documents (Originals in Hand Luggage)
  • 1 Set Attested Photocopies in the baggage,
  • 2 Sets Attested Photocopies to be kept at home with the parents – 1 copy with mom and 1 copy with dad)
  • 1. Passport 2. I-20, Offer Letter, Credit Transfer Documents
  • 3. All Academic Documents, Transcripts, Testimonials, Certificates
  • 4. IELTS/TOEFL/SAT/GRE/GMAT Transcripts
  • 5. Parent’s CV, National ID, Passport, Bank Statements etc (documents as same as interview day)
  • 6. SEVIS Fee Receipt
  • 7. Air Ticket Copies, money receipt
  • 8. BD University Curriculum, Documents, Transcripts, ID card etc (everything)
  • 9. National ID, Police Clearance, Birth Certificate, Family Certificate
  • 10. Student file documents, Bank papers, Traveler’s check receipt etc
  • 11. Photos – hard copy and scanned copy (Passport, Stamp, USA Style Passport)
  • 12. LOR, SOP, Resume
  • 13. Medicine List, Medical history, Prescriptions, Full body checkup reports, Eye reports
  • 14. List of Contacts, Addresses in the US and reference contacts in Bangladesh etc.
  • 17. Money in Dollar (Cash, Traveler’s Check etc)
  • 18. Copy of Email conversation with the University, Professor
  • 19. If married, all marriage related documents, certificates, proofs (pictures, videos etc)
  • 20. Any other necessary supporting documents (extra)
Packing:
*Start your packing well in advance *Buy two good bags – they should be able to withstand a lot of mishandling. They should be as large as possible within the size limitations 62 inches (however most airlines are not very strict about baggage size). Try going to stadium market for
Try going to stadium market for cheaper price. *Put identification marks and labels on both the inside & outside the bags. Apart from this, the airlines will also provide you with adhesive labels. *Type the name, address, phone number of the contact person in the US and stick two copies of that paper on to the both sides of the bags with strong transparent tapes.
Important things to do before leaving: *Give power of attorney (authorization letters) to your father or brother or to someone on whom you rely *Put your signature on a 10 plain papers, write you name below it, keep these at home, they may need it for any purpose like authorization to collect marks sheets, Provisional certificate, Transfer certificate, Bonafide certificate, Degree certificate, Migration certificate from the university, applying for the refund from the college etc. *Make all bank accounts joint
Medicines: Must carry list a list of medicines for common ailments recommended by a medical practitioner
Courtesy BY :TAMIM REZA SHIHAN