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Our move cube arrived today and I have to say it was an absolutely excellent service from Seven Seas. The whole process was well managed from pre-pick up pack and site check, through collection (on time, friendly and helpful driver) to tracking (picture of the ship and its journey) via several calls to a 24/7 on the ball customer service then delivery with customs and quarantine, site check and an on time (to the minute) friendly and helpful driver. All this through the C19 restrictions which have added protocols left, right and centre. Sure it cost money but we figure we got excellent value for it!  Our large cube was plenty big enough for our needs and we could have put in a couple of things we had considered but in the end didn't take (slight regret!).  

Thanks too to some members on here who gave immensely valuable tips.  My DH did pretty much all of it especially labelling each box with contents and weight and keeping a spread sheet with basic contents and weight of each numbered box. The DH did all the work with Seven Seas and he's a hard man to impress but he's impressed! 

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Hi Quoll, I cannot believe nobody replied to your post! What is it called "lese majestie?"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lèse-majesté

It is actually of some interest to me if I ever get my act together and ship the personal effects which I stored in my loft twelve years ago. The only problem is I don't want to go home to do it so need organize a company to get into my house (with approval of tenant) and ship the stuff out to OZ. It could be a New Year's resolution.

 

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2 hours ago, MARYROSE02 said:

Hi Quoll, I cannot believe nobody replied to your post! What is it called "lese majestie?"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lèse-majesté

It is actually of some interest to me if I ever get my act together and ship the personal effects which I stored in my loft twelve years ago. The only problem is I don't want to go home to do it so need organize a company to get into my house (with approval of tenant) and ship the stuff out to OZ. It could be a New Year's resolution.

 

Thanks MR, didnt really need a reply but just in case anyone was wondering about MoveCubes. No idea how you get someone else to do it for you though - the process does take a little while because you do have to pack it all yourself and list everything in each box and submit your official forms to them before they pick up iirc. Next time it'll be Gumtree, Freecycle and a big skip!!!

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Yes, I'm sure I need a big skip really too. But as I cannot go/ don't want to go back to the UK, I thought easier and cheaper just to get someone to ship it out here and I can go through it with my brothers. I suppose I do have a feeling of throwing away my parents?!

Before I left the UK I got rid of the furniture but put some personal effects in the loft, much of it being stuff I cannot remember now. I have made a number of "mistakes", due to dithering/nostalgia/ sentimentality.

After my father died I should have sold the house and split the proceeds with my brothers rather than buying it myself and paying them out. I was still living in the house and not sure of my plans. The same when I did leave the UK, I was thinking I might go back again to pick up my job.

And before I left Australia to go back to the UK in 1996/1997 I should perhaps have got rid of more stuff instead of storing it in the garage, where some of it is still there now.

Now, up on the Gold Coast, I'm wondering what to do with my flat and personal effects in Sydney!

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We used a Seven Seas move cube, a large one like you. The service was great and the cube was plenty big enough. Left in their storage for a couple of months on arrival in the UK, fairly reasonable.

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Can you pack cleaning fluids inside the boxes for seven seas. 


143 visa lodged 4.10.15

heading to the sunshine coast (caloundra)

extra documents requested 18/7/2019

aos submitted 25/7/2019

police checks completed  1/9/2019

form 80 completed 3/9/2019

medical taken 7/9/2019

aos submitted 2.12.19

aos accepted 8/1/2020

2nd vac request 23.1.2020

2nd vac paid 27.1.2020

visa granted 28.1.2020

Fly to brisbane december 28th (hopefully) That was cancelled.

New flight booked for 16.1.2021 (fingers crossed)

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6 hours ago, kimboslice said:

Can you pack cleaning fluids inside the boxes for seven seas. 

No idea, sorry.  It wasnt something we were bothered with packing.  Plenty of cleaning fluids in Australia!

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9 minutes ago, Quoll said:

No idea, sorry.  It wasnt something we were bothered with packing.  Plenty of cleaning fluids in Australia!

When it states no liquid, what does that mean.


143 visa lodged 4.10.15

heading to the sunshine coast (caloundra)

extra documents requested 18/7/2019

aos submitted 25/7/2019

police checks completed  1/9/2019

form 80 completed 3/9/2019

medical taken 7/9/2019

aos submitted 2.12.19

aos accepted 8/1/2020

2nd vac request 23.1.2020

2nd vac paid 27.1.2020

visa granted 28.1.2020

Fly to brisbane december 28th (hopefully) That was cancelled.

New flight booked for 16.1.2021 (fingers crossed)

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3 hours ago, kimboslice said:

When it states no liquid, what does that mean.

If it says no liquid then that’s what it means. No cleaning fluids, drinks, lotions, perfumes, etc

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Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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4 hours ago, kimboslice said:

When it states no liquid, what does that mean.

I’m assuming no liquid. We certainly didn’t pack any at all - more for fear of it breaking and ruining stuff. We didn’t bring the wine cellar, sparse as it was - my son was very happy about that because he inherited it! Didn’t put cosmetics or anything edible in the cube at all. 

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I had no idea what a MoveCube even was, thanks for this, will do some research on it now....!

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Has anyone ordered multiple MoveCubes for their move? The online quote system only lets you get a quote for one cube, so I wondered if it was more cost effective when ordering multiple cubes, or do they just charge you the same for each cube? 

 

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