Published on Saturday, 25 August 2012
If you have made the decision to leave the UK and move to Australia in the search for a better life, then there is a lot ahead of you. Like every removal, it takes time to plan, organize and pack everything. However, this being an international and quite a long-distance move, would take months of preparation. Unless you've made the decision on the spur of the moment, you will know the moving day or period a few months ago. This is vital time for you to plan everything, pack and say goodbye. More and more families and young couples decide to pack their lives and simply move to Australia - to live in a warmer climate, work for more money and have better lifestyle conditions for their family. The biggest concern is of course the packing and moving of an entire household - it's a huge task and it requires lots of money. Hiring a reputable and experienced in international removals company is vital for an easy move. Make sure you choose a removals company which has experience and reference for shipping belongings to Australia. Since you probably won't be travelling with your belongings, knowing that they are in good hands will secure you a peace of mind. Here are the points which are important when choosing the removals company and the things you should definitely be provided with.
1. Full cover for your belongings. From the very start of the process in which the movers are involved (packing, loading, transportation) to its very end, make sure you receive full insurance for your items.
2. Collection, Packing, Preparation and Inventory. All of these removals' tasks can be performed by the removals company for additional charge. You get a full inventory list and you can rest assured that the movers are dealing with your belongings in their full expertise. This saves you time and lots of effort.
3. Delivery and Unpacking. If you don't want to deal with the unpacking process the movers can do that for you and even clean the new place.
Moving all your belongings at such a distance doesn't have to be a huge stress, as a good removals company should be able to transport literally anything - all big items, oddly-shaped furniture and fragiles. Transporting all that to Australia by air or sea can be done for families and for business purposes. Moreover, buying a holiday home in Australia is another time when people need to transport some of their personal belongings and even furniture. Whatever the reason, an international removal will indeed cost you a considerable amount of money, but it is worth it. A removals company should also be able to help you with the necessary paperwork for the shipment of your goods. This will help you have a smooth move. Make sure you choose a company that is licensed and works in accordance with the current standards in this business. Keep in mind that the shipments from the UK to Australia can start any day of the week, but it may take up to a week or longer for the cargo to arrive in Australia. If you need a quicker shipment, discuss the different options with the removals company, but be prepared to pay a higher price. As soon as you know when your leaving date is, book your flights and take your valuables on board, so you don't risk anything. Even a full coverage won't be able to replace an item of sentimental value if it gets damaged, lost or stolen.