Hiring a reputable moving company is very important to promote a stress-free and easy transition into your new home. In our previous blog we have mentioned that before choosing a company, it is a good idea to compile a list of movers in your area and prepare a list of questions to ask each moving company.
Asking your potential moving company the right questions is very critical in the moving process.
10 Questions to Ask A Moving Company
A little nervous about hiring a moving company to transport all your possessions to a new home?
Much of the stress that comes with moving can be relieved by hiring the right people to do the job. How to choose a moving company relates to any kind of move and is to be considered well before moving.Choosing the best moving company isn’t easy. The moving industry is very complicated, and to ensure you get a quality moving company, you have to put in some legwork.
So, how do you choose a reliable moving company?
When there’s something strange in your neighbourhood and you just want to move away, who you gonna call? Trek Removals that’s who!
We’ve been moving people from A to B for years now and we have come to learn that the moving process is indeed an exact science. It requires skill, experience and planning to pull it off without a hitch and that’s something only a professional removals service can do for you.
We’re based out of London and predominantly move people’s belongings to new homes or help businesses to relocate. Sometimes it’s not even a move to somewhere within the UK, European Removals are just as common seeing both homeowners and businesses pitching their stake down in another country.
So you’re planning on trading up on place for another, what do you do?
Well, it can be simple or it can be complicated. If you tackle the move yourself then you are in for a lot of heavy lifting, damaged or lost furniture, delays, set-backs and stresses. Anyone who has ever done a DIY move knows just how much of an unhappy experience it can become. Then again, if you employ the services of a cowboy removal firm to help you in order to cut corners and save money, things can go from bad to worse in the blink of an eye.
The problems inherent within trying to cut corners in a home removal or office removal is that you leave yourself vulnerable to all sorts of unpredictable factors that could cause your smooth transition from A to B to collapse in a big heap.
At Trek Removals we plan everything for you right down to the last detail. Why? Because that’s the only way to root up a person’s life or business and transplant it to another location. This cannot be done without thorough planning and precise execution.
We do the packing for you and compile an inventory of what we are transporting for you. All your furniture is fully insured in transit and properly packed and secured. There are no breakages or inexplicable damages to your property. It just doesn’t happen. And shouldn’t! Then if you want us to unpack and place the furniture in its new place we provide an unpacking service on top of the removal.
If you’ve got items that you can’t fit into the new property or items you just want to keep stored away we have a special removals service storage option where we can keep your unwanted’s in totally secure storage units on our home site which is the safest place in the world to keep them.
This is why you need to call Trek Removals when it comes to moving home or relocating your business because we know how to do it for you and do it right.
With the UK’s economic and environmental climate it’s understandable to see so many people looking to emigrate abroad to get away from all the doom and gloom. There are many factors to consider when planning a move overseas including budget, area, language, work, economy, citizenship, schools and much more. In the end though, you get what you pay for in terms of living standards. That has always remained constant.
Trek Removals takes you through the list of the best place to move to in Europe.
10. Majorca, Spain
9. Geneva, Switzerland
8. Munich, Germany
7. Brussels, Belgium
6. Amsterdam, Netherlands
5. Frankfurt, Germany
4. Vienna, Austria
3. Zurich, Switzerland
2. Paris, France
1. Copenhagen, Denmark
At Trek Removals we provide a first-class service when it comes to European removals. We’ve been moving people and businesses for the better part of ten years to and from Europe’s biggest destinations.
Our approach has always been completely bespoke and you will find that we usually have all the answers to the questions you may be asking yourself.
For removals to Europe we offer full, part and return loads. There’s container storage options for those of you that need to reserve some things back in the UK or have them brought over at a later date. Our vehicles leave regularly for destinations all over Europe, to holiday homes, apartments and work locations.
The list above mentions plenty of places we trek to every month! Bu here’s some more details:
Removals to France – We have regular trips to destinations all over Northern and Southern France. So whether you’re moving furniture to your holdiay home or you’re packing up for good ask us how we can help.
Removals to Spain – Not just a popular holiday destination, we’ve moved hundreds of clients from the UK to this sunny destination and regularly cover this destination.
Removals to Portugal – For a holiday home or new start, we can move your entire house and possessions with ease.
Removals to Belgium – Whether you’re moving for work or pleasure, we can offer a reliable and cost efficient removal service to Belgium.
