We all know how stressful moving house can be, that’s why here at Indalo Transport we aim to provide an honest, knowledgeable and professional removals service, to help ease the pressure of your removal to Spain from the UK.
Since we began in 2013 we have received great reviews from our customers because we take pride in providing people with
- the greatest removal service around, and
- giving our clients genuine value for money.
Our Home Moving service offers Secure Storage facilities both in the UK and in Spain, and we offer removals from Spain to the UK too. With our complete Door to Door Insurance coverage, Indalo Transport provides genuine peace of mind, letting you get on with the 101 other things you need to arrange when relocating your whole life.
So what sets Indalo Transport apart from all the other removals companies?
We specialise in helping people relocate to Spain and other parts of Europe.
Because many of the team here at Indalo Transport are expats themselves, we have a unique insight into what it takes to make a move here a success.
Much of our business comes from personal recommendations from previous customers, many of them feeling that our personal experience of relocation means that “we know what it’s like” and that we helped them avoid problems rather than offer them advice if things went wrong.
Moving to a new country can be very daunting and is inevitably more complex than a move within the UK, but with a bit of planning and the experts at Indalo Transport you’ll be sipping Sangria in no time, wondering what all the fuss was about!
We also run an informative blog which we update regularly. This can provide you an invaluable resource about all the ins and outs of moving abroad. Whether you’re interested in becoming an expat, or actually in the process of packing for a move abroad. It’s jam-packed with guides, honest insights and genuine, first-hand experiences. So why not check it out here?
Why Expat life really could be the life for you
With Indalo Transport handling your removals, packing up everything you own and shipping it off to Spain becomes an adventure, not a leap into the unknown.
Relocating to another country unlocks so much in life that you may never ordinarily experience in the UK. Whilst the Costas have traditionally been the destinations of choice for the typical British expat, Spain offers a huge variety of towns and cities, and for the adventurous expat there are a vast array of beautiful, historical and interesting places to discover.
The Spanish, on the whole, are a very social and family orientated people, they love sport, they love food and they love a party! Most Spanish cities have their own traditions, fiestas and festivals and there always seems to be something going on.
With over 300 days of sunshine every year in the south of the country and some of the most affordable and delicious food anywhere in the world, Spain really is a fantastic place to live.
Spain, like the rest of Europe, have struggled somewhat in recent times, but things are improving. Job opportunities are still good on the Costas, even for those of us who aren’t quite fluent in Spanish yet.
Top 3 things to consider when you’re ready to move to Spain
Below you’ll find Indalo Transport’s Top 3 things to consider in order to make your relocation run smoothly. That way you can start enjoying your adventure, rather than seeing it as an overwhelming challenge.
Clearly it is going to cost you a little more to get all of your things over to Europe than it would do if you just moved within the UK.
And whilst we work hard to keep our pan-European removal service so wonderfully affordable, we do suggest that before you start packing and gathering quotes, you should have a thorough de-clutter and think hard about what exactly you do and don’t need to take with you.
At Indalo Transport we base our prices on the inventory of items to move. This inventory can be sorted out by you, or we can visit you to survey what is to be moved. Because of this, each customer’s removals cost are unique. We work out our fee from the volume that your belongings will take up in our removals vans, so if you only have a handful of things, your removals quote will work out a lot cheaper.
We also take into consideration how far apart the collection and delivery points are, so if you’d like to move to France, it might cost you a bit less than if you wanted to move to the Southern Coast of Spain.
We know that it can be quite to hard get rid of things, especially items that have been a part of our lives for so long, but the process of de-cluttering is actually very therapeutic. If you’re struggling to part with your possessions, here are three questions to ask yourself about each item
- Have I used it in the last three years?
- Is it something that’s old, outdated and easily replaced?
- Does it hold any sentimental value at all?
If you’ve not used something for a while, it’s safe to say that you’re probably not going to use it in the future, so sell it or give it away to charity, otherwise it’ll take up precious space in your removal van.
