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Ireland to Sweden

How did you move your stuff

Somebody
post 18.Oct.2011, 07:31 PM
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Joined: 17.Oct.2011

Hi there,

Is there anybody here who has moved recently to Sweden from Ireland?
How did you manage to move all ur stuff
did you go for UPS or somebody like that.
Im guessing that wouldnt be the cheapest way to go for delivery company

Any tips or advice highly appreciated
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Gordy
post 19.Oct.2011, 07:23 AM
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Location: Skåne
Joined: 1.Oct.2005

You'll need to give us a bit more detail on the quantity of stuff you are looking to move so that you can get specific advice.

We moved as a family of 4 with most of the contents of a house 18 months ago, we got quotes of anything up to €7500 from removal companies! In the end we did all the work ourselves packing, wrapping and loading a 20ft. container arranged through Transocean Forwarding in Blanchardstown.and it cost approx. €2,500 at the time.

If you are only moving a small amount of personal effects, then estimate the size and weight of boxes you will need and put the details into Parcel2go.com and you should get a decent price.

Oh and if you are thinking of moving a small arms manufacturing business to Sweden without doing any research beforehand then take flobalob's advice and don't bother, he can offer plenty of advice on that.
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carterhayes
post 19.Oct.2011, 07:39 AM
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We are still doing it, Edinburgh - Skavsta Ryan Air, every time over since July we / or one of us, checks in 20 kilo on return to Sweden. Slow but cheap. We did check up loads of routes and possibilities, but in the end of the line, we took 40 kilo from UK together for her to my place. We figured most of her large stuff could be sold in UK, and what was valuable, what she likes, she keeps regardlsess of weight and volume, and we take it over as we can.
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erik68
post 19.Oct.2011, 08:59 AM
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Location: Sweden
Joined: 8.Sep.2011

We have been quoted £370 through Nationwide Hire UK for a large van, going from London to the Nyköping area.
It's a bit of a pain having to drive that distance, but this way we will move everything in one go.
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Gordy
post 19.Oct.2011, 11:31 AM
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Location: Skåne
Joined: 1.Oct.2005

If there are no big items and you can stack it on a few pallets and wrap it well you may be able to get a good deal like that.

Try Transocean for that & DSV are a big Danish freight company that I have used with competitive rates to Sweden. Their Irish office is in Naas 045 444777 try them as well.
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London_Jim
post 19.Oct.2011, 11:44 AM
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Joined: 10.Aug.2011

If you can afford to take 4/5 days off work, doing it yourself in a LWB transit would be your cheapest, but longest, way. You'd probably come over the UK, over to France and up through Benelux, Germany and Denmark (and back!) for the most cost effective route.

I did it from London to Gothenburg back in 2007 for about 250kgs. Hired a transit and went via the Harwich/Esbjerg route - which was the most expensive part. Cost about £1300 in total - van hire/insurance/ferry cost (£650)/diesel/bridge tolls. Just make sure if you do that, you take some decent music as the 6/7 hour drive up the E6/E20 is boring.
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Streja
post 19.Oct.2011, 11:46 AM
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Does everyone live off the E6 and E20 route?
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London_Jim
post 19.Oct.2011, 11:49 AM
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What?
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carterhayes
post 19.Oct.2011, 12:05 PM
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Joined: 12.Jul.2011

With 300 to 400 kilos from Ireland, i would do it myself with a rental van, or find a way to use these guys shipping it over (or go myself with the van). Been looking at it and i guess cheapest is to load it in Immingham, and have a rental car pick it up in Gothenburg.

http://freight.dfdsseaways.com/dfds_ferrie...ingham_ferries/
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carterhayes
post 19.Oct.2011, 12:12 PM
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... also our cheapest quota came from these guys:

http://www.movecorp.co.uk/
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erik68
post 19.Oct.2011, 12:15 PM
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Location: Sweden
Joined: 8.Sep.2011

QUOTE (London_Jim @ 19.Oct.2011, 11:44 AM) *
If you can afford to take 4/5 days off work, doing it yourself in a LWB transit would be your cheapest, but longest, way. You'd probably come over the UK, over to France a ... (show full quote)

Yup, not looking forward to the return trip. I'm trying to tempt a friend who's between jobs to go with us and pay him to return the van.
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carterhayes
post 19.Oct.2011, 12:25 PM
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Joined: 12.Jul.2011

@eric68, check the Immingham - Gothenburg link above. Its totally doable.
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Rick Methven
post 19.Oct.2011, 12:49 PM
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Location: Linköping
Joined: 30.Nov.2005

QUOTE (Gordy @ 19.Oct.2011, 08:23 AM) *
We moved as a family of 4 with most of the contents of a house 18 months ago, we got quotes of anything up to €7500 from removal companies! In the end we did all the wor ... (show full quote)

€2,500 is cheap.

I found the bill that I paid to move from the UK in 2002 for a 3 bed house.- £2,500
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Dublingal
post 19.Oct.2011, 04:51 PM
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Joined: 25.Apr.2007

We moved from Maynooth to Västervik back in 2007. Used Ormonde Removals & Storage Ltd. (phone 00353 56 7760494).
Checked old email from them and it cost 3200 euro for all the contents of a three bed roomed house. (we brought everything but the white goods). That price íncluded packing up and wrapping all the contents).
It was door to door service and they were great.

Best of luck with the move.
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jojoholmes
post 19.Oct.2011, 09:20 PM
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Joined: 12.Apr.2010

I sent my stuff from Dublin to Stockholm in July and August. The first time the driver filled 2 pallets and the second time 3 pallets. The total weight was around 500 kilos.

I used DB Schenker and they charged €200 the first time and €320 the second, door to door. It took about a week.

They don't normally do domestic, just commercial so the catch is they wouldn't insure it. I had no probs with that because the stuff wasn't all that valuable. Anyway both times the stuff was delivered safely
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