When you plan to move, it is always wise to make sure you have a checklist of things that need to be done. However, when moving abroad it is even more vital as there are a number of extra things to consider that you may never have had to think about when moving previously. Whether you are moving to France or the furthest point of Europe, the process will be very similar, although it is worth reading up on any specifics for the country you are moving to a long time in advance as moving to France may have slightly subtle differences involved compared to moving to Germany or Spain.
The trick is to start planning as early as possible as certain things may need to be put in place much earlier than they would for a move in the same country. For instance, you need to start deciding certain things many weeks before such as whether or not you will be keeping your car or buying a new one abroad. Also, make sure you get rid of the belonging you no longer want a long time before you even start packing.
The main differences in moving to Germany or the rest of Europe will come in form of documentation. You will need to work out what you are doing with your bank account and money, ensure you have all your passports present and correct and find out whether you need translations of items such as birth certificates.
You will also need to inform a much wider array of people that you are going abroad, so do your home work, and the rest of the process should be very straight forward.