5 Top Tips For Moving Abroad.

Moving house is stressful at the best of times but take into account that you’re planning on moving to another country and things get a little more tricky. This handy little guide should hopefully make the process a little easier for you by breaking things down.


  1. How are you planning on moving?

Are you planning on taking just a couple of suitcases of clothes and starting over when you get there, or are you looking at packing up your whole house? Making this decision early is important as if you’re planning on taking more than you can bring on the plane then you’ll need to hire an international removal company (like us). It’s important to weigh up the costs of paying for something to be shipped over and replacing it out there. Whilst you might be really attached to your Ikea bed the chances are that it’s going to be cheaper to buy a new one out there than ship it over.


  1. Get Organised.

Make lists of everything that you need to do and remember to add to your list when something pops into your head. Not only will this help you stay on top of things but nothing beats the feeling of crossing something off a list. Seeing the list get smaller can be really motivational when you’re feeling swamped. If anyone in your family is on medication make sure that you are going to have enough to last you until you get settled. Medical records might take a little while to transfer so don’t get caught short and make sure that arranging your medical cover in your new home is top of your list.


  1. Get Connected.

Join the local forums on Facebook or online to speak with people who have already made the move. They can give you insider tips on the local area and might help you think if things that you’ve forgotten. Not only that but moving to a new country can be quite a lonely time so it’s always great to have made some new friends before you get there.


  1. Do Your Homework

Make sure you’ve looked into any vaccinations you might need for you and any pets that you are taking with you. It’s worth noting that some vaccinations need to be done several months in advance. If you’re unsure what you might need contact the local embassy for clarification.


  1. Try Before You Buy.

Whilst a resort can seem like heaven for a weeks holiday the reality of living there might be very different. If you can try to make a few trips in high and low season so you can get a feel for what it will be like. It’s also a great chance to meet some of the new friends you’ve made from tip number three!


A Van About Town are always planning new international routes so if you’re planning on moving within Europe and would like a professional, fully insured reliable driver to help you move then contact us for a free quotation today.


Why should you choose us to move offices?

If you’re a business owner, you’ll know that it’s crucial to be as productive as possible. That means being as efficient as possible, in addition to avoiding lengthy delays or extended periods of downtime. If your company is planning on relocating, then it’s essential that you use the right removals company.

There are a lot of removals companies around that will take your money and tell you to want to hear. And when the big day comes, they turn out to be anything but reliable. That’s why A Van About Town should be your only choice for your office move. We turn up on time, and we deliver what we promise.

Reduce Downtime with A Van About Town.

With us it’s all about the details. To be able to provide the right service, we get as much information as possible. We assess every aspect of your office relocation so that we can put together a service individual to your needs.

That means the right vehicle, equipment, and team to make sure that everything is done as efficiently as possible. We take the information we gather from your first contact and arrange a full assessment. By the end of this process, we will have everything in place to complete the job with as little downtime as possible. One of the key things we pride ourselves on is our planning skills, your project manager will set out times that not only work for you as a business but will avoid any traffic to make sure we get you where you need to be on time.

Our Range of Services

When you book with us, you will receive the right service for your company. Our Man & Van service is ideal for smaller enterprises who don’t have a lot of equipment to relocate. For medium to larger companies, we will assess the most efficient and cost-effective way to undertake your office removals. That could mean a few trips with our Man & Van service or do it all in one go with a larger vehicle. We can cater for all commercial relocations, including trade and retail stores. We have moved a huge range of companies and you can rest assured knowing that we have the right equipment and solution for you.

A lot of our clients use our storage solutions as well, if this is something that you need just let us know and we will work it into the quotation for you.

A Van About Town prides itself on the knowledge that we can provide a high level of customer service, as well as offering competitive rates. This makes us the ideal company for any business that needs to relocate to a new office or premises.

We work with dozens of business customers every year, and we learn something new from each company we work with. So if you’re a business owner and you’re planning on moving offices, there is only one company you need. Contact us today, and we’ll guide you through our range of services.