Use A Firm Experienced In Overseas Removals

You may have occasionally heard it declared that moving house can be one of the most stressful undertakings known to humankind.  Admittedly this claim might be slightly over egging the cake – however, short of wars and natural disasters it does fairly succinctly capture the fact that moving house can be, and frequently is, very stressful. Add in the complications of not simply moving down the road or even to another UK town but to mainland Europe and clearly there is a whole new layer of potential trouble ahead.

Whether moving to France, moving to Germany or any other EU country, where you will benefit in making the whole experience much more straightforward is employing the services of a company that specialises in moving between mainland Europe and the UK. At European Removal Experts Ltd, we are a London based company that specialises in exactly this type of removal. In exactly the same way that you don’t visit the local English Chip shop for a sampling of Poulet et Frites, you shouldn’t be looking to a typical UK removal firm to help you navigate the roads and customs of moving to France.

The service offered is scalable to your needs and we offer removal of single items of furniture or complete or part loads to first, second or even third homes. Our service can assist in passing your belongings through customs with minimal effort and most importantly it can be ensured that either your handful of boxes or the entire house contents arrive at their destination when they are needed and in good order.

When moving to France or other European countries, the basic job of moving physical items may be the same, but the cultures, rules and expectations are not, so rather than be the guinea pig for a UK company to experiment with, choose a specialist provider.

Aaaargh! Culture Shock!

Culture shock is a bit like regular shock – sometimes you can’t identify it once you’re suffering from it, which makes it very hard to cope with.

Signs
Writing “symptoms” felt a little contrived, as culture shock isn’t really a disease or mental illness, more just a feeling of being lost, out of your depth (remember trying to put your foot down in a swimming pool and having that moment of utter panic as you gurgled and spluttered under the surface?), isolated or simply unable to grasp onto any little culture-related life-raft like familiar road signs or Marks and Spencers. Don’t’ panic though; culture shock is only temporary, so moving to France, moving to Switzerland, moving anywhere can become home with a little patience.

Coping
Culture shock is very much fear-based – the shock of the new and unfamiliar. Upon relocation (moving to France, Germany etc.) people tend to split into two groups – those who embrace the new culture over their own, and those who reject it and try to keep their own country alive. Neither of these is the right or wrong choice. Allowing you and your family to each develop your own tactic for dealing with a great move is crucial.

Of course the best way to cope is to be prepared. For example, when moving to Switzerland, have everyone take an interest in the new culture –the food, the hobbies, what the schools tend to look like, what are the common modes of transport, how do you swear in Swiss-German?

The important thing is to be patient, brave and regain control.

European Attractions

Moving to a new place is daunting etc, but really the best option is to pull your finger out, remind your fretful emotions just how many people would kill to be in your foreign shoes, and go exploring!

Germany
Relocating to Germany is going to give you wonderful access to, amongst other things, some of the best castles in the world. “Neuschwanstein” is arguably the most famous. King Ludwig II designed this flamboyant castle in 1869. In a lovely little fit of eccentricity he employed a theatre set designer instead of an architect. Upon moving to Germany, could you do the same?

France
The French Riviera (Cannes, Nice etc.) is astoundingly beautiful and relaxing. A trip over to the island of Corsica is primarily a popular French jaunt, reminiscent of the way we view somewhere like Cornwall – relaxing, inviting and stunning.

Holland
Moving to Holland is perhaps one of the lowest culture shock risks within Europe. Amongst the history of clogs, windmills and tulip fields, new Dutch culture is blossoming marvellously. Art and music festivals like “Festival aan de Werf” in Utrecht are amongst the most contemporary and unique in the world. The Dutch love festivals – flowers, marches, music, films, clothes, windmills, arts, bicycles – everything has its own celebratory event. Maybe your move to Holland will inspire them to throw a festival in your honour!

Belgium
Cities like Brussels and Antwerp are as chic as they come. The architecture, culture and people are classic and inimitable thanks to the influences of Belgium’s neighbouring countries.

Reality Bites

New country – new tasty explorations! The palette is a fickle thing, but few daily thrills compare to good food. Wherever you’re off to is bound to have a unique menu of oddities for your delicious judgement (except the USA, where everything is just… bigger!), and that are likely to be served in some eccentric restaurants!

