10 tips for moving abroad

By Bournes International Moves - July 31, 2020
10 tips for moving abroad

Relocating to a new country is a daunting prospect. If you’re worried about not only the practicalities of physically moving your life abroad, but also how to prepare and settle the whole family when you get there, then here are our top ten tips for moving abroad.

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International Moving Checklist

By Bournes International Moves - July 30, 2020
International Moving Checklist

Moving house is a juggling act at the best of times, even more so when you're moving abroad. So we've created this international moving checklist to help you start planning for your overseas move. 

download the international moving checklist

what to do before moving overseas

As early as possible

  • Establish a timetable for the move. If you’re moving for a job consider when theworking partner has to arrive, and when the rest of the family will follow.
  • Decide what to do with...
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How much does an International Removal Company cost?

By Bournes International Moves - July 28, 2020
How much does an International Removal Company cost?

One of the most common questions about international removals is "how much will my international removal cost?" The answer is not as simple as it may seem.

Some of the factors included in the costs of international removals services are:

  • Type of service (e.g. exclusive full container, or shared load)
  • Speed of delivery
  • Volume of items shipped
  • Packing requirements including any crating
  • Special requirements like dismantling or tricky access
  • Where you are moving from and to
  • When you are moving
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Container shipping options for moving household goods overseas

By Bournes International Moves - July 28, 2020
Container shipping options for moving household goods overseas

Most international removals companies will offer a range of container shipping options for moving goods overseas. The best method for you will vary according to:

  • the size of your shipment (also known as volume of goods).
  • how quickly you need your items to arrive
  • how much your budget is to spend on shipping
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5 Questions about the impact of Coronavirus to ask your International Removals Company

By Bournes International Moves - June 3, 2020
5 Questions about the impact of Coronavirus to ask your International Removals Company

Covid-19 is a global pandemic, and that means no matter where you are moving to or from there is a risk that your move will be impacted. Moving overseas is stressful at the best of times and the added risks of safety and delays can make it feel even more challenging.

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Financial protection for International Removals

By Bournes International Moves - June 2, 2020

It's common practice in the International Removals Industry for you to be asked to pay for your move up front, so what happens if the unexpected happens? 

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International Removals Certification FIDI FAIMPLUS Renewed by Bournes

By Bournes International Moves - March 3, 2020
International Removals Certification FIDI FAIMPLUS Renewed by Bournes

We're delighted to share that Bournes has successfully renewed its certification to the FIDI FAIMPLUS quality standard.

FAIM is the only quality accreditation designed specifically for the removals industry.

To become accredited by FIDI an international removals company must achieve over 200 quality requirements. Together these requirements mean that customers receive a seamless quality service wherever in the world they are moving.

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Best places to live in the Netherlands

By Bournes Moves - August 20, 2019
Best places to live in the Netherlands

With so many different things to experience everywhere you go – from the tulip-lined bike paths, iconic windmills and winding canals to the many cafes, bars and restaurants. It’s easy to see why people struggle to pick just one location when deciding where to live in the Netherlands. If you’re planning your move here and aren’t sure which town, city or village might be right for you. Here’s our quick guide to some of the most popular expat regions in the Netherlands…

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Best places to live in Switzerland

By Bournes International Moves - August 20, 2019
Best places to live in Switzerland

Arguably one of the best places to live in the world (frequently topping polls for high quality of living), Switzerland is an expat’s dream. From low crime rates, to great standards of education and healthcare, to the excellent cheese and chocolate, there is something for everyone to enjoy here. If you’re still not sure where to live, though, here’s our rough guide to some of the most popular regions for expats. 

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Shipping Belongings from the UK to USA Guide

By Bournes International Moves - August 20, 2019
Shipping Belongings from the UK to USA Guide

One of the big questions you may have in preparing to move is what to ship to the USA with you and how to arrange international removals to get it all there. 

In this post we'll cover:

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