Japanese Size vs. American Size

Today a very pleasant young Japanese delivery man brought our 16 boxes that we will use to pack up all the possessions we have accumulated (some intentionally; some not so) during our eight month-stay in the U.S. Over the phone, very pleasant Miss Shinobu told me that their Japanese company would deliver eight medium boxes and eight small boxes, equaling the total dimensions we are allowed for the price we’re paying to send these boxes by boat. They’ll arrive in about eight weeks.
At first I thought — we don’t need sixteen boxes! This morning, I saw the boxes. Eric laughed. My heart sank. Let’s just say –Owen’s cherished PlayMobil set that his uncle gave him is in a box larger than the medium boxes delivered. Our new 6 quart crockpot won’t fit in the small box. We may need to buy airplane seats for Annie and Olivia’s Christmas horses! (That part is a joke. The rest is not).
I’m always up for learning new secrets for packing successes. These next few weeks will give me ample opportunity to keep learning. And laughing, of course.


3 thoughts on “Japanese Size vs. American Size

  1. For smush-able stuff, vacuum sealed storage bags are awesome! They really work! I think you can get them at Wal-Mart. Good luck, and safe travels!

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