How To Tackle International Removals And Choose The Right Company
Whether you’re ready to start afresh in a new country, or if you need some help moving back home, there are plenty of things for your to consider. Moving at the best of times is a tough process and requires a lot of time and dedication on your part, but trying to handle an international relocation task, juggling all the different aspects of your move whilst in a different country can be enough to reduce some people to tears. It’s never going to be quick and simple, but there are things that you can do to make the process that little bit easier.
1. Leave yourself plenty of time to do your research and find a quality removal company.
When faced with an international move, you don’t want to risk putting your hard earned possessions in the hands of a second rate moving company, even if they may be slightly cheaper. Only look for the best, because at the end of the day, in the unfortunate event of something going wrong, there’s not much you can do stuck in another country. Be prepared to spend that little bit more on a well reputed company as you’re much more likely to receive a quality removal service. So start calling up different companies well in advance of your move, detail your move to them and start getting quotes so when it come to the time to book, you would have generated a lot of information, allowing you to make an informed decision as to which company would be best for your move.
2. Packing for removals and storage.
Since your items are going to be going on a long journey to another country, you need to do your best to prepare them for the trip by making sure that their securely packed and ready for the move. Get your hands on some packing material, like tape, plastic containers and bubble wrap etc. Since your possessions are going a long way, it’s also advisable to purchase a lot of foam protection, shrinks and wraps in order to protect your items as best you can, because you never know what your items may be subjected to whilst in transit. Start packing sooner rather than later so that you can buy additional materials if needed. If you’re only going abroad for a few months and don’t feel the need to lug everything you have along with you, consider putting the rest of your items into storage. Find a secure storage facility and go and check it out. Look at their different sized units and containers, and find which one would be right for you. Alternatively give a company a call and do your dealings with them over the phone, but be sure to ask all the right questions, about security, pricing, accessibility etc.
3. Shipping furniture and preparing for furniture removals.
Large items such as furniture can be difficult to prepare for a move. The majority of companies will ship your items in a shipping container but depending on the company, may charge you either for the amount of space your furniture takes up or by the weight of the furniture, so do your research and see which option will suit you the best.
4. Don’t forget to ask about insurance!
Don’t sign any documents or make a firm decision before making sure you have removal insurance. The company you call should help you with this, but ensure you ask for full cover all risk insurance from your current residence to your destination abroad to give you peace of mind during the long journey ahead.