05Dec 2014
Tips For The Big Day Of Your International Move
Tips For The Big Day Of Your International Move
Moving house is stressful enough, without the added pressure of an international relocation! So once you’ve hired your moving company and everything is packed and ready to go you should be well prepared for when the moving van arrives! However here are a few tips on how to avoid any unpredicted surprises and to prepare you for smooth furniture removals on your move out day!Remember the importance of selecting a reliable removal service. If you’ve already done this, then you really have nothing to worry about. The professional movers will know exactly what they’re doing and will do everything to make your move as stress-free as possible. So on the day of the move, make sure you have prepared a simple breakfast to keep your energy levels up throughout the big day! Be available to answer any questions the removal services might have on the day. Make sure you are at home when they arrive to pick up all your belongings. Also have your moving checklist at hand and go through it with a fine toothcomb so you don’t leave anything behind. Be sure to also give a moving checklist to the movers. If you notice any problems or have any questions call the removal company before they arrive. When you sign the inventory make sure you keep a copy at hand and finally check every single room in your house to make sure everything has been cleared. Do this prior to the departure of the removal van. Your movers will need to contact you when you shipment arrives at your new location, so leave your contact details with them. Also be available for your delivery, with a placement map for all your items and furniture. This will speed up the process and could also limit your expenses. Once your belongings to arrive, make sure you inspect everything for any damage and if necessary submit an insurance claim with your policy issuers.If you’re moving abroad with children in tow, then you’ll want to make them feel at ease. Try including them in the process where possible. Show them around the new location and help them familiarise themselves with their new surroundings. It might also be a good idea to let them help unpack their own belongings and set up their new bedrooms as they see fit. This will also relieve some stress off you and give you more time to focus on the shared living areas and unpacking the kitchen… probably the hardest job in any move!Moving abroad may be exciting but it can also present numerous challenges. Be prepared for potential delays with the delivery of your items. Don’t rely on all your belongings arriving on the set date. All removal companies, even the most reliable and reputable may encounter delays due to shipping or road works. However you will make your move that much easier if you opt for a door-to-door delivery. Having to arrange pick up from a port, airport or depot can cause a lot of hassle and while you think you may be saving money by hiring a man and van service at your new location, this may not be so and you’ll only be adding more stress and workload to an already challenging time.If you can, try to find a removal firm that offers a tracking service. That way you can keep track of where your belongings are at any time during your move. Also be sure you are offered an insurance policy by the movers.

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