This article has been written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked:
Moving abroad can be so exciting, but also full of apprehension for the incoming expatriate. Do you bring your own furniture? Do you buy here? There is just so much to consider. Furniture in Portugal is not to everyones taste, and can also be expensive.
Many of us expatriates shop online in the UK and use The Algarve Freight Centres secure warehouse in Basildon as their delivery point. I furnished our whole house, including kitchen, giant range oven, double spa bath, hot tub, sauna, beds, sofas, the whole 9 yards via online shopping and Algarve Freight. Even with delivery I saved a considerable amount, and in these lean times, saving AND getting what you want is key. Rob and his team do take the fear out of a move and are fully insured. If you want to pack up your whole house in the UK and bring it all over, their team of really personable guys will come and wrap and pack the entire contents for you, and deliver it to your new door safely.
If storage is required, they have secure facilities in the UK and Almancil. They will even transport boats, cars, bikes etc! The trucks leave Basildon every Friday morning and arrive at their Almancil Depot on a Monday morning ready for collection or delivery to your home.
You will ﬁnd the team at Algarve Freight very friendly and helpful, and when you make your move to Algarve, “Iʼll send it to Rob” will be a phrase you will say much more than once!