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Introducing Universal Exports

Moving house is ranked as one of life’s biggest stresses. It’s not just the physical removal which can cause the potential upsets; it’s the whole package of uprooting and saying goodbye to friends and family, as well as leaving the safe and familiar surroundings that had been your home.

boxesIn the case of moving overseas, the situation is compounded by the foreign environment, alien culture, new language and different customs. Once you’ve made the decision to relocate to the Canary Islands it is advisable to seek the advice of a Company who are fully conversant with the local requirements, which apply specifically to the islands.

Universal Exports S.L. is a specialist company with over sixteen years experience of importing and exporting worldwide. Because they have their own offices and warehousing in both Tenerife and the U.K. they are best placed to provide you with a tailor-made package at both ends of your move. They also give you a high degree of personal service from door to door. Universal Exports are a Company who pride themselves in taking the stress and hassle out of your move and have personnel who speak both Spanish and English fluently. They deal with all documentation, paperwork and officialdom necessary to smooth the passage of your furniture and other belongings through the necessary channels at the docks, customs, any taxes that may be involved and involvement of officials at town halls etc. They are a removal company recommended by C.I.T. (Turismo de Canarias).

Universal Exports will advise you, from the outset, on the correct way to go about the whole removal operation and, importantly, on how to avoid the necessity of paying duty on your personal effects once they have landed at the docks. Unfortunately some U.K. removal Companies tell you that as the Canaries are part of Spain, there are no taxes levied on personal possessions – in some cases this is not correct and Universal Exports are able to advise you in all aspects of your move.

Universal Exports also provide you with an easy move guide to take you through the whole process from 2 months before you move, up to and including the day you do move, even giving advice on how to pack your coveted belongings. Take the worry out of it – all you need to do is contact Universal Exports on (0034) 922720711 or (0034) 609528250 and let them do the worrying for you.  Just make the call and  relax knowing that everything will be taken care of.

Self-Pack and Self-Load International Removals

red-containerIf you are moving to Tenerife but want to keep the cost of removals down, there is nothing to stop you doing all your own packing and even loading. But where and how do you find the right packaging, plus boxes and, of course, a container unit? That’s where Universal Exports come into their own because they can solve those problems at a stroke. Then they arrange for transportation and storage at either end to make sure all the paperwork is in order for a smooth moving experience.

Once the container has been delivered, right outside your front door with a bit of luck, you can work out what goes where in the container. Don’t forget, you can pack just about anything, even a car (and trailer), and even before you begin to wrap and pack, that goes in first.

Universal Exports, who are based in the UK and in the south of Tenerife, will advise you thoroughly on what materials to employ for wrapping, right down to the most fragile of items and household goods. They can also supply the packaging, flat-pack boxes, and even the tape if necessary to make your life that much easier. Certain items require special packing. For example, we all know that books weigh a ton, but there are special, heavy-duty boxes to cater for them. As for chinaware, bubble-wrap and tight packing is essential to keep it all intact.boxes

Furniture items can easily be chipped or marked in transit if they are not wrapped carefully in felt pads, and plastic wrapping must be used for all bedding for the sake of hygiene. Remember, too, that each box must be marked clearly with labels telling you for which room they are bound.

You’d be surprised at the enormous space available inside the container, and it will almost certainly take you two to three days to get it loaded fully. One of the keys to optimising the space is to utilise the packaging boxes to the utmost. Another packing tip is to fit small items securely inside lager ones. For instance, insert smaller suitcases into larger ones to free up more space, and pack holdalls with various small items. If you do intend to take your car, avoid the temptation to fill it with other items as Customs do not allow this.

Moving is a traumatic business, even within the same country, and international moves can be even more stressful. So let Universal Exports take away all that strain. Even if you wish to keep costs down by doing a self-pack and self-load, once you put yourself in the capable hands of their team of removal experts, they are on-hand every step of the way, door to door, and you can put your worries behind you.