Many people decide on moving to France later in life, as a second home or somewhere to retire to if the weather is warmer, such as the South of France. However, most people at this stage in their lives don’t want to acquire all the furniture, belongings and household items in duplicate all over again for their new home – they’d rather move some of what they’ve already amassed over the years across the continent.
Insurance can become a worry – removal firms have a reputation even when moving furniture from street to street in the same town, so it’s understandable that if you’re dreaming of moving to France, you’ll be worried about who takes care of your belongings as it crosses not only streets, but continents. Not to mention that this means you’ll also end up dealing with extra hassle in customs as you prove that you’re living in the country rather than importing goods.
Not to worry though, there are specialist companies – like us – that can help when you’re relocating to France or any other European country. If you need peace of mind by someone who understands the logistics of the international removals market, then it would be wise to choose a specialist over a regular moving company.
If you want to say Allo Allo to your new home without waving au revoir to some of your valuable belongings, then a specialist removals company will give you the safest and most secure way of moving to France.
Choosing to make a move to France can feel like a huge step. The new, foreign surroundings can feel incredibly overwhelming, particularly if you don’t know your new area very well. When relocating to France, it’s important to allow yourself time to settle in and relax in your new surroundings. Here are some tips to help you do that.
• Have accommodation prepared before you move
Not having some accommodation ready when you arrive in France will only add to your stress. Book some temporary accommodation for when you arrive and look for something permanent once you’re settled in the area.
• Bring your furniture
Once you’ve found somewhere permanent, you can make it feel more like home by bringing over all your furniture. A company that provides furniture removals to France can have it with you in just a few days, and that familiarity should help curb any homesickness you may be experiencing.
• Act like a tourist
If you don’t have to work when you first arrive, take the time to get to know your new area as best you can. Imagine you are a tourist and try to take in all the major areas in just a few days. This will help you to find your way around and you may even discover some hidden gems.
• Meet the locals and other expats
After moving to France, aim to talk to someone new every day. Meeting the locals will help you fell more at home in your new area and meeting other expats will help you to see how other people have settled in.
Moving house should be a time of joy and anticipation of the new environment and possibilities that await. This should only be amplified by not only moving house but moving country as well. At European Removal Experts we aim to keep the excitement and anticipation of moving by providing you with a thoroughly professional service that is designed to give you every confidence your belongings will arrive on time and in the exact same condition they left, even if we have provided storage options for you. As one of the UK’s best removals and storage companies we are members of certain independent organisations who ensure that we constantly strive for the best levels of quality. These include The National Guild of Removers and Storers who ensure that our customers receive the highest levels of protection in the removals industry. When you choose us as your removal company, you also get this peace of mind because we are dedicated to providing a quality service on which you can always rely.
When it comes to removals to South of France, there are many different hazards to take into account. The method of transport across the channel is particularly important since ferries can be particularly rough. This is why we opt for the Eurotunnel. This not only gets you a service that can be run around the clock but it also ensures that nothing is held up due to bad weather conditions. Our vehicles also have breakdown cover across Europe which means that we can always call on assistance should there be a problem. Unlike other companies, this means that we will be able to give you an estimated time of arrival rather than all of your belongings being stuck in a potentially hazardous place somewhere.
France is a particularly good country to move to for a whole host of reasons, but one of the best cultural places to move to is Paris. The capital is quite easy to get to and with our experienced drivers we will be able to give you an exact times of arrival. We can also offer you fantastic rates on partial or small loads, even for single items. You do not need to fret about the delivery of a piano, for instance, since we have all of the experience and equipment to get it to you in perfect condition. If you are interested in a quote then you can simply click on our Free Quote Service which comes with no obligation. You will however need to have a complete list of your goods and as well as information on the size of your property. It also helps if you have an idea of the size of the load in cubic metres, although this isn’t always necessary and can be estimated. You will also need to have information about the place you are moving to, most notably which floor it is on. Those in flats will obviously require a lot more manual moving than ones who are on ground floors. Being able to park near the entrance will also affect this.