OnMyWay Posted January 29, 2012 Posted January 29, 2012 Who would of thought I could drive my Corvette here in Northern Kentucky in late January? Sunny skies with roads clean and clear! Mother nature is being kind to us this year so I need to enjoy it while I can?So I have made my decision retire early in Phils, and now comes the hard part: carrying out the plan! The information gathered from all of you is invaluable. I can honestly say it would have been very difficult to make the decision without having a resource such as this forum. I intend to pay it forward as I gain experience.One of my big pending decisions is what to bring and how to bring it. I made a post on the electronics angle, but there are other considerations I would like feedback on.How – I really would like to get a 20 or 40 foot shipping container but I have not really looked into the cost yet. I would probably get one parked in my driveway and do a self pack and load. At the other end (most likely Baguio City) I would hire some help for the unload, or perhaps have it included as part of the shipping.What to bring – Unfortunately I made a bad decision when I moved here (from Germany) and I thought I would stay put for a while. I bought a lot of new things and if I sell them, I will get only pennies on the dollar. The loss I would take possibly justifies the cost of a shipping container. Of course I also have to consider the space I will living in. I intend to rent a 3+ br good sized house but the key will be how big the rooms are.Here is a list of some large things or groups of things that I will need to decide about. Of course I have a lot of other things but these are the ones I am pondering. Any feedback on bring / don't bring is appreciated. Of course, many of these are dependant on getting a container, so assume I am.Antiques: I have one large tall secretary that has been in the family for over 50 years, but it is over 100 years old. My dad refinished it when I was a kid and it has sentimental value as well as intrinsic value. I also have two armoires I bought in Germany, 100+ years old. Very nice looking but not a lot of sentimental value. (Side topic: Is there any market for American / European antiques in Phils?)Living room furniture: Sofa and two chairs and tables. I like this furniture and it is only one year old. It does need a good sized room.Master Bedroom furniture: King sized bed, dresser and entertainment cabinet, all one year old and I paid a lot for them. The mattress is great but I will not bring it because it is the heaviest damn mattress in the world! I like this furniture and of course these things would also require a big bedroom.2nd (guest bedrooom) furniture. If I thought I had room in the new house and also room in the container, I could bring this as it is in really good shape.Electronics: The biggest things are two 55 inch LCD TVs and one 42 inch LCD TV. These are all really nice but if I sell them, I will not get much. (I probably would not need all of these but perhaps a member would like to purchase one for a bargain price if I bring all of them?). I have a set of large Athena tower speakers with powered subwoofers and surround speakers that I have had over 10 years and I still love them. I hate to give them up. I realize I will not have a warranty when I take all of these things overseas and I will probably need high powered transformers. I did that in Germany and it is not an issue.Kitchen: If I have a container, I would probably bring all the small stuff except 110 volt small appliances. I might give away most breakable things like glasses and buy new ones.Washer and Dryer: I have a really nice set of a LG washer and dryer. Dryer is 220 electric. If I rent my house I will include them. Should I even consider bringing them if I determine they would fit in the new house?Foosball table: Lots of fun if I have room for it! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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