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by lettezilla
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Please help me with my move from NY to England!
Replies: 4
Views: 1785

Re: Please help me with my move from NY to England!

I'm not a pro, but I've moved Chicago to London and London to Chicago and am now moving Chicago to London again (married to an academic), so I have some experience with some of your questions, hope it'll be a helpful insight I recently married a Brit and have just received my UK settlement visa. I a...
by lettezilla
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Chicago to London move
Replies: 25
Views: 11592

Re: Chicago to London move

Hi all, well...we've got the process started, and good thing, since it's apparently going to take longer than we'd hoped/expected. I've contacted the four international movers recommended here, and all have come out to do an estimate. I will post full details of the quotes later, but since some of t...
by lettezilla
Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: **Moving from Cambridge, MA to Chicago -- reviews and a few questions
Replies: 5
Views: 5693

Re: **Moving from Cambridge, MA to Chicago -- reviews and a few questions

I'll say! And I never knew that you can't drive open bottles across state lines . . . not that I routinely do it . . . ha, from what I understand, it's not that big of a deal to do it personally if you do it right (like have the bottles in the trunk so there's no appearance of drinking and driving)...
by lettezilla
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Chicago to London move
Replies: 25
Views: 11592

Re: Chicago to London move

Thanks, Chris, 4-6 weeks was my vague guess, so it's good to know that's accurate. With that being the case, we'll probably move out August 1 or a few days before that, so should I get in touch with companies for an estimate 6-8 weeks before that, so mid June or early July? I wish I could do it all ...
by lettezilla
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Open Community
Topic: **Moving from Cambridge, MA to Chicago -- reviews and a few questions
Replies: 5
Views: 5693

Re: **Moving from Cambridge, MA to Chicago -- reviews and a few questions

Ah, I'm so embarrassed, I only just noticed that I never posted my followup on our move last summer. Sorry about that! Guess it shows how smoothly that it all went, no need to go online to complain! I have to say that Humboldt did a great job, and would recommend them to anyone. The crew came to pac...
by lettezilla
Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: International Moves
Topic: Chicago to London move
Replies: 25
Views: 11592

Chicago to London move

Hello, I'm hoping for some advice on an upcoming move. We're moving from Chicago to London, and are hoping to start our lease in London at the beginning of September. My first question is how long, on average, should we expect to be without our stuff? We go month-to-month on our lease in August, and...
by lettezilla
Sun May 16, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: **Moving from Cambridge, MA to Chicago -- reviews and a few questions
Replies: 5
Views: 5693

**Moving from Cambridge, MA to Chicago -- reviews and a few questions

Hi all, First, I wanted to report back on our initial finds in case it's useful for anyone, and I also have a couple of questions. I've learned so much from this forum over the last few moves, and just want to say thank you to the people who take time out of their busy days to help strangers. OK, so...
by lettezilla
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: Packing and Loading Tips
Replies: 149
Views: 139544

Re: Packing and Loading Tips

thanks, rydog and haulinsurance, i'm going to spend much of tomorrow packing up our kitchen and china cabinet, so that's super useful!
by lettezilla
Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: Packing and Loading Tips
Replies: 149
Views: 139544

Re: Packing and Loading Tips

getting rid of books can be both traumatic and therapeutic, i found. we had probably 80 shelf feet of books (estimating using that cool term learned on this thread) at least before we left london. sold a ton on amazon, gave some to charity shops and put maybe 10 boxes in storage (free), and moved ma...
by lettezilla
Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: Packing and Loading Tips
Replies: 149
Views: 139544

Re: Packing and Loading Tips

tell me what types of things you are going to be packing and I'll help you through it. thanks, rydog! the things i'm most worried about are generally kitchen stuff (wine glasses, small kitchen appliances like a food processor and bread machine, etc) and framed pictures. i've read advice about packi...
by lettezilla
Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Helpful Moving Information
Topic: Packing and Loading Tips
Replies: 149
Views: 139544

Re: Packing and Loading Tips

what a useful thread! i've read all 8 pages about packing and have learned a ton. does anyone know anywhere (other than the UPS website which isn't terribly helpful) where there is advice for packing boxes that will be shipped either media mail or UPS/FedEx? i suspect, from what i've read on other t...
by lettezilla
Thu May 29, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Open Community
Topic: ABF or renting a truck, moving to Cambridge MA?
Replies: 0
Views: 1136

ABF or renting a truck, moving to Cambridge MA?

i think that, with the help of reading loads of threads over the course of days and days, we have narrowed the choice down to this: 1. ABF trailer, preferably door-to-door 2. rent a budget 10' or penske 12' truck they will probably cost about the same, but my worry is about the size of our streets, ...
by lettezilla
Mon May 12, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: chicago to cambridge, ma
Replies: 0
Views: 2061

chicago to cambridge, ma

hi everyone, this website has been an absolute godsend so far, and i just wanted to ask a few questions that are stewing around my brain. we have a 1+ bedroom, aren't planning on moving much, if any of the furniture, and only moved from the UK last year so don't have that much stuff compared to the ...
by lettezilla
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Insurance and Liability - extremely basic question
Replies: 3
Views: 1905

Re: Insurance and Liability - extremely basic question

Thanks, that's helpful! My reading of that is that roughly speaking one needs either Full Value Protection, or 3rd Party Insurance (possibly existing homeowner's insurance), but not both. Does that seem right?
by lettezilla
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Open Community
Topic: Insurance and Liability - extremely basic question
Replies: 3
Views: 1905

Insurance and Liability - extremely basic question

We are moving from Chicago to Boston in a couple of months, using Graebel. Our estimate for them features a tariff for carrier liability, which it specifically says is not insurance. On the other hand, it seems to cover us for loss, destruction or damage to items while in the mover's custody. This s...

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