House Contents &
Part Load removals - European Removals from the UK
moving abroad, and selecting your International House Removal
Most people have a budget when
deciding to buy abroad. Before considering your maximum property
property price, it is advisable to check your Removals Costs with
three or four International Removal Companies.
A Selection of Established International Removals Companies are
listed in the left-hand panel. Packing Tips:
It may be necessary to arrange furniture storage with the Removal
Company, if completion date is delayed. So check the storage
services each International Removal Company offers. You should
also consider whether a Part-Load arrangement would be more
Do not forget to check the requirements of your destination
country regarding immigration, registration etc.
If you are emigrating and have young children, it important that
they are involved from the very beginning. Ask their opinion of
possible properties and treat the entire project as an adventure.
With very young children, demonstrate the moving process with
dolls and toy cars etc. This should help to ensure a happy future
for the entire family in your chosen destination.
Tips for a pain-free move:
One month before your International Removal:
» Ensure your property abroad is in on course for
completion for your removal date.
» Call your removal Company to ensure they have
scheduled the move for the correct date.
» Make your personal travel arrangements - flights,
crossings, car-hire, hotels etc.
» If you feel it may be necessary, make back-up
arrangements for temporary accommodation.
» Collect together materials that you will need -
boxes, tape, string, newspapers for wrapping fragile items.
» Get together all essential documents - Medical,
Insurance, Financial, etc and store them in a safe but accessible
» Advise all your correspondents of your change of
address, including Friends, Insurance Companies, Banks, etc.
offer a range offer range of low-cost Change of Address address cards
- Look under their 'Announcements' section))
Mail to redirect any correspondence you have forgotten
» Register with
Preference Service to stop junk mail following you to
your dream home!
» If necessary, give notice of termination to your
current service providers (Gas, Electricity, Rates, etc).
» Advise you tax office of your departure
» Get an overseas SIM card for your existing mobile
phone - visit
for the best call rates.
» Sign up for services at your new address.
Two weeks before your International Removal:
» Inform existing gas, electric telephone & water
companies, plus cable if necessary, of your change of address for
your final bills.
» Check that all services (Electricity, Gas, Water,
Rates etc) at your new address are being changed to your name.
» Confirm your personal travel arrangements.
» Press-gang friends / relatives for Moving Day
» Make arrangements to close or transfer your bank
account, if necessary.
The Day before Moving:
» Get together moving materials like tape measure,
pocket knife, tape, packing boxes and markers. So they don't go
straight into the Removal Van!
» Ensure you have tickets, charge cards, and other
essentials for your personal journey.
» Label all packing boxes with it's destination room in
your new house.
» Number each box and compile a list of each box's
» Clearly mark fragile items.
» Pack a bag of personal items you'll need during the
move (medicines, change of clothes, toiletries, maps, food, and
drinks) - you may be delayed on your journey.
» If you have children, pack games, activities, sweets
etc for the trip. .
sites which may be of interest:
Replacement SIM card for your mobile - receive UK calls from
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5 day weather forecast for Roses - bbc.co.uk/weather
Route planner - viamichelin.com
Translation of English to european languages -
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Impartial list of all Airlines & UK Airports serving every
Spanish airport - Flights