Sort through Your Belongings before Moving to the UK
Before the movers are due to come in and pack up your belongings for your relocation to the United Kingdom, sort through all your belongings. It isn’t necessary to bring along everything you own unless you plan on living in the UK permanently and even then you should condense your things so you have room for new pieces. Sorting through your stuff deciding what and what not to bring along won’t be easy and it may cause a whirlwind of emotion but it’ll help cut the cost of your total for moving services.
Begin by going through one room at a time in your home to decide what you should rid of. You should also decide how you would like to get rid of your things. If you have time, you may want to consider holding a garage sale or donating items. However, for any item that isn’t of use or that is broken, simply throw it in the trash. Obviously, holding a garage sale is the most beneficial way to downsize the amount of things you have. This will help you earn some cash before your UK relocation.
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Choosing Furniture to Bring to the UK
Furniture is obviously going to be some of the largest pieces you must have transported. Since movers largely determine the cost of your transport services based on the weight of your things, it is in your best interest to only bring the pieces of furniture that you can surely use at your place in the UK or any pieces that hold sentimental value to you. If you don’t wish to sell or throw away certain pieces of furniture, ask your mover if they over any storage solutions. Most international movers will have various storage options.
Don’t Bring Too Much of Your Home Decor
Although some home decor may hold sentimental value to you, it is best to leave most of it behind. Once you move to the UK, you’ll find new pieces to add to your home nearly everywhere you go. Incorporating new and old pieces will make your home more personal as the time passes. Besides, the less you choose to ship to the UK, the less you’ll have to pack for the transport.
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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