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Thanks for your comment. I'm assuming that you're currently stateside (US)? If that's the case, I would suggest contacting Portugalia Sales in New Jersey: http://www.portugalia.com/index.php
They ship worldwide and there's an online contact form you can fill out for more information.
Although Paul and I didn't use them, I have heard good things about them through other expats. Hope this helps! - CW
Do you have a recommendation of a shipping company to move household items to Funchal?
The one question about the difference between people who adapt well to moving to Portugal and people who don’t made me think of a very funny sketch on SNL many years ago. In it, Adam Sandler plays a guy running a travel agency who tells viewers “Remember: you will still be YOU in Italy. I can’t fix that!” Some people will be disappointed wherever they land 😄
I loved meeting you both when you were visiting in the States! And your writing always brings me in. In my travels, Portugal has been an absolute delight. While I am not seriously considering a move at present, I am still very intrigued by this country and what it offers, so a move at some point, is not out of the question. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences. Know that I continue to enjoy the light you bring to my life.
Two of these questions really piqued my interest because they are incredibly important and have been addressed by specific resources. The first resource is Deborah Dehab's workshops, such as 'Step Zero'. She is a degreed expert who coaches us on how to--SHOULD WE--make the move to Portugal. The second is ExpaCity, from their weekly free-flowing member chats about everything to their webinars from vetted, qualified experts in all matters related to moving to and living in Portugal. I've helped more than 40,000 people with their moves to Portugal and am convinced that these 2 resources increase their confidence and success.