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 Post subject: Re: Moving advice
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:40 am 
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jonnyboy666 wrote:
rent a container and have it shipped by sea, not as much as you'd think, a friend did it from europe to NZ a few years ago.


Thank's, that's what I was thinking, however I don't have much experience so it's gonna take alot of looking into before I make the decision. Number one option at the mo :D


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 Post subject: Re: Moving advice
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:42 am 
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Kestonian wrote:
My top tips, in this order

1. Pay someone else to do the packing. Our 4 bed house took 8 guys 2 days to pack up. They worked solid.
2. Ship early and go on holiday for as long as you can manage to reduce time spent without your stuff.
3. Throw stuff away. Be ruthless.
4. Sit down when they tell you how much it will cost to ship your pets.
5. Make sure the answer to the question "Where are the spare car keys?" is not "In one of (175) boxes" 10 minutes before someone comes round to buy your car.

Oh, final tip. Air freight can be cheaper than excess baggage for the necessities. Unless you discover you have 240kg baggage allowance courtesy of your frequent flyer royalty status; then you can just turn up with 17 bags and enjoy the look on the faces of the people at check in :-)


Sound advice, I will be having the pro's do the packing as that's the easiest way to insure :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Moving advice
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:43 am 
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highlandsflyer wrote:
Jonnyboy gives sage advice, and I would add Sell! Sell! Sell!


:lol: :lol: :lol:

I'll keep that in mind! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Moving advice
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:47 am 
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Pyro Tim wrote:
Cheaper to use a line container, as renting can be expensive. Suggest you book it through a personal effects removals / forwarder company as they will be a one stop shop, and most normal forwarders refuse personal effects, or sub them out. They will likely make use of the lines container anyway. Denmark to Canada will take 2-3 weeks by sea. I agree about getting pros to pack it, as you can also hold them liable for any damage. Insurance is also more likely to pay up no questions asked if packed by pros. Make sure you are aware of regulations as to what you can and can't take to the destination country. Read the ts and cs of the quote, and make sure it includes delivery, and customs clearance.


Thank's Tim, very good advice, especially reading the small print
All new to me so don't wanna get screwed over :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Moving advice
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:48 am 
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Canuck, if you want me to check things over for you, just pm me. I know all the tricks


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 Post subject: Re: Moving advice
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:49 am 
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highlandsflyer wrote:
Buy a boat!


THAT would be cool!!...I'd save on the air fair which would be a bonus! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Moving advice
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:51 am 
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jonnugget69 wrote:
If all of your furniture is from Ikea - sell it and start again!


Screw the furniture! Most important is the hoard of bike's, etc. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Moving advice
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:54 am 
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dyna-ti wrote:
jonnyboy666 wrote:
rent a container and have it shipped by sea, not as much as you'd think, a friend did it from europe to NZ a few years ago.



Probably the best if not cheapest method and used by people emigrating almost as a rule. Advice i think is to send it on ahead so you are there when it arrives or just after,whatever would be easiest/best.


Unless of course it washes up on some English beach :wink: :lol: :lol:


Ha! If it did wash up on English shore's I would hope that some lucky Retrobiker would be the one who found it! It would certainly be their lucky day! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Moving advice
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:56 am 
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Pyro Tim wrote:
Canuck, if you want me to check things over for you, just pm me. I know all the tricks


Thank's Tim, your a diamond mate! I may just drop you a line if I get bogged down in the detail's :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Moving advice
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:22 pm 
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How did you find living in Denmark?

I was there a while, I actually miss it somewhat.

The Danes are a very special people.

Hasten to add so are the Canadians, as plenty of my relatives are such!


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