Hiring a removals company is essential for when you are planning a move, they offer many benefits!
However, before you decide on hiring a removals company, there are things that you should know prior to making the decision.
Handling a move from one town to another comes with its own difficulties.
Imagine moving across to the other side of the world?
Nevertheless, moving abroad is incredibly exciting but it can be stressful.
NKA Removals can off the assurance that your belonging will get to your new home safe and securely, we can also offer you tips for when moving abroad!
When shipping overseas, rather than being charged in weight you will be charged in bulk thus meaning your belongings will need to fit into the standard shipping containers (20′ or 40′) and will be charged for the space that is needed, whether it be the entire container or part of it.
To speed things up a little, you may want to book your own container which will arrive on a lorry at your day for you to pack, sealed and then shipped. Once it has arrived it will proceed to be delivered directly to your new home.
When deciding what to bring, this is the perfect opportunity to de-clutter. If your new home doesn’t have a garden, consider throwing out any garden tools you won’t need.
Ask around and see if you could potentially store anything with friends or family.
You can then list your remaining items into ‘Non-essential’ and ‘Essential’ lists and acquire quotes for the move of your essentials, or for both.
If the cost to ship out the items that aren’t necessarily essential outweighs their worth, you may opt for leaving them behind and use that money to purchase replacements when you arrive.
…And make money
If you decide to sell any belongings that you no longer need, you can easily make a decent amount of cash. Any items that are baby and child related will possibly sell faster.
Any other items can be either given to family and friends or to charity.
If a company has been enlisted to help you with your packing or do it for you, ensure you’re present to help with instructing how the fragile items will need to be packed.
Make sure you take any portable devices i.e mobiles, tablets, kindles and laptops with you along with important documents.
Take as much as you can
Bear in mind to consider what to and what not to ship; it won’t be worth shipping items you will require straight away.
A majority of airlines may increase your baggage allowance if you let them know you are emigrating.
Remember to fill out tax forms when you are leaving the UK and ensure to set your post up for re-direction if necessary.
Another tip if making the effort to learn the language if it isn’t your native tongue; learn the standard phrases, details can be picked up once you’re in your new country.
These tips will hopefully make your move abroad easier.
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