Relocating to another country – or even continent – can be really daunting, so we can make your international moving experience a lot easier with our team of removal and shipping experts.
We can advise you on every aspect of moving overseas, from how to pack your possessions correctly (although we can even take this duty off your hands if you want to) to deciding what to leave behind and what insurance you might need. We can also tell you what you can’t take to your new country so you don’t face a hold-up and a tasty fine at customs…
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Over the years we’ve handled lots of international moves and so we’ve got a handy set of tips here for you if you’re just starting down this road. Give us a call for more advice (and even some sympathy if you need to whinge) any time you want.
To save space, vacuum pack things like clothes and bedding
You’d be amazed by how much space you’ll be freeing up if you invest in some vacuum bags for your duvets, blankets and clothes. This means you can fit more into your storage unit or your shipping crate; thankfully fabric doesn’t weigh too much.
Be prepared for some delays
Most international moving jobs go pretty smoothly, but there can be hitches and delays, so be prepared for them and have a contingency plan, just in case you’re left without your goods for an extra week or so. If it’s a short delay, then a stay in a short-let apartment or hotel could see you through, for example.
Make sure you back up important files to the cloud
If your laptop ends up being delayed then it’s useful to have all your important documents stored in the cloud so you can access them from another machine and print them out.
Find out about your electrical sockets and adapters ahead of time
If your shipping arrives on time and then you realise none of your appliances have the right plugs and you have to rush out and buy them all, on top of everything else, then you won’t be happy. Identify the right ones and buy a couple every week or so until you’ve got enough.