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Tips For Moving Your Things Abroad

Relocating to a new country can be a very exciting time in life. However, it is not always easy and straightforward. One thing people do not normally consider is the cost of moving all of your worldly possessions across the world.

Join Burton & Smith as we delve into some helpful tips on moving your things abroad.

Make Some Sweeping Cuts

The most cost-effective method of moving your things abroad is to move as little things as possible. This means it's time for a big clear out of your things. Take only what is essential for you to move abroad, and try to store, sell or donate the rest.

Also, consider what you can buy in your new home that you might not need shipping. For example, you can sell certain items of furniture, and then buy new ones in your new home country. This will save you the cost of shipping these items.

Plan Well In Advance

Costs rise and options become limited the more time you leave your move. Once you know for sure where you’re moving to and the dates you can move, there's nothing stopping you from arranging the shipping of your belongings.

This will allow you to focus on other things, knowing your shipping date is sorted. Not planning in advance will mean you’ll either have to pay crazy amounts of money to ship things or have your furniture arriving weeks or months after you arrive.

Sort Out Taxes & Finance

When moving abroad, you need to carefully consider your taxes and finances. Make sure you tell the government that you’re moving as soon as you can, and fill out all the relevant paperwork. Without this, you might be charged tax in two countries at once.

You also need to consider your finances. If you’ve got savings in a bank, you might need to consider what you’re going to do with it, as transferring money abroad can often come with unfavourable exchange rates and fees.

Choose Reliable International Relocation Services

If you are planning on moving overseas, Burton & Smith have you covered. Our team of experts have years of experience in overseas removals for both domestic and commercial customers, offering our skills to make everything go as smoothly as possible.

We can take care of both major and minor details, so you can keep your mind on the excitement of moving abroad. We’ll help with everything from pickup and insurance to delivery and vital documentation.

If you want to benefit from a free consultation and quote for your overseas relocation services, get in touch with us today!

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