May 02, 2023 at 16:23
KAT, a resource website for Generation Z users, recently released an update providing excellent insights and tips on moving overseas, especially to destinations as far away as New Zealand. It is especially helpful if you are planning to move overseas in the near future. You can find the article here: UK To New Zealand Shipping.
“Moving overseas can be an extremely exciting time for you,” acknowledges the article. “You are getting ready to leave one life behind and start a new one. That being said, moving overseas does come with its fair share of challenges that can easily mount up and overwhelm you if you don’t act.”
The first tip involves an issue that customers have run into on several occasions - a lack of understanding regarding shipping costs. Shipping costs have a tendency to add up quickly, and no one should take it for granted that their expectations will match the reality they will ultimately have to deal with. Moving between the UK and New Zealand, in particular, is notorious for being, “one of the farthest travels in the world,” as the article puts it, and this means an individual or family should expect to budget sufficiently. This is also why it is recommended that customers speak to movers that can provide personalised quotes that take all their needs into account. They will often be far more accurate, and accuracy is crucial at this stage.
Also, it may be worth visiting the destination prior to the official move. Here, founder of International Mover Kimberlee Fenn comments, “You might find yourself baulking at the idea of visiting your new home before the actual move for a number of reasons. For one, it may produce an additional strain on your budget that you find difficult to justify. It may also mean an added round trip, and if you dislike travelling over such distances, this can be quite exhausting to deal with”
She continues, “However, we have worked with countless customers who didn’t think it was necessary, and they, unfortunately, came across a number of issues that they would have found easier to address if they had only taken an earlier trip to scout the location out for themselves. In many cases, it is not a question of whether you can justify this trip. You have to ask yourself: how can you not?”
The article points out that people moving across borders in this manner will also be coming into contact with traditions, cultures and lifestyles that may be very different from their own. To some, this represents an opportunity for adventure and exploration, but it may not be suitable for all. Given how expensive an international move can be, it is in their best interests to find out before they are committed.
The article states, “This isn’t like ordering an exotic dish at a restaurant and realising that you don’t like it either. You have likely spent thousands of dollars on this move and it might all be for nothing. If you want to ensure that you are making the right decision, you should visit the country and spend a week there soaking everything in. It will give you a great idea of whether you want to live there or not.”
One area where International Mover agrees wholeheartedly is the article's recommendation that people start saving as soon as possible. If they have at least six months’ worth of expenses saved, they will find it much less stressful to deal with any unexpected issues.
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