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Moving home is, without doubt, always stressful because there are so many different things that you need to do. There is always a lurking suspicion that you may have forgotten to do something very important, even though you may make list after list and tick things off as you go. 
Moving home is, without doubt, always stressful because there are so many different things that you need to do. There is always a lurking suspicion that you may have forgotten to do something very important, even though you may make list after list and tick things off as you go. 
 
It is hard enough, even if you are only moving across Preston, or perhaps across the county, but if you are moving overseas, it is a whole different ball game. Just to begin with, you may have to learn a new language, and you also have to learn to live in an entirely different culture. People in other countries often do things in a very different way from the way we do here. 
 
There are lots of things that you need to do when moving overseas, but one of the best pieces of advice that we can give at Movers International, as one of the foremost , is to get rid of everything that is not essential. The more that you take, the more the move is going to cost, so there is no point in taking things that “might come in useful”! So, take with you only the things that you really need and love. 
 
As for the rest, give them to friends, give them to the charity shop, hold a garage sale, or in the worst case, take a trip to the tip! 
 
Make Certain You Have Enough To Live On Upon Arrival 
 
Another very important thing to do is to work out your budget. This is particularly the case if you are moving abroad and have to find work once you arrive. If that is the case, you need to make sure that you have enough to live on for at least six months. 
 
You also need to make certain that you have insurance. This is because things can get quite complicated when moving overseas, because your goods will be in different hands at different times. So they could be on our van, in a warehouse, on a ship, and so on. There are different types of insurance too, so you need to decide which is best. So, for instance, there is All Risks insurance which covers most things, but does not cover things such as earthquakes, forest fires, or war. 
 
You can get Named Perils insurance which only covers things that you specifically list, or you could have Total Loss Only, which is self-explanatory. There is also Warehouse-to-Warehouse coverage, and you may want General Average coverage. This last one covers other peoples’ goods that are lost on a ship for example. It may seem unusual, but if someone else’s goods are lost everyone else has to chip in. 
 
Of course, you need to make a list of everyone who needs to know your new address, and you may well need to open a foreign bank account. There are always rules and regulations that you have to comply with when moving overseas, and these vary from one country to another. For instance, if you take your car to Spain you have to register it there if you are there longer than six months, and obtain a Spanish number plate. 
 
There may also be rules around how and when you can find work, visas, and so on, and they all vary. 
 
One of the good things about using us as one of the most experienced international moving companies is that we take care of all of the customs clearance documentation for you, so that is one thing that you don’t have to worry about when you are moving overseas. 
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