Moving to Australia Checklist

International Removals to Australia | Moving to Australia From The UK

Moving to Australia Checklist

Moving to Australia Checklist

Australia has always been considered part of the extended family by the UK, which makes it a popular choice for expats. On average, 30,000 Brits each year decide to make their home there; twice as many as move to Spain each year. In 2019 there were 1.2 million expats living across this vast and beautiful country.

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Moving to Zurich Switzerland

Moving to Zurich | Removal Company for Switzerland

Moving to Zurich Switzerland

Moving to Zurich Switzerland

Zurich is considered one of the top 3 best cities to live in globally. According to Mercer’s 21st Quality of Living ranking, Zurich, Vienna and Munich share the top spots. It also ranks second in the world for being a safe city to live in. Zurich has dominated these rankings for nearly a decade now, which makes it a highly attractive prospect for global companies looking for a great business location that will also prove attractive to its employees.

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Why Move to New Zealand?

Retiring to New Zealand | Moving from UK to New Zealand

why move to new zealand

Why Move to New Zealand? There’s no doubting that it’s is one of the most attractive countries globally when it comes to attracting inward migration. The GALLUP Potential Net Migration Index, rates the levels of migration any given country is currently attracting. New Zealand is a front runner, with a score of 231%, meaning that if everyone who wanted to, moved to NZ the population would soar from 4.886 million to 1,128.666.

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Relocation to Canada

Moving to Canada | Removals to Canada

Relocation To Canada

Relocation to Canada

Canada is now the second most popular destination for UK expats, and it’s easy to see why. It’s a bilingual country, but English remains the dominant language. The culture looks and feels similar to western Europe, and the choice of major cities is mouthwatering, from Vancouver on the west coast to Montreal in the east. This is a country that remains largely uninhabited, so a relocation to Canada is perfect for seekers of wild, open spaces.

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Expat’s Guide to Living in Sydney

Expats Guide To Living In Sydney

Expat’s Guide to Living in Sydney

Sydney Harbour is an iconic image, known the world over and represents a city that appears to effortlessly combine art, culture, sport and business. In 2019 Sydney was ranked 3rd in the Economist’s ‘most liveable cities’ index, losing out only to long-term rival Melbourne, and Vienna, for the top spots.

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International Removals to Norway

International Removals to Norway | Moving to Norway | European Removals

International Removals To Norway

Norway is one of the most beautiful countries in the world; it’s also one of the most remote. It’s tiny population of 5.5 million (London has a population of 9 million) is dispersed across 149,000 square miles of mountainous, coastal and island terrain around half of which is in the Arctic Circle. 80% of Norwegians live in towns and cities. The most populous is the capital Oslo, but there are also sizeable northern urban centres such as Trondheim.

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Piano Removals

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Piano Removals

Schepens is one the leading UK companies for piano removals to Europe. Our specialist piano movers can safely and efficiently move pianos to any European and a huge range of International destinations. Your piano will be protected throughout the journey by bespoke packaging, handling and shipping. 

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Moving to Boston

Moving to Boston

Moving to Boston

Boston is the oldest city in America, so there’s an impressive list of ‘1sts’ associated with it. It’s home to the 1st lighthouse to be built in America, on Brewster Island. Boston Common is the 1st public park to open in America – back in 1634. And the first subway ever was built here in 1897. Now Boston is very much a 21st city and home to some of the world’s largest employers in finance, life sciences and technology.

Schepens has been providing removals to Boston for over a century now, and we thoroughly enjoy our visits to this city drenched in history and culture. We’re aware that many of our clients have been surprised at the differences they’ve experienced between UK and US culture. We asked some of them, now resident in the city, to share their tips for families and professionals moving to the city.

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Living in Toronto

Moving to Toronto | Toronto Removals | Relocating to Toronto

Living in Toronto

Living in Toronto

Toronto sits in the ‘Golden Horseshoe’; a hugely popular location on the Great Lakes, and home to around 8 million people. This North American city, known for the warmth of its welcome and the icy chill of its winters has as its motto: Diversity Our Strength. Almost half of Toronto’s population have migrated there from elsewhere, attracted by the strong economy and the celebration of diversity which characterises the city.

Schepens has been providing removals to Canada for over 100 years now. We enjoy our regular visits to towns and cities across the length and breadth of this stunning country. Despite a commonality of language, though, we know that living in Toronto is very different from living in the UK. We asked some of our clients, now resident in the city, what their experience of day-to-day life is. Here are some of their responses.


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Living in Auckland

Removals To Auckland | International Removals | Shipping to New Zealand from UK

Living in Auckland

Living in Auckland

Located on New Zealand’s beautiful North Island, Auckland has consistently achieved a place in the top 5 in the Mercer Quality of Life rankings  over the past 10 years. It’s not hard to see why. The city is large and provides all the resources expected for a 21st century lifestyle, whilst being surrounded by ancient rainforests and dormant volcanos. It’s known as the ‘City of Sails’ and is due to host the America’s Cup in 2021.

Schepens has been helping families and individuals to make the move to Auckland from the UK  for over a century now. We love having the chance to work in New Zealand, but we know that providing removals is very different from moving there to live. We asked some of our customers who now live in the city, what living in Auckland is like, day-to-day. This is what they told us.

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