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Where to Chill Out in Singapore

Singapore is a dazzling city, full of bright lights, lavish shopping and hidden opportunities.


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Pet Friendly Spots in Singapore

Pets have earned their places in any family. An animal companion can be hugely beneficial to your lives, so it’s no surprise you want to spend as much time as possible with them.


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Moving Locally in Singapore

Singapore is a small country full of exotic charm and engaging sights. Living here means you can reach the other side of the country in less than an hour.


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Choosing the Right Moving Company for You

Relocating to another city is tough enough, let alone moving to a completely different country.


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Moving to Australia or NZ? Some Things to Know…

New Zealand and Australia are popular destinations for expats from all over the world.


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Furniture in a Hot, Wet Country: Singapore

If you are relocating to Singapore for work, and plan to be away for a long time, you may want to take a lot of your own furniture.


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Beat Your Culture Shock With The Best Festivals in Singapore

Moving to Singapore comes with excitement, anticipation and possibly confusion about what to expect from your new neighbourhood. You’re an expatriate living in a foreign land and you perhaps know nothing to very little about the local culture. The best way to understand the locals is to witness a few of the local festivals in order to better understand their culture, customs and historical identity.


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SIRVA Inc. OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE - Allied Pickfords Recognized as Best International Moving Company in Asia Pacific

HONG KONG – (September 7, 2017) –   Allied Pickfords, a SIRVA brand, today announced it has been honoured with the International Moving Company of the Year accolade for the fifth consecutive time in the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMA), organised by the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM)..


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HOT OFF THE PRESS - APAC EMMA's WIN

Offical Press Release from Forum for Expat Management


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Allied Pickfords wins "International Moving Company of the Year 2017"

On Thursday 7th September, Allied Pickfords won "International Moving Company of the Year" for the 5th year in a row.


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What Does Being on a "Dependant’s Pass" Mean for Expats in Singapore?

So your partner has been offered an amazing career opportunity in Singapore they simply cannot refuse – and of course you’re going along for the ride.


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Short Trip Ideas from Singapore

Relocating to Singapore will not only give you the chance to fall in love with The Lion City, it is a great opportunity for you to explore more of Asia.


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Being a Trailing Spouse in Singapore

Is supporting your spouse’s career decision taking you all the way to Singapore?


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How to Meet New People in Singapore

Meeting new people can be daunting at the best of times.


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Settling in to Your New Home

Now all the unpacking is complete, it is time to start enjoying your new location. The dust has settled and you can move onto the next stage: enjoying your new home.


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Back to School in a New Country

Introducing your children to other cultures is a gift they will be able to treasure for the rest of their lives. If work opportunities are taking you as far away from home as Singapore, be practical by considering what that means for each member of your family.


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How to Help Ensure Your Personal Safety in Singapore

Moving to another country comes with excitement and apprehension. What will you encounter? Will you experience a culture clash and how do you not look like a clueless tourist, ready to be pounced on by opportunistic muggers?


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Moving Large Items To and From Singapore

You’ve landed a dream job in a dream location. Singapore is a global financial centre with a balmy tropical climate for year-round warmth. Planning your move to Singapore will require a lot of research to ensure you’re prepared


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Top 10 Things to Do in Singapore During the Summer Holidays

The thought of summertime brings with it images of dazzling bright blue skies, sunshiny days and an infectious light-hearted atmosphere in the air that can’t be ignored.


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Organising Tips and Packing Strategies for a Move to Singapore

Looking at a room full of furniture and sentimental items, some of which have taken you years to accumulate, then considering packing it all into boxes may seem like an insurmountable task.


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How to Deal with Delays When You Are Moving to Singapore

You’ve decided to move to Singapore and you’re considering what needs to be done before you head off on your exciting new adventure.


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How to Protect Your Floors When You Move

After weeks or months of looking for the perfect place to call your own, you have finally found a new property in Singapore to call home.


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Make a Moving Checklist Before Relocating to Singapore

Organisation is key when planning any move but it is even more critical when you are relocating to Singapore.


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**IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT "TRANSFER OF RESIDENCE" RELIEF FOR IMPORTS INTO THE UK**

It has come to our attention that the processing of applications for "Transfer of Residence" relief for imports into the UK are experiencing a large delay currently in this busy summer season.


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Packing Dishes and Glassware for Your Move to Singapore

Moving fragile items is a risky business and no one wants to open a carefully packed and labelled box marked “Fragile” to see the contents broken beyond repair.


