Packing it Up, Heading on Out

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).

Living roomOur 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.

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Joburg Here We Come !

After many months of preparation we have finally reached the finally countdown, 10 more days !  We have a ton of things left to do before we leave but it is finally starting to seem real. We are leaving France on Oct 30 to start a new life in Johannesburg, South Africa.  We are have spent a lot of time in South Africa but never Joburg so we are very excited to start to discover our new home in the southern hemisphere.


Bush walk in Kruger National Park May 2013