Removals to Switzerland – Many people have work committments in Switzerland and we have over ten years experience in moving you to this popular destination. Unlike the rest of the EU there are special arrangements that you will need to make when moving here. We can help you fill out the right forms and work through the Swiss customs system.
Removals to Holland – We leave for Holland regularly and have a long list of very happy clients who have used Trek to move their possessions to Holland. Our prices are very competitive and we can offer full or part-loads depending on your needs.
If you would like removals to other parts of Europe, you can CONTACT our team and they will give you expert advice or click through to our destination pages for some useful advice.
For many Britons, the idea of moving abroad is a massive attraction. An idyllic lifestyle, lower cost of living and generally a slower pace. However, believe it or not, the costs associated with living in some countries is just as high as it is in the UK and for many, who have had dreams of a better life somewhere else, they have ended up working twice as much.
So in this blog we thought we would give you the low down on the places you could move to that have an exceptionally low cost of living.
Of course there is a diversity in the range of countries that you can move to, but for those who want some adventure, the places further afield offer a different culture but also a very reasonable way of live.
Okay, so it’s not really one of the cheapest places you can live, it has exceptionally good weather, some great cities and surprisingly a good industrial core, where jobs are actually available. The country also has very good resources, along with good communications and financial sectors. So those who want something a little exciting, South Africa can offer a very new experience. Living in the developed areas like Port Elizabeth and Cape Town are popular choices, as well as somewhere like Johannesburg, where living costs are lower than London, New York and Paris.
Many ex-Brits now live here and it’s easy to understand why. With a cultural diversity and stunning locations, the Phillipines is classed as one of the world’s most popular countries. The economy is very good and it has a diverse population. If you’re looking to invest in a new country then you can’t go wrong by giving it a try. The cost of living is exceptionally low with living costs and rent very cheap. It may also surprise you to know that a couple can live on £600 in Manila (the currency) quite comfortably.
Eastern Europe / Central Europe
For those who want to move away but perhaps not so far, then Eastern Europe and Central Europe are attractive options. They have growing economies (although this has been affected by the current economic climate), some stunning locations and of course a very diverse and varied culture. Places like the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia are members of the EU but despite this, the living costs are surprisingly lower than in other countries. This extends to rent, taxes and leisure pursuits.
One of the cheapest places to live in the world, India offers a very unique living experience and offers a number of opportunities for ex-Pats, particularly those looking for new business ventures. The most important aspect of living here is finding the best place to live. There is of course well documented poverty in India, so it is important to carefully consider this before you do anything. That said, there are plenty of people who have moved successfully so as long as you do your homework you should be fine!
If you are looking at moving abroad, Trek Removals can offer services to France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and beyond, so do contact us if you need any advice!
Aside from a handful of other considerations, when you’re a parent moving abroad with your children can beg the question. What kind of school should my children go to?
You will want to find the best education for your children where ever you may be so it’s doubly important when moving abroad that you have a think about schools before you go.
Firstly, one of the big questions for parents is whether an International school will work out better than a local school in the area you are moving to. With a local school your children will be able to meet other children and make friends in the area you’re living in. But if there is a language issue, this will obviously be harder at first.
Therefore, an International school might be better. You will find it caters for children who are in a country that they’re not familiar with and tends to promote the use of English. This obviously can be a lot easier for the children but bear in mind they will not necessarily learn the language of the native county quite so quickly.
Depending on where you are, you will find International schools vary. There are a number of British run schools all over the world that follow what is a traditional British school curriculum. However they are privately run and therefore not subject to Government monitoring. This option also means that you should move back to the UK, the culture will not be all that different to your children.
The other option is an American styled school. Again, this will be different to what your child may be used to, as it follows an American curriculum style. There are a number of American schools in capitals all over the world, who can teach your children in a safe environment.
Finding the best school for your children will be difficult so it is worth doing some initial research first. You can use Google to find some schools and then perhaps email or telephone them to find out what they can offer your children when you move abroad.
However, you should always find time to visit the school first, rather than assume it will be fine and perhaps also consider taking the children so they can take a look around too. When you visit, make sure you get a really good idea of what they’re teaching, how they discipline children (this will be relevant as laws for corporal punishment in other countries may not be the same as in the UK) and of course what the tuition fees might be.
If you need any advice on moving abroad then do contact us for some impartial guidance. We’ve got years and years of experience moving people from London to Europe and beyond so do whatever you need to know, there’s a good chance we’ll have the answer.