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So, I'm going to be studying abroad in Edinburgh this semester, and my plane flies out this Tuesday. Exciting!
The airline I'm taking allows for about 100 lbs worth of stuff, though in truth I probably only have about 70 lbs worth of space (seeing as there is also a 62 inch dimension limit, which essentially means I can only have one "big" bag and another small one, and each bag can only weight 50 lbs). If I go over any of these limits I'd be looking at $100 in fees, which would suck.
Obviously, space is an issue, and I still want to be as prepared as I can for this semester. Preferably, I'd like to avoid having to spend an obscene amount of money in the UK when I could be saving on buying those things in the United States.
For example, I've been told to stock up on contact lens fluid, because apparently the stuff is much more expensive in the UK than it is here. I've also been told to buy most of my clothes here, because it can get significantly more expensive in the UK, especially if I were to plan on buying an entire winter wardrobe (which I don't).
Is there anything else like that which I really should be trying to stuff in my luggage to save on expenses? On the flip side, what are the things I can afford to just buy when I get there? I know I'll be buying pillows and bedsheets when I get there, for example, because those things would take up way too much space in transport, and it'd probably be more cost-efficient to just get it there.