What Do You Need To Bear In Mind When Moving Furniture Overseas?

Moving abroad is one of those things that generally sounds extremely exciting to many of us – at least until the time to actually move arrives, when we discover just how stressful it can be as well.

While we can’t cover all of the things that you could possibly forget about when Moving Furniture Overseas within a single short blog post, the below are some of the ‘big ones’.

Sometimes, it’s best to just buy new

Switching your residence to an entirely new country is surely as obvious a chance as you can get to ‘wipe the slate clean’ and start afresh. Is it necessarily wise to bring along those cheap, heavily scratched bedside cabinets or the chest of drawers that literally falls apart whenever you use it?

You need to be ruthless here, as the money you could save leaving behind those things you don’t really need or want could leave you enough to buy them new when you arrive in your new country, making for a less stressful experience during the packing process.

Don’t move everything if your relocation is temporary

Many people move overseas knowing full well that they may only be in that country for a few months or a year before heading home. If that’s the case for you, does it make much financial or practical sense to bring literally everything?

This is where you should weigh up the respective costs of transporting versus storing some of your furniture back home. It may be that you expect to spend some time in temporary accommodation when you first arrive in your new country, thereby making the storage of some of the larger pieces of furniture a ‘no brainer’ while you look for more permanent living quarters.

Simpsons provide medium to long term storage solutions at affordable prices.

Packing can be much more arduous than you think

Packing your furniture items for a major move is about so much more than simply wrapping everything up and putting some of the smaller pieces in boxes. Export packing and wrapping of your goods by removal experts is always recommended.

Have you, for example, asked your remover to measure all of your furniture beforehand so that you know the volume of your move is likely to be?

Simpsons will export pack and wrap, label each box and furniture item, and provide you with a detailed inventory so that you’re aware of what it contains

Would you like to lower much of the stress associated with moving furniture overseas? In that case, you really need to get in touch with Simpson Removals. Call us on 0800 515 930 now for a quote. 


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