I wear shorts in the house at least 4 months out of the year here. Our house gets very warm and they are more comfortable when I am cleaning, working out, etc.
I wouldn't have brought all the stationery/office supplies I brought. Even though I left a good deal of it with family/friends, I still brought many reams of very expensive paper from my home business and other items (binders, folders, envelopes, etc.) that I later realized are different sizes to the same products in the UK. We've managed to use a lot of it for various things, but I wouldn't have bothered paying for it to be shipped here.