Relocating to France
Snails! Ew! Has there ever been a different exclamation from a British person? Helix snails are perhaps the preferred snail in most French cuisine. The best snails are between three and four years old. In answer to any issues with their… digestive parts, the snails are strictly fasted for about two weeks before becoming your dinner to ensure all their tubes are clear of… you know!

Relocating to Belgium
You know about the fabulous chocolate of course. But Belgian restaurant concepts are fantastic and include “Dinner in the Sky” (eat whilst suspended with your table in the air!), a number of converted old planes, and the eccentric “’t Velootje” bar (the seats are all bicycles!)

Relocating to Switzerland
Swiss cuisine is influenced by its neighbours; it presents an eclectic old mix. As for restaurants, “Blinde Kuh” is basically Blind Man’s Bluff… but when eating. Dine in pitch darkness, in the care of experienced (usually blind) staff.

Relocating to Germany
Well they certainly love their themed restaurants in Germany! “Bollesje” (prisons theme), “Knoblauchrestaurant” (everything is made with garlic!), and I’m sure you can guess what the decoration theme is at “Klo” when that name is translated into English… “Loo”

Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out!

Relocating to Belgium? Moving to France? Wherever you’re off to, in all the frantic hubbub of the move, it can be difficult to hear the feeble whispers of those UK loose ends over the excited rambunctiousness of relocating somewhere fantastic!

Whether you intend to return to the UK or not, it simply makes sense to get your affairs in order before you leave.

Practicalities

Utilities – Your utility providers need to know the residential state of your home (if you have one) whether you rent it out, leave it empty, or have a friend/relative living in it rent-free. Furthermore, your mortgage provider needs to be kept in the loop too.

Health – Doctors and dentists are busy people, so don’t waste their time. Moving to Belgium etc. doesn’t mean you can’t be registered with most of your original health services in the UK.

Post – Redirecting your UK mail is crucial to cover those unforeseen notifications of various types.

Tax and Paperwork

P85 – This notifies the tax authority that you’re leaving the country, and helps ensure you’re taxed appropriately for your location.

R105 – This will prevent your savings being taxed by both the UK and your new country.

Pension – Applying for a pension forecast/update is a sensible idea, especially if you’re likely to be out of the UK indefinitely.

Will – Making a will might feel like casting a morbid shadow over the fun of moving to France etc, but it’s really just a prudent plan to cover the more unpleasant possibilities.

Don’t Waffle About Belgium

European Removal Experts is the connoisseur’s choice for any client who is moving to Belgium. Now that you have your accommodation organised and your new job secured, perhaps in the European Parliament or a deluxe chocolate factory, your only major remaining concern about moving to Belgium is deciding which removals company you can trust with all of your professional equipment, household fittings and fixtures, personal files, keepsakes, clothes and expensive gadgets.

When you choose to use European Removal Experts, you are dealing with a company with a wealth of experience of helping many customers in moving to Belgium. We have the knowledge; there is no doubt about that: from packing your possessions securely to driving steadily yet swiftly, our employees are the best in the business.

Our drivers also have that personal touch; they enjoy helping people to move and they appreciate how stressful the entire situation can be, so they will put you at ease with a reassuring chat and friendliness before they leave base in the UK. Remember, if you are relocating to Belgium from anywhere in the United Kingdom, European Removal Experts are more than happy to help.

We also provide a fantastic man with a van service for domestic removals. You can hire one of our vans complete with a highly trained removal professional who will spend the entire day helping you to remove your possessions form your home, then pack them securely and transport them to your new address.

Please take a look at our great deals for this bespoke service. So, please don’t waffle when you’re moving to Belgium, just be sure to choose Europe Removals: the connoisseur’s choice.

German Glory

If you have decided that you are moving to Germany, your best choice for a professional and swift removals service is European Removal Experts. Our company has years of experience in helping people to relocate all of their household contents and personal possessions to the continent. European Removal Experts are trustworthy, safe and secure, our drivers are highly trained and our vehicles are fully insured and primed and tuned for long distance travel, so moving to Germany will be a stress-free experience with our help and advice.

Whether you are moving to Berlin to immerse yourself in the rich and dynamic culture, or moving to Baden-Baden to work for Mercedes Benz, relocating to Germany is sure to be an interesting an rewarding decision. European Removal Experts is very proud that our staff are both professional and friendly, and we know that our customers appreciate their calm and efficient attitude. We are sensitive to our customers’ needs because the last thing they need when organising a major move is to be worried or concerned about the removals service which they have chosen.

