Moving Your Furniture Abroad: Important things to consider

Here, you can find essential information you need to know before moving your furniture abroad. Additionally, calculating the cost of an international move should be one of your top priorities.

Should you keep, sell or buy new furniture?

In most cases, moving your furniture abroad would most likely be more expensive than buying new ones out there. There are a number of factors that affect the price: what method of transport you use, the volume of your goods and whether you require any other additional costs. Below, you can find useful information regarding what things you need to consider when deciding whether to take your furniture or not.

If you do move your furniture abroad, most international removal companies will measure your belongings in m3, therefore it is important to calculate the volume of your move. It is useful to know the volume, especially when moving abroad. You don’t want to transport all of your furniture to your new home and find out that there isn’t enough space.

When transporting your personal belongings internationally, you will most likely use a container. Container shipping costs can vary depending on a number of factors: the destination port, whether it is FCL or LCL and what size container you will be using.

If you don’t want to take your furniture to your new home, you can put it into storage, sell them or even give it away to a charity, like Emmaus. You should always check the furniture prices in the country you are moving to, as it could end up being cheaper to buy everything from scratch rather than moving your old stuff over.

Removal company vs moving your furniture abroad yourself

Below you can find the positives and negatives of using a removal company:

ProsCons
Valuable experienceImpersonal
Minimize stressFinancial Investment
Less risk of damageLess control
Saves a lot of timeScam Movers
Faster Move –
No heavy lifting

In case you have not moved internationally before, you should use a removal company. They are specialised professionals in removals to international countries, and using their services can really make the whole process go smoother. We have created a list of the top 10 best UK international removals companies that can help you with your move.

You cannot put a price on experience, especially when transporting the things you just can’t live without. Professional handling, packaging and shipping are all necessary to ensure your belongings are transported safely. This is why you need to make sure you know how to choose the right removal company.

Other things to consider

  • Are you relocating internationally for the first time? Our moving abroad checklist explains the process of an international move and what you need to do to make it go smoothly.
  • If you are finding it hard to pack and would like some help with moving, we have created some handy tips to help you with your move abroad.
  • Find some information about how to ship your pets, and the entry requirements that they will need to pass in order to live with you at your new place abroad.

Request free quotes

Receiving an accurate, fair price for moving your furniture abroad is extremely important, however it can take a lot of time to contact enough companies to understand how much your move will actually cost. Fortunately for you, Sirelo has created a solution to this problem. Fill in our free quote form which only takes a few minutes, and you can receive up to 5 quotes as well as save up to 40% on your move.