Plan Your Move Early – Talk to the Professionals


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go live and work in a country other than your own?

In a land of balmy weather, amazing beaches and an inexpensive lifestyle, it is hard not to fall in love with the Philippines. Whether you are thinking of retiring to this tropical haven or you are repositioning for work, locally or internationally, the islands of the Philippines are willing to embrace you with its heart and soul.

Despite the excitement of an overseas adventure, relocating does have its drawbacks; transporting your belongings being the primary issue, while applying for the appropriate documentation can also provide some setbacks if you’re time-poor. Nevertheless, consulting a professional mover can help immensely. Below are some of the advantages of talking to a professional moving company when planning to relocate.

  1. Time and Cost Impact

    While you may think that doing the whole caboodle on your own during the relocation process can save you money, if you fail to consider the small details that could have a cost impact, such as obtaining the correct packing materials, the proper handling of fragile items, or the security of your belongings. How much would it cost to replace your favourite piece of art or your grandmother’s antique wardrobe, which may be damaged in transit?

    A reputable professional international mover will be able to provide a free estimate, giving you an approximation of how much your international relocation to or from the Philippines will cost. Prices may vary if you are relocating within the metro areas, such as Manila, or to a nearby city or another province or country. Provincial rates may be applicable in such cases. Your removalist should be able to provide you with some helpful tips, such as moving dos and don’ts.

  2. Safety and convenience

    Many people consider they may save money by moving their possessions by themselves, especially when relocating locally. It is possible, however, that the lack of moving equipment, the potential multiple trips, along with the hassle of packing, unpacking and rearranging your belongings, can take up too much of your time.

    Hiring professional movers to do this for you is the most convenient and often simplest way to move house. They have the experienced manpower to reduce the risk of damage or loss of your belongings. They may be able to provide you with flexible insurance so you don’t have to worry about your items being damaged. Plus, you can track the move online while it’s being shipped internationally.

  3. Better packing and less risk

    Professional movers have the right equipment and the right handling experience for certain furniture so you don’t have to worry about injury to yourself or family and friends while lifting heavy items. Unlike moving properties on your own, you can lessen your worries when it comes to handling fragile or valuable items, appliances and white goods, which often require a little bit of extra care.

  4. Familiarity with the place

    Hire a mover that has a liberal knowledge of your new location. They should be familiar with the roads, shortcuts and detours especially you’re taking the leap of moving to the Philippines from overseas. A general familiarity with your new residential environment may help reduce the downtime during your move – as the movers can map out a swift itinerary.

  5. Storage Facilities                                                                                                               While some movers hire third-party storage for your belongings, most movers do have their own. A storage facility is essential especially during a long-distance move, i.e. international or intra-island in the Philippines. 

If you are an expat, the Philippines’ diverse cultural influence and colourful heritage will help make it easier for you to adjust as many locals are welcoming of foreigners. Being prepared for your move should be a priority to help reduce the overall anxiety of a brand new home in an unfamiliar country. Leave the hard work to the professionals and the transition to or from the Philippines won’t become an ordeal.


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