If an item doesn’t hold any sentimental value at all but you’re still not sure about whether to take it with you or not, have a look on eBay at what you could sell it for. The results may sway you into letting it go for some extra cash, which always comes in handy when you’re moving.
Another piece of advice that we can give you, is that if you have a lot of documents, why not scan them in to your computer and have digital copies of them that you can print out at a later date – if you ever need to. Alternatively, there are plenty of cloud based storage options for you to utilize, like Evernote, Onedrive, Dropbox or Google Drive. Bear in mind though, don’t just start shredding things willy-nilly, because with certain official documents you must keep original copies.
It’s always hard to say how long de-cluttering your house will take, so it’s always best to start as soon as possible, and ideally you should start talking to removals companies at least three months before you move.
So, once you’ve made a dent in what you’d like to take with you on your move to Europe, you’ve completed your inventory and you’ve got an idea of when it is that you’re wanting to move, this would be a great time to get in touch with Indalo Transport.
Many, many boxes and there’s more where that came from at Indalo Transport!
The team at Indalo Transport know that packing isn’t everyone’s favourite cup of tea so we offer a full packing service. We promise that it will take away all the stresses that packing your own belongings normally involves. Whilst it is a more expensive option than if you wanted to source your own packaging or buy it from us, it’s certainly a more convenient and faster solution for you, so that you can sit back and not have to worry about any of the moving process at all. You can focus on what the first things you’ll do when you get to your new home will be.
You could say that watching the experienced Indalo Transport removals team at work is like watching a work of art being created. The team will visit your house and carefully pack away all the contents of each room of your home into sturdy boxes, using bubble wrap and wrapping paper for delicate or fragile items.
They’ll mark up all your boxes so that they know where to put them when they arrive at their new home. For larger items, the team uses a special bubble blanket that’s been especially designed for protecting furniture on long moves, and they also use special quilted sofa and padded TV covers to make sure that you’ll be just as comfy watching Spanish television as you did when you were watching English tele in Britain.
Hanging garment carriers are used so that your clothes remain in pristine condition and won’t need to be ironed when you arrive in your new house. Mattresses are put into large plastic bags to protect them. When the team come to loading the truck, they doubly protect your items again, by using removal transit blankets, to really make sure that nothing gets damaged.
3. Countdown to your move
Once you’re all booked with your removals company and you’ve decided on who you’d like to do the packing, this is a great time to really research the new place you’re moving to. Not only will this get you excited, it’ll also give you an idea of what jobs you’ll need to do within the first few days or weeks of you settling in to your new home.
Some things to research are how to open bank accounts, what’s around in your local area and, if you have a pet, whether the country you’re moving to has any restrictions on the breed of cat or dog you have to move there as well. It might even be worth downloading some common phrases you’ll need and practicing them for when you settle in, unless of course you already speak the language.
In the last month before you relocate, it’s always a good idea to inform companies, people and organisations in the UK that you’re going to be moving and to give them your forwarding address.
In the last week before your big move to Europe, double check your inventory and inform your removals company of any additional items you wish to take with you. You’ll also need to make sure that they have received your payment.
If you have chosen to use Indalo Transport we ask that on the day of the move, you make sure all items not meant for the removals van are kept separately and away from the boxes, because we don’t want to accidentally ship those items with the rest of the removal!
If you’d like a free checklist we have designed to help you with your move planning, click here
So there you have it!
If you’ve come to the point in your exciting expat journey of needing a removals quote, we really hope that you choose us. Why? Because we are genuine, honest, down-to-earth people who are not only specialists in European removals, but we’re also passionate about it too.
We look after our client’s items as if they were our own, and you can rest assured that if you book with us, you’ll get a hassle and stress free removals experience.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the Quote Me page, or call us on our UK or Spanish telephone numbers.
We’d love to hear from you.