Things to know before leaving your home country and moving to London

Tips › Things to know before leaving your home country and moving to London

| Daxton Watson

You have decided to pack your bags and leave your home in order to commence a new life in the United Kingdom and more particularly in London. If that is your case, here are the thing that you must know about moving abroad.

  1. Gather information

Moving to a new country means that you must adapt to a new lifestyle and culture. This is why it would be for the best if you could gather as much information as possible about Britain and London. While this will not prepare you in full for the cultural shock that awaits you, it will certainly smoothen it and facilitate your acclimatisation process. You can learn a lot about the United Kingdom and its capital by browsing through different websites and, reading books and magazines.

  1. Visit London

Don’t take any final decisions before you visit the English capital. Head to London for a weekend and start exploring the city. Talk with the locals. All this will help you get a better understanding about the local way of life and more importantly will give you a taste of your new surroundings, so that you can determined without any hesitations that London is indeed the ideal place for you to start a new chapter in your life.

  1. Organise your documents

Contact your local British embassy and learn about the papers that you will need to enter the United Kingdom and gain a work permit. Then check all your documents and make sure that everything is up to order. After all it would be extremely unpleasant if you land in London and aren’t allow to leave the airport because your passport isn’t valid.

  1. Hire professional movers

London, ThamesLocal relocations are complicated enough, so you can only imagine how much more elaborate and demanding international removals are. This is why you should move with the help of seasoned and properly equipped movers who have the technical capacity to carry out such relocations projects. Keep in mind that most man and van companies are busy, so it would be for the best if you book the moving services at least one month in advance.

  1. Purchase adequate packing materials

Most moving accidents happen during the transportation stage. This is why it is very important that you purchase the appropriate shielding supplies such as:

  • Double-walled cardboard boxes
  • Wooden crates
  • Hardtop containers
  • Furniture blankets
  • Wardrobe cartons
  • Glassware boxes

If you don’t know from where you can purchase such materials, have no worried and contact your movers as they certainly sell and deliver packing supplies in London at reasonable prices. Furthermore, note that you can delegate the preparation of your belongings to them.

  1. Settle matters at home

Make sure that you have paid all your bills and taxes before you leave. This way you will have the peace of mind that you haven’t left anything half-done before moving. Also don’t forget to take your goodbyes with your friends and relatives by organising a farewell party.