The removal process is remarkably challenging to organise, especially if you are relocating to a different country. There are plenty of things involved in ensuring a smooth transition – from completely packing all your goods on time to settling into your new home.
But moving house does not have to be too stressful. You can always enlist the help of professional removalists who have the right knowledge and skills to help make the process go smoothly. Experienced and trusted Sydney removalists, for instance, can guarantee that you will have a positive moving experience, whether you are relocating to or from Australia.
Here are five services offered by removalists that you should choose to help ease your relocation and ensure a smooth transition.
Your items must be packed with adequate protection and care to make sure that everything arrives at your new home safely and damage-free. So unless you have the right materials and skills yourself, consider letting the professional removalists pack your belongings.
Expert packing teams are well-versed in different packing methods. Also, they use only high quality packing materials to guarantee the safety of your goods while in transit, including wrapping products for fine/antique art items and furniture. They can also employ special crating for your valuable items. No matter what your packing needs may be, they can discuss with you all available options and techniques.
2. Pet transport
Pet relocation is a specialised task. You can’t just take your cat or dog with you and let them sit beside you on the plane. For their safety and comfort, and for your own convenience and peace of mind, consider having them transported separately.
A reliable removalist can help transport your pets, making sure that they receive only the best attention and care throughout the trip. They can manage the entire process, including boarding and quarantine arrangements and door-to-door services.
3. Car transport
Like pet relocation, transporting your car overseas is a complex process. There are several countries imposing limitations on vehicle importation, while others don’t allow importation at all. In some cases, you might also need to undertake heavy duties and taxes (which can sometimes make purchasing a new car a better, more affordable option for people moving overseas).
Reputable removalists can make all the necessary arrangements. Also, they can give you all the latest advice so you can make a well-informed decision.
If, for whatever reason, you need a secure place for some of your belongings, consider using storage containers. Removal and storage companies can provide you with a safe and secure space for your goods. In fact, they can even deliver storage units directly to your home.
As they load your items, an inventory will be taken to make sure that everything you store is accounted for. And since all stored pieces are listed, numbered and tagged, item retrieval will be fast and easy. Disturbance to other goods is also minimised, thus reducing potential damage.
After loading and locking your storage units, these will then be stored in well-secured storage facilities for as long as you want. With the facilities’ regular maintenance and back to base monitoring, you will have peace of mind that your goods remain in their excellent condition until the time you need to retrieve them.
Take note that if you don’t know how to properly pack your items for storage, or perhaps if you don’t have enough time to do so, you can ask the removalists to pack your goods on your behalf.
5. Complete relocation package
A complete relocation package will help you find and settle into your new home smoothly. This package includes:
● Home search
Finding the most suitable home is among the most difficult tasks of an overseas removal. Luckily, some removalists are also relocation service providers and can help you locate a place you can call “home.” They will research the property market even before your arrival and begin locating a house that suits your needs and preferences. Also, they can help you with tenancy negotiations, inventory check-in/check-out, appliance and furniture rental, and purchase programs.
● City orientation
To help you come up with the best property buying decision, a relocation consultant will accompany you while roaming around your area of choice so you can settle in smoothly. Area orientations tackle the matters of housing styles, shopping amenities, local transport facilities, health care facilities, local amenities, and educational facilities.
Professional removalists can also assist with visa and immigration. They partner with reputable companies that specialise in this field to help you understand visa processing times, or even to manoeuvre the most difficult immigration cases.
● Cross-cultural and language training
Your home country might have a different culture and/or language than the country you are relocating to. Sydney removalists can arrange for training, such as language and cross-cultural programmes, so you will know and understand the language, culture, and customs you must adhere to in your new residence. This way, you can perform and communicate with the locals effectively.
In addition, you can invest in a few other services to make your relocation a more positive experience. These include house cleaning, valet unpacking, and electrician and handyman services. And remember, if you are looking for a specific service that isn’t listed by the removalists, don’t hesitate to ask them because they might still help you make alternative arrangements.
International removalists in Sydney are aware that everyone has different requirements when moving overseas. Therefore, they provide different options to meet your specific needs and preferences. So make sure to inform them about your requests even before hiring them to help you with your move. This way, they can provide you advice on relocation services that suit your needs and budget.
Robert Wise, Sales Administration Manager at Nuss Removals, has been a respected figure in the removals industry for over 20 years. His attention to detail and the ability to truly understand the needs of the customer have ensured the successful relocation of thousands of satisfied individuals and families. For moving and storage across Australia and around the world, Robert’s wealth of experience ensures his customers are in safe hands.