Moving is a time consuming exercise. Most people take days to pack all their possessions and the actual moving may take hours within the city and longer than a day if one has to travel from one county to another. International removals are in a different league altogether. It takes weeks to sort out everything. The actual schedule of moving overseas will also likely be for several days. Even if there is a direct nonstop flight to the country you are moving to, your possessions will take longer. This is primarily why timing is so important in international removals. Continue reading “The Significance of Timing in International Removals”
Business removals are in a different realm when compared to moving into a new house. There can be any number of diverse equipment or appliances that have to be handled with care. A company will also have sensitive or classified information. There may be important documents that should be moved safely. There may be servers with priceless data that must not be compromised. The appliances and equipment too should be dealt with in a secure manner. Continue reading “How are you Ensuring Security during Business Removals?”
There may or may not be enough discretion to choose the perfect time for office relocation. Businesses are often compelled to plan their relocations in haste for a myriad of reasons. Should you have the luxury to choose, you should make a concerted attempt to time it right and thoroughly prepare for every phase of office relocation. It is practically possible to move at the perfect time. Continue reading “The Perfect Time For Office Relocation”
Every business has several types of equipment that should be moved with great care. There could be desktops and laptops, computer accessories including printers and scanners, perhaps servers too. There will be industry specific equipment, mostly machines but also certain types of furniture. All such items are crucial for the business and any kind of damage caused to them could prove to be costly. In an attempt to save some money, many companies compromise on the quality of packaging materials and even the choice of mover. Business moves should be planned well, business moving experts should be hired and every step should be executed with impeccable attention to detail. Continue reading “Pay More For Business Moves To Protect Equipment”
The job of an international moving company is far more complicated than any local or domestic courier. International shipping has a plethora of challenges, mostly owing to stringent regulations and the complexity of the logistics. In your quest to save some money, you may be lead to rely on the claims of an smaller and cheaper international moving company. This is the last thing you should do. It is better to spend a little more money to hire a trustworthy and capable mover than risking the entire moving exercise. Continue reading “Seek Assurances instead of Relying on Claims of a Smaller & Cheaper International Moving Company”
It is normal to focus on the transportation cost, safety of all items and the exact schedule of moving. The total distance, the tonnage and the route will be the most significant determiners of the cost of office removals. While these are unequivocally important and quintessential to the whole process, there are other aspects that you must pay attention to. It is easy to overlook some of these aspects, especially when you are on a stringent budget and have less time to weigh all your options.
• A substantial part of the total cost will be packaging. You may get packing materials from a mover and pack everything yourself with help from your employees or colleagues. You may get a packer to get the job done. Packing materials can have a substantial cost depending on the type you choose. Standard boxes are not expensive but the type of padding you need and fixtures that require special packaging will easily increase the total cost. Factor this in right at the start. You should get a specific quote that is all inclusive but there should be a breakdown as well. Know precisely what you are paying for which service.
• The second aspect that should draw your attention is cleaning. You don’t want to leave anything behind and you definitely don’t want the place to look unpleasant. More importantly, you don’t want the new address to be messy after your goods are delivered there. You must speak with the packer and mover to ensure that they will clean up after they are done moving all your goods, at both places. Usually, smart office removals companies will lose carpet covers and other materials to prevent unnecessarily messing up a place. Such measures save a lot of time and effort.
• You may need someone to set up all your stuff at the new address. Some businesses have experts on their payroll who can attend to the entire setup but not all. Office removals companies often have specialists who can deal with all kinds of workstations, desktops, servers and office furniture in general. They can easily set everything up for you so you walk into a turnkey office. Setting everything up on your own can be tiresome and time consuming.
• Consider the possibility of recycling or disposing of electrical and electronic components in a safe way if you don’t intend to carry everything along. Office removals companies can attend to this but you should be sure that such a service is available when you hire the mover.
Anyone who has moved or relocated knows that removals is not an exercise you can complete in one day. No matter how well you plan everything and the resources at your disposal, you have to plan removals as a phased exercise. Hence, you must factor in a timeline and this will be less exhaustive for you as well as for those you would want to coordinate to ensure the whole exercise is convenient. Continue reading “Plan Removals as a Phased Exercise”
There are some standard practices followed by house movers. They would always pack alike items together. They would organise everything and maintain inventory. They would move from one type of items to another, not just while packing but also when moving and eventually at the time of unpacking. Fragile boxes do not have sturdy materials. Boxes loaded with unbreakable goods do not contain fragile items. These are just some of the many established best practices and you may call these a natural order when it comes to moving. Despite the prevalence of such practices, it is essential to be proactively safe. Ensure your house movers exercise impeccable safety while categorising boxes before and during packing. Continue reading “Get your House Movers to Categorise Boxes but with Caution”
All aboard! Your plane/train/automobile to another country is departing and you’re scheduled to leave with it. You don’t have time to skim your checklist again and make sure you didn’t forget anything important. It’s now or never, Expat. So, before you head to the station, wrap your head around the following things that better not slip your mind. Continue reading “Don’t Forget These 5 Things When Moving Overseas”
Overseas removals are always complicated. There is very little you can do as there are too many variables and different regulations, multiple parties and a painstakingly long process. Whether you ship by sea or consider air cargo, you have to go through customs. You have to deal with the exports laws in your own country and the imports laws of the destination country. You have to be prepared to deal with surprises during overseas removals. It is not a given that you will have an unpleasant experience. Not all surprises are overwhelming. Some can be simply resolved by the overseas removals company. Some would need your intervention. The intervention may be necessary because of some charges or it could be about something you have to authorise so the overseas removals company can take the appropriate action. Continue reading “Be Prepared to Deal with Surprises during Overseas Removals”