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Before Brexit, it was easy enough for Britons to have two homes and enjoy part of the year abroad. However, now, many people had to make a choice: return to their home country and sell up or move abroad permanently. Neither of the two choices is an easy one, but this has not stopped many adults, families, and couples in the UK from buying abroad in 2021. If you have also spent some of your life dreaming about warm summers, good food and wine, and breathtaking landscapes, you might have joined the trend and considered moving abroad permanently and invested in a home abroad.
However, once you have bought the house, the real stress starts! In fact, it is important not to underestimate how challenging it can be to move abroad and transport your belongings from one country to another. Here are a few life-saving tips that can help you out during the move.
Arrange for Transportation Once You Are There
For some, finding the perfect place to live is easy enough – they don’t need to look a lot further than their hometowns. However, for some, especially those that have just embraced remote working, finding the perfect place to call home is a whole other story.
For these people, options abroad are just as valid as the properties in their home country, and it is not unusual for someone to move to another place. However, once you have bought the house, it is important that you are fully independent once you are there. In fact, dealing with public transportation explained in a foreign language while trying to move your belongings is never fun!
Find Someone Who Can Help You With Language and Paperwork
Buying a house is complicated enough when you know the language and procedures of your country, but it can be a huge headache if you don’t speak the local language! If you are not confident in your skills, make sure to find the legal and professional support of a local expert who can help you through the steps ahead. Some online resources can also help you find a complete checklist that you can follow to feel less lost once in a foreign country!
Invest in Professional Equipment
When moving your belongings to another country, it is important not to skimp on professional services. In fact, your most loved pieces of furniture and belongings can easily get lost or ruined in the transaction, which is something that you can avoid by trusting the right professional.
Some international movers can help you complete most of the project without issues. However, if you are completing part of the move by yourself, don’t hesitate to leverage professional moving equipment such as the Evo Supplies tools.
Keep Your Current Home for a Few More Months
Moving abroad is not like moving from a flat to another within the same town or city. Just to move your belongings, you will need to take several trips, and you might need to even consider selling some of your belongings to streamline the whole process. So, while moving abroad, make sure you have a flat or home that you can use as a base. If you have already sold your previous home, consider renting for around a year or finding support from your family or friends.