17 April 2014
House Removal Guide Whilst Moving Abroad
Emigrating abroad can be a lot more confusing and complicated than moving within the same country, there is a lot more things to think about and it is not so easy going back if you have forgotten anything vital, it is therefore essential that you start to prepare for the move several months beforehand, ensuring that you don’t forget anything. Here are some helpful tips to ensure that your move abroad runs as smoothly as it possibly can.Emigrating to a new country will be an exciting but a slightly stressful time, you will need to organise numerous things in the previous months leading up to the moving date. To make sure that you will not forget anything it is a good idea to have a notepad solely for the use of your move, by making lists of what you need to do and ticking them off has you go will give you a clear idea of what is what, it is important to prioritise tasks so that the most important items are done in the first instance. Make sure that you start getting your packing supplies in as early as possible, then you will need to start sorting through your household belongs to decide what you are taking and what is to be left behind.It is a good idea to make a full inventory of all the items that you are taking with you, this may also be a requirement at customs when you move abroad, so by doing so is only beneficial.Any unwanted items can be sold at car boot sales, online auctions or local newspapers to gather just a bit more cash to help you on your way, or give friends and family the first choice of unwanted goods and what is not sellable you can always give to your local charity shop, some charity shops now also collect for your convenience.After you have done intensive research and chosen your international removal company, it is vital the chosen company is always on hand to help you with any questions or advise you require, a professional international moving company will be easy to communicate with and always there to help. It is vital that you have established a moving date in the previous weeks, so you and the company can plan what is needed to be done in the previous weeks that follow.It is essential that the removal van has plenty of access without any restriction to your property, as this can cost valuable time and money, ask your neighbours, if they would be kind enough to move their vehicles if necessary and make sure that you have a permit if required for the removal van.Don’t forget to inform all relevant companies and business of move beforehand, you will need to notify the gas, electric and water companies, council tax, all related companies that deal with your car in advance, also banks, building societies and insurance companies, if you have children at school you will also need to inform the school several weeks before to let them know of your move.It is also a good idea to cancel any direct debts you currently have and will not be using abroad.As you are travelling overseas, it is important that you do not pack any of your personal private documents or any money or jewellery, you may need certain documentation on hand whilst you are in the process of moving, it is also a good idea to keep all your money and jewellery with you so you will know where your valuable items are at all times.