Not bad advice on many things in the link. If you're moving here for good, invite friends down a lot and offer to pay that extra checked bag fee, it beats shipping costs.
Also keep in mind that the humidity here is far higher than what most American's experience (New Orleans and a few other spots likely exempt from this statement) as such what you might own in the US with no problem will grow mold or be infested with insects in about a month in the rainy season down here. There's a reason to build with cement and not dry wall.
On the other hand try buying a decent hand made hammock in NJ. If you're building, insist on hammock hooks in all the rooms!!! Boxito stocks them from very simple and cheap to very high end and $$$$. We have them not only in guest rooms at Dos Ojos Lodge but in ours and I love them.