Moving internationally takes a lot of planning and preparation. On top of learning new laws and customs, getting all of your addresses changed, and looking for work in a new environment, you also have to move your physical belongings.
When moving internationally, the planning stage is best performed at least three months ahead of time for a few reasons:
- Your Items Will Need to be Packed for Long-Term Transport
Traveling overseas will require that your possessions are well-packed and secured for safe transport. This process takes time and requires significant planning to avoid costly mistakes.
- To Sort Out Items You Don’t Need to Take with You
Although you may want to keep your old high school yearbooks (even though you’ll probably never look at them more than twice), there will be a lot of items that you just won’t be able to take with you. Giving yourself enough time to think about what you want to keep and what you can get rid of will prevent hard decisions on moving day.
- To Find Transportation for Special Items
Your Monet collection will most likely need special handling during a long flight overseas (probably). For special cargo such as antiques, fine art, or even your pets, it’s best to plan their safe international move months ahead of time.
The amount of work that goes into international moves can make your head spin, but giving yourself enough time to plan your move will keep you from going crazy.
Nilson Van is well acquainted with moving internationally. Contact us today to ask how we can help you prepare for your international move.