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7 International Moving Tips You Need to Be Aware Of

posted: 21st October

international removalsGoing to live in a new country is quite a hard task. You have to think about so many things, speak with a lot of people and make stressful fast decisions. To ease this process, our professional London movers have gathered a list of tips that will definitely help you deal with the situation.

1.Create a House Moving Plan

Relocating to another country is not an easy task that is why you must have a perfectly constructed action plan. Spend a week or two in researching what you need to do and who you have to contact. There are different types of checklists and templates you can use or if you want, you can create your own chore chart. Either way, put all tasks in writing and put them in a time frame.

2. Find a Moving Company

You just can’t skip this one, as usually with international removals shipping containers and big trucks are involved. Choose wisely and don’t be too trusting. Make a background check of the company and ask a lot of questions. Check what are their terms and conditions in regards to the moving insurance and if you can receive some sort of discount or deal. Pick not the cheapest movers but the ones with the best customer reviews and highest rating.

3. Rent a Storage Unit

Especially if you have lots of items and you are not sure when you will be able to move into your new home. There are a lot of options in London from which you can choose not to mention that most reputable international moving companies own specialised facilities where they can keep your belongings for a different period of time.

move in a London neighborhood4. Organise Everything at Your New Place

This could be tricky as some things you need to do remotely but hopefully, there is a friend or maybe the employer that can organise them for you. Another option is to just travel to your new home and deal with everything by yourself. Here is what you need to do:

  • Check your new house and see if there is a need for any repairs on the roof or pipes.
  • Pay your utility bills, so when you arrive with your boxes there will be electricity and running water in the home.
  • See where the nearest stores, parks and post office is.
  • Gather information from your local administration what documents you need to prepare in regards to the change of residency.

5. Familiarise Yourself with the Regulations

Before you pack your bags you need to check if you can safely transport and enter the new country with all of your items. All countries have specific laws in regards to the things you can bring inside. We are talking about plants, animals, chemicals, etc. Speak with both your international moving consultant and a lawyer. Sometimes you can find the information you are searching for at the embassy or directly contact the government office which is responsible for these questions at the said country.

6. Spend Some Time with Your Loved Ones

Moving abroad can be a stressful experience not only for you but also for your family members, especially if you have children. Toddlers are usually more adaptable and won’t be phased by a change in the environment. However, the older the kid is the harder it gets, as they will be losing not only their previous home but also their friend circle. Sit down with them and explain why you have to move and what great opportunities and adventures lay ahead. It’s going to be hard at the beginning so try to spend as much time as possible in family-friendly activities.

7. Plan Your Living Arrangments

When having an international relocation with your family, you need to think about everybody. Where are you kids going to go to kindergarten or school? Does your partner have a lot of job opportunities? Is there are dog park nearby where you can walk your pet? Plan everything in advance and choose your new home and neighbourhood wisely.

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