How to Cope When Moving to Another Country

When you have a home and a life in one country, it can be quite difficult to contemplate moving countries.  This is especially true if you are moving away from family or friends that live close by, but there are many reasons why people choose to move abroad – work opportunities, study options, even just finding somewhere new to explore. Making the decision to pack all your belongings and moving furniture over a short distance or between countries can be life changing.  Here we take a look at some costs and considerations when moving between countries.

Choosing Movers

To begin with, choosing the right furniture movers is essential if you want to gain peace of mind and not go through all the stress and costs involved in moving. Start by checking with a local company specializing in international freight and logistics. Ask about the process involved, time duration, insurance, costs and guarantees.

Packing the Belongings

Once you have chosen your furniture mover, you can then begin to plan what needs to be moved.  You will need to pack all your belongings into boxes and then label them accordingly. These costs aren’t going to be included in the costs of moving but it is something that you should consider, choose quality moving boxes and packaging materials to ensure your belongings get to their destination. There is nothing worse for a mover than having all contents inside a box fall out from the bottom because of a flimsy box and that hasn’t been packed well.

Insurance of Belongings

Another costs that will have to be considered is the insurance of your belongings. The costs of this will vary greatly depending on a number of factors including contents, costs and what you want included. It is important to consider all these costs in detail before moving on.

Pre Moving Away Obligations

Most likely you would have a well throughout plan before arriving at your destination. If you haven’t got a job lined up, be sure to connect with recruitment agencies to set the motion in place. It can be tricky at first to set up your living costs and get yourself settled in the new country but having a secure job will take the stress out of keeping up with living expenses in a foreign country. This might seem like an overwhelming task, but the costs associated with moving are so high it is important not to take on too many costs pre move.

Connect with Thai Expats to help you settle in

Once settled into your new home, be sure to connect with as many Thai expats as possible. Connecting with local business owners or those that have been in a similar position will help you better understand costs associated with living costs and how to navigate yourself through a new country.

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According to the 2016 Census, it was recorded over 66,000 Thailand-born people in Australia, the highest it’s ever been indicating more and more Thais are choosing to call Australia home.  However, expat life can often create changes as you adjust to life in a country you are unfamiliar with. An important part that can help adjustment to living abroad is to socialize with fellow Thai expats all across our community. Sometimes it’s the simple things that can make a difference, speaking in the mother tongue language, knowing where to shop for Thai delicatessen or having a conversation and connecting about topics that only fellow Thais will understand.

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