Keeping your costs under control when moving abroad

If you’re thinking of upping sticks and moving to a new country, you’re not alone. There are lots of reasons why people make this transition. For example, the prospect of a better climate and more relaxing lifestyle prove a lure to many. Meanwhile, job opportunities are also a major draw.

However, before you take the plunge and relocate, it’s important to consider all the practicalities. For example, as well as arranging suitable furniture removals to Germany or elsewhere, you’ll need to think long and hard about your budget. Feeling out of your financial depth is bad enough at home when you’re surrounded by your friends and family, but when you’re abroad it’s even worse.

A warning

Thankfully, there is plenty of advice available for you to take advantage of. Recently, Shelter Offshore issued a warning. It noted that people often get distracted from the all important issue of financial planning.

It remarked: “There is so much to organise when you’re moving abroad, and naturally enough the most basic requirements of establishing a home and securing an income are usually people’s highest priorities.  The concept of seeking or taking financial advice for example, will be very low down a ‘to do’ list for most soon-to-be expats!

“Then, newly arrived expats usually get caught up in the excitement and adventure of their new life, and a whole load of important factors that are critical to an expat’s long-term financial wellbeing get overlooked.”

Be realistic

According to Shelter Offshore, it’s also important to be realistic about the cost of relocating and living abroad. It pointed out the significance of factoring in international furniture removals and of moving people and pets. Also, there are the costs associated with buying or renting a new property.

The organisation remarked: “These costs are often grossly underestimated by would-be expats.  Far worse than this however, is the fact that the majority of expats underestimate the cost of living abroad in their new nation.”

Offering advice, it added: “Please do yourself a favour and research your relocation costs and the real cost of living abroad in your new nation so that you avoid any nasty shocks.”

First things first

Shelter Offshore went on to state that it’s a good idea to begin by determining whether it is necessary to secure visas to relocate and, if it is, what costs are associated with this. It also suggested getting quotes for furniture removals.

The savvy approach

Here at European Removal Experts we specialise in providing superb value removals and should be ideally placed to help you. Because we’re committed to offering superb value for money, you shouldn’t have to bust your budget to make the most of our services.

Whether you’re in need of removals to Luxembourg, removals to Italy or another European destination, we’re the go-to firm. By being savvy in your choice of removal companies, you stand to save yourself cash and during the expensive relocation process, this could prove vital. For more information about what we have to offer, just peruse our website.

Removals To Holland and The Benelux

The Benelux countries are a great place to live, each of them having extensive, intriguing histories and beautiful, large cities. Whether you want to move there because of your own history, your career, or out of pure interest, at European Removal Experts we can help you to realise your goals. No matter where you live in the United Kingdom we can offer our premium removals service at highly competitive prices that can really give you some peace of mind. Being able to put your most treasured possessions in the hands of professionals who are dedicated to keeping it safe and providing a top notch service will allow you to focus on more important aspects of the move. Contracts, family and learning about the place you are moving to all need tending to and the more time you have for these things, the better.

We provide removals to Holland, no matter whether you want to move to Amsterdam or Rotterdam. Because we are European Experts in transport, you can have absolute confidence that we will provide everything you need in order to get your possessions to where they need to be in the Netherlands. This includes the sale of boxing and packing materials for long term storage and transport. The last thing you want is for that priceless antique to become another piece of junk simply because of the ill-preparation of a removals company. We can sort out all of the requirements for specialist pieces of furniture like pianos to ensure that they get to where they need to be without any damage.

If you have particularly large items like a full wall cabinet, we have the adaptability in our removal vehicles to accommodate you. Similarly, if you are moving to the UK our services equally apply. We will use the Eurotunnel to go between the UK and the continent because this ensures the safety of your equipment and greatly lessens the chances of frustrating delays. Removals to the Netherlands and all other Benelux countries will be subject to UK clearance. We utilise a simplified procedure that will ensure all transports are not held for long.

Removals to Luxembourg are not as common as the other Benelux countries due to its size, but our prices are equally as competitive. Luxembourg is a quaint country with a population of half a million. It is a very attractive place to move to and we can provide removals via much the same service as to Holland. We can provide short notice services as well as being able to scale our prices to your needs. If you only have a few boxes of personal effects to move, we can provide you with a price that you will find acceptable. On top of this we can also offer courier and parcel delivery services to Luxembourg and the rest of the Benelux. If you want to take the stress out of your move and don’t want to pay over the odds for it, European Removal Experts is your best bet.