Craigslist is actually pretty awesome, I started getting emails within 30 minutes of placing our spare bedroom set online. We also sold a crytstal chandelier, all of our Christmas stuff, all in all about $850 in one day. Elly also sold her grandfather clock, a 55" TV, an Entertainment Center, a dining room set, etc, etc, etc. We figured out that with her car and my truck sold, we will be making out pretty good.
We also signed a two-year lease for our home in Texas. A great couple, Jason and Terra Wood and their little girl Cammeron. I feel very confident they will take great cdare of our home.
Now the Balikbayan boxes. A balikbayan box (literally, "Repatriate box") is an ubiquitous, corrugated box containing any number of small items sent by an overseas Filipino known as a "balikbayan". Though often shipped by freight forwarders specializing in balikbayan boxes by sea.
A 5.5 cubic foot box costs us $105, and takes about 45 days to arive door-to-door at our home in Dinalupihan, Bataan. Elly had three boxes packed and ready to go before I knew what was in them!. I want to packup my handtools and some building supplies like electrical wire, which may come in handy as I re-wire our house. I hesitate to bring my power tools, since the voltage in the Philippines is 220 VAC. Yes I could use a step-down transformer, but I can re-purchase those items in Manila with the money I earn from selling them here. I gave up trying to crate my 76" longhorns, put them on craigslist. (sigh).