Deciding what to bring with you when planning your relocation to London may be the trickiest part of the entire process. Many people assume that they can pack up all of their belongings and get them shipped across to London to unpack them again on the other side.
Would it be that it was so easy!
Unless you’re intending on renting a mansion for your relocation to London, the chances are that you won’t be able to fit half of your furniture and appliances into your new home. London homes were not built with double-door fridges in mind. Many London homes were built before fridges were invented, which may give you some idea as to the problem you are about to face when you arrive.
When you are planning the details of your relocation to London you should consider hiring the services of one of the relocation agents to help you. Not only will they be able to find you an apartment in a day or two, they will also be able to give you lots of good advice on what you need to bring with you.
For many Americans moving to London it is more convenient to sell or store your large appliances and beds while still stateside. You can pick up appliances and furniture quite cheaply. You’d be surprised at the cost of a crane to move you double bed into your 4th storey apartment through the window. The standard size of a double bed in England is somewhat smaller to those found in the US. If you do bring your bed with you, you may struggle to find sheets that will fit here.
When you are looking at homes after your relocation, make sure that you take a good look at how accessible the apartment is. Many homes in the UK have been converted into apartments and your front entrance may be at the very top of a small flight of stairs.
It is always the small details that go a long way towards the success of your relocation. Having all the help you can get while planning your international relocation makes sense and can save you quite a bit of money.