The responsibility of moving your life and household belongings to the other side of the world can seem overwhelming, but with careful planning and the right international removals company by your side, it doesn’t have to be as bad as you first feared.
So how do you go about planning the perfect move? Giving yourself plenty of time, if the move allows, is one way to make it a little smoother. Even before you’ve got your visas confirmed, at PSS International Removals we recommend using our free, no obligation, removal quote service. We can also send one of our experienced estimators to visit you free of charge, ideally between 3 to 6 months before your intended departure. It’s quick and simple to organise, with either a free online international removals quote or a free estimators appointment.
If you’re planning to send either part or all of your household contents overseas, this is classified as a removal. This can range from just one wardrobe and 20 cartons, a lounge suite and 40 cartons, right up to a full household move including all your furniture and effects such as beds, tables and chairs, curtains etc. Consolidating the household contents and your car inside one container is also classed as a removal.
At PSS we can help you pack or you can do this yourself. Either way, once you’ve agreed to the quote, we will assign you a move coordinator who has extensive knowledge of the international removals business, and will be able to help you every step of the way. They’ll draw up a list of goods that you are taking with you and base your quote and the move on this list. It’s not fixed and you can change your mind along the way, but it gives everyone something to work with.
No move is without risks, but at PSS we adhere to the highest international standards. These include, FAIM Accreditation, which is only independent Quality Assurance standard for the International Moving Industry; Membership of the FIDI Global Alliance, which sets a quality benchmark for its members; Membership of the British Association of Removers Overseas Group. BAR OVERSEAS is covered by the I.M.M.I. Advance payment guarantee scheme for your financial protection.
As the moving date looms you’ll probably have plenty of questions and at PSS we can help with these too. If you want to know about putting your pet into quarantine or what you can and can’t take with you, we’ll be able to point you in the right direction. We’ll also be on hand if you’re concerned about what documentation you need for customs checks or how to arrange shipment protection. If you’ve thought about it, PSS probably have too. If we don’t know, we will find out.
If you’ve agreed to pack your own goods, PSS will send over everything you need to make sure your belongings are carefully stored for the duration of the journey. You’ll be given boxes, cartons and protective wrap. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to pack as it always takes longer than you think. Finish one room at a time, giving yourself deadlines along the way. There is nothing worse than throwing everything in at the last minute. Careful planning means you’ll minimise the stress of the removals lorry arriving while you’re still organising boxes.
On removals day, PSS will arrive at an agreed time and begin to put your belongings onto the container. If we are doing the packing, a team will arrive to carefully wrap and store everything correctly. Once the removal is complete you’ll be given a list of what’s gone and then the container will return to the depot or onto the demarkation port. This will be the last you see of your belongings until they arrive at your new destination.
Hopefully by using PSS International Removals the process will have been as stress free as possible. Bon Voyage!
If you are considering a move overseas PSS International removals can help. We are a family run company and our desire is to ensure your family receives a friendly, professional and stress free overseas move. We have specialised in international removals for over 32 years, so whether you are planning on sending a full or part household removal, excess baggage or a vehicle we recognise the importance of ensuring our customers receive the same level of care and attention that we would expect ourselves.
Contact us now for a free estimator’s survey, or simply fill in our online moving or baggage quote form.