When it comes to moving large volumes or covering long distances, it is preferable to let professional movers take charge of the process. Moving to London can be as simple as making a phone call.

Here are some moving tips to help you prepare for your move:

Prepare your move 3 months in advance to have sufficient time sort through your belongings. Choose which goods you want to bring with you to London and which goods you want to leave behind, with a friend or in a storage unit.  It is advisable to choose carefully which possessions you would like to bring with when relocating as you will find many of the same things available in the many London shops.

Choose the right moving company in London. Finding a good moving company is essential to any expatriation project.  Independent regulatory bodies will help you find reliable moving companies; quality accreditations ISO 9002 will guarantee high standards of quality and service.  Prevent the risk of breakage by making sure that your possessions are covered by insurance.

You can arrange luggage transportation yourself provided you know the size and weight of your luggage. When it comes to carrying excess luggage to London, it is best to employ the services of a professional carrier to have your personal effects directly sent to your new London rental.  The professional carrier will manage the entire air or sea shipment of your belongings to London; handle paperwork and customs clearance; pack or supply packaging; and provide fully-comprehensive insurance.  You will still need to prepare your luggage shipping to London by choosing the right container which could be in the form of travel trunks, suitcases, boxes, travel bags.  You can decide if you want to drop the luggage off at your carrier or whether it should be picked up at home.  When you arrive in London you will have the option of either collecting your luggage at the carrier counter or to have it delivered at your new home.  This will also assist with lowering transportation and insurance costs.

Some people may decide to utilize the services of a relocation agent who will do everything to make sure that moving to London is hassle free. They can help you find an apartment in a day, and sort out details like schools and other things before you arrive.