Hi there TC and OMG Claire must have missed the one about you going back
Well not many weeks left for us now so just a thought:
Removals - we are doing it as cheaply as we can - every penny will count! 20ft shipping container delivered to the house and packed everything and filled it ourselves. A lot of work but has saved us thousands and thousands of dollars looking at your quotes TC. I know our container was smaller but that is a huge difference. Any chance you could do it yourselves also? Or at least get quotes for doing it that way as well and seeing what the difference is? Just something for you to think about maybe. We actually got it all arranged in the UK as even that worked out cheaper for some reason. They obviously are using a company this end but it still made it a lot cheaper arranging it there than this side of the pond
Cars for sale - we put both our van and car on Trading Post - the van went within a week - sold to someone who saw it advertised on there, the car took a couple more weeks but has now gone
Telephones - we are lucky in that we are well and truly out of the min contract period. I do know though that some do charge quite hefty termination fees. So better off checking with them first how much they charge.
Cleaning - Again we are doing it ourselves but if I was going to pay someone it would deffo be Cornelia!
Hope this helps a little and Good Luck to you
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Sorry to hear both of your news, especially after you have both made helpful comments in the past to me.
I wish you both lots of luck for the future
Good Luck to both TC & Claire
we arrived back in the UK recently (March 12th)....like you we had all the stress & hassle of tying loose ends up before we left Adelaide .... did get a bit daunting at one stage..BUT we did it!
Like you we had vehicles to sell,a tenancy to off load..telephones & internet to sort out,removals etc...but you will do it!
We used GRACE REMOVALS if that helps in anyway...they were excellent and very "flexible" with their quote (we ended up taking 3 extra boxes at no extra charge).
Good Luck with your move back....you have to do what you think is right for you and your family!
How come your moving back to the Uk?
Hey good luck with the move back I'll be thinking of you Claire shopping at next and I'm not going to be envious not one bit honest HONEST, good luck again to both of you.
Out of interest though could you give us update of moving back what it intales and how you feel about things when you get there. Just to see what adjusting back is like.
Good luck to you all moving back to the UK......for whatever reason.
Everyone makes there own decisions about what is best for them and their family....
Si n Kaz
Will do Julie-Ruth. To be honest, although obviously I'm looking foward to seeing family & friends, I'm not really looking forward to life back in Britain. The reasons we came out here still exist back there and, by all reports, some are even more acute than they were there.
However, when you work in a very narrow, specialist field you sometimes have to be pragmatic & go where the work is. The company, not Australia, has made my postition here untenable & so we're going back with much the same view as we came here with - to seize life with both hands & make it scream!
Meant to ask - how have you all found it; the move back, settling back in etc? Are you back in the same area & same jobs?
I will tell you about how we feel about our return back to the UK, we came back after a year in Adelaide, been back 2 yrs, we are glad we done it although we wish we hadnt bought a house again! anyhow we have achied quite a few things since our return, eldest passed her driving test, youngest got her teeth sorted (braces) Im finishing a diploma in CBT, so its all been good, but we cannot wait to return and get started once again in our dream of living in OZ, we had to come back BTW for numerous reasons, I just hope you settle well bk here and dont regret it like many who do!