Ten years later, it would have been so much easier with much less stuff if I made the international move now. In the big boxes I shipped to Mexico (and 2 1/2 years later to Argentina) were VHS cassettes, music CDs, and photo albums, not to mention lots and lots of real books and a score of piano music. All heavy and bulky.
In just a few short years, technology has changed things so that if I were to do it over again, I would have my iPod, DVDs, and a Kindle (which I don't have yet), and listo! I'd be ready to go. There's still a bulky cat and now a bird, and now also a milonguero viejo, but anyway I think beings are better than boxes, don't you?