Moving a home or business to Europe is a major step and requires careful thought and consideration, especially when you’re transporting household goods to your new address. You’ll want to ensure your possessions are handled as safely as possible during the journey to your new premises. Here are some useful tips to help make the process smoother.

The first thing to do is choose a reputable company like TFM Removals to handle the removal for you. This provides a wealth of benefits, particularly in terms of reducing your workload. We will provide all of the packing materials you need and handle both loading and unloading. You should always check the reputation of a company before you choose to work with them, and we have earned an outstanding reputation for our removals and storage in Chelmsford, Billericay, and the rest of the UK.

After choosing your removals provider, you need to arrange for the estimator to visit your property to provide an estimate for the cost of the service. This is essential because it is impossible to give someone a price quote without seeing the items that need removing and shipping. The visit from the estimator is a good chance to ask questions and find out more about the services too, so you can feel informed and confident about the whole process.

During the estimation visit, you should ask about the type and level of service you will receive. This can differ greatly; some providers will provide a dedicated load, solely for your possessions, whereas others add them to a larger load, along with other peoples possessions (known as a part load service) to save money. We offer both of these options, giving you greater flexibility. It is also good to ask about the delivery times so you can have a clear picture of when the shipment should arrive.

One of the most important things to enquire about is insurance. Your possessions deserve to be protected so you should ensure they are properly insured. If you’re packing yourself you should make sure you know what impact this has on the coverage. You should also find out what steps you need to take if you have to make a claim. All our estimates include insurance, giving you complete peace of mind.

Organising the move is a big step and needs to be done very carefully. Moving to Europe is relatively simple while the UK remains part of the EU, but there are still checks at borders and regulations to follow. If you’re planning to move and need to take household items with you to destinations in the EU, you’ll need to hire a removals expert experienced in this.

At TFM Removals we provide a flexible European removals service for all clients. We have many years of experience and will ensure all goods are shipped with care. We’ll help to make sure your overseas move goes as smoothly as possible so you don’t need to worry about any of the details.