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Old Jul 19th 2009, 10:16 am
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Question What did you guy do with your things??

Hello again,

Another simple but important question. Will be beneficial for those planning to move in the coming months.

Following all you guy who have moved, what did you do with your belonging? eg. Bed, sofa's, TV, fridge freezer, washing machine etc?

Obviously what you would do is either:
1. Sell them
2. Give them to the less fortunate family member (for some quids or free)
3. Store them.

We've recently kitted out our flat but now decided to move to UAE. so we have a fair bit of new stuff... still under warranty

Your advice on what you have done will be helpful
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Old Jul 19th 2009, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by WaqasKhawaja View Post
Hello again,

Another simple but important question. Will be beneficial for those planning to move in the coming months.

Following all you guy who have moved, what did you do with your belonging? eg. Bed, sofa's, TV, fridge freezer, washing machine etc?

Obviously what you would do is either:
1. Sell them
2. Give them to the less fortunate family member (for some quids or free)
3. Store them.

We've recently kitted out our flat but now decided to move to UAE. so we have a fair bit of new stuff... still under warranty

Your advice on what you have done will be helpful
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We sold everything - car boots, ebay, friends, person who's moving into our flat. Gave a few old bits away. never going to get back what you've paid but we've made bout 2 grand, not including selling our car.
Only storing one or two things - paintings, personal stuff. might try and ship them out but will see once we're there.
Are you selling your flat or renting it out?? maybe condsider selling/renting as fully furnished - thats what we've done - fab, takes out all of the stress of packing, storing or selling.
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Old Jul 19th 2009, 12:28 pm
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We sold everything - car boots, ebay, friends, person who's moving into our flat. Gave a few old bits away. never going to get back what you've paid but we've made bout 2 grand, not including selling our car.
Only storing one or two things - paintings, personal stuff. might try and ship them out but will see once we're there.
Are you selling your flat or renting it out?? maybe condsider selling/renting as fully furnished - thats what we've done - fab, takes out all of the stress of packing, storing or selling.
we're renting ourselves at the mo....so we have alot stuff that we need to shift.

e.g our sofa cost us £1000 but in this market doubt we'll get £500...plus its only about 5 months old
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Originally Posted by WaqasKhawaja View Post
we're renting ourselves at the mo....so we have alot stuff that we need to shift.

e.g our sofa cost us £1000 but in this market doubt we'll get £500...plus its only about 5 months old
I know - thats the only problem but unless you keep it or take it with you there's nothing you can do. we just accepted we wouldn't make what we paid and thought of it as money for our move! we thought about keeping big furniture and storing but then in a few years when we move home do we really still want to use 4 or 5 year old furniture.
maybe ask your land lord for an offer - even if its just stuff like pots and pans etc - in the end they'l get more rent offering a fully furnished place.
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Originally Posted by WaqasKhawaja View Post
we're renting ourselves at the mo....so we have alot stuff that we need to shift.

e.g our sofa cost us £1000 but in this market doubt we'll get £500...plus its only about 5 months old
If it's nice and you want to keep it, bring it with you. Electricals work on the same 3 pin plug and you'll need to buy once you get here anyway.
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If it's nice and you want to keep it, bring it with you. Electricals work on the same 3 pin plug and you'll need to buy once you get here anyway.
is it expensive to ship things over? i'm not talking massive furniture, just personal stuff - books, paintings, dvds etc

we're moving into a furnished place but have no idea how furnished or what we'll need yet.
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I brought everything over with me. Sorry I can't remember how much it cost......too long ago and I moved from Northern Cyprus not the UK
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Originally Posted by Becci_Neil View Post
is it expensive to ship things over? i'm not talking massive furniture, just personal stuff - books, paintings, dvds etc

we're moving into a furnished place but have no idea how furnished or what we'll need yet.
do a search there are a gazillion threads on this...

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
do a search there are a gazillion threads on this...

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Cheers MM

I've been looking the past 2 hours - you're right there's loads - where to start?!?!?!?! lol

Might just bring 6 suit cases with me
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Originally Posted by Becci_Neil View Post
Cheers MM

I've been looking the past 2 hours - you're right there's loads - where to start?!?!?!?! lol

Might just bring 6 suit cases with me
There's also a gazillion threads about 6 suitcases...

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Originally Posted by WaqasKhawaja View Post
we're renting ourselves at the mo....so we have alot stuff that we need to shift.

e.g our sofa cost us £1000 but in this market doubt we'll get £500...plus its only about 5 months old
Some people can't get their sofas into high-rise apartments here in Dubai...the limiting factor is the height within the lift cabin (max. 8 to 9 feet) !
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Default Re: What did you guy do with your things??

When I moved out here in April I moved 42 boxes over not including bed/ sofa/ fridge. I did however take my 40" LCD.

It cost me 1300 GBP and was over within 4 weeks.

If you need the movers name PM me.
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I'd echo a few on here...

I moved everything over in a 40' container.. Was pretty easy as almost half the stuff was still in boxes from the move from the US back to the UK....
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Some people can't get their sofas into high-rise apartments here in Dubai...the limiting factor is the height within the lift cabin (max. 8 to 9 feet) !
Take them up the stairs!
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