It is not uncommon that more and more people are interested in relocating to England because the country welcomes you with lush green meadows, breathtaking mountains, interesting castles, and a rich variety of flora and fauna, not to mention scenic landscapes and warm culture. The single option that strikes everyone while relocating is hiring a moving company to deal with the whole moving process starting from packing. However, you should be prepared to face moving bills that run to a few thousands at least because overseas moving is expensive. This need not be the case always. You can cut down moving cost by using self-load relocation to England.
If you have ample time to make your move, you can be smart and save money in every possible way. You can do the packing on your own because there are packing supplies that are readily available for packing different types of household items. You need to know what types of boxes are needed to complete packing of everything including furniture.
After packing, you should start looking for shipping containers in which you can load everything you have packed. A 40’ container is usually used by moving companies to move all your stuff. This large container can enclose your complete home and the good news is that you no more have to rely on moving companies to do the loading for you. You can take advantage of self-loading relocation to England and load the containers on your own. Then, you can ask a shipping company to drive the container to the port and ship the loaded container to the destination port from which you can collect all your stuff again. You can also hire the moving company to deliver the loaded container to your new home so that you can take care of unloading.
Shipping containers are available for sale as well as for rent. Depending on the size of the container you need and the number of days you wish to rent the container, you will be charged a fee. Many shipping companies now assist those who want to do self-load relocation to England by renting shipping containers. If you need to retain the container at the destination for a few months until you settle down, the rental cost may build up. Buying a shipping container is a good option in that case because the container can be used for storage and you can reuse the container in many ways. Used shipping containers can be purchased for a lower price.
Even though you do self-load relocation to England, you have to deal with customs clearance at the England port. Original bills, valid passport, and complete list of items packed must be submitted to the customs office. If you carry electronic goods, weaponry with certificates and other special needs items, you have to submit necessary paperwork and pay duty fees. You have to buy appropriate marine insurance for the goods stored in container and don’t undervalue the goods you have packed. The shipping company will give you various insurance options and help you with the paperwork.