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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.