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what do they mean by 'treated' wicker ? i have got a white whicker laundry basket Id like to bring - it was painted when it was bought so is that classed as treated?
Clean everything specially shoes, we cleaned 4-5 boxes of walking shoes, wellies n trainers, pain in the neck! And don't bring in nativity(w/ straw) or other xmas decor w/ pine/wood.
Visa granted !!!! 3/4/09
Arrived in Adelaide 24/08/2009
Christmas decks are ALWAYS checked - and the boxes will be labelled as Christmas Decks for packing. I would see if you can "lose" them in with some general ornaments or pictures frames, etc - Again just weigh it up...do you want the chance of having them? (I would think that as they are lacquered/painted they are acceptable anyway ;) )
Also just to say we can over with Pickfords and they were fantastic - would recommend them both ends of the journey.
A good tip is to put anything that could be slightly iffy in one box and clearly label it. The AQIS guy said that this was helpful and concentrated on going through this box and not really bothering with the others. Had a couple of little things removed but no cleaning costs.
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hi all, i admit straight away that i havent done a lot of research in the area that i am about to ask you all as it is still early days for us. we gather from alot of people that it is better to take everything in a container as it is cheaper in the long run. can anybody tell me, can you put a car,motorbike and all of your house furnature in the same container? also how clean does the car and motoebike have to be? it would take gallons of jeyes liquid to clean them or am i just being stupid. cheers
i guess it depends on who you get on the day some do some dont!personally we washed everything with a jet wash and by hand with jeyes fluid my husband did every tool individually and we got a bill for $50 for a brand new motor bike tyre that had been washed with jyes fluid there was no way it was dirty hadnt even been used and was still clean but not worth arguing over $50! someone we know got a bill for there golf clubs and argued the fact that they cleaned then billed but had not asked the owner if they wanted it done (other option is to destroy) so they let them off!!
The whole thing is a bit of a farce really...
We did the same thing, cleaned everything thoroughly for the container...the place stunk of Jeyes!!!!
When we arrived 5 years ago, my son was still in a buggy. The buggy's wheels were not clean...werent touched at all! Still had dirt and mud in the wheels...the buggy went on the plane at heathrow and come off Adelaide...
At immigration we were asked if we were emigrating...yep we were, and was told to go straight through...
So off went our buggy, with its wheels still dirty, out of the airport and onto Australian soil!!!!
It wasnt our intention to do this...it dawned on us afterwards that we went to all that trouble and not a thing was done to check the buggy over!!!!!!!!!!
BUT....still do the cleaning thing for your container!:v_SPIN:
Arrived November 2005........live in Happy Valley
Eeekk.. I had never heard of Jeyes before reading this post.. oh well I hope all our stuff is ok.. it arrives in a month. I put all of the wooden toys etc into one big box and marked it. All christmas dec's in their box and marked so hopefully nothing will be stopped.
on regards to some of the previous posts....
I am up there with you on the annoyance of paying out (huge) amounts of money to get things clean when time and effort has already been put into cleaning them yourselves, but there is a reason why these things need to be done. Australia is underneath Maylasia and other countries where they're rules of products arent so strict.
I have worked in a house where the whole house was infested with moths, which came from a packet of rice noodles from a thai supermarket in the UK.
England is a pretty safe place, but a country with a past history of Foot and Mouth. Better to be safer than sorry..
As a Aussie/English (20 years in Australia and 12 years in UK) I am in love with both countries and would do anything I can to protect its Flora and Fauna...
So 'losing' a few things amongst other things is ideal but not sensible.. if in doubt really look in the items and ask yourselves if you really really want or need them
I have been here for over a month and have found that I miss my things that are being shipped over but I could live without them..
A handy man that is fixing a few snags in our house is from the UK and he told me I'd be holding a Garage Sale a few days after my shipment arrived and wonder what I was thinking when shipping things over!
Good Luck and safe travels and crossing our fingers and for you. us and all to follow that we arent out of pocket too much through customs..
Declare everything.. then you cant be caught out.
Last edited by Chandan; 28-07-2010 at 05:04 AM. Reason: horrific grammar