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Old 14.03.2023, 16:05
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Moving experiences/timeline

Hello everyone

So, it's finally happening for me. I got a job offer in the UK and I'm looking to move there by the end of the year/beginning of next year.

Of course, as thrilled as I am to start a new life and be with my partner, I'm also quite scared because I'v never lived abroad before(I'm Swiss)

I have researched this forum quite a bit, to see how other people have dealt with a move like this. Obviously I have a ton of questions and I'm not sure on where to even start.

What I'm worried about most is the timeline of things. I have downloaded a checklist to not forget anything but what worries me most is this:

What if I don't find a place to rent in time before I start my new job? I could technially live with my partner at first but we've decided that we want to live apart in the beginning, so we can both have our own space. We don't want to rush things.

If I start work in, let's say, fast should I start looking for a place in the UK?

Furthermore, if I do live with her, how will I go on about movings my furniture and belongings? How will I know what furniture to take when I don't even know what my future place will look like? I mean, all my furniture might not fit lol So yeah (hello OCD, it's been driving me crazy!). I do have a brand new tv (bought last year) and a soundbar etc. that I would like to take with me for sure.

I've read a lot about Luker Bros (moving company) but the reviews are split. I could put my stuff in storage, but like I said, when it doesn't all fit, I've paid for nothing. I could also drive there, but my car isn't that big and I'd need to hire maybe a van? But then, who will drive it back?

Also, what about my place here? I need to hand in notice 3 months before I leave. I have to have a cleaning company over and hand back the keys and what if this doesn't match up with everything else? I just hand back the keys and leave on the same day? Because if not, where will I stay for the rest of the time? My furniture will obviously be gone by then and I'll be out of a place.

I swear, I worry about the silliest I was wondering if maybe some of you guys could share your personal moving experiences? I think this would help me alot and keep my OCD in check.

Thank you and sorry for the long essay.

PS: Moving to the North West (Liverpool/Wirral area)
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