For those who love travelling across the world, visiting different countries and experiencing various cultures, we are sure there has been at least one of those locations you have seen where the thought of calling international removalists to arrange to move your home there has entered your mind.
Indeed, we are confident that most people fortunate enough to spend time overseas have fallen so in love with a particular country or city they have dreamed about what it would be like to call that place home. This is especially so when the location happens to be so idyllic that it seems life would be a continuous series of days spent in paradise.
Coming back to reality, unfortunately, not everyone can move overseas for various reasons such as their employment, business, family commitments, and quite simply that they do not have the funds it would take to move. However, for those that do not have any of these barriers in their way and who wish to move to another country, it does not always follow that; if you do move, everything works like a dream, and often, it can be more like a nightmare.
We are not talking here about a chosen country not being all it seemed to be or calamities, such as the home they bought suddenly needing extensive and expensive repairs. Thankfully, it may not be as dramatic, but their move is compromised due to one or more mistakes made by themselves. So, to alert you to these mistakes and significantly help you not make them, here are four mistakes to avoid when moving to a new life overseas.
Little To No Research
Whichever country you wish to move to, having several holidays is not enough for you to know all there is to know about living there. This is where many people make the mistake of thinking that a holiday is a mirror image of residency, which could not be further from the truth. Research into residency entitlement and visas, employment, housing, schooling if you have children, lifestyles, local customs, and so much more must be undertaken before deciding to move there.
Moving to another street in your city requires considerable planning, so moving to another country requires even greater planning to ensure it goes smoothly. Again, those who end up having a disastrous move overseas are the ones who do little planning. This includes the timescale for moving, researching and hiring removalists, budget planning, informing all necessary third parties, acquiring visas, etc.
A permanent move overseas is a considerable commitment that needs to be appropriately organised from the outset. Create a checklist of everything that needs to be done and a timeline so that you have dates as to when each of the tasks on that checklist should be completed. You also want a list of those you need to inform about your move, plus a list of contacts who will assist you, such as your estate agent and removalists.
Not Using Professional Removalists
Without a doubt, if you make this mistake, you will probably find your international move becoming a nightmare. Removalists who specialise in International house moves have years of experience and can provide you with lots of valuable advice to help make it as stress-free as possible. Also, they will ensure that all your belongings arrive at your new home on time and undamaged.