Moving belongings to the United States of America does not have to be difficult or stressful. At Simpsons International Removals we have many years of experience of helping people with their overseas removals.
We handle all kinds of moves including small removals and full household goods removals. Our other services include furniture removals and boxes.
Simpsons is one of the leading removal companies for customer approval in the UK and we will provide you with an excellent service for your move to the USA.
We regularly help people move belongings from all locations in the UK to all the major destinations in USA including Orlando Florida, Las Vegas, Sioux Falls South Dakota, North Dakota Santa Barbara, San Francisco, San Diego, Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles California and Chicago. We even deliver to inland destinations such as Idaho, Minnesota, Colorado and Texas!
New York City is famous for its statue of liberty and iconic sites. As well as the famous musicians who grew up in New York. Whilst Los Angeles is known for their fabulous beaches and great weather. Simpsons International Removals is a leading removal company for moving belongings to the USA from the UK. Popular removal locations include San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles.
The cost for your new house move to the USA will be dependent on the volume of goods you are looking to send – as well as the freight service e.g. Air Freight or Sea Freight Service.
Air freight service will result in a quicker service. For a cheaper service, you can use a sea freight service for moving your personal effects and belongings to Canada.
Typically, our customers will use both air freight & sea freight services. Customers often use an air freight service for goods that are more urgent in their move – and sea freight service for goods that are not as high priority in their move abroad.
Our experienced International movers team will be able to guide you on whether you will need a 20ft container or a 40ft container for your move to US (depending on your needs)
Moving to the USA has never been made easier when using Simpsons International Removals.
Overseas removals across miles of ocean to USA are far more complicated than moving within the UK. But by using a specialist international removal company like Simpsons, you can be sure your household belongings and furniture are in safe hands to your new home in the USA!
Simpsons is one of the leading removal companies for providing helpful advice to our customers. Our International Removals consultant will be more than happy to help with your move to America and will answer any questions you may have about the removals process to the USA.
Our international removal service includes the USA, however, our comprehensive list of removals includes international moving to Europe and Overseas.
At Simpsons we offer a variety of overseas removal services to meet your needs. Do not worry if you are unsure about which is most suitable for you as our advisers will be happy to talk you through the different options.
For full household removal of a 3 or 4-bedroom house we would usually recommend a full container for your sole use. These usually come in two sizes –20 and 40 ft.
We will pack the container at your house and it will be secured and customs sealed before heading off to the port.
For smaller moves with furniture, boxes and other items, the most cost-effective option is our shared container service, sometimes called part load. In this case, we pack your belongings at your home and take them to one of our depots where they will be loaded into a container with other customers’ belongings heading for the same part of USA.
This is a cheap option for removals to America as the costs are shared proportionally.
For small moves to USA we recommend our box and bag removal service. This is the cheapest way to move your belongings to USA. We provide you with export quality cartons / boxes and packing materials.
We then collect your packed boxes and transport them to the United States by air or sea freight depending on your preference and budget.
The cost of removals to Amercia obviously varies greatly depending on the quantity you are taking and where in the USA you are moving to. The good news is that, as so many people move from the UK to United States, the cost of removals is surprisingly cheap – especially to areas around the big cities such as Washington, New York, Miami, Orlando and Los Angeles.
The cheapest removals to USA are by sea and costs per cubic feet decrease significantly as volume increases. You’ll certainly find that it is a lot cheaper to use our furniture removal service than to replace them all when you arrive in USA.
Removals to America usually take 2-6 weeks for our full container service and 7-10 weeks for our part load (groupage) service. This times can very significantly depending on whether you are moving to the east coast of America, the west coast or one of the Midwestern states.
The times are for delivery to port, you will need to allow additional time for customs clearance on arrival in USA.
We would recommend taking out the shipment Protection Cover for peace of mind whilst your belongings are on their journey.
Whilst we have expert movers and packers who specialise in international removals and use accredited shipping lines that take special care of personal shipping containers, we cannot control every eventuality.
Just as you will likely have home contents insurance in the UK and travel insurance for your family, we recommend you discuss with your Move Manager the available options for protecting your belongings whist they are in transit.
