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Old 04.09.2007, 22:49
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Re: [US->CH] Good moving company??

regarding your appliances and what to bring:
we almost brought our printer, but sold it at the 2nd garage sale we had. We just got an great HP with scanner and copier for $125.00 at mediamarkt. The ink is the same price as in the US. I must say that it is nice to not need an adapter for the printer. We brought adapters and converters for a few key items. But, find that it is just not as easy as it seems. Some outlets (like in bathrooms) do not allow for converters... so leave the hair dryer behind.

We got rid of everything that was junk or not too expensive to replace. Like someone else said, it was amazing and liberating to get rid of all the stuff you accumulate in the US. Before we decided on what to part with and what to bring, we went online and compared prices. While some things are very reasonably priced here, somethings are cheaper to bring than replace. The couches at Ikea are reasonable, but the quality is Ikea (i.e., some things are very cheap and some are very good).

Also, plan on buying closets here. Houses/flats do not come with closets. Ikea has great closets/wardrobes that come with 10+year warranties. Just know that it takes 3-4 weeks for delivery and car rentals are expensive.
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