Moving abroad is both exhilarating and terrifying. You are leaving behind family and friends to start a whole new adventure. With that in mind, it is best to start everything on the right foot.
It is important to use a reputable international removal company to help you to pack and move abroad, because not only do you need to trust them to get your possessions safely to your new overseas home, they will also be able to educate you about restrictions on shipping items.
Through getting multiple quotes for your removals, you will be able to get an indication of how much it will cost to move your things, and whether you will need to reduce the number of items you are taking with you. You might need to cast a strict eye and apply a bit of the Kon Mari method to that extensive shoe collection! Back in 2016, on a trip to Mauritius, I read the book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying and it was revolutionary for me. I found myself itching to get home and clear out and organise all of my things and I’ve been pretty ruthless since; always applying the principle of surrounding myself with things that bring me joy. As such, I’m really happy in my home and with our surroundings.
I know of quite a few people who have moved abroad or who have come back here from living abroad; most recently a friend I met while solo travelling in Bali has got a job out there and moved from the US to live there. I find it so inspiring and since I love to travel and explore other cultures, I do believe that at some point in my life, I’ll live and work abroad, or at least retire somewhere warm. Whenever my friends talk to me about moving away, they always say that they highly recommended that you get an international removal company to prepare your container products for you. This is because they have the experience to pack your things appropriately to endure the journey and that way, you will be covered by the removal service’s insurance policy.
If you want to know more about packaging items up for an international move, this handy infographic gives you the complete lowdown on palletised shipping.
Infographic designed by How to move overseas
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