Relocating to Sweden

Removals to Sweden | Moving to Sweden

Relocating to Sweden

Moving Tips for Relocating to Sweden

There’s not too many countries in the world that rank ‘above average’ on all of the OECD’s ‘better life’ dimensions. But Sweden scores highly on every single one. Whether it’s the environment, wealth, work-life balance or employment, the Scandanavian lifestyle appears to offer movers an environment in which to grow and prosper. Which is why – no doubt – relocating to Sweden is so popular with Schepens’ movers.

We’ve been moving solo professionals, families and students to Sweden for over 100 years now. Stockholm tends to be our busiest location for removals, but we also move people to towns and cities across the length and breadth of this beautiful country. We like to think of ourselves as ‘old hands’ when it comes to helping families who are relocating to Sweden. Which is why we feel qualified to offer 6 moving tips to those about to embark on this great adventure.

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Best Places to Live in Portugal

Living in Portugal | Removals to Portugal

Best Places to Live in Portugal

Where are the Best Places to Live in Portugal?

For many Brits Portugal means ‘the Algarve’. This hugely popular holiday location has become a retirement haven for thousands of expats seeking the sun. It’s by no means the only option, though. There’s almost as many versions of Portugal as there are cities across its length and breadth. In this blog, we take a look at expats’ recommendations for the best places to live in Portugal.

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Living in Madrid

Removals to Spain | Moving to Spain

Living in Madrid

If you’re moving to Spain for work, Madrid is more than likely to be your location. It’s the capital city, home to 3 million people, and centre of the Spanish business world. And we should also mention, it’s one of the most stylish and vibrant cities in Europe. Madrid has long been known for it’s cafe culture, but it also has an excellent reputation for nightlife, art, and – of course – football.

Schepens continues to provide removals to Madrid for families, students and solo professionals travelling to this beautiful city. Our removals teams know the city well, but as far as living in Madrid is concerned, we rely on the many Schepens movers who are now happily settled there. Here is what they tell us:

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Living in Germany

Removals to Germany | Moving to Germany from UK

Living in Germany

How Does Living in Germany Change You?

“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same. Even smells the same. You realize what’s changed is you” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Moving abroad to live tends to be both terrifying and exciting. Terrifying because you know everything will change about your life. Exciting because you’re going to end up seeing the world differently.

Schepens has been providing removals to Germany for decades now, and it’s a country we love working in. We take great pleasure in discovering the diverse cities of Germany, but we’ve never lived there. We asked former clients who are now happily settled, how living in Germany has changed them. Here are their responses:

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Living in Hampshire

Best Places to Live in Hampshire | Hampshire Removals

Living in Hampshire

Living in Hampshire

If working from home is providing an opportunity for you to consider moving outside London, Hampshire may very well be on your wish list. It’s much admired for its combination of verdant countryside, glorious coastal stretches and a shortish train ride to London. There’s a great variety of towns, cities and villages to choose from, making living in Hampshire a tempting choice.

Schepens is a local Hampshire removals company, and we’ve been helping families transition from London life to country living for over a century now. There are many things we could say about living in this beautiful county, but we’ve decided to leave it to movers who are now settled here. Each one in now living in a different Hampshire town, or city.


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Removals Wiltshire

Moving to Wiltshire | Piano Removals Wiltshire

Removals Wiltshire

Schepens for Stress-Free Removals to Wiltshire

The most stressful thing about Wiltshire may be locating it on the map. If you have this problem, it helps to thinks of it as home the Cotswolds, Salisbury, Stonehenge and Cranborne Chase. This county of rolling hills, lush valleys and ridiculously picture perfect villages really does breed contentment for its residents. No wonder so many Londoners are considering moving here!

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Relocation to Norway

Moving to Norway from UK | Removals to Norway

Relocation to Norway

Moving Tips for a Relocation to Norway

Norway is a beautiful place to live – beyond question – but why does it regularly top the ‘World Happiness Report’ charts? The answer may lie in its commitment to providing a high level of security for citizens. Policies are founded on the provision of a safety net for every Norwegian citizen. So whether you’re a new parent, a retired worker, or someone who’s just been made redundant, the government has your back.

Schepens has been helping families, students and solo professionals with their relocation to Norway for over a century now. Mostly we provide removals to Oslo, but there’s also a steady stream of Brits moving to cities across the length and breadth of the country. As ‘old hands’ the Schepens team is well placed to offer some relocation tips to movers who may be feeling apprehensive about their move to Norway. So here are 6 moving tips for stress-free removals to Norway.

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Moving to Winchester From London

Winchester Removals | Living in Winchester

Moving to Winchester From London

Moving to Winchester From London

2020 is a year we’ll all remember, for all the wrong reasons! For many movers, however, the combination of a stamp duty holiday, and the widespread adoption of home working has provided an opportunity to move. At Schepens we are seeing real growth in the number of families leaving the capital and looking for homes in Wiltshire or Hampshire. Many of them are moving to Winchester from London.

“I’ve lived in London all my life, and I loved my flat in Finsbury Park. Once our second child arrived, though, we needed more space and we simply couldn’t afford that in London. We looked at a few places outside London, but we fell in love with Winchester”.

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Moving to Weymouth

Removals to Weymouth | UK removals

Moving to Weymouth

Thinking About Moving to Weymouth?

Weymouth has been on the up-and-up ever since it provided the stunning location for sailing events as part of the 2012 London Olympics. It has always been a favourite holiday location for British families, but pre-Olympic regeneration helped to make it a great place to live, too. Now the combination of Weymouth’s incredible location on the Jurassic Coast and the town’s ongoing growth, ensures its popularity with families from London, Essex, Kent and Suffolk looking to relocate.

Schepens has been providing local removals for people moving to Weymouth for over a century now. We’ve been thrilled to watch the town’s latest transformation – and the families we move, love living there. It’s our firm belief that the best way to learn about a town is to ask people who live in it. So we asked a number of our clients who are now locals, what it’s like living in Weymouth. Here’s what they told us:

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Living in Finland

Removals to Finland | Moving to Finland from UK

LIVING IN FINLAND

What’s it Like Living in Finland?

For three years running now, (2018-20) Finland has come first in the ‘World Happiness Report’ carried out by Gallup. The report looks at how our natural environment, social institutions and urban infrastructure combine to create ‘well-being’ or happiness amongst the population:

“A happy social environment, whether urban or rural, is one where people feel a sense of belonging, where they trust and enjoy each other and their shared institutions. There is also more resilience, because shared trust reduces the burden of hardships, and thereby lessens the inequality of well-being.” John Helliwell, World Happiness Report

The Schepens team doesn’t have the good fortune to live in Finland, but we have helped many movers to do so. We asked some of them what living in Finland was like, day-to-day:

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