Nuria opened her journey to us, inviting us along as she moved from Linz, Austria to Antwerp, Belgium. She gave helpful advice on how best to plan for a successful move and even shared tips from the process itself! Immerse yourself in the story of this unique experience and learn more about what it’s like moving abroad.
My husband found a better job in Antwerp, Belgium so we decided to move. Once we had everything packed up and stored (and I knew the volume of what needed to be transported) I could fill the form on Sirelo and got some quotes from some moving companies. We had chosen Wildenhofer because they were very professional and had a thorough assessment of our specific needs and ask every detail, but they were not available at the time we needed, so we ended up choosing a suggestion from a friend in Austria called Prechtl Transport.
It was a little difficult to find the right service in Austria because we don’t speak German. I asked the storage company for recommendations and did some research online. Finally, I filled the form on Sirelo and soon I got some responses and quotes. We were about to hire Widenhofer (contacted through Sirelo) even though they had higher prices they seemed very professional, but we ended up picking the suggested Prechtl Transport, because they gave us a good price and were available sooner.
Luckily everything went just as planned the day of the move. A couple of friends had to be at the storage at 8:00 to help load the truck – now we’re owing them some gifts; and 10 hours later the truck was here. We helped unloading the truck and taking things upstairs and we were done in an hour. Even though the guy didn’t speak English, he was very friendly, and we were able to communicate. Nothing was broken in the process; no back was hurt. It was a bit tiring but successful experience!
Nuria and her husband’s move to Belgium is a testimony to the fact that planning ahead, combined with selecting the right moving company, are essential for any successful international move. We couldn’t be more delighted that all went according to plan and wish them lots of happiness in their new home!
Thank you for your valuable insights!