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Moving Abroad – 4 Tips for Having a Smooth Experience

Moving AbroadLiving abroad can be one of the best things you can experience, however the process of moving to a new country can be really stressful. But there are things that you can do to take some of that stress off, keep reading to find 4 things that will make your moving abroad experience a lot less stressful.

4 Tips for Moving Abroad

1. If you have been reading me for a while you probably guessed it. Plan, Plan and Plan some more! I recommend to start planning as soon as you can, the more time you have the better. This will assure that you will take care of all the important stuff when the day arrives. It is important that you leave nothing to chance.

A few of the things you have to keep in mind when planning are: special regulations of the country you will be moving to, when will I be able to move in?, when will your stuff arrive?

2. Moving abroad isn’t like moving within your country. In most cases you won´t be able to completely pack up your home and take everything with you. It is usually too expensive. It is a better idea to sell as much as you can of your stuff, take with you only the essentials and buy the rest once you arrive.

3. If you are going to a country where the language you know isn´t spoken start learning. Being on a country you don’t know, where no one knows you and you can’t communicate is not precisely a nice thing.

Not only is it good manners but it will also help you to integrate with your local community.

4. Now that the plan is ready it is time to look for companies like F+N Worldwide that specialize in helping people move from one country to the other. This is a delicate thing because it will determine whether you get your stuff intact or not.

The best thing to do when choosing a company is to see if they have a good reputation and if they are big. Normally the largest ones tend to be better and can guarantee that your belongings will arrive.

Bonus: The internet makes the world a lot smaller, so it is easy for us now to start getting to know a place without being there. so start searching for the local super market, learn how to get to the hospital get to know the local transport system, all before you get there.

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One thought on “Moving Abroad – 4 Tips for Having a Smooth Experience”

  1. Good tips in there. The moving company sites that deal with international moves often have some good checklists too, on what you should be doing 60 days before, 30 days before, 2 weeks before, etc. If anyone is looking to make the leap and wants some in-depth advice, I’ve got a book out on this subject: A Better Life for Half the Price. See more here:

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