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So you are Moving Internationally? Tips to Having a Successful Move

10 July 2017

Congratulations! So you’re finally moving abroad! You’re excited, nervous and just that little bit scared. You’ve practically planned out what you’re going to do once you get to the new place, all the cool places you’ll be seeing and all the awesome people you will be meeting. Things rush around so fast in your head and you cannot speak or type as quickly as you wake up thinking these days. However, amidst all of that excitement you start to think about shifting all your belongings from one place to the other and panic creeps in. You start wondering which removal company will help you deal with this large house move and off begins the search. You go online, you ask friends and family and you sit and wonder to yourself. Fear not! Here are some proven tips that will help you make this trip smoothly and effectively, so that all you need to worry about is how much fun you’re going to have in your new home:


•    Find a company that has multiple offices in different countries. Offices like this are a company who has often been in business for many years and understand the different requirements of different people from various walks of life. This type of removal companies are used to dealing with families to the executive type of people relocating for work and will most definitely understand all your needs. They will also know different types of customs requirements, making sure that you wouldn’t carry with you something or move goods that are forbidden to pass through customs.


•    Search for a company whose team members have often lived in other countries. It is hard to take the advice seriously of living in Berlin when the person themselves has never been to Berlin, let alone live there. With a team that is specialized living in different countries, it will be easier to actually anticipate what you should expect, as opposed to dealing with individuals who haven’t even left the country. Worldly removal services are much more adept in sorting out your international move, when they have knowledge on customs and traditions in different countries.

•    Whether you have a pet or not, it is often wise to find a company that deals in the shipping safely of pets to another destination. If you have a pet, this is a God send because you won’t have to worry about your cat/dog/turtle/bunny being left behind; however if you don’t, it is a really good sign ? Why is this, you may ask? Simply put, any removal company that can handle something as delicate, fragile and sensitive-needed as a pet; they can practically take care of anything. Let’s face it. Pets on the best of days can be irritating, demanding and hard to handle. You want to be sure that the company taking care of anything fragile you may own, have experience and can handle any bumps along the way!


•    Find a company that has various removal options. From things like freight containers, to LCL (less than container loads), to airfreight, you need to find out what works best for you. The best international shipping companies that include removals and relocations will always have this option making their time and your cost much easier and pleasant of a business transaction to invest in. After all, you have so much planned ahead, why not let a removal company take care of this for you!

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