Crown Relocations has been helping people relocate for over fifty years. That’s over fifty years of moving stories all around the world! Which is why we love to hear how all our customers moves were and what their new adventure is like. Sine, who runs the Joburg Expat blog moved with Crown previously and has shared her moving experience below as well as other tales from her relocation adventures over the years. We love to hear your stories, please send more through!
Altogether, I have moved seven times in my life. Five of those were international moves. And six of them were with children in tow. So I think it’s not too much of an exaggeration when I say I know a little bit about moving around the world.
Moving all by yourself isn’t that big a deal. That was my very first move, at age 24. I had exactly one (1) bicycle and (1) overstuffed suitcase to my name, and moving them from Germany to Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1991 involved booking a plane ticket and arranging a pickup by my then-boyfriend at Dulles International Airport. He showed up, I’ll have you note, with a Chrysler LeBaron Station wagon with wood panel on the sides. That was that, until our next move in 1997 to Singapore.
It’s amazing how much can change in just six years, and with the addition of a child. Instead of moving a bike and a suitcase each, we were now traveling with a 40-foot container, helped by an army of professional movers. We would repeat this feat five more times, the container stuffed more to the hilt each successive time.
These being corporate moves, we had little influence over which moving company we used, and I didn’t really pay attention. But one of these companies stood out and is seared in my memory: Crown Relocations, who moved us from Singapore back to the United States in 1999.
Okay, so one reason I remember them is this:
But this picture proves a point. Crown stood out, because they thought of all the details. I mean, no other company had ever given us boxes for the kids, and Zax absolutely loved his truck box. It made packing up with him underfoot so much easier. Their consultants, when they came to take inventory, were professional but also super friendly. Everything was on time, the communication was flawless, the boxing up careful but swift, and when it all arrived in Raleigh a few months later, we had no complaints.
Should you be on the lookout for a moving company, I can wholeheartedly recommend Crown to you, which is why I’ve given them the opportunity to tell you about their services below.
Moving with Crown Relocations
Crown Relocations is one of the leading relocations companies globally, helping individuals and families move for over fifty years. With a global presence in over 54 countries, you can relocate safe in the knowledge you’ll receive a consistent level of service at origin and destination.
Getting the right support for your move
With people on the ground around the globe, you’ll have the support you need at every step of the way. With 200 offices around the world, “being there” can mean much more than simply just being on the ground. During every relocation, the team at Crown Relocations aims to support families with guidance and genuine care to help you find your feet again and lessen any disruption.
We’ll also be able to guide you on the right type of container for you, depending on the items you wish to take. As well as a variety of container sizes, Crown Relocations also offer a ‘groupage’ option. Groupage is a shared container where you only pay for the volume of goods you’re shipping back over the cost of a complete container. Perfect for those moves where you’re downsizing your items beforehand.
Assuring you along the way
On packing day the crew use a unique ePacking system to digitally itemise your items for the move and scan at every point on the journey. Your items are also photographed before disassembly; this is so the crew at your destination can reassemble your items exactly as you left them. We also use state of the art eco-friendly packing materials to protect any high value items you wish to take with you.
Offering you additional piece of mind
We also offer CrownCare Protection. This is transit marine insurance. With our cover, any incidents that arise to a claim are handled by your dedicated Move Manager at your destination in super-fast time.
*originally posted on joburgexpat.com/
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