International and local moving – planning a move whether internationally or locally? Between determining that you want to relocate and carrying it out properly, there are many stages to complete.
Before you can finally sit back and relax in your new digs, you’ll have to manage a sizable to-do list that includes everything from packing and planning to figure out how on earth you’re going to unpack and organize everything once you’re finally done. The actual moving day comes next.
Moving day may be daunting and exhausting for even the most organized people, but fortunately, there are methods to make it go at least a little bit more smoothly. For suggestions on how to make sure everything goes as well as possible on moving day, go to our moving day tips.
- Set up visas if you are moving internationally
You must arrange for visas and other necessary documents because they are the most crucial component of migrating overseas because, without them, you cannot live in the country of your choice.
It might be preferable to speak with a local immigration office even if your employer is providing work permits or visas for you and your family. You can do this by getting in touch with the regional British embassy in the nation of your choice.
You must make sure your paperwork is accurate if you are doing your own immigration. Although hiring an immigration attorney is the best course of action, you can also get visa assistance from visa agencies.
Most importantly, be sure you are aware of the country’s immigration laws, as well as the filing deadlines, time limits, such as how long you may lawfully stay there, and, fundamentally, the regulations governing the importation of your home items.
- Continually make a list of all the minor tasks that need to be completed.
Once the truck is headed your way, some moving-related tasks have a habit of stacking up. Did you remove the remainder of the garbage bags? Remove the grime from the shower that you vowed to get rid of before leaving? Clean out the refrigerator and freezer? These quick but crucial duties frequently go overlooked when you’re preoccupied with packing, but if you’re not cautious, they could leave you scrambling at the last minute. Keep a running list of everything you need to do so you don’t have to scramble on moving day to remember all the minor things.
- Ensure that your smartphone is completely charged.
On moving day, you probably won’t have much time to play Candy Crush on your phone, but you should still be aware of having a full charge. You never know if you’ll need to plan schedules with your movers or if you’ll get lost on the road to your new home. The night before your move, keep your phone plugged in, and keep your phone charger in your necessities pack so you can quickly recharge it in case you run out of battery while blasting your moving-day music.
- Reservations for International Removals
Generally speaking, it is best to consider planning your household move abroad with at least one month’s notice to your preferred international removal company. The time of year would determine this (summer is a particularly busy time for removal companies).
It would be wise to get quotations for your move from at least three different businesses. Prior to scheduling your removal, it is often advisable to arrange for a moving company to visit you so that you can determine the volume of your belongings.
Discussing the customs regulations of a foreign move is also a good idea at this time. Your international moving company can typically provide you with a country handbook on the import regulations of your destination country for your household items.
You should not ship products abroad that you don’t need or use because the more you bring, the more it will cost you for shipping.
Make a thorough inventory of everything you own so you know exactly what you have. You can use this to select what you must bring and what you can leave behind. Getting a floor plan of your new home may be worthwhile so you can assess which pieces of furniture will fit, which will make the choice of what to take with you easier.
Moving from one place to another can be very tedious. This is why companies like Conote Services are ready to do the heavy lifting for you. Reach out to us today and have a seamless move!