We fly in 3 weeks and our shipping is going on Tuesday. I thought 2 v large suitcases and 5 large plastic boxes would be plenty.
All of a sudden EVERYTHING seems to be essential!! Need another two boxes probably.
We started packing yesterday and have gotten divorced 3 times already
Going to have to ditch the clothes that don't fit anymore but really like
What a blooming nightmare. Have written extensive lists for packing and as you go through your drawers and cupboards for packing, the list suddenly is obsolete.
Anyone out there thinking they don't need much? Think again!
See ya at the November meet (if we can find it!) Cant' wait xxx
I'm sure my partner and I have underestimated how much we own. We are currently renting in the UK and most of the furniture isnt ours, so we've not got to think about shipping furniture. But I still think we've underestimated how much junk we have. We may need a skip on our drive before we leave!
Originally Posted by Weeze
We have sold all of our furniture and everything else to our buyer but there is still 7 HUGE boxes and two MASSIVE cases!!!!!!
Nearly finished now. Just waiting for our bedding to dry
OOoo I have a feeling we will be exactly the same!
We've got rid of furniture, going to ship telly/computer/bikes etc and just pack the rest- OH seems to truly believe all of his belongings from our 2 bedroom house will fit in one suitcase!! He insists thats all hes taking. I of course im looking at all of my clothes, shoes, bags but also bedding, towels, kitchen equipment, knick-knacks like vases etc...and thinking oh my god!! So packing should be an ...interesting experience!!!
HAHAHAHAHAH!!! Ye!. We are now divorced 10 tmes! If you add up what you THINK you'll take, add another two boxes. We have (an extra 60 quid).
Originally Posted by pixie7
Just worried now that we will have too much weight for the plane as laptop, jewellery and small but expensive electrical gadgets are coming with us.
Tell you what tho'. I don't know how people go to Oz, back to UK then go to Oz again do it. It's been the most STRESSFUL experience of my life! Only do it once me thinks.
Just got here Sept and remember how stressful it was packing up. Whatever you bring wont be enough, and day to day the dress is very casual anyway. Saying that is should be hot when you get here, as its getting warmer and forcast good for the weekend. We attended the Oct meet up and everyone we meet were great, really friendly with great info and advice, so nothing to worry about their. Take care and hope your moves goes well. Deborah
Cheers for that Deborah
Originally Posted by DJM
Hope to see you at the Nov meet, if you go
Oh has just informed me that we will be at the Nov meet but he will be severely beaten about the head and neck from packing this week and bruises will still be showing.
Like this post, we packed up last monday shippers came and went with 540 cubic feet of household items!!! still have six suitcases to pack its a total nightmare kids sleeping on air beds and no toys, Totally agree the visa process seems a doddle to what comes later. lucikly my OH has left everything to me so no divorce as yet!!! just a good best friend to help me sort stuff out clean shoes etc.
Can you tell me what the November meet is? not been on for a few days, we fly out on thr 16th November arrive 18th, and are really keen to meet other people who have just arrived or who have been there a while. Five weeks on Tuesday not that I am counting, we move out of our house on the 4th November to let our new tennants in an move in with the inlaws.... should be fun x
Can you tell me what the November meet is? not been on for a few days, we fly out on thr 16th November arrive 18th, and are really keen to meet other
Afraid you'll miss the Nov meet. It's the first Sunday of every month so you should make the Dec one. Have a look at the socialising forum, all details of meets and such are on there.
Good Luck to you all.