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How Not To Move Abroad

Moving abroad is a huge step for yourself and your family, and there are a lot of things that can easily go wrong. If you’re preparing to move to a new country and you want to make sure you’re doing it in the best way possible then just look at the following tips! Moving house abroad doesn’t have to be a complete disaster, and here’s how not to do it!1)    Don’t leave everything to the last minute.Moving needs to be planned and carefully prepared for, and that’s even more true if you’re moving to an entirely new country. Keep ahead of the game by listing out all of the jobs that will need tackling, from your packing to arranging your travel, so that you know exactly what needs to get done. Doing this in advance will also give you the time that you need to add any extra jobs you might think of, without panicking about running out of time! Once you have your moving checklist, write out your schedule up until moving day so that you can ensure you have the time to get everything that you need done. This is a great way to keep organised, and you’ll have the time that you require for everything from packing to saying your goodbyes!2)    Don’t hire the first removal company you come across.When it comes to removal services, there are very few as difficult as moving to a new country, so you need to make sure that the company that you’ve hired is reputable and experienced. Start by asking your friends and family for recommendations of companies, as it’s best to use a company that’s been tried by someone you can trust. If this fails, then don’t be afraid to continue your search online – just take the time to do your research! Always read customer reviews, and try to look for them in other places, not just on the company’s website, as these can be false. You might also want to try looking in your local phone book for other movers and house removals services that can help you.3)    Don’t move in a hurry.Lots of people choose to move abroad because of their jobs or few new employment opportunities. If this is what you’re doing then try to move a few weeks before starting at your new job, so that you’ve got enough time to get used to life in your new country. It’s not just the language that might be different in your new home, so it’s a good idea to have some time to soak up the culture, explore your new area and ensure that your unpacking gets done!4)    Don’t forget your unpacking.You should try to unpack your new home as soon as possible, as this will not only help you to settle in and feel more at-home, but your family as well. Try to come up with an unpacking schedule, so that you can make your new house into a home for your whole family. It’s a good idea to not only label your boxes with rooms, but also with numbers that tell you how important the contents are. This will help you to know where to start unpacking, but can also alert you if a box has disappeared or gone missing in transit.