Tips International Removals
Each move is unique and requires specific treatment.
However, here are a few tips to make your international transfer easier
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>> BEFORE THE MOVE
- Be aware that a international removals is a change of life The change is likely to be quite large, which may entail a certain degree of uncertainty, but it is certain that this change will be, in the end, a great experience if approached with positivism and joy in all its phases and focuses on change as a adventure.
- Contact with GIL STAUFFER as far in advance as possible and we will make a free home visit to your home in order to assess all aspects of your move to prepare a non-binding quotation for you.
- Please provide our staff with your contact detailsThe following information is required: loading and unloading addresses, active telephone numbers, as well as other relevant data that you will be asked to provide.
- It is highly recommended also take out insurance of full coverage to avoid unnecessary risks. In particular, if the removal includes works of art, antiques or objects that you consider to be of special value. For this purpose, you will be given a document that will facilitate the valuation of your furniture and belongings and which will be essential as a basis for your insurance policy: Valued List.
- Plan what to do with the items that are unusable or will not travel with the move.
- It is preferable that the domestic animals are also elsewhere on the date of the transfer.
- The day before the move empty the contents of appliancesRefrigerator, freezer, deep fryer, humidifiers or any other appliance containing liquids or fluids that may spill.
- Specify if there is any traffic restriction at the loading or unloading address due to a narrow street, pedestrian street, need for a parking permit, building with or without a lift, etc.
- Book your move as far in advance as possible in order to reserve the dates of service. This avoids unwanted overbookings.
- Please note that insurance companies do not take responsibility for plants.
- If there is children In the family, plan a different activity for them on moving day.
- Please also note that should not travel with the move the following items: perishables, pets, flammables, firearms, jewellery, stamps, cash or securities.
- Put in a box or separate place, everything you are going to use the next day (clothes, shoes, documents, money, jewellery, etc.) so that employees do not put them in the moving boxes.
>> DURING THE MOVE
- Carry with you the personal documents, as well as jewellery and money.
- Make sure that you are present at both the loading and unloading points. to give the appropriate instructions to our employees about the place where they will have to place each object, fragile or valuable items, etc.
- In the process of packagingIf necessary, all your belongings will be carefully packed in ream paper, manila paper, bubble wrap, boxes of various sizes and wardrobe boxes depending on the item in question. Where necessary, bespoke wooden packaging will be made for items as deemed appropriate. In addition, each package shall be suitably identified so that it can be easily located at the unloading address and placed in the appropriate location.
- In certain cases, a furniture lift crane to load and unload furniture at the respective loading and unloading locations. Especially if there is no lift.
- After the end of the unpacking at destinationIf the customer wishes, the employees will remove the packaging material used, but if there are boxes left full, the customer can call us once he/she has placed all his/her belongings in the new address and we will then move on to collect all surplus material.
- Finally, read the documents presented to you by the employees and sign the agreement, not forgetting to note any anomalies you detect.
>> AFTER THE MOVE
- Communicate the change of domicile to relatives, friends, neighbours and acquaintances, institutions, companies, associations, sports clubs, etc.
- Renew your census data.
- Renew the supply contractsgas, electricity, water, telephone, internet, television, etc.
- Renew the bank accounts.
- Update the insurance policies medical, household, vehicle, etc.
- Renew the subscriptions to newspapers and magazines.
- Manage the mail forwarding to the new address.
- Order new business cards.
- Try to get acquainted as soon as possible and to adapt to and respect the customs of the host countryThis will make your stay easier and help you to be much happier in your new home.