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Why Is There Such a Big Difference among International Moving Estimates?

How can you save money while moving internationally?

International Moving Estimates

Moving internationally can be a huge investment, but how large the investment is really depends on the company you hire. Unlike moving companies looking to shift your belongings across state lines, international quotes often vary widely in price. What makes the difference might surprise you. There are ways to save money during an international move, though it all comes down to being selective with professional services.

Transportation Partners

Transporting your goods from one country to another can mean crossing oceans. Different movers work with their own ship and air transport companies, as well as partners in your new location who move goods from docks to your new home. These partners can make all the difference in whether or not your goods make it in one piece. Unfortunately, no matter how good moving companies are within our own country, they may not be reliable or affordable international moving choices given their partner networks.

Storage Facilities

Moving to other countries frequently means your possessions will wind up in storage for several weeks or longer. Governments take care to inspect shipments for contraband and to assess fees for moving certain goods inside their borders. Often, this is done to promote the sale of domestic goods, but people moving get caught up in the paperwork. You’ll be charged storage fees during this time. The cost very well depends on the type of storage you need. For instance, are you satisfied with a secure facility or do you also need one with temperature control? Storage can be one of the easiest elements of a moving contract to negotiate, and it’s one of the easiest places to save.

Moving, Storing or Buying New

There will always be those who feel selling your possessions or storing them at home when moving internationally is the best course of action, but having familiar items around you will help you stave off homesickness and actually make it easier for you to adjust. With affordable options like Nilson Van, there’s no reason to make that sacrifice, though paring down your items is actually another easy way to save.

If you’re moving internationally, don’t sacrifice everything you own. Call 803-786-1090 or request a free quote from Nilson Van, and start the next phase of your life out on the right foot.



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