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The Movers are coming tomorrow!

OMG, I just picked up a vm from the movers, they're now coming at 8am instead of 1pm tomorrow and I'm not ready. Looks like it's going to be an all-nighter. They're doing the packing for me but I just need to sort out what I'm taking (as my stuff is going in storage to start with) and what will actually fit in my suitcase.

I can't believe after all these months it's actually happening now, I'll be in Switzerland in just over a week.
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Re: The Movers are coming tomorrow!

Good luck. I'll be leaving Switzerland as you are arriving. Have to keep the UK expat numbers up and all that.

My movers come on Thursday and I'm doing all the packing this time
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OMG, I just picked up a vm from the movers, they're now coming at 8am instead of 1pm tomorrow and I'm not ready. Looks like it's going to be an all-nighter. They're doing the packing for me but I just need to sort out what I'm taking (as my stuff is going in storage to start with) and what will actually fit in my suitcase.

I can't believe after all these months it's actually happening now, I'll be in Switzerland in just over a week.
good luck weather is fantastic here at the moment
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OMG, I just picked up a vm from the movers, they're now coming at 8am instead of 1pm tomorrow and I'm not ready. Looks like it's going to be an all-nighter. They're doing the packing for me but I just need to sort out what I'm taking (as my stuff is going in storage to start with) and what will actually fit in my suitcase.

I can't believe after all these months it's actually happening now, I'll be in Switzerland in just over a week.
Don't forget you can normally pay in advance to check extra bags on your flight. That's what we did when we moved over at the beginning of the month so we had a bit more stuff.

Good luck....and make sure you empty the hoover before they pack it :-)
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Don't forget you can normally pay in advance to check extra bags on your flight. That's what we did when we moved over at the beginning of the month so we had a bit more stuff.

Good luck....and make sure you empty the hoover before they pack it :-)
Thanks for the tip about the hoover, could be messy if I forgot

I've asked my relocation agency to book me a flight with as much luggage allowance as poss but being as imcompetent as ever, they've ignored my calls and numerous emails and I have no idea if they've booked it or not. If not, I'll just pre-book extra luggage allowance. I'm allowing for 2 check in bags, one for clothes and the other for shoes/boots/toiletries. I've also got my handluggage to squeeze whatever else is left in. I just have to hope I don't go way over on weight, I have enough trouble with that when I go on a 1-2 week holiday.
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OMG, I just picked up a vm from the movers, they're now coming at 8am instead of 1pm tomorrow and I'm not ready. Looks like it's going to be an all-nighter. They're doing the packing for me but I just need to sort out what I'm taking (as my stuff is going in storage to start with) and what will actually fit in my suitcase.

I can't believe after all these months it's actually happening now, I'll be in Switzerland in just over a week.
Crazy how fast time flies! Hope you have back up supplies packed and enjoy the flight!
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Re: The Movers are coming tomorrow!

I did my move a couple weeks ago and when I asked how long it would take to get to Zurich they said it would be there by the next afternoon. As my storage is a 10-15 min walk from my temporary accommodation I decided not to take extra luggage and just give them my additional suitcases to bring over. As a result I just needed to pack as if for a weekend away! They picked up on a Wednesday evening and delivered to me at my storage on Friday morning as I was a little worried that if my flight was delayed I might miss them if they delivered on Thursday (day of my flight). They even organised my stuff in the storage space so that things I may want to access before my permanent apartment is ready is near the front.

So...the purpose of this long-winded reply is just to say that your stuff might get her sooner than you expect so you may not nee extra luggage, and if your storage is near your apartment you can basically use it as a big cellar and visit as often as you need to.
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Re: The Movers are coming tomorrow!

Thanks for the tip but unfortunately the storage facility is in the Netherlands. But I've booked a BA flight to move over next weekend and they let you add up to 10 additional check-in bags, I've ordered 2 extra so I've got 3 suitcases of clothes, shoes & boots to keep me going. Obviously that's still not enough but I'll just have to cope! I'm now moved out and living with friends for my last week.
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