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Moving House In The Dominican Republic

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Moving House In The Dominican Republic

Post Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:38 am

by Expat Focus columnist, Lindsay de Feliz

Moving house in the Dominican Republic is not exactly like moving house in the UK. There are no packing cases, no wrapping things in bubble wrap, no newspaper, no labelling of boxes. Everything gets thrown, literally, into the back of an open truck. It usually necessitates several trips.

The problem with this approach is that although it is quick, many things get broken, many do not arrive as they literally fall off the back of the lorry, and the idea of screwing the tops on bottles of ketchup, mayonnaise, shampoo does not enter anyone’s head. Clothes arrive covered in ketchup, sheets full of salt. You get the idea. Also items are not packed in intelligent places, so when you come to unpack you have no idea where anything is. I have been finding knives and forks in my knicker drawer, and mustard in with the sheets in another drawer.

When you leave a rented house or apartment, as I have just done, you are supposed to get your 3 months deposit back. In reality that doesn’t happen very often, and many people will just not pay rent for the last 3 months. However, in the barrios and the countryside you are much more likely to have your deposit returned, but the house has to be in good condition, which means being hosed down inside and out, and painted as necessary. Hence you have to move everything out and then spend a couple of days hosing and painting.

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