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10 Things People Forget When Moving House in Singapore

You’ve prepped and planned for your change of residence, sweated and stressed about the logistics of packing that many items into so few boxes.


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Moving with Pets in Singapore

No matter whether they’re furry, feline or fishy, an animal companion is often considered an important member of your family.


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How Do I Know How Many Boxes I Will Need For Moving House?

One of the most common questions, and one of the trickiest to answer, is how many boxes you will need for your move in Singapore.


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Protecting Your Valuables When You Move to and from Singapore

Do you own a list of luxury items or priceless art and antique furniture you need to transport when you move house in Singapore or overseas?


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Planning a Relocation Back Home to the US

The United States has many opportunities of its own with a large population, diverse multicultural influences and geographical expanse consisting of 52 states, commonwealths and districts.


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Making a House Vs Making a Home

Home is where the heart is, whereas a house can simply be an investment property.


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Homeward Bound: Tips for the Resettling Expatriate

If you’ve been travelling or living overseas for any length of time, the eventual return home becomes as big an event as leaving was.


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How to Prepare for a Relocation to Singapore

Singapore’s booming economy is just one of the reasons why many people are drawn to this exotic city state.


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Planning a Relocation Home to the UK or Europe from Singapore

Your boss is planning your farewell party and your head is full of lists of how to seamlessly move yourself and your family home after a few years enjoying a comfortable ex-pat lifestyle in Singapore.


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How to Adjust to the Rising Cost of Living in Singapore

For some years, part of the attraction of moving to South East Asia in general, and Singapore specifically, has been the easier cost of living.


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4 Incredible Experiences For You To Have When You Move to Singapore

We all go where the flow of life and business takes us. For those moving overseas to a foreign nation, the displacement and its effects are keenly felt, and can take a long time to overcome.


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Foreign Knowledge: How to Select an International School in Singapore

An international relocation, as is commonly remarked, can be both an opportunity and a trial.


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Scouting Out Singapore: Choosing Your New Environment

Moving home is a definitive life event for most of us. Moving to a home in another country is even more significant.


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Where to House Your Employees in Singapore

If you’re relocating your operations to Singapore, it can be useful to familiarise yourself with the available housing options for you and your employees.


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The Top Reasons for Engaging Movers Early

When you’re being asked to relocate by your company, you don’t always have a choice about how much notice you get in advance.


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“May You Live in Interesting Times”: Relocating to a New, Trumped America

For so many years now, the United States of America has stood proudly as the bastion and source, if not the hub, of most global business.


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Feeling the Heat: Tips for Settling Down in Singapore’s Tropical Climate

So, you’ve just made the big move; whether it’s alone, with a family, for work, or for love, you are a newly minted resident of Singapore!


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5 Things You Leave Behind When You Move To Another Country

Often we feel that we don’t really have a choice when it comes to corporate relocation.


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The 5 Biggest Reasons People are Moving to Singapore

Singapore is a booming nation in the early weeks of 2017.


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Love the Way You Move – How to Choose an International Mover

Corporate relocations are always an exciting time for those involved, but as always that sort of urgency can come hand-in-hand with stress and challenge.


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How to Enjoy Chinese New Year as an Expat in Singapore

For many native Singaporean residents, the rapidly approaching Lunar New Year represents the single most important date of the year.


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4 Important Things To Look Out For When Relocating To Shanghai

Moving internationally will always be a significant challenge for most employees, but when your destination is the bustle and smog of Shanghai, things can seem especially intimidating.


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Finding Your Way Around: The Places You Need To Find After Moving To A New City

It’s natural to feel lost when you don’t know your way around. Not knowing where to go to eat, drink, shop, stroll or work out just piles on anxiety and discomfort to the already stressful emotional state most new movers find themselves in.


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A Move For The Better: Relocating For Secondment

Traveling for work is a sweet pipe dream for many working individuals. It offers the best of both worlds – all the excitement and fulfillment of global travel and living abroad without having to sacrifice career advancement or support your stay financially without your main source of income.


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Moving Out Is Hard to Do – How to Say Goodbye To Your Home

Moving out of home to start your life in a new place is exciting, but for many people is also one of the most stressful undertakings of their lives, with high financial and emotional stakes and a million tiny things to consider, any of which could go wrong.


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Don’t Forget The Presents! – Useful Tips On Moving Before Christmas

Moving out of home to start your life in a new place is exciting, but for many people is also one of the most stressful undertakings of their lives, with high financial and emotional stakes and a million tiny things to consider, any of which could go wrong.


