Moving to Europe from London with Safe Removals
Some of us often think about moving to a new part of the country or even overseas. For those of us fortunate enough to have the chance, relocating can be a fantastic experience. While it’s an exciting time for you and your family, it can also be stressful and demanding. Even for the most level-headed person, moving is an anxious and trying task. Fortunately, it doesn’t need to be like this, and there’s a readily available solution at hand.
Safe Removals does every type of removals job you can think of. And that includes relocating people from London to various parts of Europe and beyond. Our ability to take on all sorts of moving jobs is why we’re the first choice for thousands of people in London every year. We’ll go into some of our best international moving pointers in this blog.
Your Big Move to Europe with Safe Removals –
At Safe Removals, we like to try and pass on any useful advice we have. And one of the best things to do when taking on a relocation overseas is planning. The earlier you start preparing, the easier it will be to split tasks into manageable chunks. Moving to a new country is no easy task, but it can be more straightforward if you can list everything and clear one agenda point at a time.
Make a comprehensive list of everything you need to do and tick off as you go. You can type a Word document and print it out. And once you’ve completed a task, tick it off and move onto the next action point. It will help if you also consider using Google Calendar or a diary to make sure you can set yourself deadlines.
You’ll need to book with a reliable removals company like Safe Removals. Although you may find a company that offers you an absolute bargain, it might not seem like a good deal when your possessions are damaged in transit. The best thing to do is contact you as early as possible to assist wherever we can with your relocation.
Also, make sure you plan how your family will reach your new home. It’s crucial that you book flights early to save money. It also helps if you have any seating requirements, especially if you have small children. It’s best to visit your new town or city a couple of times to get a feel for the place. At least you’ll be earning lots of air miles along the way!
Some General Tips Before You Pack Your Bags –
In addition to visiting your new location, do as much research into the area as possible. And make your online searches specific, as in your new city or county and the exact location you’re moving to. You’ll need to know what public transport is like there, in addition to things like healthcare, schools, and other services and amenities. Also, let’s not forget to check out the local entertainment, shops, restaurants, and bars.
If English isn’t the first language, start learning their native tongue thoroughly before you move. Get the whole family involved so you can test each other’s progress. Make it as fun as possible and throw in some rewards. It’s essential that you can all communicate as soon as you arrive as it will help you settle in.
You will need to notify the local council that you’re moving, where to, and on what date. This will save you from receiving a hefty council tax bill and any overdue rates letters. You need to do this with every utility company you use as well. They will continue to charge you if you don’t let them know when you’re moving out. Notify them, send the final meter readings, and you’ll save yourself a lot of aggravation.
When you book with Safe Removals, our team will help you with your packing requirements. We always advise people to download a home inventory app to keep track of everything. And finally – get ready for the amazing new chapter in your life.
Using Self Storage While Packing Up –
Here’s a moving tip a lot of people aren’t that familiar with, and we often suggest if you’re doing your own packing. The truth is, packing can be hard work, but more so if you have to manoeuvre around objects. Most people end up shifting full boxes and furniture between rooms while trying to pack. But there’s a much simpler solution that creates more space.
Renting a self storage unit allows you to move full boxes and containers out of your home. You can prevent clutter and avoid the frustrating additional workload of repositioning everything out of the way. Furthermore, it helps to spread the packing part of the relocation out if you’re unable to do it all at one time. Plus, there’s no safer or more secure way to store your possessions.
Another perk is we can link our storage service with your current removals package. This enables us to load your items in storage on the moving day before we head to your house. It’s an excellent way to streamline your relocation and makes it easier for you. That’s the advantage of using a company that does it all, as you won’t have to use another service provider.
Choose a Company with a Solid Network –
Another thing to consider if you’re moving to another city or country is the reputation of the removals company. A majority of removals companies are independent. And unless they’re part of a big chain, they don’t have much of a network to rely on for long-distance moves. Luckily, Safe Removals has a collective of associate providers for removals and storage we can turn to.
We’re a member of the Master Removers Group, and this is an invite-only collective of partners. This gives us access to removals branches and storage warehouses all over the UK. It’s ideal for long-distance relocations, especially for European moves. It enables us to provide the highest standard of removal service.
The primary tip for this section is to cross-reference any prospective company for their online ratings against a quote. To do this, check out their Google Reviews and Trustpilot scores to see how they fare out of five marks. If you choose us, you’ll enjoy the benefits of working with a top-tier removals company, and you can read our reviews here.
Declutter and Reduce Your Moving Load –
It’s rare to hear someone say they like tidying, let alone declutter! However, it’s the best way of reducing the overall moving volume of items. The aim here is to get rid of a decent chunk of your belongings before you start packing. And be mindful that these are things that hardly ever see the light of day so that you won’t miss them.
It’s pointless taking your problems with you, and there are several options to consider. Clutter doesn’t add anything other than a headache and storage issues. To help you begin the process, we have a simple system for deciding on the fate of each item. If you use them a lot, you can keep them. If you’re not sure, put it on the maybe pile to review. For any you rarely or never use, it’s time to sell, donate, repurpose, or recycle them.
If you manage to significantly trim your overall volume of possessions, you might save money by downgrading to a smaller removals package. You could also benefit from using self storage while you undertake this decluttering exercise. Much like our previous point, storage allows the possibility of moving things out of the way. When you decide on keeping something, pack it up and move it into your self storage unit.
Safe Removals – London’s Favourite Company for European Relocations –
Safe Removals moves hundreds of people to Europe and overseas every year. We’re known as the company that can and will do any type of removals and storage job. If you need to transport some of your possessions to your new location now and the rest later, we can do that. Additionally, we’ll keep your items in storage until you’re ready for them.
We know that it’s vital that we listen to our customers. That’s how we can best determine what their specific requirements are. Should they need or may benefit from another service, we’re able to discuss it with them. Moving anywhere can be stressful, even more so when it’s to a new country. By using Safe Removals, you’ll have the peace of mind you’re working with experts. We’ll get your belongings to your new home in perfect condition.
The Safe Removals team provides a service that we’d like to receive. We put ourselves in our customer’s shoes when we create our removals and storage packages and deals. No matter how big or small the job, we always put the same effort and commitment in.
If you’re moving to Europe, do it with London’s favourite removals and storage company. Click here to request a free quote or to discuss our European removals service in more detail.