Are you Moving Abroad? Then you probably have belongings that that you need to relocate?

May 2, 2022 | Removals Services, Uncategorized

This article first appeared on Shires Removals website

Moving abroad can be overwhelming.

Sorting out logistics and documents while you’re deciding what your new life will look like and saying goodbye to everyone is a lot.

But thankfully, it doesn’t have to be overly nerve-wracking and demanding – especially if you have a dependable removals company to rely on, with Shires Removals Europe.

With nearly fifty years’ experience moving customers around the corner, and around the world, at Shires Removals Europe we completely understand that international relocation can be doubly stressful and hectic for people undertaking a big move.

So we aim to make things as easy and stress-free as possible for our customers.

We help you with your move from A-Z. From packing and loading, to transportation logistics and paperwork, to offloading on the other side. It’s a full door-to-door removals service.


What to look for in a Removals company

A good track record, great service, super personnel, clear pricing, know their routes, swift and efficient shipping service, and add-on services like insurance and storage go a long way in making your removals company choice an easy one.

As a family owned business, our family values are carried through our team too. And our latest move from the UK to France was carried out by one of our esteemed drivers, Shaun, who has been driving for Shires for more than 25 years. He travelled with our customer’s goods all the way to their new front door in France! A personable experience with the moving team makes all the difference.



Our own fleet means we move you from door-to-door ourselves

We have our own large fleet of different-sized vehicles for different removal configurations, including transporting of your own cars and bikes too. This also means that you have door-to-door service from us, moving your goods from your old front door to your shiny new one! Your belongings don’t leave our protection.


What about Brexit changes?

We have moved many customers abroad over the years. Even now, with new rules and regulations as a result of Brexit, we successfully transport our customers’ valued goods across the channel. France, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Greece and many other European destinations are popular places to relocate, be it for work or for retirement.

And Shires can take your possessions there and enable you to settle quickly with your treasured and familiar items.


What about storage?

You may not want to bring all your important possessions to your new country, and we are totally on board with this. We offer lots of different kinds of storage, including commercial, household, short-term, long-term. You can store things to your heart’s content with Shires.


Streamlining your international move

We usually ask for more detailed information about your removal service required – such as a list of items to be moved, and details on access for removals vehicles and collection, and delivery floors. This will help with providing an accurate and transparent quote, and for better all-round planning.


Using a Check List for your international move

There are many things to cover when making a move abroad. Here are a few pointers you can add to your check list:

  • Your personal key documents, such as passports, birth certificates, driving licence, medical records, and the like
  • Any residence status paperwork and visas required for your destination
  • Moving with children: research schools for them to attend, any language tuition, amongst others
  • Moving with pets: vaccines and paperwork
  • Notify your GP of your move
  • Arrange your move and book a trusted removals company
  • Insurance: Health, Life, Travel, Home insurance (with Shires, our service to you is fully insured and quality assured)
  • Accommodation: if you aren’t able to immediately move into your new home
  • Sort out your finances: both in the UK and for your new destination
  • Tell the government: tell the tax authority you are moving and to see if there are any expat taxes
  • Pack up your belongings (or we can pack them for you)
  • And pack a box marked ‘Unload me first!’ for all your first-day needs, such as coffee, tea, mugs, towel


We look forward to moving you to your new home!


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