Bringing Your Possessions.
The thought of moving house can be a worry, but in practice it will work out fine if you discipline yourself to approach things logically. You are not the first. Every month thousands do it successfully. The prospect of what might happen is far worse than the reality of what will happen when you follow this simple advice.
Do Not Try To Cut Corners.
The difference in price between professionals and price-cutters is just not worth it. Only deal with recommended major removalists. Trying to reduce costs by “helping out’ or “pre-packing some stuff” does not work either. The professionals will arrive with all the right people, equipment and skills, and you will be amazed at how seamlessly they turn the chaos of your home into a logical process of “pack and ship”. They do it every day, and nothing in your situation will surprise, confuse or embarrass them. Just hand your house over and leave it to them.
If In Doubt, Include It.
That even refers to your favourite old broken wooden spoon. The removal cost will not be greatly influenced by any attempt to cull out “old stuff”. But everything you cull will have to be replaced with scarce dollars when you arrive. Plus, having your “old stuff” around you will be a great comfort as you settle in. That especially applies to kids favourite possessions, no matter how tatty.
Everything is available in New Zealand, and guarantees and spare parts could become difficult for “orphan” products.
Do give thought to buying some “souvenirs of home”; of the sort, tourists might buy, but which you would not have normally considered. When you have settled in New Zealand, you will be surprised at how much you enjoy the sketch of your local cathedral or framed photo of your local mountain.
With the exception of very small children, there is no point cluttering your “on board” baggage with comforting items. International travel can be hell. There are weight restrictions, security procedures and whatever you do, living out of suitcases is going to be something you just have to live through. The comfort of old possessions will come when your removalist delivers your goods to your new home.
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