Spain is a large and very varied country, with no two areas or two towns been the same, so how do people moving to Spain decide what part of Spain is right for them ?
Well firstly everyone is different with different needs and wants, so list what you want from Spain and what you need,
For example do you want to be in an area with a large amount of fellow Brits ? (Yes/no) the upside to this is if thats what you want it makes the transit in someways easier but can make learning for example Spanish more tricky, but many people do life in areas with many people from there own country,.
Or would you prefer an area thats mixed ?
Or mainly Spanish ?
If you have children what are the schools like? and how far are they from where we are looking to life ?
Will you be there year round ?Yes then what is the summer and winter temperatures like (they vary all over Spain ) If you want for example warm but not hot Summers the more northern areas may be for you. Or if you want hot summers and Mild winter regions like Almeria, Malaga may be your preferred area
these are just a few of the questions you may ask yourself, but all I will say is be sure where you move is right for you and if in any doubt why not do short term rentals to be sure.
It is worth noting that as a rule of thumb generally in Spain houses away from the coast and outside of villages, so for example in the mountains and other inland regions are often both larger and cheaper than their counterparts at the coast, the trade off thou can be some of these houses can be very isolated and miles from the nearest shops, now if thats what you want to be alone and away from it then that is a big plus for you
It is an often quoted fact that moving home is among the most stress full things we do in our lives, so who must it be for your dog or cat or pets ? Well it can and is often stressful for them as to them it seems like something amiss is going on something they don't understand. (So be patient with them before during and after the move,and I mean more so them normal as it is normal and natural for them to be put out of sorts and act strange )
But that does not mean there are not things you can do to make it less stressful for them.
See more general moving and packing tips and some additional tips on pets during moves on the main tips page
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So when your ,moving your removals company needs an accurate inventory but why?
Well firstly it helps us know what will be on the load, what the volume is, what the rough weight is , whether there will be any items needing special handling or equipment etc
(but don't worry an inventory is easy to write/do )
How to write an inventory
Go room by room and write a list of the items your taking
But how do I work out how many boxes ?
well that can be simple find your self a box the size you want to pack for your move pack it then, pick it up (to ensure your haven't over loaded it ) and go well I got x in that box and have y left so I will need z boxes in total (we allow with boxes a slight error rate so if it is 100 boxes you booked we allow a 5% error so will allow up to 105 give or take )
Here is the shorter 5 tip version of this video I am working on several more longer ones with loads more useful and helpful moving tips
Ashley R Clark