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Moving Internationally

The Schedule of International Service

We will arrange an appointment at your convenience to discuss with you your planned move abroad. We will explain our International Services they provide and agree with you exactly what's to be included in the quotation, together with a detailed Service Specification of what will and won't be included in the final move.

What To Take Abroad

When moving abroad it is important that you 'the customer' do your own research to the country you are moving to and what to take or not to take with you. For example, some EU countries will only insure work carried out by qualified tradesman, particularly in France. This needs to be considered because depending upon your finances it could determine what you take with you when moving abroad.

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White Goods Abroad

This is something that MUST be researched, especially as regards to cookers. One of our clients moved to France and took their English Electric Oven with them. It was only when they went to use it that they discovered that the oven and four rings on the go whilst cooking dinner that there was not enough power coming into the house. The house only had a supply of 9KW and the English Oven uses 8KW. When considering 'white goods' it is not only the plugs that have to be changed, but also the wall sockets too. Consideration should be given to the fact that it might be cheaper to actually buy these items abroad.

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Main Services Abroad

Unless you are fluent in the language of the country you are moving to, please bear in mind that organizing main services in another country can take longer than you think. Many of our clients have been caught out how long it takes to organize the 'transfer' of main services to their name and the amount of paper work involved. We are not allowed to tamper with the Mains Services to your dwelling abroad. Please make arrangements with your gas / electricity provider well in advance in the country you are moving to. Also, you make want to inform your telephone company and internet service provider that you are moving so you keep your existing telephone numbers and internet service.

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The Moving Abroad Date

When moving abroad the 'logistics' are more involved and require more planning. We will ask you to arrange a date as far ahead as possible so we can plan the logistics of your move. Please don't guess the date and this does not help us to help you. Please keep us informed if you think we may need to react at short notice.

What Our Clients Say

"Everything was handled very satisfactorily and with ease, at a most stressful time. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company to others."

"Very courteous and efficient. Worked well as a team - made what could have been a stressful day easier."

"Good team of 2 men. Polite, friendly, helpful, punctual. Move went very smoothly with no breakages. Men worked very hard, and quickly cleared out old house. They moved all items into new home (including heavy piano) and put everything in the right rooms. An excellent service. I would highly recommend them to friends."

"We moved on an extremely hot day and the removal men were great. The move was stress free and the staff were friendly. Thank you."

"Excellent team polite friendly and extremely hard working."

"Both guys worked really hard - the house moved to had steps to go up with heavy furniture, but they handled all situations really well. Would recommend this company to others."

Moving Specific Items

Deep Freezers

For long distance moves abroad all Deep Freezers will need to be completely emptied of their contents.

Carpets & Curtains

Your mover will take down curtains and take up carpets by special arrangement (check your P & J Removals Service Specification), but will not fit them again in your new home.

Light Fittings

You should remove light fittings before the moving day as P & J Removals are not qualified to do so.

System Furniture

This type of furniture is not designed to be moved in its assembled form. You should discuss with us who will be responsible for dismantling it. Generally, speaking, removers are not expected to reassemble such furniture, although they may under certain circumstances, be prepared to quote separately for such work. If you want this service, please discuss this with us.

Drawers

Clothes and other light items may be left in drawers, but heavier items such as books, files or tools should be removed and packed separately.

Packing Supplies

Should you decide to do some or all of the packing yourself, the following lists gives you an idea of materials that you may need:

Flat-fold Packing Cartons
Book Boxes
Hanging Boxes for Clothes
Clean Packing Paper
Sealing Tape
Fragile Printed Tape
Labels
Bubble Wrap
Bubble Blanket Wrap for Pictures and Mirrors. (Bubble Blanket Wrap is particularly used for export wrapping)
Mattress Bags
Polystyrene Chips
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Remember to Label

Please remember to clearly label each of the boxes that you have packed showing the contents and the location within your new home. This will help us to handle items more efficiently, and to ensure that you are settled in your new home as quickly as possible.

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Your Valuable Items

Please make sure that you segregate valuable items and important documents which you wish to keep in your possession on the moving day. Clearly label them so that they are not taken away by the moving crew of P & J Removals.