Hi @vinnie3004 reading your message is exactly my thoughts and opinion re furniture etc - when I have this discussion with husband he doesn't agree as we're thinking shipping costs were going to be exorbitant. But they're somewhat reasonable based on what people are advising - that said we do have large furniture and king size bedroom suite. But I have worked all my life and taken me so long to acquire nice things (yes they're material but they are all I own). It really is quite a philosophical dilemma as well I guess (you know material possessions owning you - some would say).
We haven't put house on the market and this is a big ticket for us - we need to sell the house as it is extremely high maintenance and not going through the rent saga again (been there done that and cost of dearly) - we have about 6 weekends left of repairs, fix ups, tidy ups before we can list and then I have knee replacement surgery in late November. We were aiming for Jan 17, but not sure how the house will go and I'm not pinning my hopes on it selling quick (well at the price we hope for).
We are going to be driven by work to determine where we're going to live - I've got to be open to getting a decent job in England, so we will move to Peterborough (Whittlesey) to stay with family and then look for work. I am going to hit the agencies & websites from December (have informed my current agency one who is international).
But will be calling Chess & Kentz soon to get heads up and quote and see what they can offer. When I told husband about the 4 weeks shipping last night he was impressed.
Thanks for feedback - did decide one thing last night definitely taking my Marri dining suite and Entertainment unit - just such nice wood and Australian. Things like that hold memories and mean something to me.
But good idea about sending family around to look at rentals - we were talking about that if I can manage to get work in whatever location before we go would get straight into looking for rental in that location and try to get it all set up. Did you go through rightmoves.uk to look for rentals?
Side question - out of interest - were you originally from England and wanted to return home - this is new for me moving to England so curious for how people got on, reasons etc to help me out - don't mean to pry and if too personal completely understand.