When you meet our drivers, you will immediately feel assured and confident that all of your household contents will arrive intact at your new abode. Many customers have chosen European Removal Experts when relocating to Germany for exactly these reasons, so please ask our staff when you make your inquiry and we can provide testimonies and recommendations from previous clients.

Moving to Germany is guaranteed to be stress and trouble-free when you engage our services, so go for German Glory with European Removal Experts.

Stress-free Swiss Bliss!

European Removal Experts is the discerning customer’s choice when moving to Switzerland. Our friendly staff have years of experience in the secure packing, removing and storing of fragile and valuable items, and in transporting your precious possessions safely over land to your newly-adopted Alpine homeland.

Moving to Switzerland is a brave but wise decision: the Swiss are a punctual, precise and professional people, with high levels of expertise in fields as diverse as watch-making, chocolate production, skiing and pocket-knife manufacturing. Switzerland is an innovative nation which embraces modern technology but is home of some of the most beautiful, ancient and dramatic scenery on Earth.

Whether you are relocating to Switzerland for personal or professional reasons, European Removal Experts can ensure that your removal needs are met professionally, discreetly and courteously, because we pride ourselves on the professionalism of our staff. We are acutely aware of the potential for panic and stress which seems unavoidable but we can guarantee that moving to Switzerland will be a pleasure rather than a chore. You will enjoy the journey as well as the destination when you engage the elite services of one of Europe’s greatest removals companies – European Removal Experts.

European Removal Experts also offers a part-load service whereby you can share a van’s storage capacity with other customers or a dedicated service where the entire van is solely used for your move. You are free to choose which service will best meet your requirements. We are confident that we are the best in the business and we can definitely offer you stress-free Swiss bliss!

Let’s Go Dutch!

So, you’re moving to Holland. At European Removal Experts, we applaud your decision! Whether you are moving to Holland to experience the unique culture, to immerse yourself in the world-famous Dutch electronic dance scene, to be able to attend every Ajax home match or because of a more commercial yet equally positive reason such as joining a new job, meeting a friend or setting up a new business, European Removal Experts are your best choice for the safe and secure removal of all of your important furniture, documents, electronic equipment and household items.

We have vans and trucks with various storage capacities, so no matter how many of your possessions are winging their way over to Holland, you can rest assured that our highly-trained staff and fully insured vehicles will ensure that they arrive safely. We can imagine that there are many benefits in relocating to Holland: a more relaxed and stimulating culture perhaps, a vibrant arts scene and some beautiful natural scenery. Whatever your reason go for moving to Holland, European Removal Experts can guarantee that our professional service will allow you to make a smooth transition and blend seamlessly into the fabulous Dutch culture.

Here at Europe we wish you every luck in your new life, country and home. However, we understand how daunting moving home can be and we aim to make this process as simple for you as possible. So, please phone us for friendly advice and an instant quote today, and let’s all go Dutch with European Removal Experts!

Woman chases Olympic dream by moving to Germany

A woman has revealed she is moving to Germany to chase her Olympic dream.

According to reports in the Leicester Mercury, Jenn Taylor is determined to compete in the 2012 games, to be held in London. She is part of Great Britain’s women’s volleyball team.

As well as getting ready to head to foreign shores, the sporting enthusiast has also given up a well paid job working in schools in order to try to achieve her goal.

The reason she has decided to make the transition to another country is so she can ensure she plays in enough games before the deadline for the Olympics.

She said: “It means I will be playing week in, week out, getting matches on a regular basis, which is what we all need. The level is far higher than we can find in England.”

Commenting on the prospect of moving to Germany, she added: “It is a massive challenge for everyone. For me, I’ll be taking a huge pay cut and living in a country with people I’ve never met.”

The original plan was to send Ms Taylor and all her team mates to one country to prepare. However, this fell through due to a lack of funding.

Instead, they are being sent to a number of different nations – potentially meaning some will be moving to France.

Meanwhile, talking about her dedication to the task ahead, Ms Taylor remarked: “The sacrifices are huge and I have not underestimated them, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance.”

She added she would regret it if she did not put in the maximum effort to achieve her aim. This may well be a sentiment shared by the rest of the team, including those moving to France and other countries.

According to its organisers, the London 2012 Games have been the catalyst for the transformation of a section of east London.