OleRRelo Moving and Storage is one of the top international movers in Houston. We’ve helped countless families relocate overseas, easing the transition by handling the logistical and bureaucratic hassle that comes with international moves. In addition to the move itself, we thought we’d share some tips to help with our movers relocating to Paris, France!
Learning the metro is very important if you’re planning a move to Paris (since driving in the city can be nothing short of terrifying at times). It’s a cost-effective way to get around. Getting your Metro pass, or Navigo, is crucial if you’re a frequent user of public transportation. It’s available in weekly and monthly passes and you’ll be able to find more info on it here.
Tipping is always on the minds of travelers and movers. What’s the tipping policy? Is it customary to tip your waiter? What about your bartender or cab driver? Well in France, tipping the wait staff is expected, however, tips are not typically as high since servers are paid a living wage and don’t depend on tips. In cafes, tipping is more of a gesture than an obligation, about 5% is normal. In nicer restaurants, it’s usual to leave around 10%. Although, tipping in taxis is just as important than in the States and you should leave around 5-10 euros depending on the quality of service.
Learning French will be a key component of improving your moving experience. This one might be obvious but it’s something that’s overlooked by many international movers. If you’ve ever vacationed overseas, you’ll know that even a basic grasp of the local language will make things much much easier.
Finally, allow yourself some time to adjust. After moving to a new country, many people expect a much quicker acclimation process. A few weeks or months after they get there, they’re already second-guessing their decision. Creating a home in a new place takes time. Finding new favorite restaurants and hangouts, making friends, and really settling into another city is going to take some time.
An international move is an exciting process but it can be an overwhelming one. At OleRRelo, we’ll do everything we can to ease the stress and pressure of your move. We want to be the international moving company that our customers can rely on.