Come Monday early morning, the 16th of February, The Big Move had arrived. The removalists entered the flat and started packing and deconstructing what furniture could be taken apart. The house turned into a total chaos!
Come day 2... not much was left standing, except half of a sofa for me to sleep on, and my beautiful English partner desk...
And on day 3 things started quite innocent, with a small van arriving and some wooden crates being made for some of the loudspeakers and large mirrors. But come mid day the massive 40-foot high-cube container arrived and the loading up began. There was a short outage of the lift, but luckily the rental agent fixed that within 20 minutes. In the end, they turned out to have wrapped everything in so much packaging material, that the container only barely closed!
In the end it turned out to be so much work that 4 extra guys were summoned to help with the packing, and still the loading up lasted until approximately 6 pm. There were a total of 376 parcels all together, large and small! With all that done the container got sealed and started its journey. By truck to the train. By rail to Rotterdam. And from there by ship, the OOCL Singapore, to Singapore where it will be shifted to another vessel to take it to Melbourne.