How do I ship my life to the UK?
June 2, 2005 12:05 AM Subscribe
I will soon be moving permanently from California to the UK. Besides the headaches of visa applications and plane tickets, I have an awful lot of crap I need to ship over. I'm looking for the cheapest, safest way to ship large amounts of clothing, books, etc. overseas. I don't mind if the cheapest option means it will take 3 months to arrive. Any advice on this matter is welcome.
posted by circe to Travel & Transportation around United Kingdom (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Thankfully, I don't have to bother with shipping furniture. My issue is with clothing (including bulky coats), shoes, and books. I'm giving away all my soft cover novels to local used book stores, but it's the heavy hard cover "coffee table books" I will need to ship (ugh!).
Also, I have a lifetime of photographs I need to bring with me. I have no idea whether shipping them in albums or out is the best option. And if no albums is best, how in the world do I box them up safely? When it comes to the photos, I'm willing to pay a bit more to make sure they arrive safely without warping or damage.
Please help a clueless lady out. I know there are a few of you lurking these parts who have gone through the same thing. All advice is welcome.