There is a lot of planning involved when you decide to move abroad. A lot of decisions also needs to be made, like whether or not you should bring the pets along. Will you take all your furniture? Should you take everything you own or just a couple of things. Moving, even if it is from one house to another in the same street, can be quite a headache. Let’s take a quick look at 4 things you should know before jumping in and packing for your move overseas.
1. Do a Spring Clean
Never has the opportunity been better. Take stock of all your things and organize them. Decide what you cannot live without and chuck the rest. You can even hold a yard sale if needs are, or donate things not going with you to a charity.
2. Smart Storage
If you have an heirloom that you don’t want to move with you, and you just cannot part with it, put it in storage for the time being. Even if you’ll have your furniture and belongings sent over later, storage is the way to go to keep things as simple as possible.
3. Paperwork to be Done
Make sure all your personal documentation are up-to-date and that you have original copies of them on your person when making a permanent move to greener shores. Paperwork includes your original ID, qualifications, police checks and so on.
4. Financial Matters
There’s a lot of things on the financial side that you have to get in order before you can set foot on any plane. Firstly, you need to ensure that you have enough funds available for settling in and moving into a new place. Then, you need to decide whether you will keep your current bank account or if you will open up a new one in the country. Speak to your financial advisor before making any hasty decisions!
And that’s a wrap. There are plenty more things one has to take into consideration before moving overseas. Are you an expat? Do you dream of moving to another country? Can you add any neat tips to this list? Let us know in the comment section below!