Reverse Care Package

So, I am doing the reverse care package because I am that sort of loving daughter. Actually, I really need to offload some gear to my parents in Australia so that I don’t have to carry them around in my backpack. I have just finished with the winter seasons over here, and really don’t want to be carrying around jackets, hats, socks, and boots. I do not want to dump them either, but my pack seems to be getting heavier and heavier.

A friend in a hostel suggested I get them sent home. Now as most you of travellers know – we are very cash poor. Also, I sent a card to my parents and they got it the next month! So I actually want to get it there asap, as they are going away as well and you get the picture – I can’t afford very much.

So after some Google searching and some word of mouth discussions,  I was directed to a site called Parcelforce, so I checked it out. There were a number of advantages with this service – the first being that I could organise everything online. Just the usual stuff – dimensions and weight of parcel and where it was being sent. This is always a difficulty as Australia is not always on some companies shipping lists. Luckily this Parcel Force was.

So for the big questions were – how much, and how long? Surprisingly it was a reasonable quote with an option of either next day delivery or 3 days. So all concerns addressed. Also, there was a really big bonus –  they would pick it up from my door.

So being the caring daughter that I am, I rushed to Harrods, and bought the cheapest thing with the biggest bag displaying their emblem, so that my parents would be impressed with their caring daughter and her reverse care package.

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