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Old Nov 26th 2021, 9:40 am
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Hi there,

Back in the UK for a visit currently, and looking at homes for sale etc. Our furniture over in Canada has become “big” to suit our house which may not fit in smaller spaces, also some of it is quite old, mangled by kids and pets ie our main sofa’s need to go in a dump, not a shipping container. Our dining room table chairs need replacing as it is right now.

Given that we would need a 40ft container, which is probably going to be roughly around $15,000, did anyone else consider or actually not bring everything home, and just bought new?
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Hi there,

Back in the UK for a visit currently, and looking at homes for sale etc. Our furniture over in Canada has become “big” to suit our house which may not fit in smaller spaces, also some of it is quite old, mangled by kids and pets ie our main sofa’s need to go in a dump, not a shipping container. Our dining room table chairs need replacing as it is right now.

Given that we would need a 40ft container, which is probably going to be roughly around $15,000, did anyone else consider or actually not bring everything home, and just bought new?
When we left for Australia we took everything we had really except beds in our return back to the uk we really downloaded as we had no idea of the size of our future home/rental in England and also I did not want to ‘double up” again ie the small things like an Iron, microwave, kettle cutlery and also beds as we had to wait ages for our items to arrive in Australia and we were told (because of how busy with returnees at that time from Perth to the UK) they may be long delays on our items so we sold or gave away beds, tv’s and our large dining table and chairs,kitchen items etc I must say we found it much cheaper to replace these items in the UK than we did in Australia. Good luck
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We moved back from the USA and sold or gave away a lot of stuff including beds, large appliances (wrong voltage anyway) and we ended up with a 20’ container, 3/4 full. Worked out fine for us.
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We sold all our electrical goods with few exceptions. We decided to take all our furniture with us (we were in a condo so everything went in a 20 foot container). From what we have seen it has been a good move as we couldn’t replace the quality we had in Canada for the price of a container. Yes, there will be delays but for us we didn’t want to get rid of our life in Canada and wanted “our” stuff around us. When we moved to Canada we took a lot less with us so, no one approach.
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We sold all our electrical goods with few exceptions. We decided to take all our furniture with us (we were in a condo so everything went in a 20 foot container). From what we have seen it has been a good move as we couldn’t replace the quality we had in Canada for the price of a container. Yes, there will be delays but for us we didn’t want to get rid of our life in Canada and wanted “our” stuff around us. When we moved to Canada we took a lot less with us so, no one approach.
We loved our Lazy Boy electric recliners and amazingly it is dual voltage. The rest of the electric items we sold or donated to charity.
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We loved our Lazy Boy electric recliners and amazingly it is dual voltage. The rest of the electric items we sold or donated to charity.
We became firm friends with our local charity shops. We preferred to donate good items rather than sell for next to nothing.
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We became firm friends with our local charity shops. We preferred to donate good items rather than sell for next to nothing.
Same here, the Salvation Army were great for large items like furniture, the washing machine and clothes dryer. Odd stuff like the wireless router UPS didn't suit charity shops so I used a "freecycle" site.
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