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Moving Abroad – The Hazards of Moving Overseas to Europe and Beyond

Moving abroad requires more planning than a local or national move and the benefits of hiring professional international movers should not be underestimated.

You don’t have to ask many people about moving house before you hear someone’s horror story. We’ve heard stories of boxes being left behind, belongings getting damaged, lorries breaking down, removal men getting lost and sellers still being in their house when the buyers turn up to move in.

It is more likely these situations will arise if you try to move yourself or use a less than reputable removal company. If you are moving abroad then you will have enough on your plate without extra complications like these occurring.

Moving abroad can have all the same potential problems as moving house in the UK but with additional complications on top. There can be the language barrier and time differences to take into account when dealing with officials and other parties in your destination country. You may have to deal with estate agents, property sellers, customs, utility providers and local authorities in the foreign country before you move so using a professional international removal company can greatly simplify the actual moving process.

Not all removal companies will be international movers and have the relevant experience. A well maintained fleet of reliable vehicles, plenty of experience of moving abroad and a well organised approach is a must from your removal company when moving overseas.

You can benefit from hiring international movers even if you do not have much to move. Driving on other side of road, tiredness and unfamiliar roads and locations can add to the understandable last minute concerns you may have about whether you have made the right decision to pack up and move overseas. If you have children then you will be busy organising them and making sure they are comfortable with the move.

A removal company can supply logistical expertise and provide professional packing and export services to ensure your belongings reach their destination safely. Don’t try to take everything with you. Some of your belongings can be put into storage when you move abroad.

Moving abroad is an adventure and something that should be exciting. By using an experienced international remover such as Devon Move, you can concentrate on enjoying the journey and looking forward to the next chapter in your life.

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