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How Your Business Can Benefit From A Professional Relocation Service

When most people think of a moving company, they think of it as a residential service; for households, not businesses. Even when the pressures of rapid growth and international markets force businesses to move to new premises at a higher rate than ever before, many managers remain unprepared to make such a move until the problem is already upon them.


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The Right Move To Make: How To Effectively Relocate Your Wardrobe

In a moving situation, clothing, shoes and the rest of your wardrobe will be a constant concern. Everybody needs clothes and different clothes require different levels of care and different solutions to keep them intact over what may be a long and harsh journey.


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The New Face Of International Assignments

The modern world of business is only becoming more and more globalized as time goes on. As companies find themselves with more and more work to be done in foreign locales they inevitably turn to their experienced, reliable employees, sending them to work on international assignments in greater numbers than ever before.


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The Life Down Under – Making Your Move To Australia Easy

Singapore is a small country with big ambitions and its eyes on the world outside. Its people being no different, there are plenty of nationals moving overseas for business or personal growth, with neighbor Australia being one of the most popular destinations.


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Island Of Dreams – How To Make The Move To Hong Kong

For many expatriates, or professionals moving around for work, the island of Hong Kong stands out as an iconic destination in Asia for expat living. Hong Kong is a Hub for international commerce and law; a gateway to the superpower of China – the city offers fantastic opportunities for both work and pleasure.


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How Has Brexit Affected Global Mobility

Unless you’ve been stranded on a desert island for the past little while, you have of course heard about the British people’s decision to leave the EU (referred to commonly as ‘Brexit’) on the 23rd of June this year.


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The Importance Of Having Insurance

When you’re looking to relocate an employee internationally and are taking care of the moving process to keep it as stress-free for them as possible, one of the most important points to think about is ensuring their possessions are well-protected.


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Choosing A School In Singapore

When you’re relocating to a different country with your family, there are a number of different things that need to be organized. The move itself can be stressful enough without the added task of searching for the perfect school for your kid(s) to attend.


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Moving And Relocation Trends To Watch

In terms of global mobility, there are a number of marketplace trends that are directly affecting the way businesses are approaching the way they do things. Here are the most important factors to take into consideration.


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3 Mistakes To Avoid When Moving Internationally

When you’re packing everything up and moving your life to a different country, there’s a lot that needs to be considered to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible.


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Allied Pickfords honored with the International Moving Company of the Year Award for the Fourth Consecutive Year

SIRVA, Inc., an industry-leading global relocation and moving services provider, today announced its moving affiliate operating under the brand ‘Allied Pickfords’ was honored with the International Moving Company of the Year Award from the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM).


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Relocating To Malaysia? Here’s How We Can Help!

There are so many different reasons for packing up and emigrating to a different country. You may have found an excellent job opportunity; it could be due to family circumstances or a host of others.


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Why Moving To California Is A Great Idea

While there are so many different international destinations to choose from when considering moving overseas, few offer as much as the state of California in the USA. Like all other places, your quality of life does depend on which particular area of the state you decide to call home, but as a whole it’s most definitely full of some really amazing things to see and do.


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Why It’s Imperative You Choose A Reputable International Mover

It might be due to work, perhaps due to family circumstances, or you’re simply looking for a change. Whatever the reason, making a move internationally can be quite scary if you haven’t done it before.


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The Day Of Moving Is Right Around The Corner: What To Remember

You’ve been counting down the days, becoming both more excited and more stressed at the same time. A move should be exciting, but more often than not, with all of the things that are happening around you, it’s easy to become lost in the stress.


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Relocating For Work – 3 Common Mistakes To Avoid

When you get a fantastic offer for work at a company overseas, it can be a wonderfully exciting experience. Conversely, with everything that you need to arrange for the relocation, stress can most definitely come into play as well.


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Moving Out Of Singapore – Top 10 Places To Work When Moving To San Francisco

One of the biggest reasons for spurring an international move is work. If you have certain skills or qualifications which are in high demand, then you can stand to make considerably more overseas than remaining in your home country.


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Moving From The USA To Singapore, Choose Allied Pickfords

Have you finally decided to take the big plunge and pack up your home for an international move? Whether you’ve lived in the United States your entire life, or it’s simply been one of many expat destinations, organizing your next move requires the expertise of an internationally trusted service.


