So my container left yesterday with all my worldly goods on it, a very strange feeling We are using PSS and their guys were absolutely amazing from start to finish, so I thought I would share our experience which I can update as we progress and our container arrives the other end.
As I have mentioned in previous posts, I was a little concerned as when the 4 different companies came in to quote, all 4 said we had more than a 20ft could hold. Also all of the companies had quoted 3 days to pack and load the container except PSS who said 2. The quotes had about £1k difference in them from cheapest to most expensive and they all offered very similar "free extras". We honestly just didn't know who to choose, but I have heard really great feed back about PSS and ours sales coordinator in the office had put up with and answered endless questions off me, so it kind of just progressed with PSS.
My lovely packing guys arrived promptly at 8am on Wednesday and we did an inital walk around and then they got stuck in. They deserve medals, except for the odd coffee break they did not stop once. They were polite, efficient and genuinly nice guys who helped us feel at ease during such a stressful time. Yesterday they called in a 3rd gentleman to help and the container arrived around half 12.
I was a little shocked to see the inside of our container was filthy. After weeks of non stop cleaning all our possessions ready for customs, I could of cried but the guys got straight onto it with brooms and cleaned it as best as they could. It is not PSS's fault at all and I know the containers are used for anything and everything but I was still surprised. I am putting it down to my emotions
Anyway, the guys loaded the container with such skill and speed and we had room to spare! They must be tetris masters I really can't praise them enough and if the experience in Aus is the same then we will be very happy bunnies.
Hopefully that all makes sense, I am not feeling very coherent today so I'll leave it there and finish off with the mandatory container pics