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How to Prepare for a Temporary Move Abroad

If you're ready to travel the world and you're thinking about moving abroad even for a short period of time there are some things you need to bear in mind so that things can go smoothly. Whether you are staying for 3 to 6 months or a year you're going to need to be prepared. 

You may not be staying for the rest of your life but you will be there for a memorable portion of it and you want to make sure that time is as comfortable as possible. Here are some tips to help you make the most of it.

Destination Deep Dive

One of the first things you should be doing is taking a deep dive into information about your destination. You need to understand the culture, and the laws of the healthcare system as much as you possibly can before you get here. 

If there are any language barriers you need to tear them down ahead of time. 

Go to places like Audible and download courses where you can practice the language while you work out, walk, or even while you're in the bathroom. The more you can communicate when you get to your destination the better it will be.

Make Arrangements for Your Current Residence

Make sure that you make arrangements for your current residence. Maybe you're going to get somebody to house-sit or pet-sit?

 If it is your own home you may want to consider renting it for the period of time that you will be away.

Get someone to collect your mail so that it doesn't pile up on the porch of your home. This is a dead giveaway that no one is home and it can make your home a target for thieves.

Get someone to cut the yard for you or hire a company to do it on a specific schedule. Put items in storage that you feel are extremely valuable and should not be left in the house. You can get a storage solution at SMARTBOX Solutions Inc.

Financial Planning

It goes without saying that you're going to need to do some serious financial planning before you hop on that flight. You don't want to be breaking the bank and pinching pennies when you arrive at your destination. 

You want to be financially ahead at all times. Find out how much the cost of living is in the city that you will be going to. 

It can vary widely based on country and region as well as a city or town.

Packing and Shipping Items

You are going to need it to pack and ship your items. You might want to sell a few items as well to make some extra money for your next destination. 

Although you should never break the bank, it's always good to have a little extra money set aside for when you need a new place.

That temporary overseas move that you're about to make should not be a hassle. As long as you are prepared can avoid feelings of overwhelmed

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