Removals & Storage Spain / UK / Ireland / France
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Removals to or from Spain

Relocating to a new country is a thrilling experience, but it can also be quite overwhelming. It involves a lot of planning and organization to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Since we began with our Spain Removals service in 2013 we have received great reviews from our customers because we take pride in providing people with:

  • The best removal service around
  • Giving our clients true value for money
  • Taking the stress out of your international move to or from Spain
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If you're considering moving from the UK or Ireland to or from sunny Spain, this guide, and other resources provided by Indalo Transport, will be your companion every step of the way.

We'll be covering essential aspects of the complete process here, and we have lots of other help here on the website too.

Our Spanish Company, Indalo Storage, has a huge warehouse at Palomares in Almeria Province, a short drive from lovely Mojacar.

Therefore we are perfectly placed to provide you with the best possible removal service in South Eastern Spain.

Fully approved by Trading Standards and accredited members of Move Assured, you can be confident that your belongings are in very safe hands with Indalo Transport.  Moving to or from Spain should be a pleasant experience – we’ll do everything in our power to make sure it is.

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So what sets Indalo Transport apart from  other removals companies, with moving to & from Spain?

We specialise in helping people relocate to or from Spain - we only do international moves
Because all of our team are expats themselves, we have a unique insight into what it takes to make a move abroad a success.

Much of our business comes from personal recommendations from previous customers.

Our personal experience of relocation means that “we know what it’s like”.

Just read one of our 380 + reviews, all published here.

To avoid the 7 biggest mistakes when moving to Spain, read this helpful blogpost.

Removals involving Spain can be very daunting. It is definitely much more complex than a move within the UK. Shipping costs are obviously higher, especially now, with the new rules concerning customs clearance since Brexit. However, with the help from experts at Indalo Transport you’ll be wondering what all the fuss was about!

Whether it is a part load service or full load services, we can help you to get your furniture, treasured possessions and other household goods to your new residence, using our dedicated team.

Here is a true story of how one couple fared on their UK to Spain removal in 2019. Read on to see how good Indalo Transport is at unloading the stress of a European move.

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Preparing for your Spain move

With Indalo Transport handling your removal to Spain from the UK, it will become an adventure, not a leap into the unknown. We have local knowledge from over 10 years of operations within Spain.

Moving to or from Spain requires some careful preparations. Your first and most crucial step is to find a trustworthy removals company that specializes in removals involving Spain. Look for a company with lots of experience and a good reputation.

To find out how much it will cost to move to Spain, read our free blog post guide here.

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Making your move smooth
Tips for a stress-free move

To make your removals to Spain as smooth as possible, it's essential to plan ahead and stay organized. Here are some practical tips to simplify the process:
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1. Start Early

Removals to or from Spain will take longer to arrange than a move within the UK or Ireland, as customs clearance is now necessary since Brexit. Avoid last-minute rush by beginning your preparations well in advance. This will give you ample time to research removals companies, get quotes, and make all the necessary arrangements.

2. Research removal Companies

Take the time to explore removals companies specializing in moves to or from Spain. Look for reputable companies with positive customer feedback. Look for membership in a trade association, indicating their commitment to industry best practices. Consider other factors like their experience with European moves, insurance coverage, packing services and any additional services they offer.

The vehicles a company uses is also important. Moving to Spain is no longer economically viable using a small van-type vehicle, even for customers wanting a removal of a part load from the UK.

3. Local knowledge

It is also a good idea to see what services that they operate within Spain. Local knowledge is important, especially if you will be wanting storage services abroad as well.

Local knowledge also comes into it's own if you want to move to or from a tiny Spanish village, as this won't present any problems in the moving process for your household items, from a company with the right vehicles for the job.

Indalo Transport has huge warehouse in Almeria province in South Eastern Spain, and a team that lives in Spain so knows exactly what is involved

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4. Get more than one quote

Request Spain quotes from at least three different removals companies. Every removals company you approach should give you a free estimate for shipment of your household effects. This will help you compare prices and services, providing a better understanding of the average costs to move your belongings. This will enable you to make an informed decision.

Be very careful that you are comparing like with like. Some companies will charge extra for insurance cover, and may not make any allowance for difficult access for delivery, which would add costs through the use of smaller vehicles.

Be wary of any company offering 'weekly removals' to Spain. As the trip itself takes three days driving, and more if you are in the north of the UK going to the bottom of Spain, no companies within the removals industry have weekly services to or from Spain.

All international removal companies will have regular trips for removals from the UK to Spain, and so a time convenient delivery to fit in with your relocation needs shouldn't be a problem. Whether it is a full load or part load, the service you receive should still be top class, as your belongings deserve the very best treatment.

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5. Customs Clearance

Customs clearance is a crucial part of an international move for your personal effects. Brexit changed everything for uk citizens and Spain moving, leading to a reduction in the number of Companies able to offer help for a move to Spain.

However, you don't need to familiarize yourself with customs regulations for your Spain move with Indalo Transport - as we take care of everything to do with customs for you.

With our extensive experience in Transfer of Residence since Brexit, we can help you with a tax free import from or to Spain.

The only thing you do need to know is that certain items are disallowed for transport to Spain. The main thing is that the shipment must not have alcohol or plants, as these cannot be moved without a special licence.

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6. Packing and Labelling

When packing your belongings, use triple wall boxes with double corrugations, and appropriate packaging materials to protect fragile items. The experts use paper to protect things inside a box, rather than a plastic product liek bubble wrap.

Label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to. This will simplify the unpacking and organizing once you arrive in Spain.

You will need to make a packing list with the contents of the boxes you have packed. Indalo Transport will supply you with a sheet specifically for this purpose, with full instructions on how much detail you need to go into. There is no need to do this for furniture, as this will be inventoried when the removal is collected.

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7. Notify Authorities and Services

Before your move, inform relevant authorities and services about your change of address. This includes banks, utility companies, healthcare providers, and the UK government for tax purposes. Setting up mail forwarding will ensure you receive important documents without interruption.

For more detailed info and help on this, download our FREE 'Essential European Removal Guide' from the website, and also receive free bonus checklists to help with all the preparation for the move.

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8. Smart cost saving strategies

Explore various cost-saving strategies to make your removals to Spain more efficient and cost-effective. The two main things here could be flexibility with collection and delivery dates, and also doing the box packing for yourself. You could also enquire as to whether the export packing is included within the price. A dedicated vehicle service will also be much more expensive than sharing a vehicle with other clients.

Indalo Transport always includes an export wrapping service for your pictures, paintings and mirrors within our normal 'Indalo Standard' packing service. We also offer one month of free storage from the date we collect your belongings.

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I hope you have enjoyed this short guide, to help you to move your house to or from Spain.

With preparation and a positive outlook, we will help to make your move to or from Spain calm, happy and easy. ¡Feliz mudanza! (Happy moving!)

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