Hello everyone, Myself and my wife recently were offered jobs working for the same school in Hangzhou China, right now as we approach the 6 month window before our current jobs end and our application for a Chinese visa begins, an often overlooked but important question arises, how long should we wait between finishing our UK jobs and hoping on a plane to start our new China jobs? My wife stops working on the 23rd of may and myself on the 31st of May, our position in China starts on July 1st. Personally I'd like to get out there as soon as possible, but there is the question of our property. We currently own a 3 bedroom semi-detached townhouse and are looking to lease it out. We're going to get rid of our various appliances but obviously will want to keep them up to near the date of leaving. Our new job provides a fully furnished 3 bedroom apartment so lugging white goods over doesn't really make any sense. I was wondering if anyone on this forum has experience with moving overseas initially and if they could suggest how much time we'll actually need once we've finished our current jobs, before heading over. We do intend to pack away/sell most of our possessions over the next 6 months. By the time quitting time comes around we should be down to just our fridges, dishwasher, washing machine, couch, bed, other huge things. If anyone could suggest a great way of getting rid of such things, that'd be really helpful too! Most of our furniture is charity shop stuff thus we're quite happy to part with it quickly.