Two Tips on Preparing to Move Overseas

Keep these tips in mind as you plan to move overseas. If you decide to move overseas, there are several things you will need to be aware of to properly prepare for the move. Unlike a domestic move, moving to another country involves additional planning. Feeling overwhelmed? Here are two expert tips to help you with an international move:

Tip #1: Determine What You’re Allowed to Take with You

Depending on where your new home will be, there are certain things you may not be able to take with you. For example, certain weapons, print material and medications may be illegal in your new country. Even items that are not illegal to own, may be illegal to use. For example, certain walkie-talkies that are legal in the United States may be illegal to use in another country unless you can lower their power output or change their frequency.

Tip #2: Decide What You Can Live Without

We don’t want to say you can’t take certain things with you. Rather, you will need to decide what you must have as soon as you arrive versus what you what you can live without for a few weeks or months. Depending on your moving schedule and the shipping method you use, you might go as long as a few months from the time you place something in a packing box to the time you can unpack it. If there is something extremely important for you to have, you probably want to pack it with you when you travel to your new home. Or at the very least, you will want to pack the item in a box that will travel using the fastest shipping method available, such as by air instead of by sea. If you plan on moving overseas, you’ll want to take extra steps to prepare for the move. One way to ensure you get the job done right is to hire a professional moving company like Nilson Van and Storage. Contact us before your international move for the services and advice to take the hassle out of the process.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.