Planning for Every Eventuality When Moving Abroad & Choosing A Removals Company
As founder members of BAR, FIDI & OMNI, White & Company can provide for a local move, anywhere in the UK, Europe or International destination. White & Company also provide specialist removal services to locations around the UK, Jersey and Guernsey. White & Company work tirelessly to provide the best possible service and peace of mind for those looking to move home.
The unfortunate part of moving abroad is there is bound to be a few hiccups along the way but preparing for any eventualities, like arranging extra care for items with international removals companies, saving as much cash as possible and getting to know the new neighbourhood before a move is completed can make all the difference.
Plan for more cash than you think you need
The small costs of a move will mount up and a would-be expat should prepare for everything from meals at the airport to the purchase of essential items left behind.
Although it’s possible to work with moving companies to ensure all items are part of the move, it may be the case that the smaller items not at the forefront of the mind are left behind. What’s more, building a new home in a new country is difficult, you may find certain parts of the existing property need replacing or updating and additions may be made to get the home to the level desired.
Also, plan for overspending on the first few shopping trips in order to fill the cupboards and it may take a few trips to get the lay of the land and find the most suitable place to shop for yourself and the family.
Plan the moving date as far in advance as possible
An international removals company should work in advance with a mover and offer advice on moving bigger and more valuable items. This will include the creation custom boxes if needed and advice on how to begin storing items.
In order for a moving date to happen as smoothly as possible, it’s best to start this process early and work on getting non-essential items packed, ready for the move. This will help create clarity with the move, help put the packing into perspective and overall help the mover process the hurdles to be faced in the future.
Start planning your new life before you move
Getting to know the neighbourhood, local landmarks and important amenities before a move to a new country can help with the settling period, as you’ll already be slightly familiar with the area before a move.
It might also help to start researching broadband providers and other services in advance as well; this allows for a new life to be kicked off as quickly as possible upon arrival and hopefully smooth the transition of the move. It also removes the headache of needing to put together this information once arriving, where trips to internet cafes or libraries will be need to be done and take valuable time out of the day which could be used to explore and settle in a new home with the family.
Focusing On Your Move – Be meticulous
If you’re packing some or all of the goods yourself, make sure you keep a careful note of what you packed where. Label each of your boxes, indicating which room the goods are from and which room they will be going into, or make detailed lists for each box.
If you are planning to sell your furniture and purchase new items once you arrive, first check out the costs of buying new or second-hand furniture abroad. If you have an abundance of antiques it will probably be easier to bring these with you, as it is unlikely you will be able to replace them with something similar.
Before you sell everything you own, take time and research the costs involved. Shipping belongings can easily be worth the expense in return for the pleasure of making your house your home.
If you are thinking of emigrating; White & Company can help. We specialise in overseas shipping to thousands of destinations. Our international removals service includes a full house survey, packing and shipping direct to your new home.
Currency Conversion when Looking Into Emigrating
When considering emigrating you will want to consider exchanging your currency. This is called foreign exchange or FX. The currency converter shown here is a useful guide to the value of your money. To open an FX account use the link below.
Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee. White & Company have an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm. For further information either read our FX Page or simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672
When considering a house removal in the UK, Europe or any International destination, White & Company should be your first choice. Visit your local branch or complete our enquiry form and a member of our moving team will contact you.
If emigrating overseas, White & Company have 16 branches located in: Bedford, Bournemouth, Dunfermline, Farnborough, Forres, Knaresborough, Lancaster,Leeds, London, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Southampton, Telford, Winchester, Jersey and Guernsey.
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Because it is so important that your possessions are cared for throughout your entire process, White & Company are members of the British Association of Removers and all services performed are in accordance with European standard BS EN 12522.