Packing Up

I’ve just about packed up half of my belongings in Zürich. I’ve sent out one tiny, but 14.05kg, box with books and clay, and another 14.7kg box is going out the door today. This HUGE box contains clothes, stuffed toys and craft things. We actually got the box from the hardware store, free!


We also bought a scale just to weigh my boxes. Anything from 15-20kg gets charged at CHF185… while just under 15kg is CHF154. This is economy mail, of course… My first box is still hanging around in Switzerland because of it being economy parcel, although I sent it last week.

WebStamp!

I think this must be the one cool thing about sending mail with Swiss Post. I don’t know why I didn’t sign up for this earlier. It could have saved me all the times I had to deal with cranky women at the counters. I also like how I can put a little picture of my work when I print the stamp. Neat!




I made Michael come with me to get a chunk of CN22 customs declaration forms. We do still need to go to the post office every now and then, but at least I get to avoid speaking 5 words of German.

I am going to miss WebStamp once I move back to Melbourne.
There’s no such equivalent for sending letters, but only a similar service for sending parcels for pickup — I’m not likely to do that.