Moving furniture to USA from the UK needs far more care and attention than for a domestic removal. Each item is carefully packed by our removalists using export wrapping before being loaded into the container.
You can take all kinds of furniture to the United States including sofas, chairs, tables, cupboards and beds.
There are a variety of methods to send your car to the United States. For example in a container or by a roll-on-roll-off service.
It is often cost-effective to send your car in the same container as your house removal so that everything arrives at the same time.
There are some import requirements you need to be aware of before you send your car to USA. We suggest you contact our team to discuss options..
Although Simpsons will take care of all the details they can for you, this convenient checklist will make preparing for the move as simple and worry free as possible.
Moving out: Before the removal men arrive, be clear in what they are contracted to do and what you are expected to do. If in doubt, ask the surveyor or a member of our staff. Ordinarily, both householder and the removal men have fairly defined responsibilities (though a measure of flexibility on both sides is of course desirable)
Children: Children, who are naturally curious and can easily get in the way, may potentially be injured. The younger ones are best left with a neighbour or friend until it is time to leave.
Swings/Climbing frames: Generally dismantling these is one job you will do yourself, but be careful not to lose the bolts. If you wish us to arrange dismantling please discuss this with our surveyor
Garage/Shed: Tie together garden tools, and prepare items to be lifted straight onto the vehicle.
Self assembly furniture: If you have any furniture of the home assembly type particularly if made of chipboard, please note that we recommend dismantling units before the move, as the joints are seldom strong enough to survive even careful handling if the furniture is moved whilst still assembled.
Washing machines: Secure your washing machine drum, and disconnect from water supply and electric.
Books: Books are very heavy, use our book cartons as they are smaller and easier to manage.
China & glass: Wrap each item individually in packing paper or bubble wrap, packing the heavier items first with lighter pieces on top. Remember that plates and dishes are packed vertically and not laid flat.
Moving in: Make sure that you (or some other responsible person) is on hand to admit the removal men. If no-one is there and a reasonable waiting time expires, you could find yourself landed with storage and re-delivery charges. Enquire how long the vehicle will wait should you be inadvertently delayed on the way. It can also save time and confusion if you stand at the entrance and specify the location of each item as it is carried in.
Helping the move along: If you follow the guidelines suggested on this page you will find the removal men themselves responding to your good sense with extra efficiency and relaxed good humour. You can also help the move along by remembering to pack the kettle last. A cup of tea all round is a gesture always much appreciated.
Tipping: There is, of course, no obligation to tip the men, but, as with all personal services, people like to reward extra attention, willing good humour or a job well done. If you feel that a reward has been earned, the driver or packer in charge will distribute any gratuity given amongst the crew.
Utility Bills: Gas, Electricity, Water & Telephone
Banks/Building Society: Credit cards, standing orders
Doctors: Dentist, Medical Care & Private health care
Insurance: House, Contents, Car & Life insurance
Professional Advisors: Solicitors, Accountant
Sky/Cable: TV Licence
Post Office: Mail Redirection
Local Authority: Removal from electoral register
Insurance Companies: Household insurance, vehicle insurance
Here are the issues that should be addressed well ahead of time to ensure smooth transition to your new life abroad.
Passports and visas: for yourself and your family
Work permit: if needed
Inoculations: for yourself, your family and your pets
Travel bookings completed
Overseas accommodation booked
International driver’s licence
Traveller’s cheques and currency
Charge cards issued
Overseas banking arrangements / funds transferred
Power of Attorney
Income Tax refund arrangements
Personal accident and medical insurance: for yourself and your family
Insurance for your valuable possessions
Arrange care and transportation of your pets: They hate moving more than humans and so need special attention – see Transfur Animals
Currency transfer – Global Reach
Please browse our selection of testimonials from recent house moves, relocations and other services used.
Made my move so much easier the boys were very polite got the job done just what you need at a very stressful time Thank you !!!
very happy with move The Simpsons team was very efficient in getting the move booked, and in helping me complete all the necessary paperwork. The pick up went smoothly, and communication was very good. The driver and his helper were very friendly and efficient.