Whether you’re emigrating for the weather, work or simply to experience some different cultures, moving abroad requires a lot of thought and consideration. However even once you have decided on where you’re going, found work and bought a house the planning isn’t done there.
Read on as we run through four top tips that you should heed before finally jetting off into the sunset.
Plan, Plan, and Plan Some More
Preparation is key to a successful move – especially when that move is abroad – and you shouldn’t leave anything to chance.
Make sure you’re aware of exactly what you need to do when you arrive in the country, for example in terms of utilities and statutory duties, while you should also have a clearly defined timetable of things like move-in date, when you start your new job (if you are securing employment ahead of the move) and when you can arrange for your belongings to get there.
If necessary, keep detailed notes on everything you’ll need to do when you arrive and the relevant timings.
Only Take What You Need
If you’re moving abroad you may be tempted to take everything you own with you – after all why wouldn’t you? However, you will find it much easier if you only take what you need, buying as much as you can when you arrive instead. This will cut down on the cost of removals as well as leave you less to do when it all arrives.
As for what to do with it, you could take your unwanted items to a car boot sale or give them to friends and family. Alternatively, you could just keep things in storage until you have got settled in first.
Aprender el idioma (Learn the Language)
If you’re moving to a country that doesn’t speak English as a first language then it is unrealistic to try and become more or less fluent before you go, but it is worth learning a few basic phrases – ‘Hello’/’Goodbye’, ‘How are you?’ ‘Where is the…’ etc.
Not only is it good manners but it will also help you to integrate with your local community and prove a good foundation for you to learn more further down the line.
Employ the Services of a Reliable Removals Company
The biggest concern for households who choose to start a new life abroad isn’t getting themselves there – after all it isn’t that much different from going on holiday – but is instead trusting that the rest of your belongings are in safe hands.
With this in mind, it is essential that you choose an international removals company with a strong reputation for the quality and the reliability of their service. Hertfordshire-based Kings Removals have been providing local, national and overseas removals and relocations for over three decades, and in that time they have become one of the leading names in the industry.
If you’re based in Essex, Chelmsford, Harlow, Hertford or the surrounding areas you should definitely consider their services.
Starting a new life abroad can be one of the most exciting adventures a family can undertake, but it can also be one of the most stressful, which is why it is essential you take care of every angle. Through meticulous planning and the right choice of company, you can ensure that your relocation goes off without a hitch
John Rooney blogs about travel and living abroad on behalf of Kings Removals – take a look at their website to find out more about their overseas removals services.