It's time for us to start researching shippers from the Eastern US to France. So far, we've been moving via checked luggage - everything from pots & pans, sheets & towels, etc. to our house in the Dordogne. We've also purchased furniture in France, so we only need to move a few things. When we do move, the contents will come in VAT free as it's all older (much older) than 6 months.
We're looking at moving some medium-sized things like a couple of small pieces of family heirloom furniture, 2 trail bicycles, artwork, and heavier small things like my wife's favorite cast iron skillet <s>.
From what folks have said, a modest container might work. I have a few questions:
- Does anyone have names & contact info for container shippers you've used? Any recommendations of who to use or who to stay away from?
- Does the shipping company pack or do we?
- Are there different sized containers? If so, what are the sizes?
- How does one get the container contents from the port of entry to one's home (in our case, in the Dordogne)? Are the containers delivered or do we rent a truck and re-pack it all into the truck?
Thanks, in advance, for your assistance.