Living Solutions: National and international removals

One of the most challenging situations any of us can face is moving house. In fact, certain studies have shown that moving house is the second most stressful event in anyone’s life.

I was quite surprised to learn this, but when I thought it over I realised it was actually quite understandable. Moving house isn’t just a case of moving your personal belongings from one place to another, but also involves the risk of losing, breaking or slightly damaging them. In the best-case scenario (that of slight damage) something which is unique, or part of a collection, could lose part or all of its value.

What’s more, losing something with a lot of sentimental value (such as a family heirloom) is a tough blow for anyone, particularly because they can’t be replaced. This is why, at CaixaBank they’ve thought of everything and their Living Solutions Account now makes a truly professional option possible.


A removal should be done right or not at all

I think what I like best about this option is the peace of mind it offers, even more so that the 8% discount which is also available. Finding a good removals company in Spain is far from straightforward as it’s not exactly a line of work known for professionalism.

Delays, broken objects, high prices and so on are just some of the things you’ll have to deal with. However, thanks to CaixaBank you’ll be in good hands, as removals services are provided by the Amygo Group. This company, a leader in its field, is a standout example of how things should be done. One of my favourite things about it was the packaging. In my opinion, packaging is crucial if you want to prevent breakages. Without packaging some form of damage is inevitable, after all you’re transporting things in a lorry, not a train, and highways involve potholes and sudden breaking to avoid accidents etc.

Another point, which I genuinely thought was a key detail, is that they handle all of the paperwork for international removals. While it’s true that there is the free movement of people and goods in Europe, certain customs rules still exist. Believe it or not, what is permitted in one country might not necessarily be so in another.

Which is why I think the sentence that best sums everything up is that a removal is either done right or not at all. If you do it right you will be glad of the reassurance, if you do it wrong you will be left with the annoyances of broken furniture, lost items and family keepsakes that you’ll never see again.

Last but not least, remember the importance of thorough communication with the removals team and to clearly point out the items of high value. If something is very special to you say so, that way it’ll be looked after properly. Packaging is expensive and extra packaging is reserved for the most expensive items.

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September 2nd 2019, 14:07

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