Relocating with Family

By Gina Batmunkh 2021-10-21 16:11:17

Moving tips and how not to go crazy.

Are you relocating to a new country? Whether it is a new job opportunity or simply relocating to a new country it can be overwhelming, and certainly a life changing experience. On the bright side you will meet new people, discover new places, explore new culture, and might push your career into the next level. Get excited! 

Before you overwhelm yourself, take a deep breath and make yourself a nice cup of tea and read on. 


Talk to your kids

If your family knows that soon you will be relocating to another country, talk among family first. Once the information is out, things will change. So, decide when and how to tell your kids before talking to anyone else. Make a plan and stick to it. Give some time to your kids so that they can say proper goodbyes to their friends. Kids are equally allowed in the family decision making process whether you move or not. Let them know the pros and cons of relocating and see the bigger picture. 



When do I get started packing?

In order to relocate you need to pack, and it is not as simple as a couple of luggages like going on a vacation. You need to pack your whole life into boxes and ship it, and you need to start as soon as possible. There is no need to procrastinate. The earlier the better. 

Remember, the most important thing about the last few weeks is spending time with the people you love and care for. Possessions are just things which can be replaced. 

Pack things that are important to you, if not, place them into a donation pile. While packing, ask yourself a question “Do I actually want to go all the way through packing and unpacking some of this stuff? Is it worthy of going into the box?” A new place is a chance to leave behind all the mess and start a simple life. 

Communication with your relocation company is crucial. Estimate how many boxes in total and if there is any furniture to move. 



Pet transport

Our furry friends need assistance as well. Considering the current situation, some countries are difficult to relocate pets to for whatever reason. Find a good pet relocation company that can help you with paperwork, procedures, and costs. Don’t worry, eventually you will be reunited with your furry family member. 


Quick tip

Each country and city has its own network and expats. These are the people who have done what you are going through right now and they can be practical when it comes to information. Head over to Facebook to find the groups. Not only can you make great connections, but it’s also a valuable source of information. 

Moving to a new country or city can be stressful and costly but it can be one of the most rewarding things you could have ever done. It challenges you in many ways by following your dreams and relocating to a new place. Also, it will give you more confidence to tackle whatever comes in your way and gain new experience and meet incredible people. 

Goodbyes and farewells are harder than you expect once your family decides to relocate. 


Relocation Service

• SAE Relocation

Room 7E, 1 South Ruijin Road, near Xujiahui Road Tel: 5301 8200

• Santa Fe Relocation

17F, Building B, 100 Zunyi Road, near Ziyun Road Tel: 6233 9700


Pet Relocation Service

• Kevin Home 

Room 202, No. 20, Lane 68, Jinzhong Road Tel: 6234 1031

• Globy Pet & Animal Relocation

No. 84 lane, 799 Lvhu Road near Lvzhou Road Tel: 6441 2138