One of the biggest decisions of an international move is how much of your stuff you are going to take, and how you are going to move it. As my company was paying for the move, we decided to get rid of some of our older furniture but move most of the major stuff, including applicances (we would only need an adapter plug to use them coming from Europe).
The whole process of selecting a moving a company started months before the actual move, and I will save those details for a later post. In the end, we decided to go with Grospiron, who would pack and move all our belongings in what they call a door-to-door move from Nice to “wherever we end up living” in the Johannesburg area. In order to prepare for the move, many weekends were spent sorting through all our crap deciding what to take, what to give away and what to trash. This was a huge, time consuming process and I was thrilled to turn the project over to Grospiron when they arrived bright and early Monday morning (Oct 28 2013).
Our living room just before the movers arrived. We had given away some of the furniture so we had started boxing stuff up but the movers finished it all off.