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Hi all!

 

Interview tomorrow and making final preparations.

 

My question for everyone that has already moved, how did you ship all of your personal belongings to your new home? I have found many ways, widely varying in price.

 

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I took mine as baggage, I had taken some bits over before.


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Maybe some useful links and stuff.


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We shipped about half our belongings (got rid of the rest) via the ocean, then railway to our state. Moved from a 3 bedroom house. Total cost was about five thousand pounds (including the cost for my piano, which the shipping company built a crate for). 

 

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37 minutes ago, LiamT7 said:

Hi all!

 

Interview tomorrow and making final preparations.

 

My question for everyone that has already moved, how did you ship all of your personal belongings to your new home? I have found many ways, widely varying in price.

 

Thanks!

It really depends on what you are moving.   Often paying for extra checked baggage allowance is the simplest .. bulky items will need a shipping / moving company who will transport your goods using a shared container .. called LCL .. less than container load.. this means the goods are unaccompanied and require the documentation for CBP etc 

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1 hour ago, LiamT7 said:

Hi all!

 

Interview tomorrow and making final preparations.

 

My question for everyone that has already moved, how did you ship all of your personal belongings to your new home? I have found many ways, widely varying in price.

 

Thanks!

 

So how much do you think you will be taking? You don't look old enough to have accumulated the lifetime of junk I had--23 or so boxes I sent in a container on a ship. (That did not include any furniture or electronics/electrical items which I sold off or gave away.) 

 

For anybody contemplating shipping via partial container, I recommend 1st Move International

Everything arrived in perfect condition still sealed. Nothing was pilfered, missing or broken.

You must watch their packing video. https://www.shipit.co.uk/safer-packing.htm

My load was 2 cubic meters.

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I also just took extra checked in bags on my flight.

Sold quite a few things back home & donated bits to local charity shops, binned stuff that wasn't worth selling/donating.

Left 3 medium size boxes of belongings at my Mum's (which wern't a 'must take now' situation) & my PC (which im going to sell when i visit back home)

Personally, I think its less hassle to check an extra bag or two in on your flight


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10 minutes ago, LiamT7 said:

Thank you for all of the replies, I think I should be able to get away from checked baggage, I don't have too much :) 

This is my wife arriving at DFW in June 2017.  She had previously sent 10 smaller boxes over a period of several months...LOL.

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I stayed in the US for six months in 2017, so felt I needed more than one case full...I took one wth me on the flight and paid around £100 to ship a second case (by air, took less than a week).

 

I’ve been moving my stuff over gradually for the last 18 months, so probably won’t need to ship anything, but if I do, will likely use the same company I did last time...

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My husband and I both moved from London back to my hometown here in California and between us we had 3 suitcases! So not much, but it felt so much better to just buy new things once we got here because it would have cost near enough the same amount to ship things! 😂

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I have already gradually taken most of my stuff as I visited! But I agree with others, I'm just doing extra baggage and then shipping my PC with a company since that's cheaper than buying a new one.

 


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