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An international move requires meticulous planning. Let these five tips help you have a successful relocation.
You're planning an international move. Whether it's a long-term dream come true or an unexpected job transfer, successful relocation requires meticulous planning. Follow these five tips to make it go smoothly.
Create a timeline using a checklist detailing what needs doing. Begin about 90 days before the move. Excellent checklists are available online, or you can create your own.
Plan to obtain medical and immunization records, your children’s school records, renew passports, and get information about visas. Determine if you need an international driver’s license. Having proper documentation is critical to a smooth international move.
Relocation specialists can answer all of your questions regarding customs and what you can and cannot ship to your destination country. Be sure to select an experienced, reputable international moving company that can help you every step of the way.
Decide what you will take, what you will store, and what you will sell. Much of these decisions depend on your country of destination and the duration of your stay. Shipping is very costly, so you should be ruthless in taking only what you really need.
Make a detailed inventory of each box. Take photos of the contents. If you pack yourself, leave the boxes open so the moving company can verify the contents to speed up the customs process.
If an international move is in your future, call us at Nilson Van & Storage today to speak to one of our service professionals. We can take the mystery out of your relocation and help you and your belongings arrive smoothly and safely, no matter your destination.
Are you pulling your hair out, trying to move efficiently while in a time crunch? In a perfect world, you would have plenty of time to plan and execute a move. Sometimes, however, time is not available. Here are some tips for how you can do it without losing your sanity.
Make and prioritize a list of things you need to do. Include items like the electric company, phone, and cable company.
Completing a room at a time helps with organization and alleviates overwhelm.
Organize three piles: pack, give away, throw away. Don’t move anything that you don’t need. You might not have time to assess every item, but purging and culling can lighten the load.
Try to have everything you need on hand, so you don’t have to stop to run out and buy more.
Color coding helps with the unpacking at your new home. When you get there, you will know exactly where each box belongs, saving time and avoiding searching and moving things around.
Create a box of necessities and keep it with you in your car instead of the moving truck. If something goes wrong, you will have this box with you. The box should include prescriptions, cell phones, eyeglasses – whatever you need if you must do without your things for a day or two.
Stay focused on the tasks at hand and plan meticulously. Be calm and don’t let panic take over.
Moving is an arduous and stressful task – no matter how much time you have. Call us today and let the moving professionals at Nilson Van & Storage. We can help you make your local, national, or international move as efficient and painless as possible.
You have done your research and settled on a professional moving company. The problem is, you feel anxious because you don’t know how they work. We’re here to help. Here’s what to expect from professional movers.
A good moving company will assess your home and your belongings and give you a quote for your move. This allows them to plan for the amount of truck space and the number of movers needed for your relocation. It also allows you to plan your budget accordingly.
As professionals, movers should be punctual and alert you if there are any delays. You can expect them to come in branded vehicles big enough to accommodate all of your belongings.
Before moving, pro movers will apply precautionary measures. They will bring along equipment such as dollies, floor runners, furniture pads, carpet protectors, and thick moving blankets to protect your flooring and your belongings.
Your movers will load everything on the truck properly securing the heavy items with straps to prevent shifting. Be sure to do a final walk-through to ensure that they didn’t miss anything or leave anything behind.
You have arrived in your new place. What happens now? The movers will unload your possessions, and you will confirm if anything is missing or damaged. They will put boxes in the right rooms if the boxes are appropriately marked and will help to make sure the furniture is where you want it.
You don’t have to go it alone when it comes to your residential move. Get the peace of mind and security that comes with hiring a professional moving company. Contact the experienced experts at Nilson Van and Storage to get a quote for your upcoming move.