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Ask The Experts: FAQs On The Best Way To Move From Toronto To Singapore

Each year, Singapore receives expats from all around the world. As a popular destination for those seeking employment, a better family environment, or simply for a change of scenery, many individuals are attracted to Singapore as an excellent country to relocate to.


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Why You Need To Choose An Accredited Mover With An International Network

Whether for your home or business, choosing the best international moving service becomes easy when you ask yourself these two simple questions. Are they a FIDI Accredited International Mover (FAIM), and do they have a global moving network?


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Why You Should Book The Moving Company Earlier Rather Than Later

It doesn’t matter whether you’re simply moving down the road, moving interstate or moving countries all together, when it comes to relocating your home, preparedness is your best friend.


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The Benefits Of Using An International Mover

Until you actually come face to face with the task of moving overseas, you most likely haven’t had much experience with international movers. People move internationally for a variety of reasons, whether it be work, family or a fresh start.


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Tips To Help You Maximize Your Moving Allowance

When it comes to moving house, the allowance you set aside to cover the associated costs is often exceeded. Years of stored belongings and gathered furniture can appear deceptively easy to move but, once it comes to move day, you might be surprised by how long the process takes.


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Living In Singapore vs. London

As two of the most culturally vibrant cities on the planet, Singapore and London both offer their own distinct advantages and disadvantages when it comes to living. As the leading global movers, Allied Pickfords has a firsthand idea of the pros and cons.


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Benefits Of Moving To Singapore & Ways To Save Money Moving Abroad

Whilst moving abroad can be a very daunting and often challenging experience, there are numerous steps you can take to cut down on costs and unnecessary obstacles at the same time.


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Allied Pickford’s Top 10 Things To Do In Singapore

Whether you find yourself in Singapore for a 24-hour layover, or you’ve decided to move to this culturally diverse cityscape, there are plenty of sights to see and experiences to behold.


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Moving To New York: Things You Need To Know About The "Big Apple"

New York City is a sprawling metropolis that offers a vibrant mix of diverse cultures, culinary treasures, exciting night scenes and historical icons, but there are a few things you should be aware of before you make the big move.


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Top Areas To Live In Singapore

If you are planning on moving to Singapore, then you may have made a trip to investigate particular areas that you might be interested in living in.


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How To Prepare For A Move Abroad

So you’ve decided to take the big leap and move abroad. The prospect is both exciting and nerve-racking, and now there’s a mountain of things to get done before you leave.


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Top 10 Destinations For Expats

People move for many different reasons, work, lifestyle or to try something new and exciting. However, moving abroad can be a very daunting experience.


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Moving To Singapore - All You Need To Know

If you’re planning on moving to Singapore in the near future, then make sure you read this post first. We’ll give you the low-down on what you really ought to know before you go.


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Allied Pickfords Wins Third Consecutive International Moving Company of the Year Award

For the 3rd consecutive year, Allied Pickfords have been conferred the International Moving Company of the Year Award from the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM).


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Allied Pickfords Wins Silver Award in Vendor of the Year

Allied Pickfords, a SIRVA Company won the Silver Award for Best Relocation Company in Singapore’s Vendor of the Year award. The awards are hosted by Human Resources Magazine, and the awards are THE event on the HR calendar.


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Are you planning a move within Australasia in the next few months?

Any move can be a stressful experience, but an international move can involve some hidden stressors that you may not be aware of, so it is vital to plan early and be informed.


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Making the move home?

Are you planning on moving back to your home country in the near future? For some, this move is sometimes harder than moving away in the first place! Aside from the physical aspect of moving, you and your family could also encounter a “reverse culture shock” trying to re-integrate into your home environment. As the most highly experienced expat movers in Singapore, Allied Pickfords try to lessen the impact of the physical move, and here we have put together some useful tips to help you during this period of change.

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Moving with children?

Moving with children doesn't have to be stressful. Children love a good adventure and will most likely embrace the moving process if they are involved in every aspects along the way. By involving your children directly in the process, moving with them can be fun, instead of strained and trying. At Allied Pickfords, we have come up with some easy ways to incorporate your kids into the moving process. Not only will this help you, but it will help your children better adjust to the idea of relocating.


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Packing High Value Item

Moving your household or office goods, whether locally or internationally, can seem like a major undertaking. This can be particularly so if you have items of high value, including artwork and precious artefacts. These items need to be handled with special care to ensure they reach the intended destination without any damage.


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Relocating Your Pet

Pet relocation is a time-sensitive matter which needs to be planned and prepared for well in advance. Find out how you can prepare for it.


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