Here at Priority Moving our professional movers have a single goal in mind, to ensure that everything we ship for you arrives at your new home overseas safely and in the same condition in which it left your old one. Moving your entire household, whether it’s to a new house across town or a new country on the other side of the globe can be stressful. To help we have put together these tips for you:
Hire the Pros
When it comes to packing your belongings for an international move, the most important advice we have is to hire professional movers to pack everything for you. And while you’re at it why not have them unpack everything at the other end. The pros know how to use the right materials and methods to ensure your things are safe and how to get the job done quickly. If there is any damage at the other end, you will be reimbursed, and they haul away all the packing materials.
Watch Your Load
International moves are billed based on size and density. With this in mind, take a good look at those large items like the couch and decide for yourself if it’s worth the cost of shipping it. You might be saving money buying new things at your new home. This is a good time to declutter and donate or dispose of items that are: worn out, broken, no longer used, or no longer wanted. This will help cut down on your moving expenses.
Because you are moving to another country, your household goods may be inspected by the customs agents working for the government of your new country. Customs requirements are continually changing, but you can count on the experts at Priority Moving to stay on top of these regulations and to provide them to you. By shipping something that is not permitted, you could face delays in receiving your shipment, seizure of your entire shipment, and fines. Be smart don’t ship firearms, alcohol, politically sensitive materials, agricultural seeds and products, and anything else on the list we provide.
Once again, the best tip we have is to let our team of professional movers pack and unpack your belongings for you. We always use new boxes, heavy duty packing paper, and more to ensure everything down to your china and glassware is protected. Cartons are taped top and bottom, then labeled with your name, the room it goes to, and what’s in it. If necessary, we disassemble furniture and pack the hardware in labeled bags. For more information or to get started on your international move, please contact Priority Moving at (858) 256-4808 so we can get moving on your international move today!