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Tips & Tricks: What To Do If You’re Moving Abroad

Moving to another country can be extremely exciting but can also be very stressful if you don’t have everything under control – follow these tips and tricks to ensure your move goes smoothly:

To pack your things for shipping, use sturdy boxes and label each side so you know what is in every box, making it easier to unpack in your new home. For a full range of boxes and packing equipment visit our Boxes Etc page or visit your local Big Yellow store.

Keep all the things you will need to access immediately separate such as passports, travel documents and tickets. Shipping can take a few weeks, so ensure you pack enough clothes and necessities in your suitcase so you can access your essentials from the minute you arrive in your new country.

If you are downsizing your home, then you will have to get rid of some of your belongings, or use storage for the things that you don’t want to throw away. Large electrical items such as fridges, washing machines, dishwashers etc may be quite expensive to ship out and it is likely that your new home will already be fitted with these. If you do not want to get rid of these appliances, consider putting them in self storage.

At Big Yellow Self Storage you can be sure your belongings will be safe. Not only do we have 24 hour digital CCTV, but every room has its own alarm for your piece of mind. We have coded electronic gates, perimeter fencing, smoke detectors and fire alarms to protect your belongings. To find out how you could benefit from self storage go to Quote and Reserve Online or visit us in store.