Many UK residents who are approaching retirement age plan on moving to Portugal – the Algarve in particular – having been there on holiday numerous times and fallen in love with the country. Indeed, since lockdown there has been a considerable increase in people enquiring about Portugal removals permanently. This is partly because many people have realised that they will never have a job to go back to, and that life in almost non-stop sunshine has a lot to recommend it. 
If you are moving home in Preston, whether it’s across the town, across Lancashire, or across the country, there are a considerable number of things to think about and to do before the big day arrives. In fact, just about everything that you will have to do takes place before moving day because on the day itself your removals company does all the work and all you have to do is to travel to your new home and start unpacking things. 
We can’t predict with any great accuracy exactly what you will experience in your new country of choice, without knowing more about your specific situation. However, from the many year’s experience helping people to relocate through Movers International, we’re in a good position to comment on some of the major themes that most families and individuals encounter when moving abroad. 
Making preparations for a move abroad? From learning new languages to applying for work visas and health insurance, we know that relocating internationally comes with many challenges and obstacles, in addition to the many rewards you’ll get from starting a new adventure. 
Moving to Portugal is becoming an increasingly popular option. Benefits include the country’s warm and friendly attitude, beautiful beaches and exciting cultural centres. In short, it can be an extremely rewarding place for you and your family to live with many long-term benefits for expats. 
Moving to Spain is a wonderful experience for many families and individuals. At Movers International, we’ve witnessed thousands of people relocate here to take advantage of the many amazing attributes the country and culture has to offer. However, even for the most seasoned of travellers, this process can take some getting used to! 
Moving home is known to be one of the most stressful things that we ever do, and yet the average person moves home every seven years. That’s ten complete home moves in an average lifetime. 
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