Moving Your Family to the United Kingdom
As if moving from the US to the UK wasn’t stressful enough for one person to experience, you have an entire family you must guide and care for during the transition. Moving your family to another nation is a huge decision and it can affect everyone in your family differently. As a parent, it is a huge responsibility to see that your family is prepared for an international move. Hiring an international mover is the greatest way to lessen your responsibilities so that you can tend to your family’s needs more attentively.
Tend to the Emotional Needs of Your Children
When children are involved, it is extremely important that they are prepared for the transition. The act of moving especially overseas is one that will likely affect them emotionally. Prepare them for the cultural differences of the UK as best as you can. Research your UK surroundings with them and teach them about the nation. Try to get them excited for the change that is about to happen. Show them the website of their future school and give them any insight on the types of food, places of interest to families, and entertainment around the neighborhood. Let your child express their feelings and make sure they say goodbye to any friends, family or teachers they are likely to miss.
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The Process of Packing
If you chose to pack your possessions without the mover’s assistance, sort through your stuff first. Let the children keep anything of sentimental value to them but try to rid of any unnecessary items around the house. By lessening the amount of the belongings you plan to transport to the UK, you can cut the cost of your moving services.
Pack all your things according to the mover’s standards as well as the policies of the United Kingdom. Label all boxes clearly and use the right packaging materials. Have each family member pack a personal bag containing toiletries, a change of clothes, important documents, items of sentimental value, snacks, entertainment, and anything else that might be of use during your flight to the UK.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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