Comments on: How Many Pieces of Luggage http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-many-pieces-of-luggage/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Mon, 24 Mar 2014 01:58:38 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Andrew LAng http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-many-pieces-of-luggage/comment-page-1/#comment-539345 Andrew LAng Wed, 24 Jul 2013 13:39:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38773#comment-539345 My wife and I are planning to move to France soon for a few years. You mentioned you brought over an iMac in the original box (I’m guessing you brought it back too). How exactly did you travel with it (carryon, checkon, ship it)? We are planning on taking a 27″ iMac. Did customs charge VAT or taxes on the computer? Thanks so much.

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By: Alison Chino http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-many-pieces-of-luggage/comment-page-1/#comment-538335 Alison Chino Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:36:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38773#comment-538335 Wow! We are moving next month from Arkansas to Scotland and we are TOTALLY in the middle of this crazy packing puzzle!

I can’t believe you’ve moved already! I will miss your adventures in France, but look forward to reading about the next phase of your family’s journey.

One day, when you are all settled, I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see a packing list for what you should take when moving abroad. Or what did you take to France that you wish you’d left at home because it was easy to buy there? What did you leave at home that you wish you’d taken.

Cheers to a new season!

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By: Karen in Ireland http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-many-pieces-of-luggage/comment-page-1/#comment-529489 Karen in Ireland Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:27:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38773#comment-529489 I’m going to guess at the largest number of 37, because I always seem to return with more than I started with! Just to add to the advice, I always make sure a few of our carry ons are not totally packed to the brim, just incase I need to reshuffle things and even out the weight allowances. Safe Travels to you and your family.

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By: Katie http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-many-pieces-of-luggage/comment-page-1/#comment-528409 Katie Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:59:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38773#comment-528409 I’m excited to see what things you find beautiful here in CA. Safe travels!!

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By: Summer http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-many-pieces-of-luggage/comment-page-1/#comment-528400 Summer Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:47:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38773#comment-528400 Doh, I can only see these voting options half the time, and today it is a white screen. Anyway, I’ll guess around 45ish (I feel like the number 50 – and essentially doubling your number – would do you in ;) ). Good luck! I’m impressed you keep it together as much as you do! Safe travels!

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By: Meg http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-many-pieces-of-luggage/comment-page-1/#comment-528078 Meg Mon, 15 Jul 2013 05:23:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38773#comment-528078 P.S. Once stateside it was much cheaper to ship our belongings. We also looked at taking a cargo ship back home, honest!

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By: Meg http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-many-pieces-of-luggage/comment-page-1/#comment-528070 Meg Mon, 15 Jul 2013 05:20:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38773#comment-528070 We took the Queen Mary 2 home, only because they have amazing rates for last minute bookings. You were allowed one ton per passenger. Something to think about…It was amazing and not to mention a nice transition for the family when returning state side.

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By: Anne http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-many-pieces-of-luggage/comment-page-1/#comment-527514 Anne Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:48:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38773#comment-527514 I know each airline is different, but when we flew from West Africa back to the states (through CGD) on Air France, we were allowed a total of 12 kg/passenger in cabin baggage (so your carry on bag and your personal item are essentially weighed together). I remember, like you said, that they were super strict about it. I definitely think it’s worth a call to the airline to make sure.

Also, one thing that helped me prepare for my trans-Atlantic move was buying a luggage scale. I weighed every single bag and wrote its final weight on a piece of tape by the handle. I then had the agent check them in from heaviest to lightest, in case my calculations were wrong and I had to do some reshuffling. It has helped me on many occasions.

Have a safe flight!

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By: angie http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-many-pieces-of-luggage/comment-page-1/#comment-527511 angie Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:43:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38773#comment-527511 oh good golly! what a packing nightmare!! moving makes me a basket case (with a side of crazy town!). i’m sure you’ll be glad when this is all over…except for all the sweetness you are leaving behind :(
glad you got to soak up a day or two before you left!

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By: Christina http://www.designmom.com/2013/07/how-many-pieces-of-luggage/comment-page-1/#comment-527350 Christina Sun, 14 Jul 2013 18:13:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=38773#comment-527350 Good luck and a smooth flight back to the states!
Your post reminds me of our luggage when we moved to germany last year…
hubby, 2 kids and myself… I bet we made a sight in frankfurt with our pile of 4 backpacks, 4 carry-on luggage, 4 suitcases, a pile of 9 duffle bags and 2 more or less conscious kids draped around it… even funnier if you know the luggage carts they have there…
That said, I wish you and your family lots of fun settling into your new
surroundings and just as much fun re-discovering stateside living :o)
Christina

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