How to save money when moving abroad
Moving abroad is an extremely exciting time, it is the perfect opportunity to completely reinvent yourself. However, even during these exciting times there are financial decisions that need to be made. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your move financially.
Invest in a moving manager
Yes, this will incur a financial cost, but the emotional and mental benefits far outweigh this expense. Following an initial home survey from your move manager, they will take complete responsibility over your move. They will liaise with the removal company (both in your current and future location), be on hand to answer any questions you may have and provide a range of tailored options to make your move as stress-free as possible.
Don’t move everything all in one go
Rather than move everything all in one go and endure the stress of packing and unpacking your entire life, consider moving things over gradually and investing in storage. This is something that your move manager will assist with and the international removals company you use will be able to arrange storing your possessions overseas and delivering these to you on an agreed date at an agreed time.
Be savvy with your moving options
Whilst the previous options will have a cost associated with it, you can save on your transport if you look at all your options. You should have a choice of road, air or sea consignments; all of which will come with varying costs.
If you are taking less than a full house with you, you will save money if you opt for shared or groupage consignments. This involves sharing a container with other families that are shipping their possessions to the same destination that you are.
Don’t forget about moving insurance
One thing you don’t want to skip is investing in international removals insurance. This will ensure that your goods are covered from the moment they are loaded to where they are unloaded at your new home. International moving insurance is something that should be taken up regardless of whether your goods are being transported by air, sea or road.