New cities, new people, a new job, and possibly a new language: Though you’re super excited, you may be feeling overwhelmed about moving overseas.
Don’t worry. We’re going to share our top tips on how to move overseas with confidence. By the end of this post, you’ll be feeling good and ready to tackle your international move.
Study the map
Here’s a simple one: study the map of the city or town you’re moving to. Getting your bearings as soon as you land in your new city is one of the most important things – it makes you instantly more familiar with your new home and helps you navigate the city as though you were born in it.
Locate important destinations like public transport stops, supermarkets, shopping centres, and cafes.
Line up a job
If you’re moving overseas, it definitely helps to have a job lined up before buying your plane ticket. Not only will this give you a sense of purpose, it helps you connect with other people in the city, meaning you’ve instantly got a network of people around you. And, of course, it helps keep the funds rolling!
Learn a bit of the language
Suppose you’re moving to a country where English isn’t their first language. In that case, it’s good to learn a few basic phrases such as ‘Hello’, ‘goodbye’, ‘please’ and ‘thank you,’ before moving on to questions like ‘Excuse me, where is the…?’.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes – making them is how we learn, after all.
Make your house or apartment as comfortable as possible
One crucial mistake that we’ve seen many people make when moving overseas is not bringing their belongings with them. Your belongings help you feel as comfortable as possible in your new country and give you a sense of familiarity during the transition period.
Having your furniture, bedding, and favourite appliances is particularly important to stave off homesickness. Sometimes, all it takes to feel significantly more at home in a foreign place is your own bed, mattress and pillows!
Much of your confidence about moving overseas depends on the moving team you hire to get you there. That’s why you should look no further than New Zealand Movers when it comes to global moves. They’ve relocated countless Kiwis all over the world from Australia to North America, to Europe, to Asia, and even to Africa. Priding themselves on delivering a quality, stress-free, affordable moving experience. Give New Zealand Movers a call 0800 000 022 to boost your confidence when moving overseas.