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Three Tips for Moving Internationally with Ease

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These three tips can help make moving overseas less stressful.

Moving overseas is a massive undertaking and can take a lot out of you. Trying to figure out how to ship oversized items or if you should even take them, and then trying to figure out how long it will take for your goods to arrive can feel overwhelming. We’ve got three great tips to help ease the process:

  • Determine If You Should Ship, Store or Sell
  • When you’re moving overseas, you’re starting a brand new life in a brand new country. The first thing you should do is go around your house and figure out what’s going with you, what you’ll put in storage (indefinitely or temporarily), and what you’ll sell.

    Go around and put stickers on everything indicating what’s going where. Once you’ve labeled everything, enter all the information into a chart. You'll then be able to plot out how to handle each item. This will help the stress and chaos because you’re breaking down this chore into manageable, executable bites.

  • Have Your Travel Documents in Order
  • Make sure that your travel documents are in order so you don’t run into any issues leaving the country or entering your new one. Update your passports and make sure you have the right visas if you need them.

  • Choose a Reliable Moving Company
  • Your international mover is going to become your best friend for the next weeks or months. Make sure you choose a mover that has experience moving to the country to which you are relocating. Find out how long it will take for your items to arrive and how the company will keep you updated along the way.

If you’re beginning the process of moving overseas, reach out to the team at Nilson Van & Storage for all the information you need to make it as streamlined and hassle-free as possible.



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