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The Family Guide to Moving Abroad

Whether you’re a seasoned expat, or making the big move for the first time, the process of moving can be a stressful one – especially when there’s family members involved. When young children, elderly relatives and pets are added into the mix, it can soon become a logistical nightmare. That’s why we’re bringing you this handy family moving guide from Removal Services Scotland. This guide brings together the best advice from experienced movers, parent and family bloggers and even psychologists.

When it comes to younger family members especially, moving can have a big emotional impact, this guide aims to help you manage and prepare for this whilst not forgetting the practicalities of the move. It’s aspects like this which often get overlooked in a move, making the family moving guide a unique resource. Any expat will tell you that the key to a successful move is in the preparation. The guide includes advice and tips on helping you plan and execute your move, from packing up all the way through to settling down in your new home.

Moving abroad is a big change and can be a daunting prospect for many, however change isn’t necessarily a bad thing. With a new home, comes new memories, exciting opportunities and experiences. If you’re still unsure about taking the plunge, we recommend this handy check-list created by Foreign & Commonwealth office, helping you assess the practicalities of emigrating.

What’s included in the guide?

This guide focuses on the four big milestones you’ll face when moving your family, and considers your family’s happiness and wellbeing every step of the way.

1. Helping your family prepare for the move
We provide you with helpful advice on ways to support your family and cope with the emotions and fears which often arise when moving from the family home.

2. Packing up your family life
We give you practical tips to help you successfully organise and pack up your family life ready for the big day.

3. Getting your family through the big day
Using our experience and research, we’ve gathered together some useful tips, advice, and things to consider for your family on moving day.

4. Settling into your new family home
We’ve gathered expert advice on beginning to settle your family into your new home. We also consider ways to help your whole family adjust to their new surroundings.


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