You have been preparing for the trip for a long time, you have traveled for a long time, and suddenly everything is over. It’s like someone slowed down your life, and for many, it can be frustrating. When a company asked you to move to another position and leave our operations, you were given mixed emotions. It was the first corporate move abroad, and the business trip was very successful. As a family, you have made many friends from all over the world, and it would be sad for us to say goodbye.
At least this time, the process of moving abroad will be different as you returned to our home.
Since you already had a positive experience of our international relocation when you initially assembled the house and arrived, it was only natural that you used the same company. You were more fortunate than others because the movers had offices worldwide and took care of everything from start to finish. Other friends were not so lucky with the move to Australia, as they were not advised to choose one company that would primarily pack, transport, and unpack their belongings.
A removal consultant was assigned to ensure that you developed a comprehensive action plan. From the moment you called them, they took control of the whole process. Nothing was left to chance, including closing bank accounts, obtaining all medical and dental records from local doctors, and information for all insurance companies – medical, household, and informational. Although you thought you had everything under control, having primarily experience global displacement, there were a few specific things to consider when returning home.
You purchased a wicker living room and rosewood dining room, among other things. You also had to make sure that all clothes and shoes were packed in the boxes and then the container was clean and free of dirt. You quickly realized how serious they were about quarantine and that our items would be screened before they were shipped to Australia.
On the day of packing, you found it encouraging that the same processes used when you left were used for packing our belongings. It meant that the boxes and materials were the same and that the care and diligence in packing our belongings were top-notch. Although you were experienced returning expats to Australia to some extent, this move was much easier thanks to the quality of our transport company. You learned that they had a world-class quality assurance program because the shipping company had a global presence.
At the end
Most long-term day laborers end up going again, infected with a virus that can never be cured. Others stay at home because the journey has taught them that what they love most is what they left at home. In any case, you need to know how to deal with this experience.