Tips when moving pets overseas
Posted on 11th January 2020
They’re part of the family, so it comes as no surprise when you move overseas you will consider moving your fur baby as well. If you have children, moving without a much-loved pet can be heart-wrenching. The calming effects an animal makes on a family may also help everyone adjust to a new life and a new town.
Tips when moving high-value items
Posted on November 6, 2019
Jewellery (either high in money value and/or emotional value), pieces of art, antique furniture and vintage cars are just some examples of high-value items you’ll want to think about when packing for your next big move.
Though it’s impossible to safeguard against the unexpected, there are certain steps you can take to make the likelihood of valuable items being lost or damaged in transit, is kept to a minimal.
Take digital photos from all angles
An inventory of your valuable items is a must when preparing for a big move. In the unlikely event, anything should go missing or be damaged, photos are very important for insurance purposes. Also, type up a list of all items in each box, so you have a clear idea of what is inside when you and your belongings arrive at your new home.
Take the small items with you
Jewellery, cameras and cash are best kept close to you. Wear jewellery is even better so it is impossible to forget in a bathroom or café.
Leave the big stuff to the professionals
Though it is recommended to pack your household items, shipping companies and experienced movers have all the right packing materials and documents to move those large expensive items from one country to another. Vehicles including vintage cars, large television screens, king size beds or your grandmother’s antique sideboard all need special care and attention so handling these items over the professionals is priceless. Find out who specialises in such pieces well before you need them to make your move as stress-free as possible.
Don’t label well
This is one of those times when you don’t want to advertise what’s inside. Wrapping valuable items in socks or inside things such as cake tins will make them inconspicuous.
Store like with like
Another tip is to pack valuable items with other valuable items. They can all be housed inside a smaller box, making them the obvious choice for movers to place that box at the top of the pile.
Tips when moving pets overseas
How to get your Vehicle Ready for Shipping
Posted on 22nd October 2019
If you are preparing your family car, motorbike, motorhome or vintage car for shipment? There are a few things you should do keep customs happy and reduce the likelihood of unwanted insects/rodents ‘setting up home’ in the destination country.
Most Liveable Cities in the World
Posted on 30th September 2019
Looking for an overseas adventure? Perhaps a transfer within the same company or a complete change in career? If you don’t have a destination locked in yet then you’ll want to check out the top ten most livable cities according to Lonely Planet. Canada and Australia feature heavily on the list but Vienna stays in the top position for the second year in a row.
Exploring New Zealand's South Island in a Motorhome
Posted on 22nd August 2019
Seasoned kiwi travellers, Neil and Renee decided to ‘fly the nest’ after the kids had, and share their experiences and favourite destinations via their Youtube channel. They travel the world by plane, train and campervan. In one of their latest videos, Neil and Renee explore New Zealand’s Winter Wonderland – the incredibly beautiful South Island.
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