Our furniture has arrived at last…not that 2 months is a long time to travel 12,000 miles by sea. And here is another coincidence for you…the ship it came in on has the same name as my wife! It feels a bit like Christmas getting our home delivered to us.
Anyway (advert alert) I wanted to say the following…I should work in marketing perhaps…although the strap line is theirs…
Fed up of the UK?
Feeling like a new start overseas?
Let them do the donkey work for you!
John Mason International Movers – I’d Move the World for You.
It has to be said, using John Mason to pack us up and their associate The Moving Company over here in New Zealand (and Maersk shipping in between) has been top drawer. I really can’t fault them.
Our furniture was in the condition it left in, and the advice we were given on cleaning and disinfecting certain items (and on what you absolutely could not take) before packing, and which items customs would most likely want to see was first class. It has made the whole process peaceful. Once delivered, customs came the day after to see those reserved packages which were not allowed to be opened until they had signed them off.
It is perhaps worth saying (advice wise) that anything which has been in contact with outdoors needs disinfecting and scrubbing. You cannot bring cane furniture or wickerwork. No flammable items in the container. No alcohol. You get the picture. Listen to your removal company – they are experts…ask them loads of questions and if you don’t feel like they are experts then don’t use them!