Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Leaving Switzerland  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 28.07.2012, 09:31
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 1
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
aristotel has no particular reputation at present
do it yourself or share move to Montreal

Hi all,

I am moving back to Montreal and I would like to ship some of the stuff I accumulated here with me, but it seems a very tough/expensive proposition.

A) The moving companies are quite expensive, but if anyone would like to share a container that would be great, my shipping date is very flexible from Sept 1st 2012 to mid January 2013.

B) Does anyone know of a do it yourself option: pack everything in a small truck, drive to Le Havre or Rotterdam and put everything myself in the container and do the same in Canada?

C) Any other reasonable option?

thanks a lot
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09.08.2012, 15:05
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 1
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
habsfan has no particular reputation at present
Re: do it yourself or share move to Montreal

Salut Aristotel

Also moving back in September but with flexibility before I need anything in Montreal...

I just asked 3 companies and will see their quotes next week. From our last move ZH to Lausanne 4 years ago, we had 49 sqm in total so I expect it will be too steep to consider. We may decide instead to sell most of the furniture (Ikea) and limit the move to only personal belongings (clothes, books, etc..). still, for a family of 5 I expect nothing less than 12 sqm.

Our situation seems compatible to yours in terms of timing but maybe not for the volume of the stuff to move? If you know how to PM me, please do as I am new to this forum and have not yet figured it out.

thanks
Stephan
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 22.08.2012, 02:37
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: ZH
Posts: 1,185
Groaned at 15 Times in 13 Posts
Thanked 77 Times in 72 Posts
danny has earned some respectdanny has earned some respect
Re: do it yourself or share move to Montreal

Do you plan to move any furniture back ? If yes moving by sea makes sense.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help - Window screens - available to buy or do-it-yourself? Running_in_place Housing in general 30 26.03.2021 11:43
Moving apartments - cleaning company or do it yourself? Bobby.Buchi Housing in general 28 11.11.2014 20:54
Ticino grocery shopping- do you do it in Switz or is it worth going to Italy? Jasmine28 Food and drink 24 24.05.2010 12:17
Do It Yourself Shop near Adliswil? HarryBosch Other/general 10 17.12.2008 21:24
Do-it-yourself creative lighting techniques class Mister Anderson Commercial events 0 01.10.2008 14:43


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:39.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0