If you have been traveling around for years, and you have finally decided on where you want to spend the rest of your life. Then you are probably in the middle of planning a huge move. And at first that might seem scary, but after a while, the excitement will kick in. You can use that excitement to be the driving force behind managing everything that is to follow.
And then save some more. You cannot have enough money ready as a backup should you need it. You might think you have everything. Still, you might get to the new home and realize that actually, you forgot essentials like tea, coffee, and toilet paper. Those things won’t break the bank, but add them the new insurance upfront fees and more – and you’re going to be glad you saved.
You have to be really sure of the health care requirements in your new country. In most cases, there will be a range of services that you will be entitled to. For a short period, your typical travel insurance can cover you while you find the right providers. And, if you have any prescription medications, you should check in advance if they let you have those in that country, or if there is an alternative
While you might’ve fallen in love with the location during the time you spent there on holiday that doesn’t mean that you are familiar with the economy and culture of the area. Try to do as much research as you can. There might be local lingo, hot-spots that you have to try to eat in, and places to avoid at night. Read up and soak it all in.
More on culture. Take your time to acclimatize to the culture in the area you moved to. There are going to be governmental rules, local groups and social norms that you aren’t aware of. If you have decided to move somewhere that is a melting pot of other cultures too, then you need to work out where you fit in.
Shipping or Selling
The first point was about saving as much money as you can in advance of the move. So for this point, selling is going to be high on your agenda. Anything heavy that you don’t use, or just old is better off being donated or sold. Things like your clothing, computers, furniture and so one should be booked in with a moving company like mybekins.com, so you don’t have to worry about transporting it yourself.
You should keep copies of your most important documents so that if you accidentally pack some away. You can whip out the copies from your trusty moving folder (the one that you will have with you at all times during the move).
It is much more important to say goodbye, then you might think. It provides a beautiful end to a chapter of your life in that area. It gives you and the people you love, the chance to say goodbye and create a pleasant final memory.
And that is it! Enjoy your big adventure.