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  • Blog,  Expat Life

    How to Ship Your Belongings Overseas

    Our boxes have arrived! All 63 of them… Yes, we packed WAY too much. The kitchen stuff alone was 42 boxes. No, we didn’t bring our own stove and refrigerator, but Tom is a self-made chef, so he has plenty of “toys.” We shipped a cryovac machine, 22 cutting boards (I don’t know why we need that many), the Vitamix (that’s for me), mixer, food processor, 2 crockpots, special pots, pans, ceramic cookware, and even an espresso machine. When I moved to the Dominican Republic, I had 3 suitcases and 2 dogs. That was a much easier move. Couldn’t we get that stuff down here? Yes, of course we could,…

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    How to Pack Like A Boss for a Big Move

    When it comes time to pack for a big move, the task can be overwhelming. How did you acquire so much stuff? If you’re lucky, your company will pay for most of the relocation costs. If you are doing this on your own, it’s time to “clean house”, decide what’s really important and become a master of the art of packing. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links which means we will receive a small commission when you make a purchase at no additional cost to you. Do Your Research on Shipping Companies First, research shipping companies. Some will charge by weight, others by cubic feet. If shipping…

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