Ok so you're emigrating, going to live in a place you once spent three days in. It's an eight hour ferry ride to mainland, or a very expensive plane trip. And, let's be realistic, you're going to be broke a lot of the time (I am a writer. This is reality :-)). You have to choose 1)What you take at all. 2)What you take in your suitcase, because the container might take a long time getting there.
You have NO idea where you will live. You have no idea when you'll have a home, or what that home will be. You may spend 6 months like a gypsey.
I need something to write on. But that's about all I've established onto my list.