Moving home generally means you will need to use the services of a removals company from the UK to France is exactly the same process as moving from one town in the UK to another. However not all removals companies will ship your belongings abroad for you so you will have to shop around to find a reputable company who offers overseas services to its clients.
You may think that do it yourself will be cheaper but this is not always the case and obviously the stress levels are greatly increased as it is normally a much bigger task than you initially think it is.
Finding a removals company who will ship overseas
The best place to look is in your local yellow pages for a company that will move your belongings from the UK to France. If you can’t find one you can always check online with the English or French classified websites who advertise professional services as you will generally find a section advertising removals companies who offer overseas service and have been doing this type of removal work for a long time.
The major removals companies
The major removals firms will usually ship abroad for you but these can be fairly expensive compared to smaller local companies so shop around and see what you are getting for your money as the services offered differ greatly in today’s marketplace.
You can also find different many levels of service offered by the same company which means the basic service and the cheapest will be for the removal company to drop of the boxes at your home and on the moving day the firm will return and load the packed boxes and deliver them to your new address. You can of course take the top end service which will normally mean that the company will come into your home and actually wrap and pack your belongings for you, this is stress free but obviously at a fairly high cost.
You may only want to ship certain belongings out to France if you have purchased a holiday home and decide to send any surplus furniture you have out to get things moving with the intention of buying the remainder of furnishings in France yourself. This can usually be achieved by buying a part load shipment which means that a company will offer part loads to people who want smaller amounts shipped overseas.