Moving Abroad with Fragile Items

by | Nov 27, 2017 | News | 0 comments

Moving to a new city or country, ushers in an exciting chapter in your life.  Relocating offers a chance to start afresh in a different setting. It could mean warmer weather, time to relax on a beach in Portugal or a quaint village in rural France.

Living in London can often be non-stop and exciting. Sometimes it can be a bit too much, especially if you’re looking for a quieter place to retire to. It may be a sad day when you leave London, but change is worth embracing, especially if that change promises regular good weather.

Moving Abroad with Fragile Items –

If you have a lot of fragile or expensive pieces of furniture and art, it’s vital that they are safe and secure during your relocation. It might sound like an obvious thing to state, but if you don’t pack something correctly, the smallest contact can cause a breakage.

If you’re undertaking the move yourself, it’s important to read up as much as you can on packing before you head off. If you have a Ming vase, then it’s not a good idea to wrap it in newspaper and hope for the best. It’s also not advisable to wrap an expensive painting in bubble wrap without checking with an art expert first. A lot of packaging can cause as much damage as it prevents, especially for paintings. If you aren’t sure about packing fragile of expensive items, then check online and get an expert’s advice.

Other Tips When Moving Abroad –

Now that you’ve made the decision to move abroad it’s time to do some research and to also tie-up any loose ends in London. Before you leave, you’ll need to notify all your utility providers so that they don’t keep charging you for water, gas, and electricity. You should also contact your local authority to inform them, as well as the HMRC. You want to start out your new life overseas without any hassles from back home.

Get on the internet and do some research on your new home. It’s likely that you’ll need to learn a new language to help you blend into your new surroundings. Start this as early as possible so you can hold a basic conversation when you arrive. Contact the local consulate in your new city to see what advice and assistance they can offer. It’s good to know someone who can help if you have any issues.


Ward Thomas – We’re London’s Best Removals Company –

Ward Thomas moves hundreds of people in and out of London every year, many of those moves are into Europe and further afield. We know from experience that it’s vital to use a reliable removals provider for any relocation. Some of our customers have told us about their previous poor experiences with companies that offer fantastic rates, only for the job to be done to a deficient standard.

At Ward Thomas, we pride ourselves on our high level of customer service. Part of that means only working with experts in our industry. Our team is given the best equipment and tools to undertake any removals job. Not just that, but they are all trained for specialist types of packing for fragile and expensive items. We regularly move people who have precious artwork and antique furniture, and it’s our job to get it to your new home.

The Ward Thomas team can move anything. From crystal chandeliers to grand pianos; from a Matisse to a Smeg oven. We have the right experience and knowledge to know how to pack them and where to place them in our vehicles. It all adds up to getting your fragile and expensive items to your new home in the same condition they left.

Ward Thomas is London’s prestige removals and storage company. We’re always happy to discuss your upcoming move abroad, so please contact us today to discuss your relocation.