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Top Reasons to Live in France

Tired of the notorious London fog? Do you feel trapped at your work? Are you dreaming of leaving your life behind, starting afresh and actually living life the way it is supposed to? Let us offer you a radical solution – go live in France. It might turn out to be a far better idea than you’ve thought before, and here are several reasons why this is so.

Top reasons France may be the perfect place for expats

Confit de CanardA little research goes a long way in explaining why France is one of the best places to live in the world, no matter where exactly you are coming from. From special healthcare packages designed specifically for expats to affordable prices and rich culture, here are the top five reasons why you should make the country your home:

  • Since we have already mentioned healthcare, we should point out to the fact that access to it for foreigners living in the country is made fairly easy. What is more, the World Health Organisation has recently determined that France has the best healthcare system in the world, so what more is there is to say really?
  • France is synonymous to culture. From art to fashion to the fine dining, everything has centuries of traditions and a lot to brag about. No matter whether we are talking about the contemporary and classic literary scene or the abundance of galleries and museums of the highest class and order, France is going to satisfy even the most specific of tastes.
  • There are parts of France that enjoy up to 300 days of sunshine! If you are looking for a beautiful climate, four seasons and all, and would prefer to never wake up to a gloomy sky and cold rain in the middle of summer, then France is the place for you!
  • Eating is an art form in France, and it has the food and beverages (wine and cheese, anyone?) to prove it. If you are a food aficionado, then there is no better place to settle down than here.
  • If you like travelling and would like to explore Europe in full, then France may turn out to be the perfect home base for you. The country is a gateway to Europe and it is served by literally all traditional and budget airlines operating on the continent.

Moving to France is easy

Finding a well-organised removal service to France is not hard at all. Hiring specialists to handle the logistics of your move will guarantee you a stress-free experience and the perfect beginning of your new life and adventure.

More affordable than you may think

Last but not least, living in France is much more affordable than you might think. Especially if you choose a city that is not Paris, you will be able to find a perfectly fine house or apartment for as little as 70-80 000  pounds, which is definitely a mission impossible in London.


Handle Post-Move Melancholy

It is commonly known that moving one’s home can be a pretty stressful experience. Due to the much strain and hassle that we go through when dealing with moving firms, packing and arranging the vacation of our current place and the lease for the new one, it is more than likely that we fall victims to the phenomena called “post-relocation depression”. It is more than just bad mood, and it can have many unwanted and rather unpleasant consequences during the time that we must be at our best – when starting a new life at a new place. So, here are several ways in which we can actually achieve that.

Do not venture unprepared

Denying the possibility to start suffering from post removal depression makes it all the more likely you actually do. It is much better to be informed and ready, even if it eventually does not happen to you than to be caught off guard. So, read about it and know what the tell-tale signs are. Another thing that can help you prepare better to battle or even prevent the experience is to make the necessary arrangements for your removal to go as smoothly and without incidents as possible. The best way to do that of course is to hire a reliable removal company in London to be by your side on every step of the project.  A contractor such as Get Removals can be of immense help in such cases.

Create your own environment

MelancholyAt your new house or apartment everything is going to look unfamiliar which can make your bad mood even worse. So, creating a familiar environment is one of the first things that you need to take care of once you arrive. Put up your own decoration and pictures. Arrange the furniture in such a way that will remind you of your previous home. Even painting the walls at your new home in your favourite colour can have a very beneficial effect when it comes to battling the post relocation blues.

Do not forget the old habits

Having a routine is something that is often considered bad. But the truth is that it helps us relax and feel like everything is going to plan. So, if you went out jogging every morning before work, or walked the dog at a regular hour, or had dinner with your family everything evening at 7, there is no more sensible thing to do than to keep doing all those things at your new place as well. The sooner you return to your old, orderly life the better it would be for your potential depression.

Get to know your new community

Meet the neighbours, research local volunteer groups and make new friends from around the neighbourhood. There is no better way to start feeling safe at home than to be involved. At the very least, you will be too busy with doing all those things to think about how bad you feel due to your relocation.

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Best Cities to live in Spain

You have always been attracted by Spain and the Spanish lifestyle, and now you have finally taken the decision to pack your bags and leave for the sunny south European country. The only thing that you have to do before you book your airplane ticket is to choose a city in which you will settle. Here are five amazing urban areas in Spain that you should definitely consider. (more…)

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Moving Home with a Newborn

In a perfect world, no one will need to plan and carry out a home relocation shortly after welcoming a newborn into their family. But even if you are an incredibly organised person, you may still fail to prepare for the early arrival of a baby. When the new addition to your fam arrives before the expected date, you should try and postpone the move. However, if you can’t afford such a luxury, you will have to just go with it. Moving house with a baby is not easy but it is possible. Also, you can make the experience less stressful by:

  • Sticking to a strict daily schedule;
  • Keeping all the baby items at hand;
  • Spending a lot of time with your child;


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Instances in which clutter is your enemy

Have you heard about the barrister who died because his house was filled with clutter? Now, it is more than evident that some people tend to let things slide to the extreme and this has a number of pretty unpleasant consequences. It is not necessary for you to be one of those people. But let’s face the simple fact that even if the clutter in your home is not brought to the same extreme degree, there are still chances that it causes hindrances and problems for you in your day-to-day activities. Let’s check several cases in which you’d wish that there was no clutter in your home. (more…)


Tip for New Homeowners to Make Their House Budget-friendly

One thing you can never predict when you move into a new home is whether living in the property will prove budget-friendly or budget-breaking. If you have recently moved into your new house and you are already struggling to cover your electricity or water bills you may need to make a few readjustments. This is a process to that consists of four main stages:

  • Inspect
  • Change
  • Eliminate
  • Improve


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The main reasons for disasters during house removals

Moving homes is definitely among the most stressful things that you can put yourself through in your life. Unfortunately, there is no way that one can be sure they will never have to subject themselves to house relocation – being for economic or lifestyle reasons. There are quite a few things that can go wrong during a removal, and many of those can turn your life into a literal emotional inferno. That is why you should be properly prepared and knowing what the main things that can cause problems are. We are here to help you. (more…)

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Tube Strike In February 2017 – Useful Information

People in London using the TfL will need to be extra sharp about their trips and schedules over the next few days as Tube staff is planning a major strike. About 3000 workers from the underground transport are going to walkout as a form of a protest against the planned job cuts and the termination of ticket offices. This will lead to other forms of transportation being remarkably busy. Most Zone 1 stations will not be open or will simply have very short hours during the strike. TfL will be capable of providing alternative services different from the Tube and says it will plan on having temporary bus routes open in order to ensure customers’ convenience as much as possible when it comes to travelling to central London. The burden will fall on bus lines and National Rail services who will be asked to carry extra passengers for the time being. (more…)