Tips On Moving Back Home After Years Of Being AbroadAristoteles Pineda November 29, 2017 0 COMMENTS
Moving overseas for studies or work is fairly common now-a-days. Thanks to modern communication methods, we hardly feel like we are separated from our loved ones. But all adventures have its expiry dates, and your stint overseas too cannot last forever. Here are a few tips on how to move back home, after your period of living overseas…
Dealing with your things
Take time out to properly deal with your belongings. Separate them into piles of keeping, giving away or donating, throwing out and selling off. Things like books can accumulate in great amounts, if you were overseas with the goal of studying. As most of it has definitely cost you a great deal, leaving it behind or donating it can feel like a waste; so find the best way to ship it home. likewise, expensive clothing, collector’s items, comfy furniture that you know you’d regret leaving behind and other things that are high in sentimental value (if nothing else) need to be dealt with with care, so you do not regret it later on.
The art of packing for a rough journey home
Once you have categorized your belongings, think of the safest and best way for you to get them home. things like jewelry is better carried with you. If you are planning on shipping your belongings, remember to buy shipping containers Sydney with care; the size of it is important. Remember add additional layers of waterproofing and padding for your books, electronics and other items that need to be handled with care. Label them carefully; so those handling it know it’s fragile. Remember to do a thorough cleaning of both your fridge and microwave before packing it; you’d be surprised at how often people ship their leftover food…!
The paperwork and the telephone work
If you’ve been living in this home for over a year, then chances are that you’ve already, unknowingly, put down permanent roots here. For example, if you’re used to shopping online, then you might have to remember to change the account address in it once you’ve planning on moving back home. Likewise, if you’ve opened a bank account in your home away from home, you must also remember to settle and close said accounts to avoid complications. Take your time to sort through all these paper and telephone work so you will not have to fly back in to deal with it.
The health issues and the familiar medicines
If it has been years since you lived in your own land, then chances are that things have changed a little in it. While most of it can be dealt with and adjusted to, your health is not something you should compromise. Remember to find out if you (or your children) need to take any (mandatory) vaccinations before moving back home. Apart from this, it’s also a good idea to stock up on your medications if it is not available in your locality back home, or if it is more expensive to buy it there.