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YOUR MEDICAL INSURANCE AND COVID-19

YOUR MEDICAL INSURANCE AND COVID-19   With the current pandemic, we all wondered whether or not we were covered by our medical insurance plan. So we decided to ask Pascal Nguyen, director of PNG Private Office. “If I had to give a simple answer, most health insurances, including international ones, cover COVID-19-related costs”, says Pascal. He confides to us, however, that this is not necessarily the case for cheaper local insurance. My Relocation Asia’s insurer specifies that it is wise to inquire about the offer we have taken out directly with our insurance. In some countries, local insurers have set up a special “COVID-19” plan, which aims to cover only […]

A checklist for moving to your new home

Preparing to move to your new home seems like a relatively simple task — until you actually take stock of everything you own and consider both what to pack and what to leave behind. The process gets even more complicated when you factor in the opening and closing of utility accounts, cleaning and the additional planning required to get your household from point A to point B. When possible, it’s best to start planning for your move more than a month in advance — even if you don’t yet have the address of your next home. To help make your move less stressful, here’s a checklist counting down six weeks […]

How to move a piano with and without piano movers

If you’re wondering how to move a piano, you’ve come to the right place. Oddly shaped, fragile, and heavy, pianos seem nearly impossible to move. But fear not! We’re here to tell you that it is in fact possible, and there are simple ways to do it. Whether you’re wondering how to move a piano to a suburban home or a six-floor walk-up, follow along and let us ease all of your piano moving worries in one simple guide. How to Move a Piano With Professional Piano Movers Although it is possible to move a piano on your own, we highly recommend hiring piano movers. For an item as complicated […]

How to easily pack dishes and stop breaking plates

If you’ve ever lost a wine glass in transit, you’re probably wondering how to pack dishes without losing any. We’ve all been there – you arrive at your new place and unpack a couple of glasses to go with some celebratory drinks, only to find that they cracked on the way. Here’s what you need to know about packing dishes safely, to end moving day with your feet up and your dishes intact. Packing Materials You Need to Pack Dishes When packing dishes, the name of the game is “wiggle room.” While extra space is usually a good thing, you want as little of it as possible when packing dishes. […]

6 surprising things to do before the movers arrive

Moving is , so you’d be forgiven if after packing the last box you thought that you were finally done. Now it’s just time to wait for the movers to arrive, right? Not exactly. Working with professional movers is a great option for people making big moves, moving with kids, or moving large or fragile items that would be otherwise impossible to transport. But while many moving companies do a great job of providing end-to-end service, there are some things that only you can do to make the whole process run smoothly. Here’s a list of six surprising things you’ll need to do before the movers arrive in order to […]

Plastics: a new technology to recycle PET biologically

A technology developed by a French company will enable the biological recycling of PET. PET is one of the most common and abundant plastics, with some 70 million tonnes produced worldwide each year. The technology developed by the French company Carbios to biologically recycle PET has made the front page of Nature, one of the world’s most prestigious scientific journals. The article explains how their technology breaks down PET into its basic components using “gluttonous enzymes”. Technology that breaks down 90% of PET in 10 hours In April 2018, American and British researchers had already won acclaim in the scientific press with a publication on the use of enzymes to […]

How to Pack Clothes for Moving Without Losing Your Mind

Whether your wardrobe is bursting at the hinges or more of a minimalist closet, it’s good to know how to pack clothes for moving. If it sounds overwhelming, don’t worry. We’ve gathered the best ways to get your clothes from point A to point B, no matter how many outfits you own. How to Prepare to Pack Clothes for Moving Before grabbing your clothes and packing them in a rush, take some time to organize. The extra prep will ensure you only pack the clothes you really want and that they’ll be unpacked in a jiffy. Decide what you’re keeping Avoid lugging clothes you’ll never wear again from one home […]

Home Post-move Checklist

Welcome to your new home! Whether it’s the house you’ve always dreamed of buying or a stepping stone to your next adventure, don’t let the unpacking process slow you down as you make your house your home. You can get settled in more quickly with help from this step by step moving tips checklist. Check in With Your Utilities One of the first things you should do upon arriving at your new home is to get in touch with your utility companies and verify that they’ve got the service under your name. Here are a few other important pointers: Contact your HOA. If you’re moving into a condo or a […]

The independent voice of the global moving industry

With the threat of extinction becoming increasingly more real for our planet, there is not a more significant and more urgent challenge that confronts all of us in the 21st century than global climate change. Hoa Vu, CEO of Evolve Mobility, believes that humans have a deep ethical responsibility to do something about this environmental predicament. Ray daSilva, President of Mobility Exchange, talked to her to find out more. Speaking to Hoa, it is hard not to be impressed and influenced by her passion for our environment.  So, how did this entrepreneur who started her business in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2018 make ecology a central theme in […]

Moving Plants: A How-to Guide

You’ve worked hard to keep your houseplants alive, but now it’s time to move. Depending on your destination, moving plants to your new home may require some work — but don’t give up on them! Whether you’re looking to transport an array of succulents or a large palm, we’ve got you covered on how to move plants. Read on to learn how to care for your plants before, during, and after your move. Preparing to Move Your Plants Check state laws If you’re preparing to move across state borders, there’s a chance you’ll have to find a new home for your houseplants. Some states prohibit certain plants to prevent the […]