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  1. Bumblebee

    Choosing Shipping - Movecube or Allied Pickfords

    Packing in earnest now and apart from stressing my stuff won't fit (I'll map out the space to know for sure before), I'm worried my packing won't be good enough. Books - did you put them straight I to the box or layer with some paper? Ornaments - I've bubble wrapped everything, would the go in one box all together or spread out? I've got some heavy salt lamps in the same box as tea light holders and thinner glass. Any packing advice greatly appreciated, I've got a medium move cube coming. Also TOR doesn't need to be back until the shipment lands so am I OK to just wait till I have full inventory when boxes complete or should I do before? Thanks!
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    Move home? :-0

    We've live on the gold coast and Melbourne, Ive enjoyed both and have really liked Melbourne, grat fir kids, I'll be sad to leave but despite it being a great place to live it will never offer those things I want for my kids, and me! I think if you focus on those things you hold dear when making your decisions you hopefully won't waste years and years trying to settle when in the end what you are looking for just isn't here.
  3. Bumblebee

    Move home? :-0

    We've live on the gold coast and Melbourne, Ive enjoyed both and have really liked Melbourne, grat fir kids, I'll be sad to leave but despite it being a great place to live it will never offer those things I want for my kids, and me! I think if you focus on those things you hold dear when making your decisions you hopefully won't waste years and years trying to settle when in the end what you are looking for just isn't here.
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    How long to allow?? Help

    Safe travels! Not long now
  5. Bumblebee

    Move home? :-0

    I think we can have ideas of what it'll be like before we arrive, when we are dreaming, and then the reality is very different! Like you say you are different people to back then, I think kids change everything too. I'd go home. Esp if you are both feeling the same way about it. I stuck it out for 8-9 years trying to make it work and now I'm moving back alone with two kids. I agree with you, we too came for opportunity and a 'better' life but that didn't happen, what is 'better' anyway? The kids have no family here, I have no support and the reality is it was better, in my case, for one person only. There are heaps of problems in Australia and we have no reason to be here. Even if UK's not great at least its ours! Good luck with your decision. Go with your gut, the head gets in the way. Don't worry about what other people think either, time is relative and when you are unhappy 9months can feel like 9years!
  6. Bumblebee

    Choosing Shipping - Movecube or Allied Pickfords

    I literally won't have money to buy anything there so I'm taking all those things that add up to replace, like cake tons, knives, mixers etc Not taking furniture as couldn't afford a big cube but I feel happier eventually buying pieces I love in the uk will be worth it, but buying little bits and bibs won't be. I'm with family for a good while first so I dont think we'll miss much before shipping arrives.
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    Bank account - closing from overseas

    Great, yes I'm comm bank too. Must have got a funny staff member
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    Bank account - closing from overseas

    Hi, hoping someone has had experience of this.... I want to keep my Australian bank account open for a bit to cover bond return and final bills etc. I asked at the bank about closing it from overseas and she said you can't, you have to put someone on your account here who can do it. As in add a signatory that will have entire access to everything, including authorisation to close. Even the website says somethibg about writing via post to the bank manager to close but the woman in branch said no. This can't be right can it?! He only person I could use would be my neighbour and although I trust her its a little risky. And what if I had no one at all to do it?! Sounds weird to me. If I keep the account open it'll cost $4 a month which will add up over the years before I ever return to oz myself. Any info greatly appreciated!
  9. Bumblebee

    Choosing Shipping - Movecube or Allied Pickfords

    Yes this was my thought - they'll.pack it all and make it take more room. Wondering is it OK to mix boxes as you.like in movecube, so pad things with clothes rather than packing paper etc?
  10. Hi All, I think I've got the things I'm shipping down to my minimum and filling the virtual movecube on sevenseas website I will need a medium move cube (3mcubed). The price quoted is $879 door to door, with 230GBP due when its in the UK. So in all around $1300 (depending on the exchange rate for the 230). This is me packing it all and loading/unloading. Allied Pickfords have quoted $1418 for 3mcubed - I'm just confirming with them this is an all in price and there won't be any extra to pay. I also believe this is them packing everything (?) but again I'll double check but they definitely do the inventory: (this was in their email to me) This price includes: • Wrapping & padding of all furniture items in Allied Pickfords exclusive export wrapping. • Preparation of complete inventory of all packages. • Loading of consignments into appropriate freight containers. • Transport from your residence to destination. • Pickup and Delivery on a weekday So for $100 more is the Allied Pickfords a better choice? Or is it actually just as easy to pack and load myself, do people like the movecubes? My concern is that I need to check all I really have is 3cubicmeters so I'll kind of have to pack before anyway rather than leave it all out for them to pack. Help me choose! Thanks In Advance
  11. Bumblebee

    Going Home BUT without Husband

    Yes, me! I could have written your post. Came out 10 and a bit years ago with British husband for a better life, opportunity etc, leaving as a single mum. Never would have imagined it'd end like this. I never felt settled, but boy did I try! Fast forward to now and the children and I are moving back home I'm January (consent orders in place). Would love to chat, pm me if you like
  12. Hi, I'm returning Jan 10th and tribg to work out when to get my cube sent. I'm only doing a small one, do I need to have All my stuff packed before doing TOR?? I've read some people just given inventory list but that would be a few specific things then '10 standard boxes', the contents wont be listed. Also if it has to be done three weeks before it ships what with Xmas and new year I'm thinking of sending it early Dec, so I'll need to pack quite soon! Just taking books, knick knacks, kids toys and some kitchen stuff so think we'll be OK without it, but wondering if by Jan there would be more bits I'd need to send??? Think I'll need to be really meticulous!
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    Buying flights home through UK company?

    Yes its through a UK corporate travel agent, my dad will be paying so I think it was that in itself is easier for him, paying in the UK, and also the price seemed good. I'll check at flight centre and see what they have.
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    Buying flights home through UK company?

    So if I pay the UK company from Australia that'd work, but if my dad in UK pays UK company for a ticjeyt for me it might be a problem? Or if I'm in Australia I might have problem sourcing from a UK travel agent full stop?
  15. Hi all, A family member is buying mine and kid's flights back homecwhen we leave in Jan and wants to use his work travel guy in the UK, we'll be flying one way Melbourne to London. Any issues with doing this?? Anything I need him to check with his agent?? Thanks ?
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